Sept. 29, 2021
W.Va. Corrections one-stop hiring events offer clear career path, raises
CHARLESTON, W.Va -- West Virginia corrections has streamlined its hiring
process, offering one-stop recruitment events this fall along with
guaranteed raises and a defined career path.
The West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation is hiring
for officer and non-uniform positions at prisons, jails and juvenile
centers across the state. At any of the five events scheduled over the
next month, individuals who qualify can walk out with a job offer.
Each event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and offers jobs beyond those at the host facility:
Thursday, Sept. 30
Parkersburg Correctional Center and Jail
225 Holiday Hills Drive, Parkersburg
Thursday, Oct. 7
Eastern Regional Jail and Corrections Facility
94 Grapevine Road, Martinsburg
Saturday, Oct. 9
Huttonsville Correctional Center and Jail
U.S. Route 250 South, Huttonsville
Thursday, Oct. 14
Kenneth “Honey” Rubenstein Juvenile Center
141 Forestry Camp Road, Davis
Thursday, Oct. 21
Potomac Highlands Regional Jail and Correctional Facility
355 Dolan Drive, Augusta
Walk-ins are welcome at each event, and those interested can also call
the respective facilities. Minimum qualifications include a high school
diploma, a valid driver’s license and passage of a physical agility test
and a drug screening. For the agility test, applicants should bring
suitable shoes and clothing.
Thanks to a series of recent pay raises, the starting salary for a
correctional officer is $30,664. Officers who complete one year of
employment are guaranteed a promotion and a 7 percent pay hike, bringing
their annual salaries to $32,810. Pay increases further, to $35,106,
after one year in that promoted position and the officer advances
further up the ranks. The benefits package for starting officers is
around $13,776. It includes comprehensive indemnity health insurance,
term life insurance, and a defined benefit pension plan.
Those interested can also visit https://dcr.wv.gov/careers/Pages/careers.aspx.
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