Mississippi Department of Corrections hiring correctional officers

Mississippi Department of Corrections hiring correctional officers

This is a news release from the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is looking to hire over 100 new correctional officers this spring.

If you're seeking job security with terrific benefits and opportunities for advancement, MDOC is looking for you.

The MDOC is hiring for the Mississippi State Penitentiary (MSP) at Parchman, the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF) in Pearl and the South Mississippi Correctional Institution (SMCI) in Leakesville.

MDOC will hold interviews and screenings at the three state prisons on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

Interviews and screenings will be conducted at CMCF in Pearl and SMCI in Leakesville at 8:30 a.m. MSP will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Correctional officers are responsible for the supervision, care, custody, and control of inmates. Starting pay is $1,833.80 per month.

To become a correctional officer, an applicant must be at least 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 must complete a math quiz, a written report, a physical agility exercise and a drug test (at no cost).

"Hiring good staff is vital to running this agency and I've learned over the years that when you have really good people, you don't have to baby them. By expecting them to do great things, you can get them to do great things," said MDOC Commissioner Marshall Fisher.

Individuals may apply online at the MDOC website, www.mdoc.state.ms.us or the Mississippi State Personnel Board website, www.mspb.ms.gov. Or, contact MDOC Personnel Services at (601) 359-5696 or the Personnel Departments at the facilities: MSP (601) 745-6611 ext. 2366, CMCF (601) 932-2880 ext. 6701, and SMCI (601) 394-5600 ext. 1217.