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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Snow Hill, North Carolina

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To be eligible for a sign-on bonus, the candidate must not have worked as a probationary, permanent, or time-limited employee in the last 12 months as an employee subject to the State Human Resources Act.

This Position is Eligible for the Applicant Referral Bonus

The North Carolina Division of Prisons is eager to hire those committed to excellence and seeking a career path in public safety. We are seeking full time employees to join our team as Correctional Officers and are pleased to announce the newStep Pay Planapproved by the NC Legislature. This pay plan offers competitive starting salaries and guaranteed annual increases based on each year of experience as a NC Correctional Officer. Those with prior NC Correctional Officer experience can return to employment with full credit in the pay plan for each year of experience as well.

Message from Maury Correctional Institution: We are seeking candidates who are team players, self-motivated, physically fit, and enjoy working with people. We are hiring individuals with or without experience. This is a full-time position with a competitive annual salary, health benefits to include other insurance plans, career advancement possibilities, and a retirement plan. Submit your application today and begin a career that you will find rewarding and satisfying.
Maury CI

*In state and out of state candidates with prison custody experience are welcome*
POSTING IS FOR MULTIPLE CORRECTIONAL OFFICER III POSITIONS. These positions are located at Maury Correctional Institution in Hookerton, NC - an adult male medium/close custody facility. Correctional Officer IIIs ensure the care, custody, and control of inmates. Officers must tour assigned areas which will require periodically climbing stairs; observing inmate activity in person and on closed-circuit monitors; identify inmates who have behavioral, medical, or other problems so that appropriate safety and security measures may be taken; and perform general security duties to prevent escape, disorder, rule infractions, and harm to inmates, visitors, and staff. The general security duties performed by officers require them to search inmates, visitors, cells and other areas for weapons and contraband; monitor and regulate inmate and staff movement; maintain and record inmate counts, cell assignments, and other pertinent information; escort inmates within and outside the institution; use and maintain keys and other equipment; and supervise inmate work details. Specific security duties vary by post assignment; Employees must be able to work any shift including rotating, fixed shift or split shift. All shifts may include days, nights, weekends, holidays, and mandatory overtime as required.
**Attend and successfully complete (6) weeks of Basic Correctional Officer Training (BCOT) at a Training Facility. Employees shall be scheduled for BCOT during their 2nd week of employment**

Refer to the "Minimum Education and Experience Requirements" section for qualification information. Please note that if there are no fully qualified candidates for the Correctional Officer III positions, management may consider trainee candidates. Candidates must possess High School or General Educational Development (GED) diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience and must be eligible for certification by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. Trainees must successfully meet all requirements in order to move up to the fully qualified Correctional Officer III job classification. Trainee salaries will be less than that of those employees who are fully qualified. The pay is adjusted when the employee is fully qualified (see below chart):

Correctional Officer IIILess than one year total North Carolina Correctional Officer Experience$38,2451 year total North Carolina Correctional Officer Experience$40,9222 years total North Carolina Correctional Officer Experience$43,3783 years total North Carolina Correctional Officer Experience$45,5474 years total North Carolina Correctional Officer Experience$47,3695 years total North Carolina Correctional Officer Experience$48,7906+ years total North Carolina Correctional Officer Experience$49,766
Employees receive salary increases in accordance with this chart upon completion of each additional year of North Carolina Correctional Officer experience. All rates are subject to legislative changes.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

The Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed below, along with the Minimum Education and Experience requirements, are REQUIRED to qualify for this position. We will not review resumes in lieu of Experience and Education listed on the application. Click these links for additional information: Introduction to the Job Application and Addressing Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. (Note: These links were created for applicants of Dept. of Public Safety jobs and may not reflect the policies or procedures of other State agencies.)

To qualify for this position, applicants must document on the application that they possess ALL of the following:

  • Effectively communicate with inmates, staff, and members of the general public.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High School or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and two years of experience as a Correctional Officer; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum Education and Experience for a Trainee Appointment High School or General Educational Development (GED) diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary Special Qualifications Must be eligible for certification by the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training and Standards Commission.

An equivalent combination of the education and experience listed below may be considered to meet the minimum education and experience requirements (above) for the Correctional Officer II and Correctional Officer III positions. Applicants for Correctional Officer II and Correctional Officer III who do not possess the required years of Correctional Officer experience or an equivalent combination listed below may still be considered, and would be designated as Trainee upon hire. Please note that only North Carolina Correctional Officer experience will be considered in determining salary (see chart above).

  • Associate Degree in any field
  • Bachelor's Degree in any field
  • Military experience (no dishonorable discharge, one year of full-time military service is equal to one year of experience)
  • Probation/Parole Officer (PPO)
  • Any sworn law enforcement or juvenile detention experience at the federal, state,county, or municipal level
  • Correctional Officer within North Carolina or from another state
  • County Jailor
  • Municipal Police Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Detention Officer
  • Federal Correction Officer
  • Special Officer (Certified Police Officer) i.e., Hospital Police
  • Related criminal justice or law enforcement roles

This is not an exhaustive list; other experience may be applied, therefore it is important that you complete all portions of the application.

It is important that your application include all relevant education and experience in the Education and Work Experience sections of the application form. Embedded or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application.

*Must be at least 20 years of age and a citizen of the United States.
*Must be eligible for certification by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. ClickHEREfor specific certification requirements.
*Must possess a valid driver's license.
*As part of the Criminal Justice Background investigation process, applicants with military experience must submit an unaltered copy of the DD-214, Report of Separation (long form) along with their application. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD-214.
*Applicants in the National Guard must also submit Form NGB-23A.
*Pass Psychological testing as required by NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

*Pass Physical Examination as required by NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

*Pass Drug Screening as required by NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

*Attend and successfully complete (6) weeks of Basic Correctional Officer Training (BCOT) at a Training Facility. Employees shall be scheduled for BCOT during their 2nd week of employment.

Supplemental and Contact Information

If you were ever charged with a criminal offense at some point in your life, you will be required to provide certified and true copies of warrant(s) and judgment(s) for each offense (other than a minor traffic violation) as a condition of employment, even if documentation and charges have previously been reported to this agency.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer who embraces an Employment First philosophy which consists of complying with all federal laws, state laws and Executive Orders. We are committed to reviewing requests for reasonable accommodation at any time during the hiring process or while on the job.

DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

It is critical to our screening and salary determination process that applications contain comprehensive information. Information should be provided in the appropriate areas to include the beginning and ending dates of jobs worked, education with the date graduated, all work experience, and certificates / licenses. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing this application. Answers to Supplemental Questions must refer to education or work experience listed on this application to receive credit. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD-214 Member-4 Form (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) to their applications.

Applicants seeking National Guard Preference must attach a NGB 23A (RPAS) if they are a current member of the NC National Guard in good standing. If a former member of the NC National Guard who served for at least 6 years and was discharged under honorable conditions, they must attach either a DD256 or NGB 22.

If applicants earned college credit hours but did not complete a degree program, they must attach an unofficial transcript to each application to receive credit for this education.

If applying for a Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention position certified through the NC Dept. of Justice - Criminal Justice Standards Division, please click this link for specific certification requirements: Juvenile Justice Officer & Juvenile Court Counselor Certification

The NC Dept. of Public Safety must adhere to the US Dept. of Justice Final Rule on the "National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape." Click this link for information on hiring and promotion prohibition requirements in the Division of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention: PREA Hiring and Promotion Prohibitions Per NC General Statute 143B-972.1, applicants hired into a position certified as a criminal justice officer or justice officer are required to electronically submit fingerprints to the NC State Bureau of Investigation for a state and national criminal history record check and enrollment in the FBIs Next Generation Identification System: Criminal Justice Record of Arrest and Prosecution Background Service (RAP Back). This is in addition to submitting fingerprints during the application process.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click "Application Status." If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by management. If you are no longer under consideration, you will receive an email notification.

For technical issues with your application, please call the Applicant Support Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contactCrystal Miller, Employment Specialist(Eastern Region) at 252-214-6906.

NOTE:For temporary, contractor other supplemental staffing appointments:
There are no paid leave, retirement or other benefits associated with these appointment types.

For permanent and time-limited appointments:
Eligible employees have benefits that includeemployee health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, NC Flex (a variety of high-quality, low-cost benefits on a pre-tax basis), and paid vacation, sick, and community service leave,to name a few. Paid parental leave is available for eligible employees. Some benefits require 30 + hours work/weekfor participation.