Missouri State Department of Corrections
  • 16-Mar-2023 to 13-Apr-2023 (CST)
  • SCCC
  • Licking, MO, USA
  • $43,705.68
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Annual Salary: $43,705.68

This is a Correctional Officer position that is assigned to Mobile Custody Team and requires extensive travel statewide.

Why you'll love this position:

A position in the Missouri Department of Corrections is more than a job. It's a calling. Corrections employees transform lives, equipping Missourians in the criminal justice system with the skills they need to contribute to their communities, inside and outside our walls. More than 95 percent of people who enter the prison system ultimately are released. We want to make sure they're good neighbors.

We offer great benefits! Missouri State Employee Retirement System / Deferred compensation plan / Health insurance (medical, vision, dental for employees and family) / Paid life insurance / Long-term disability insurance / Cafeteria plan / Paid holidays / 10 hours annual leave per month / 10 hours sick leave per month / Uniforms provided when required / Pre-service and in-service training / Access to credit union / Direct deposit of paycheck (required) / Employee health, wellness and safety initiatives / MOST 529 College Savings Program.

The Department of Corrections is the only State agency that currently offers a guaranteed 1% pay increase for every two years of service up to 20 years.

What you'll do:

This position will have an official domicile at the South Central Correctional Center in Licking, MO. However, this position will be required to travel to DAI facilities across the state of Missouri to assist with staffing needs as approved by the respective Deputy Division Director. The annual salary for this position is $43,705.68, which is based on a normal 40-hour workweek. This position is also eligible for retention/longevity pay, shift differential and overtime pay in accordance with departmental policy D2-8.4 Compensatory Time and Office of Administration's Division of Personnel Differential Pay Guidelines.

The work schedule is Monday through Friday, 12pm (noon) to 12am (midnight). The Mobile Custody Team Officer will be expected to report to the South Central Correctional Center by noon each Monday in order to receive orders on which facility the team will be assisting. In addition, the Mobile Custody Team Officer will return to the South Central Correctional Center at approximately midnight on Friday of each week.

While on assignment, Mobile Custody Team Officers will be provided a state vehicle for transportation to and from the assisted facility, provided lodging while travelling and will be reimbursed for meals that are not provided by the institution or hotel. Mobile Custody Team Officers will be required to carpool in the state vehicle and may be required to reside with a roommate while travelling.

Candidates will be expected to maintain security in buildings/towers/other posts of an adult correctional facility; intervene during emergencies or altercations and gain physical control of offenders. This position will also supervise movement of offenders inside/outside the correctional facility; conduct periodic counts of offenders; search offenders and their living quarters for contraband; escort/transport offenders to predetermined locations. Candidates will be expected to supervise offenders: in housing units; during the performance of work activities; and during recreational/religious activities as well as supervises visits with offenders; and search visitors/offenders/buildings/grounds for contraband.

The candidate will be expected to conduct inspections for health and safety hazards; prepare/submit reports on offender violations of divisional or correctional facility rules/unusual offender behaviors/observed mechanical deficiencies/security breaches or failures. In addition, the candidate will be expected to discuss minor adjustment problems with offenders; refer serious problems to proper correctional facility staff; and promote rehabilitation by attempting to modify offender's social attitudes/discouraging undesirable behaviors/encouraging worthwhile activities.

This position will perform other related work as assigned.

All you need for success:

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be 18 years of age or older.

Special Requirements:

  1. Ability to pass a background investigation administered by the Missouri Department of Corrections.
  2. Ability to complete Defensive Tactics and Standard First Aid/CPR training during Basic Training administered by the Missouri Department of Corrections.

By assignment, a position may require:

  1. Ability to complete and maintain firearms certification training administered by the Missouri Department of Corrections.
  2. Possession of a valid vehicle operator's license.

All requested documents MUST be received by the closing date listed.

The Missouri Department of Corrections is proud to have a tradition of promotion from within for employees looking for and seeking distinctive career paths. As you work for the department, we invite you to consider your goals and make choices to actively head toward them. We seek to recognize employees who serve with distinction.

If you have questions about this position please contact:


The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Missouri State Department of Corrections
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