Correctional Officer/Physical Plant Maintenance Trades Mechanic I

Signing Bonus

Recruitment #090718-MCCH01-380400

Introduction

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The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) recognizes its employees are a highly valued resource. For that reason we are now providing  monetary recruitment incentives to new DOC employees in accordance to the DOC Employee Signing Bonus Program.

The program provides recruitment incentives as follows:

  • $3,000 Signing Bonus to new graduating cadets in the Correctional Officer Series. This bonus will be paid in two installments: $1,500 upon graduation from Correctional Officer Employee Initial Training (CEIT) and $1,500, 18 months from the initial date of employment.

NOTE: You may get more information during the hiring process. This program is administered by the Department of Correction Bureau of Administrative Services.  The program may be terminated by the Department of Correction at any time with or without notice.

Summary Statement

This class is involved in completing basic repairs in several trade fields and performing routine preventative maintenance and repair work at the semi-skilled level.

Career Ladder

Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Performs routine maintenance and preventative maintenance on equipment, interior and exterior of facility which may include replacing light bulbs, lubricating pumps, cleaning filters, checking fan belts, and inspecting gauges and pumps.
     
  • Performs minor and basic repairs in trade areas such as plumbing, painting, carpentry, installs masonate and tile, repairs door locks, window blinds and tracks and wall boards.
     
  • Assists in machinery and equipment repair.
     
  • Assists in groundkeeping activities, snow/ice removal, grass cutting, trash removal.
     
  • Assists technical supervisor in plumbing, building repairs and structural additions when required and may assist in the operation of treatment and disposal plants and basic repairs to other system elements when necessary.
     
  • Operates machinery and vehicles, transports passengers, tools, equipment and materials, and assists in maintaining and servicing equipment.
     
  • Supervises an inmate work crew in the performance of assigned duties; maintains security of all tools, supplies, equipment and assigned inmates at all times; includes body searches of inmates, tool count, live body count and material inventory.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Correctional Officer/Physical Plant Maintenance Trades Mechanic I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  2. At least 19 and 1/2 years of age.
  3. Knowledge of operating and maintaining a variety of equipment, hand and power tools used in trades fields such as plumbing, carpentry, painting or HVAC.
  4. Knowledge of performing work in a variety of trades fields such as plumbing, carpentry, painting or HVAC.
  5. Possession of a valid Driver’s License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving). 

Additional Posting Information

DOC Special Requirement: Prior to institutional assignment, candidates must successfully complete all phases of an eleven-week Correctional Officer Basic Course.  This course is administered by the Department of Correction at the Employee Development Center.  Coursework includes physical, classroom and hands-on training.  Instruction is provided in the areas of inmate supervision, defensive tactics, riot control, weapons, report writing and emergency medical training.

Employees in a Correctional Officer (CO) series position will be eligible to retire under the provisions of HB207 if they are employed as Hazardous Duty Level A-1 at the time of retirement, have completed twenty-five (25) years of pension creditable State service, and with at least twenty (20) of those years of pension creditable service as a CO series classified position as Hazardous Duty Level A-1.

Incumbents working four or more hours of work between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. the following day will receive 5% shift differential pay.

The Correctional Employee Initial Training (CEIT) program is approved by the Veterans Administration of Delaware State Approving Authority for the training of Veterans.

This posting may be closed on or before 3/10/19 upon filling the vacant positions.

Conditions of Hire

DOC: For admission to the State of Delaware Department of Correction Academy applicants who are made a conditional offer of employment shall be required to successfully complete a criminal background check, physical ability test to demonstrate fitness for duty, an approved psychological examination,  pre-employment drug test and medical examination.  The recruiting agency requires the applicant to pay for the medical examination as part of the conditional offer of hire.

As a condition of accepting employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide valid proof of a current baseline TB skin test within 60 days of hire.

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at www.delawarestatejobs.com.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Contact us via conventional means. For further assistance, you may contact us by phone at (302) 739-5458, or e-mail at jobs@state.de.us.