Correctional Officer 1

Correctional Officer
Northeast Correctional Complex - St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Jan 18, 2023

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$20.00 hourly

Job Description

Title: Correctional Officer I (Northeast Correctional Complex)

Application Deadline Date: Continuous Req ID: 45441 Department: Corrections Location:

St Johnsbury, VT, US

Position Type: Permanent Schedule Type: Full Time Hourly Rate: $20.00


We have immediate openings for Correctional Officers. Correctional Officers in Vermont work in a system that believes in the basics of human change. Intensive training prepares entry level Correctional Officers for a career that blends security work, human services and leadership opportunities. This work is rewarding on many levels and draws on a wide range of skills. The ideal candidate has strong communication and leadership skills to maintain order and control as well as strong judgment to make good decisions in high stress situations.


The start of your career in Corrections begins with a week at the correctional facility observing the duties and role of a correctional officer. Then, the next five weeks of instruction are at the Vermont Correctional Academy, where you will learn the core skill set of a corrections professional. After graduation, you will participate in eighty hours of onsite training supervised by staff at your new facility.

The Vermont Department of Corrections is currently offering a recruitment incentive for individuals who are hired to attend the Vermont Correctional Class between the months of September 2021 and July 2, 2022.

Additional Information

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the ++Benefits of State Employment++ on our website.

Minimum Qualifications


High school graduation or equivalent AND two (2) years or more full-time work experience.


One (1) year or more of college level course work AND one (1) year or more of full-time work experience.


Two (2) years or more of college level course work.

Minimum Physical Requirements:

Adequate physical condition to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. As a Correctional Officer it is important to understand that one of the essential tasks associated with the job is the ability to don a self-contained breathing apparatus and perform evacuation procedures, potentially including search and rescue functions. The Department of Corrections must adhere to OSHA standards that relate to use of such devices, including CFR 1910.134(e), "Medical Evaluation," which states: "Employers must provide a medical evaluation to determine each employee's fitness to wear a respirator."

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: High School Diploma
  • Experience: 2 years work expierence

Who May Apply

This position, Correctional Officer- (Northeast Regional Correctional Facility) (Job Requisiton #45441), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting. Recruitment is ongoing for each correctional facility, although the availability of specific vacancies varies.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

State of Vermont Department of Corrections employees working in correctional facilities must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing and masking requirements.

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Contact Information

Jonathan Porter

Northeast Correctional Complex
1270 US Route 5
St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819
phone: 802-595-6021

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