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Juvenile Corrections Officer

by ACabello — last modified Jan 05, 2023 01:28 PM


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Immediate Openings Available. No Experience Necessary.


The Juvenile Corrections Officer I is responsible for supervising residents in living units, shower rooms, recreation areas, during visitations and while on transfers to activities, dining room, or other facility functions in order to maintain security, safety, sanitation and good order of the facility.

Juvenile Corrections Officers Qualifications: 

  • Must be 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  • Must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be free of felony conviction or adjudication, whether or not expunged.
  • Must be free of conviction or adjudication by a court of law or court-martial, of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year (whether or not the sentence was imposed).
  • Must be free of conviction as an adult of Driving Under the Influence (or comparable law regarding driving while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance) in the past 36 months, as an adult or juvenile.
  • Must be free of conviction or adjudication of a misdemeanor involving drug use or possession in the past 60 months.
  • Must be free of any pending criminal charges, indictments or outstanding warrants.
  • Must meet the minimum qualifications for the Juvenile Corrections Officer I classification (See "Minimum Qualifications" below).
  • Must be able to perform the essential/event-driven essential functions of this position.
  • Subject to an employment and criminal background check (including, but not limited to, a KBI and NCIC criminal background check and KDCF Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check).
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • After a conditional offer of employment, must take and pass a physical agility test, physical exam, drug test and TB screen.

Class/Job Specifications for a Juvenile Corrections Officer I

(Entry-level Juvenile Corrections Officer)

Beginning Salary for a Juvenile Corrections Officer I is $18.26/hour or $37,980.00/year.
Juvenile Corrections Officers are subject to a six-month probationary period.


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The Kansas Department of Corrections is a proud partner in the PaYS program developed by the U.S. Army to appeal to young people interested in civilian jobs after serving in the Army. 


For applicant information, contact:

Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC), located in Topeka, Shawnee County: 

1430 NW 25th St.
Topeka, KS 66618
Phone: (785) 354-9811
Fax: (785) 354-9877

Job vacancies are listed at     


The Kansas Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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