Oregon Department of Corrections Mission
To promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions
and by reducing the risks of future criminal behavior.Are you looking for a career that will challenge your personal fitness, intellect, and maturity? What if your work environment could include various task allowing you to gain insight on yourself and others?
Becoming a Correctional Officer may be the way to fulfill those goals! The Oregon Department of Corrections’ (DOC) next Basic Corrections Course is starting soon and we want you to be one of our students!
As a Correctional Officer, you will set limits, provide good role model examples, and assist in facilitating positive change in the lives of adults in custody (AIC).
This announcement is for Powder River Correctional Facility (PRCF) located in Baker City, Oregon. DOC offers many positions across Oregon – locations include Wilsonville, Lakeview, Madras, North Bend, Ontario, Salem, Tillamook, Pendleton, Portland, and Umatilla. If you are interested in additional locations, you will need to apply to announcements that are specific to that facility.
Our Basic Corrections Courses (BCC) fill up quickly, so act fast! If a career in corrections interests you, don’t hesitate – schedule your NTN REACT test today and then apply! (Please review the details below.)
Once hired, you will begin by attending the BCC. Your training is on-the-job, meaning you will start earning a paycheck during your training! Previous correctional experience is not a requirement, however preference may be given to those with a four-year college degree. This position is an entry level position.
Your first year is considered to be a probationary period including the BCC (six-week academy course), classroom training, online courses, health and fitness classes, force skills training, and a comprehensive Field Training Evaluation Program (FTEP). BCC is certified by the Department of Public Safety and Standards Training (DPSST). For the duration of the probationary period, work hours, shifts, and days off will vary based on the needs of the institution.
All Correctional Officer positions are union represented — training, work hours, breaks, days off, etc. will be determined by your institution’s labor contract. Once the probationary period is completed, work shifts and days off may be subject to a bid process in accordance with the applicable labor contract.Applicants for Correctional Officer must schedule the National testing Network (NTN) REACT (Baseline) test before applying to this announcement.
Please read the entire job announcement prior to submitting your application. There are specific instructions for applying and we are here to help you be successful in this process. Don’t miss a step, or unfortunately your application may be rejected before we are even able to consider you for employment.
First, schedule the NTN REACT test . This test is an in-person exam and is offered throughout the states. Once on their site, select Corrections Jobs, check the Oregon Department of Corrections as your department of choice, and find the test location closest to you. There is a $35 fee for the exam.
While on the NTN REACT test website, please review the following for a better understanding:
All information related to the Oregon Department of Corrections Correctional Officer position, including minimum requirements, salary, and benefits.
Detailed information about the testing process for the entry level test.
Opportunity to purchase and take online practice tests.
Schedule a convenient test time.
DO NOT apply for a Correctional Officer position on the NTN site, these applications do not come to us. Apply via our announcement.
DO NOT schedule an ORPAT, we administer the CORPAT during the BCC.
Upon completion of the NTN exam, all scores are automatically forwarded to DOC. You must have a passing score of 70 percent in all areas of the exam in order to move to the next step of the application review process.
Nature of the Work
As a Correctional Officer, you will work in a team setting to maintain order within the institutions, enforcing rules and regulations while providing care to ensure safety and security. You will help adults in custody be orderly and obey agency guidelines and standards while monitoring their activities and supervising their work assignments. Cell checks and searches of adults in custody and their living quarters for contraband, settling disputes, and enforcing discipline are often required. Observing, inspecting, and reporting of safety, sanitary, and fire hazard are routine.
DOC employee benefits include medical, dental, vision, and basic employee life coverage through the Public Employees' Benefit Board (PEBB) and retirement benefits through the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Paid vacation leave and sick leave are accrued monthly and wage increases are awarded in accordance with the applicable labor contract.
Minimum, Special Qualifications, and Required & Requested Skills:
Possess a high school diploma or GED
Be 21 years of age or older
United States citizen
Meet DPSST Physical Standards
Possess reading comprehension, report writing, and retention abilities
Satisfactorily complete an ODOC background investigation OAR 259-008-0015
Must pass NTN test with a minimum score of 70 percent in all areas
Good employee work history
Have a history of law abiding behavior OAR 259-008-0070
No evidence of substance abuse
Proficient using computers
Required and Requested Skills
The National Testing Network also provides dimensional ratings on applicants. We review for the following:
Working as a team member
Ability to effectively take control of situations
Cooperative in supporting management’s goals
Making choices reflecting good integrity
Ability to support and communicate with other staff
Use of grammar and understanding of written content.
Low risk ratings
Of being unprofessionally involved with offenders
Conducting yourself in abrasive style and miss use of authority
Experience in a public safety occupation
The Selection Process:
Pass the Correctional Officer NTN REACT test with a score of 70 percent or higher in all areas. NTN test scores are valid for one year with DOC.
Submit your Workday online application. This is the only acceptable application for the department.
DOC will review and process your application.
A criminal history check will be completed from information gathered though various sources including, but not limited to: Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS), National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), or other regional and national computer databases.
You will receive an email giving specific instructions on how to complete an electronic statement of personal history (eSOPH). You will have 14 days to complete. DOC will also request your fingerprints.
As vacancies occur, you will be contacted for a Preliminary Assessment Interview. You may login to Workday to check the status of your application at any time.
If you are selected for further review DOC will contact you to complete the background investigation from the information you provided in the eSOPH documents.
The institution may connect with you for a meet and greet.
If selected, there will be a conditional offer and you will be required to pass a medical exam in accordance with DPSST’s physical requirements.
IMPORTANT: Please monitor your Workday account, as all communications will be sent to your Workday account. You may be asked to submit additional information after initial application.
You must have a valid e-mail address to apply. All communication regarding your application and status will be done by e-mail.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is embedded in DOC’s core values. The department strives to be a model employer committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ensuring legal compliance, efficiency, and exceeding expectations to deliver the best public services. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics. Please reference the EEO is the Law poster for additional information.
DOC complies with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). PREA prohibits DOC from hiring, promoting, or contracting with anyone who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in an institution setting. These settings include a jail, prison, or other correctional facility (including juvenile corrections).
This standard requires DOC to conduct background checks on all applicants considered for employment or promotion to consider any incidents of substantiated allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment in determining whether to hire or promote anyone who may have contact with inmates.
Veterans Preference Points are awarded to eligible veterans seeking employment with the Oregon Department of Corrections. If you are requesting veterans' preference, you may receive an additional questionnaire in your Workday account which must be returned within 3 business days from date of receipt.
Those who have already applied and are on the eligible list need not apply for this announcement. Your application is still active (for a year) and eligible for review.
DOC does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States. Applicants will be subject to a Computerized Criminal History and Motor Vehicles check as well as background investigation. Adverse background information may be grounds for disqualification.
Email all questions to the Oregon Department of Corrections .
If you have application login problems, get an error message during the application process, or are experiencing other technical (computer related) difficulties, please call Workday’s help line for assistance 877-WORKDAY .