MDOC-SMCI PRISON HIRING CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS

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> JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) intends to hire 50 new correctional officers for the prison in Leakesville, Miss. in March.
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> Interviews and screenings will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution (SMCI) in Leakesville starting at 8:30 a.m. Starting pay is $1,833.80 per month.
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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 years of age 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 the applicant).
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> “We are always recruiting,” said MDOC Commissioner Marshall Fisher. “After a couple of years as a correctional officer, there are numerous opportunities for promotion and advancements to correctional sergeant, lieutenant, captain and higher.”
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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 SMCI Personnel Department at (601) 394-5600 ext. 1217.