MECC Corrections Officer I

State of Missouri Department of Corrections in Pacific, MO

  • Type: Full Time
position filled


Hourly: $15.49

Semi-Monthly: $1,342.78

Annual: $32,226.72

Annual & Benefit Package: $54,784.37

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


  • One or more years of work experience and 19 years of age or older; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency

(30 earned credit hours from an accredited college or university may substitute for the stated experience)

Special Requirements

Ability to pass a background investigation administered by the Missouri Department of Corrections.

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:

Ability to complete and maintain firearms certification training administered by the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Possession of a valid vehicle operator's license.

Job Duties:

Maintains security in buildings/towers/other posts of an adult correctional facility; intervenes during emergencies or altercations and gains physical control of offenders

Supervises movement of offenders inside/outside the correctional facility; conducts periodic counts of offenders; searches offenders and their living quarters for contraband; Escorts/transports offenders to predetermined locations

Supervises offenders: in housing units; during the performance of work activities; during recreational/ religious activities

Conducts inspections for health and safety hazards; prepares/submits reports on offender violations of divisional or correctional facility rules/unusual offender behaviors/observed mechanical deficiencies/ security breaches or failures

Discusses minor adjustment problems with offenders; refers serious problems to proper correctional facility staff; promotes rehabilitation by attempting to modify offender's social attitudes/discouraging undesirable behaviors/encouraging worthwhile activities

Supervises visits with offenders; searches visitors/offenders/buildings/grounds for contraband

Performs work in accordance with established rules/regulations/post orders/specific instructions; receives general administrative direction; Performs other related work as assigned

Needed Skills:

Introductory knowledge of: rules and regulations concerning supervision/control/treatment of adult offenders in a correctional facility; use-of-force guidelines and the ability to apply those guidelines in a professional manner

Skill in use of firearms and emergency equipment

Ability to: remain alert/observant and physically able to respond to work situations and emergencies; enforce rules/regulations/discipline with firmness, tact, and impartiality; understand rules/regulations/ procedures; complete assigned tasks/responsibilities with limited supervision; concentrate on a task over an extended period of time; comprehend and follow instructions; accurately prepare and maintain records and reports; operate a motor vehicle; be trained in the use of firearms and maintain annual certification; be trained in the use of emergency equipment; be trained in computer usage and telecommunications equipment; communicate effectively; establish/maintain effective working relationships with staff/offenders/ the general public

Interested in Applying?

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You should also submit a cover letter, current resume and any college transcripts by attaching the documentsto the on-line application

Equal opportunity employer

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

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