Career Facts / Employment FAQ
Idaho Department of Correction manages more than 21,000 offenders in the state of Idaho. Employees of the Department work in security, rehabilitation and support settings with our Mission, Vision and Values at the forefront.
Public Safety is our focus; a service employees carry out by running secure facilities, managing offenders safely in the community and providing opportunties to offenders for education and treatment.
Traditional law enforcement are often seen as the white hat agencies. The black hat is a symbol of of the cooperative spirit corrections staff and citizens need to keep Idaho safe.
While corrections services are often seen a little differently than other law enforcement, they are just as critical to public safety.
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State of Idaho employees receive their retirement benefits through the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho - also known as PERSI. Both the PERSI 401K and the PERSI 457 plans are voluntary. The PERSI base plan is required of all eligible state employees. You can find a full explanation of all retirement plans at the PERSI website.
It is a disqualification for security positions if you have been convicted of any felony charge. To be hired for any non-security position if you have a felony conviction, the Director's approval is required. For questions regarding hiring and criminal convictions please contact Background Investigators at 208-658-2023 or email@example.com.
Idaho Department of Correction employees are provided with the tools needed to succeed as Correctional Officers. We Offer 10 weeks of paid training including New Employee Orientation, Job Shadowing, POST Academy and Field Training. Click here for details about the training provided for Correctional Officers at IDOC.
The state verifies payroll every two weeks. State employees receive their paychecks every other Friday. When you receive your first or last paycheck depends on where the pay period falls after the verification process is completed.
Step 1: Apply Online. Complete and pass two written exams.
Step 2: Background Investigation Questionnaire. At this point, if you are not selected as a candidate to move forward, you will receive an email or letter stating you are no longer being considered for the position.
Step 3: Select candidates will be contacted for an interview. If you are not selected in this final stage, you will be contacted.
Step 4. Top candidates will be extended a conditional offer for employment. The conditions include passing additional background investigation including fingerprinting and other additional testing including medical, hearing and physical agility.
The minimum qualifications to be eligible for a Correctional Officer include:
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