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at State of Hawaii

Posted: 10/3/2019
Job Reference #: 2457772
Keywords: emergency

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 219286

Shift Work:  All applicants must be available to work rotating shifts, including evening, weekends and holidays.

Per Bona Fide Occupational Qualification Requirements, there are immediate FEMALE ONLY vacancies at the Maui Community Correctional Center.

Salary:  $4,185 per month (CO-04) 

The Written Test will be administered by the Department of Public Safety. Sufficient advance notice will be sent to all qualified applicants by email. Once notification is given, no rescheduling or make up tests will be permitted. 

Duties Summary

The Adult Corrections Officer Recruit initially receives training and orientation in basic security and custodial duties; performs security and custodial duties at a variety of posts as assigned; and performs other related duties as assigned. As training progresses, the incumbent will eventually be independently responsible on an assigned shift at any post for maintaining the safekeeping and control of adult residents in group quarters and individual activities.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

Education:  Graduation from high school, or equivalent.
One (1) year of work experience requiring the ability to read, comprehend, and apply written directions, or a high degree of verbal skill may be substituted for graduation from high school.

General Experience: One (1) year of responsible work experience which shows that the applicant possesses the ability to relate effectively with people in following the instructions of a supervisor and giving or exchanging information.

Driver's License:  Applicants must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements will apply (click on link below).

Other Requirements:
A. For certain positions, applicants must be female per Bona Fide Occupational Qualification requirements. These positions perform duties and responsibilities involving physical contact with females or observation of females engaged in activities where no privacy measures can be provided.
B. All Adult Corrections Officer positions require the ability to work rotating shifts, including evenings/nights, weekends and holidays. Adult Corrections Officer appointees must be able to work another consecutive eight (8) hour shift with last minute notification that includes evenings/nights, weekends and holidays. By applying for this recruitment, applicants are indicating their willingness and ability to work a rotating shift schedule.
C. All applicants who are conditionally offered employment or conditionally approved for movement into any of these positions shall be subject to drug screening, as required by Federal, State or local laws, or departmental policy; and will be subject to an intensive background check.
D. All prospective hires must be at least 21 years of age by the completion of the Basic Corrections Recruit Class (BCRC).

Firearms Requirement:  Applicants must meet all Federal and State regulations pertaining to the carrying, use and possession of firearms and ammunition. Under the requirements of the Federal Firearm Gun Control Act, applicants for these positions may not possess a conviction of domestic violence.

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Requirement:  As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA), Federal law states that " agency shall not hire or promote anyone who may have contact with inmates and who:
(1) Has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility or other institution.
(2) Has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse.
(3) Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in #2 above.
(4) Has been the subject of substantiated allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment or resigned during a pending investigation of alleged sexual  abuse or sexual harassment."

Personal Requirements: Applicants must demonstrate that they possess traits and characteristics required for this work. Among these are: alertness, tact, integrity, honesty, good judgment, and the ability to deal with inmates and employees.

Physical Requirements: Applicants must be physically able to perform, efficiently and effectively, with or without a reasonable accommodation, the essential duties of the position, such as: reading reports, regulations and court orders; observing inmate activity, behavior and movement; seeing and recognizing inmates at a distance; observing area around the yard and inmate activity from the watch tower; distinguishing colors in locating and identifying and testifying on contraband and in inspecting property; listening for unusual sounds which may indicate suspicious activity; cleaning, loading and firing weapons; using handcuffs and leg chains; locking and unlocking doors; closing gates rapidly in emergencies; performing searches and shakedowns of inmates, their quarters and other areas; restraining/subduing inmates; breaking up fights between inmates; defending self and others against inmate attack; carrying inmates to seclusion room or other locations; chasing escaping inmates and participating in manhunts; holding back a crowd; walking and standing prolonged hours; and working double shifts.

Before entrance on duty, appointees must complete a physical examination and will be rejected if they are not able to perform the essential physical tasks of the position, with or without a reasonable accommodation.


The examination for this recruitment involves "successive hurdles."
Applicants must successfully complete and pass EACH test phase before proceeding to the next.

Qualified candidates who have successfully completed and passed EACH test phase, including the Criminal History Check and Comprehensive Background Investigation, will be contacted to attend the next available Basic Corrections Recruit Class (BCRC).

1. Evaluation of your application to determine whether you meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements (MQRs) and public employment requirements. The information provided above represents a summary of the complete MQRs. To view the MQRs in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.

The following test phases will be conducted by the Department of Public Safety (PSD):

2. Written Test (WT)
The WT will be administered on the islands of Maui at designated locations only.  There shall be no exceptions granted.
Sufficient advance notice will be sent to all qualified applicants by email. Once notification is given, no rescheduling or make up tests will be permitted.
Any and all costs associated with travel shall be the applicant's responsibility.
3. Physical Ability Test (PAT)
The PAT will be administered on the islands of Maui at designated locations only.  There shall be no exceptions granted.
Further details will be provided to applicants by PSD as they are scheduled to take the PAT. Applicants will be notified of the date, time and place to report 7 to 10 days prior to the test date. Any and all costs associated with travel shall be the applicant's responsibility.

BEGIN TODAY! If you are not already involved in a regular exercise program, start one now. Maintaining and/or improving your fitness level will increase your chances for success in the PAT. The job of an Adult Corrections Officer is physically demanding, stressful, and may be dangerous from time to time. Check with your physician or health care provider prior to engaging in any strenuous physical training.
The PAT is a continuous, timed run consisting of the following events:
Event 1: sprint 125 yards;
Event 2: drag a 178-pound dummy a distance of 20 feet;
Event 3: carry a 25-pound backpack a total of 85 feet, including up and down a flight of stairs consisting of 10 steps;
Event 4: push a 138-pound object a distance of 25 feet; and
Event 5: sprint 25 feet to cross the finish line.
These events are designed to simulate job-related tasks Adult Corrections Officers must perform in providing security and in responding to emergency situations. (Further details will be provided to applicants as they are scheduled to take the PAT.)

4. Oral Interview

5. Pre-Offer Non-Medical Suitability Screening 
Applicants MUST PASS this phase in order to proceed to the next phase.

6. Criminal History Check/Comprehensive Background Investigation and Truth Verification Examination

You will be required to sign an Applicant's Consent, Authorization and Request to Release Information Waiver. This gives your consent and authorization to release any and all records, information, and opinions regarding your background, education, employment, character and reputation needed by the Department of Human Resources Development and/or the Department of Public Safety to make a thorough investigation to determine your fitness and suitability for employment with the State of Hawaii.

This authorization shall apply to include all criminal history records, information and opinions, military records, all educational and employment history records, and traffic abstract records. For this purpose, you waive any and all privileges you may have to maintain such records, information and opinions as confidential, including but not limited to the privileges arising out of the foregoing relationships.

7. Post Offer Psychological Evaluation and One-on-One Interview with a Board Certified Psychologist in Clinical Psychology and Police and Public Safety Psychology

8. Medical/Physical Examination
If selected for employment, applicants are required to successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination, tuberculosis (TB) test and a pre-employment drug test which must be paid by the applicant.

9. Probationary Period
If selected for employment, you must pass all phases of the Basic Corrections Recruit Class (BCRC) and additional drug tests during your nine-month probationary period.

10. Transfer Policy
Adult Corrections Officer Recruits must remain at the facility in which they are appointed for three years from the date of appointment. Transfer to another facility location may be permitted only after this three-year period has been served.

Other Information

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of your application as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive or check your email-box in a timely manner.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.  To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.  For more information, please click:

CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.