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Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility

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Corrections Officer I

Job ID: 50417
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Job Description:

If you’re looking for a stimulating and rewarding position with excellent pay, substantial benefits, and great potential for career advancement, then come join the field of Corrections at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility! Corrections Officer I positions are now open, with starting pay of $15.75/hour. If you work 2pm to 10pm or 10pm to 6am, you will receive a $0.30/hour shift differential for the first year, then you will receive a $0.50/hour shift differential. Pay increases to $16.56/hour after successfully completing a one year probationary period. 

The primary mission of this position is to protect and serve the public; the secondary mission is to promote change in the inmates’ behavior through modeling and improving problem solving, communication skills, and work ethics.  This position provides immediate supervision to all levels of the inmate population during a routine shift, resolves problems, and responds to emergencies with the goal of creating and maintaining a safe living and working environment.  Ultimately the goal is to modify the incarcerated inmates’ behavior so that they may, if judged appropriate by the laws of Kansas, re-enter society and become productive law abiding members of a community.   

Apply online at: www.jobs.ks.gov; or contact LCMHF Human Resources (620-285-8008), 1318 KS Hwy 264, Larned, Kansas 67550, to obtain a State of Kansas Employment Application and schedule an exam; or contact by e-mail KDOC_LCMHF_APPLY@ks.gov.  



Benefits include:

  • Health Plans including prescription, dental, and vision
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Quest - Health Promotion Program
  • Kan Elect - Flexible Benefits Plan
  • Paid Leave
  • Retirement Plan - KPERS
  • Deferred Compensation - Tax Shelter Plan
  • Workers Compensation
  • Learning Quest - 529 Plan for postsecondary education


Amount of Pay:


Frequency of Pay:

per hour

Other Qualifications:

Successful Candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma/GED
  • Be felony-free
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License
  • Have no DUI convictions in past 24 months  
  • Must pass a Corrections test
  • Must pass a background investigation
  • Must pass an employment check
  • Must pass a drug screen
  • Must pass a physical
  • Must obtain a tax clearance certificate

Minimum Education:


Age Requirement:


U.S. Citizenship:



Direct Supervision of Defendants






Prisons & Institutions