Three examinations are required
of all applicants: Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and the Inmate
Disciplinary Report Written Exam (IDR). Applicants must meet the minimum standards on each examination
to be eligible for hire. Upon completion of these examinations, an oral
interview is conducted with each applicant. Applicants have the opportunity
to earn up to a total of 100 screening points and are placed on eligibility
lists in rank order. Institutions hire applicants based on scores.
Weighted values are assigned
to each of the following dimensions based on its relationship to successful
||Pass / Fail
||0 - 20
| Interview Process
||0 - 30
||0 - 20
||0 - 20
||0 - 10
The Department of Corrections
requires that all applicants for security positions successfully complete
a written reading comprehension and vocabulary examination. Applicants
must receive a minimum score equivalent to the 12th grade reading level.
Applicants meeting this criterion can move on to the next phase in the
screening process. The TABE is used to establish a baseline for reading
comprehension. No screening points are awarded for its successful completion.
This written examination
consists of the viewing of a videotaped incident after which the applicant
is required to answer 30 multiple choice questions regarding the video.
This examination measures an individual's ability to observe and interpret
Applicants are interviewed by a team of two(2) Department of Corrections officials using a standardized interview questionnaire. Applicants can receive 0, 3, or 6 points for each question on the questionnaire, for a total of 30 possible points.
Two screening points
are awarded for every increment of 15 college level semester hours, or
equivalent thereof, up to a maximum of sixteen (16) points. In addition,
one (1) point will be awarded for an Associate Degree, two (2) points
will be awarded for a Bachelor Degree, and four (4) points will be awarded
for a Master's Degree. Documentation such as college transcripts, or diploma
is required for awarding points.
Screening points are awarded
for law enforcement, security, and corrections experience completed
in good standing. One point is awarded for each documented one-year
period, three (3) points for two years documented experience, and five
(5) points for three or more years of documented experience.
Points may also be awarded
for employment in jobs not directly related to law enforcement, security,
or corrections. The factors of job stability, supervisory experience
and promotions will be assessed, not to exceed five (5) points each
for a maximum of fifteen (15) points.
Points are awarded to any
armed forces veteran, receiving discharges of Honorable or General Under
Honorable Conditions. Documentation of Military Service is based on
a review of all Certificates of Military Release of Discharge. To be
eligible for military points, and in order to be considered for employment,
an applicant must produce the long versions of all Military Discharges.
The long version shall indicate years of service, character of service,
and type of discharge. Military points are awarded as indicated by the
Department of Veterans' Affairs.
Five (5) points for job stability if in the military for a period of
three (3) years or longer; five (5) points for promotion if DD-214 reflects
a rank of E-3 or above; and five (5) points for supervisory experience
if applicant supervised at least one (1) person for a period of at least
six (6) months.