• Corrections Officer - NORTHERN FACILITIES Lansing
  • State of Michigan in Lansing, MI, United States
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  • 1 week ago

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The Michigan Department of Corrections is proud to be a Michigan Veteran's Affairs Agency (MVAA) Gold Level Veteran Friendly Employer.
MDOC is proud to employ nearly 1,500 veterans and actively serving military members across the department. The Department has many benefits and services available to support our military and veteran employees, spouses, and families. Learn more about what makes... MDOC a Gold-Level Veteran Friendly Employer here.



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Be a Corrections Officer for the State of Michigan : Corrections Officer Video

Begin your career here! Start as a Corrections Officer or even a Corrections Medical Officer which is just the first step. To see where this decision can take you, follow the MDOC Career Path link to see additional employment and promotional opportunities.

These are entry-level position. Employees in this job oversee and participate in the custody, security, and treatment of prisoners in correctional facilities.


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Corrections Officer positions are at various locations throughout the state, Corrections Medical Officers are located exclusively at Woodland Center Correctional Facility. See map link for the locations: Map.

Upon hire as a Corrections Officer or Corrections Medical Officer, the employees is required to successfully complete the DOC Officer Recruit Training program designed to provide knowledge and skills required to function as a corrections officer. The training program consists of 8 weeks of academy training and two months of on-the-job training. Upon successful completion of the training and other departmental requirements, the officer will complete the probationary period at an assigned correctional facility (facilities are located throughout the state). The employee participates in the custody, security, and treatment of prisoners or detainees while learning and developing the interpersonal skills required to perform a range of corrections officer assignments. Successful completion of the initial training program, annual training, and continuing certification as a Corrections Officer are required to remain employed.

NOTE: These positions are considered test designated and are subject to all forms of drug and alcohol testing.

Completion of 15 semester (23 term) college credits in any field.

Military Veterans: The MDOC accepts Joint Services Transcripts(JST). Please call 517-335-1863 or 517-241-8559 for assistance with your JST's. A DD214 is not a Joint Service Transcript.

Corrections Officer 8 OR Correction Medical Officer 8
No specific type or amount is required.

Corrections Officer 8

Two years of full-time corrections officer experience in another local, state, federal or private correctional institution, and currently employed satisfactorily in a corrections officer position, or have left corrections officer employment in satisfactory status.


Successful completion of basic training in the uniformed services.
• Education Waiver - Employees in possession of less than 15 semester (23 term) college credits may be eligible for participation in the Education Waiver Program, in which employees are allowed up to 24 months from the date of hire to obtain college credits necessary to satisfy the education requirement. Successful completion of the education requirement, in addition to meeting the experience requirement, is mandatory for an employee to be considered eligible for reclassification to the Corrections Officer E9. Completion of the education requirement prior to expiration of the 24-month waiver period is required to remain employed as a Corrections Officer.

YOUR APPLICATION FOR ANY POSITION DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY THE DEPARTMENT/AGENCY FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION. Failure to complete or attach any of the above items such as an OFFICIALcollege transcript or Joint Service Transcript may result in your application being screen out.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have questions or need assistance uploading and/or attaching your documents please call the Office of Career Services at 800-788-1766

Do not attach a resume or cover letter in lieu of Official College Transcript.

The Department of Corrections may screen out job applicants who have been convicted of a felony in accordance with Public Act 191 of 2017. Applicants who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony are ineligible for employment with the Department of Corrections until satisfactory completion of any sentence imposed, including parole or probation.
The Department of Corrections will not hire individuals who are found unsuitable for employment as a Corrections Officer based on background investigation of the individual.

An applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at time of employment as a Corrections Officer.

An applicant must pass a post-job-offer medical exam, drug screen, and physical fitness test.

An applicant must finish an approved eight week corrections officer training program, followed by eight weeks of on the job training. Successful completion of the training program, annual training, and continuing certification as a Corrections Officer are required to remain employed.
• *** REQUIRED INFORMATION: Employment in the state classified service demands a high degree of loyalty and imposes high ethical standards on employees to ensure the integrity of state government and maintain effective services. All employees must meet these ethical standards and all appointing authorities are obligated to enforce these ethical standards.
As part of this effort all employees are required to report any possible conflict of interest, please review the information and be prepared to respond to questions related to the information in your application. Ethical Standards and Conduct (Note: you do not need to fill out the form)

Required Documents

And, depending on the alternate education and experience:

Proof of two years' experience as a Correctional Officer in a State or Federal Penitentiary. This documentation must be submitted from the Human Resources Department indicating that you are currently in good standing or left in good standing.

Scan and attach your DD-214-Member 4 Copy (active duty), NGB-22-Individual Copy 2 (National Guard), and/or discharge certificate (all other military reserve duty) for each tour of service along with the application.

Scan and attach verification from the military branch where you are currently serving.
Official Transcript
An official transcript must bear the college/university certification (e.g. seal, logo, watermark, and/or letterhead), Registrar's signature, and date. A transcript with these requirements, with the stamp "Issued to Student" is accepted as an official transcript. An unofficial transcript will NOT be accepted. An unofficial transcript is: (1) an internet copy printed from the college/university student web account; (2) a transcript stamped with "Student Copy," and (3) a transcript that is labeled as "Unofficial." The official transcript must be scanned and attached to the electronic NEOGOV Civil Service application with one of the following file extensions: pdf, doc, docx, txt, or rft. Photographs or Instagrams of official transcripts are not accepted. When building your Applicant Profile in the NEOGOV application, click the Add Attachment(s) Section to add your transcript(s). When attaching transcripts, please name the college/university for each transcript attached.

Military Veterans: The MDOC accepts Joint Services Transcripts(JST). Please call 517-335-1863 or 517-241-8559 for assistance with your JST's.

Recruitment Office: For general questions related to Corrections Officer recruitment please call 517-335-1874
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