Minimum qualifications to become a Correctional Officer for the Oregon Department of Corrections include:
You must be at least 21 years old, a United States citizen, have obtained a high school diploma or GED certificate, and have the ability to possess/obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License. You may not have any felony convictions, and must be eligible to own/possess a firearm.
You are required to meet minimum standards for vision and hearing ability, be in good physical health overall, and be of sound mind mentally and emotionally. Applicants are required to pass a medical physical evaluation.
You are expected to be of good moral character, and your conduct should show no behavior that would cause a reasonable person to significantly doubt your integrity.
To apply to be a Corrections Officer with the Oregon Department of Corrections, you may begin by creating an account at Oregon’s government job website and fill out an online application. Tips for successfully completing an application for DOC positions can be found here.
The Oregon Department of Corrections’ training program, the Basic Corrections Course (BCC), is a year-long series of classes consisting of: online courses, classroom learning, health and fitness classes, force skills training, and a Field Training Evaluation Program (FTEP). You will receive on the job field training and coaching in addition to classroom and online instruction.
More information can be found by visiting odocjobs.com.