Are you seeking a career path, competitive pay and great benefits? Become a Corrections Officer with the Minnesota Department of Corrections (MN DOC)! No corrections experience is necessary—we will train you to maintain security, supervise offender activities, and promote offender change within one of the state’s correctional facilities! The training includes a two-week academy program in St. Paul, and four weeks of training at the Minnesota Correctional Facility where you will work. You will be prepared, confident, and ready to excel at this rewarding line of work.
Salary for Trainee-Corrections Officer*: $21.06 per hour during the initial 6-week training academy (for new hires to the State of Minnesota). After successful completion of the 6-week training academy, Trainees will move to the Corrections Officer 1 classification, and their rate of pay will remain the same. Corrections Officer 1 employees are promoted to Corrections Officer 2 after successfully completing a 1-year probationary period and will receive a pay increase at this time. (*NOTE: Current state employees may contact Sue Ricci at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-361-7298 or Katie Wynn at email@example.com or 651-361-7673 for more information related to rate of pay.)
Eligible candidates will be placed on a list to fill future Trainee-Corrections Officer vacancies at a Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault, Lino Lakes, Oak Park Heights, Red Wing, Rush City, Shakopee, St. Cloud, Stillwater, Togo and Willow River/Moose Lake. Qualified applicants will remain on the eligible list for a period of at least one year.
Current Salary Range for Corrections Officer 1: $21.06 to $22.27 per hour ($43,973 to $46,500 per year)
Current Salary Range for Corrections Officer 2: $21.63 to $31.25 per hour ($45,163 to $65,250 per year)
Classified Status: Non-status during the initial 6-week training academy. Classified status thereafter.
Connect 700 Program Eligible: No
When requests are received by DOC Human Resources to fill a Trainee-Corrections Officer position(s), job offers will be made and positions will be filled by the applicants who have met all of the requirements detailed below and have been placed on the
Trainee-Corrections Officer eligible list.Job Duties:Are you seeking a career path, competitive pay and great benefits? Become a Corrections Officer with the Minnesota DOC! No corrections experience is necessary—we will train you to maintain security,
supervise activities, and promote change in people who are incarcerated at one of the Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF) locations.Corrections Officers are responsible for providing a controlled setting to ensure the safety and security of the correctional
facility by supervising incarcerated people, encouraging positive behavior, and preparing them for successful release into the community.Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Ensure the safety, security and control of the correctional facility.Supervise incarcerated people to ensure the environment encourages positive behavior and prepares them for successful transition into the community upon release.Give and receive written and verbal information in a clear, understandable, accurate, timely and dependable manner, so that information is evaluated, sound decisions are made and appropriate action is initiated.Be competent in the use of all equipment ensuring it is operated in an efficient and safe manner.Prepare for and respond to any unusual or emergency situations utilizing the appropriate Incident Command System (ICS) procedures ensuring the safety, accountability, welfare and security of the general public, facility, on-site personnel and incarcerated
people.Follow all agency and state policies and statutes. Support the vision, mission, values, goals and initiatives of the DOC.
To qualify for further consideration and assessment, you must:
Be at least 18 years old to work at an adult correctional facility, and at least 21 years old to work at a juvenile correctional facility (MCF-Red Wing) unless you are enrolled or have completed course work in a post-secondary education program to pursue a degree in a behavioral science; AND
Possess a high school diploma or GED; AND
Be able to pass a criminal history check, which will be conducted prior to hire. In order to pass, you must have successfully completed all sentencing and/or restitution requirements of law enforcement jurisdictions, including probation; AND
Be able to possess a firearm; AND
Have a valid driver's license.
In addition, you must possess at least ONE of the following in order to qualify for further consideration and assessment:
Completion of an Associate degree in Corrections, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, Law Enforcement, Psychology, Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, or a Human Services related field with an emphasis in corrections/criminal justice; OR
Completion of a Bachelor's degree in ANY field from an accredited college/university; OR
One or more years of full-time work experience in ANY field. (NOTE: The work experience does NOT have to be in Corrections); OR
Two or more years of part-time (at least 20 hours per week) work experience in ANY field. (NOTE: The work experience does NOT have to be in Corrections); OR
Honorable discharge from active military duty in any branch of the United States' Armed Forces; OR
Current member in good standing in any branch of the United States' Armed Forces; OR
Successful completion of an internship in a Minnesota Correctional Facility in a related security area.