at Delaware Department of Correction in New Castle, Delaware, United States
Now offering $3,000 Signing Bonus!
Start a new career in Public Safety and make a difference every day and be eligible for a $3,000 Signing bonus!
The program provides recruitment incentives as follows:
- Sign-On Bonus - $3,000 to new Cadets paid in three (3) installments; $500 paid at completing 10th week of academy; $1,000 paid upon graduation; and $1,500 paid upon 18-month anniversary from initial date of hire.
Out of State Correctional Officer Pay: Upon successful completion of the Correctional Employee Initial Training (CEIT) course, employees who have equivalent work experience from another Department of Correction agency may be placed on the salary step table with up to 10 qualified years of experience.
This class describes full performance cooking applying food service principles, practices and methods for food preparation activities and acquiring a working knowledge of correctional/youth security procedures and techniques.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Applies food service principles, practices and methods governing food preparation activities such as food handling, proper storage and temperature control, cleaning of kitchen equipment and utensils to comply with safety and sanitary standards.
- Instructs inmate food service workers in the operation of various commercial kitchen equipment such as dishwashers, ovens, toasters, meat slicers, choppers, deep fryers, food processors, steam pots, blenders, and mixers.
- Instructs inmates/youth food service workers in food preparation, cooking, safe food and storage handling.
- Supervises inmates/youths in their kitchen assignments, directing their activities and establishing a positive working relationship.
- Maintains a positive supportive relationship with youth/inmates food service workers through appropriate use of active listening skills in providing guidance as needed.
- Prepares and cooks meals.
- Maintains control of kitchen utensils, tools and equipment.
- Enforces rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the institution and the department in the maintenance of discipline, order, security and housekeeping of assigned locations and staff.
- Enforces personal hygiene rules for inmate/youth food service workers to maintain sanitary standards.
- Prepares various reports and maintains accurate records.
- Attends various Department approved training courses.
Writing Exercise: A writing exercise will be given at the time of interview.
Upon a conditional offer, the applicant must undergo a pre-employment base line two step tuberculin skin test (TST) as part of the hiring process.
The Correctional Officer Training Program is approved by the Veterans Administration of Delaware State Approving Authority for the training of Veterans.
Employees in a Correctional Officer (CO) series position will be eligible to retire under the provisions of HB363 if at the time of retirement they have completed twenty-five (25) years of pension creditable State service, and with at least twenty (20) of those years of pension creditable service as a CO series classified position.
Prior to institutional assignment, candidates must successfully complete all phases of an eleven- week Correctional Officer Basic Course. This course is administered by the Department of Correction Steven R. Floyd Sr. Training Academy. Coursework includes physical, classroom and hands-on training. Instruction is provided in the areas of inmate supervision, defensive tactics, riot control, weapons, report writing and emergency medical training