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In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur
in this geographical location.
Job Class Code:
Announcement Number: 36575
Open to all qualified persons.
until recruitment needs are satisfied
** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
Under immediate supervision and direction of a P.O.S.T. certified Category 3 custody officer, Correctional
Assistants perform a variety of entry level assignments which do not require P.O.S.T. certification. Positions
allocated to this class are trained and oriented to the field of Corrections, but do not respond to emergency
situations, riots, and/or altercations involving inmates, do not supervise inmates, and do not perform security
functions such as inmate movement or escort. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
Correctional Assistants work under the immediate supervision and direction of a P.O.S.T certified Category 3 custody officer. Positions allocated to the class are trained and oriented to the field of Corrections with the hopeful progression to correctional officer positions in the future.
Correctional Assistants work to ensure the health and safety of staff and inmates; assist custody staff in duties required in inmate housing areas; feed inmates in a timely manner; maintain sanitary and orderly living conditions; supervise and deliver inmate mail and correspondence; conduct formal and informal inmate population counts; and assist in the unit officers and Case Work staff as needed. Correctional Assistants primarily are posted to 8 hour shifts from 1 pm to 9 pm 5 days a week with varying day off.
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In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
High school graduation or equivalent and one year of work experience.
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
Selected applicants must pass a psychological test prior to appointment
Incumbent must be available to work any shift or post assignment and must be willing to work overtime or short notice, as well as weekends and holidays; be recalled to work on regular days off or at other times in cases of emergency or staff shortages; and be placed on standby status if necessary.
Applicant must pass all phases of orientation training (during the probationary period or be subject to dismissal).
A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.