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MDOC hiring corrections officers in South MS


The Mississippi Department of Corrections is hiring officers for its South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Greene County. Interviews and screenings will be conducted Tuesdays, April 8 and April 15, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. at the prison in Leakesville.

To become a correctional officer, an applicant must be 18 years of age, possess a valid driver's license and Social Security card, have no felony or domestic violence conviction, and provide proof of a high school diploma or G.E.D.

Applicants must also:

-Complete a math quiz, a written report and a physical agility exercise, which consists of a one-mile walk or run completed in 30 minutes and a tower climb

-Show proof of selective service registration, if a male between the ages of 18-25 years of age.

Benefits include paid training, medical insurance, life insurance, state retirement, promotional opportunities and an employee recognition program. Starting pay is $1,833.80 per month.

"If you want a job that is dependable and allows you to advance, you should certainly consider coming to work for MDOC," said MDOC Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps. "I started as a correctional officer and have been with the department for 32 years. I feel I have made a difference and continue to do so. I encourage anyone who wants a job in which he or she wants to make a positive difference to consider becoming a correctional officer."

Applicants can apply online from the MDOC website, or the Mississippi State Personnel Board website,, or by contacting Personnel Services at (601) 359-5696 or SMCI Personnel Department at (601) 394-5600 ext. 1217.

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