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Corrections Officer Trainee – SCI Muncy – Female Only

State of Pennsylvania

This is a Contract position in Lycoming County, PA posted July 15, 2021.

Are you looking for more than just a job, but the start of a successful career? If you have a strong dedication to public service and want to help keep the public safe, we encourage you to submit an application for the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Muncy.     The Corrections Officer Trainee participates in formal training sessions and on-the-job assignments to develop skills and techniques in the custody and supervision of inmates in a state correctional facility.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of a corrections officer. Work in this position involves the care, custody, control, and non-professional counseling of inmates. Duties for this position include: * Work duties may involve direct and indirect contact with inmates and visitors. * Directing inmates and maintaining security in cellblocks, housing units, cottages, work areas, dining, and recreation areas. * Observing inmates and inmate behavior and reporting anything unusual to a corrections officer. * Participating in formalized instruction in the areas of sociology, psychology, court procedures, self-defense, leadership, custodial responsibilities, and the facilities’ organizational structure. * Providing advice and guidance in assisting inmates in their adjustment to and participation in correctional processes and the Department’s rules and regulations. * Parking provided. * Meals provided. * Uniforms provided. * Eligible for full retirement benefits at age 50 or 55. * This is a union position and is subject to the promotion provisions of a collective bargaining agreement or memorandum. * Comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs. * Benefits Information Successful candidates will work a 40-hour work week with shifts to be determined, attend and successfully pass a five week training program, work “locked inside” a facility unarmed and exposed to the danger of physical harm, accept the possibility that you may have to use physical force during inmate disturbances, work any shift and work in all areas of the institution as assigned, work overtime as required by operation necessities and emergencies, work on those weekends and holidays which occur during your normal work schedule, and report to work under adverse weather conditions. If you apply to this vacancy posting without having a current score on file, you will be deemed INELIGIBLE.   Qualifications: * You must have successfully examined and have a current score on file.  If you have not already done so, you must first apply to the CORRECTIONS OFFICER TRAINEE (ONLINE EXAM) posting and follow the directions provided.   * You must meet the PA residency requirement.  For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency. * You must be able to perform essential job functions. * Candidates must successfully complete a background investigation, medical examination, psychological evaluation, and urinalysis screening for drugs. These positions require:  * Compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act’s (“PREA”) limitations to cross gender viewing and searches of female inmates (28 CFR § 115.15 [a][b][d]) at SCI-Muncy. * Facilitating the hiring of additional female Corrections Officers necessary to ensure continued PREA compliance at SCI-Muncy.   INTERVIEW PROCESS: Please check your inbox and spam mail regularly as additional information regarding the interview process will be sent to the email address you utilized when applying for this vacancy.  Once you receive the interview notice email, please respond by the date indicated in the email to accept or decline the interview date/time.  Please note that all applicants may not receive an interview notice.  This depends on your score as well as the number of positions available.  You must follow all instructions provided in notices to be considered for a vacancy. Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):  711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals) The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.  The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania.  The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law.  All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.