MDOC TARGETS COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR JOBS

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> JACKSON – Are you a college student ready to jumpstart your career?
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> Consider working for the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC). You will get job security, terrific benefits and an opportunity for advancement.
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> Students from universities and community colleges who are planning to pursue a career in corrections will be targeted during the Interview and Screening (I/S) Day to hire correctional officers for the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF) in Pearl and the South Mississippi Correctional Institution (SMCI) in Leakesville.
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> Interviews and screenings will be conducted on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Starting pay for the Correctional Officer Trainee position is $1,833.80 per month.
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> Students can complete the interview and screening in one day, then complete the required training during the Christmas/Holiday break. Those students who are continuing their education can work and return to school without interruption to their educational schedule.
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> “We’ve adjusted our recruitment process to work with students who are committed to continuing their education,” said MDOC Commissioner Christopher Epps. “These are the type of high-caliber, goal-oriented persons we want to come work with us.”
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> Correctional Officer Trainees are responsible for the supervision, care, custody, and control of inmates in a correctional institution or facility. To become a correctional officer, an applicant must be 18 years of age, provide proof of a high school diploma or G.E.D., possess a valid driver’s license and Social Security card, and have no felony or domestic violence conviction. Males between the ages of 18-25 must show proof of selective service registration. Applicants also must complete a math quiz, a written report, a physical agility exercise and a drug test, at no cost to them.
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> Applicants can apply online at the MDOC website, www.mdoc.state.ms.us or the Mississippi State Personnel Board website,www.mspb.ms.gov. Applicants may contact MDOC Personnel Services at (601) 359-5696 or the Personnel Departments at: CMCF (601) 932-2880 ext. 6701 or SMCI (601) 394-5600 ext. 1217.
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