Corrections Training Officer

  • Corrections Training Officer
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Class Number: 
5035
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$38,304.00 – $54,276.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,596.00 – $2,261.50
Pay Grade: 
A24

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Definition

This is professional work planning, developing, and conducting orientation and in-service training programs for the Missouri Department of Corrections. Work may involve serving as an institutional training officer, academy training officer, or probation and parole regional training coordinator.

Job Duties

Consults with administrative staff and other supervisory personnel to determine training needs and formulate training programs.

Reviews applicable programs, state statutes, policies, objectives, regulations, and operating procedures to determine the duties to be performed and the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Develops, prepares, and modifies training manuals, aids, and lesson plans or assists in these tasks; reviews and evaluates training courses.

Conducts orientation, basic training, and in-service training courses in the basic principles of corrections rehabilitation techniques and other relevant topics.

Prepares or coordinates training schedules with department, division, correctional facility, and/or probation and parole staff; maintains appropriate records.

Assists in developing methods and procedures for the improvement of safety, control, and security related to correctional facility operations.

Assists in developing methods and procedures for the improvement of probation and parole client supervision activities.

Assists in preparing, or prepares, an annual training plan and report.

Supervises training and/or clerical staff.

Receives general administrative direction.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
CORRECTIONS & YOUTH SERVICES

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Four or more years of experience as a Corrections Officer II in the Missouri Department of Corrections serving as an assistant institutional training officer; and, possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

OR

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or a closely related field; and,

Two or more years of professional experience in the field of adult corrections or adult probation and parole, including 100 or more clock hours serving as a primary instructor in employee training and development.

(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute for one year of the required experience.)

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)

OR

Six or more years of experience involving the custody and control of offenders, including 200 or more clock hours serving as a primary instructor in employee training and development; and, possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

(Earned credit hours from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or a closely related area may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of four years of the required experience at a rate of 30 earned credit hours for one year.)

OR

Six or more years of civilian or military police law enforcement experience, including 200 or more clock hours serving as a primary instructor in employee training and development; and, possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

(Earned credit hours from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or a closely related area may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of four years of the required experience at a rate of 30 earned credit hours for one year.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of correctional principles and practices relating to the treatment, rehabilitation, and control of offenders.

Comprehensive knowledge of training theories and principles with an understanding of individual and group behavior.

Comprehensive knowledge of the organization, function, and operation of an adult correctional facility or probation and parole office.

Introductory knowledge of the basic methods and techniques involved in developing and administering a training program.

Ability to assist correctional administration and other departmental staff in determining training needs and developing appropriate training materials.

Ability to operate audio-visual aids and other equipment used in the training process.

Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner, manage change, and achieve positive results.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department officials, law enforcement personnel, staff, and the general public.

Ability to gain and sustain confidence and respect of staff.

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