CRANSTON, R.I. – March, 2017 – The Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC) is inviting men and women who are looking for a challenging career opportunity to consider becoming a Correctional Officer.

Individuals interested in applying for a spot in the Training Academy for Class 82 can fill out an application online at www.netWORKri.org. Applications will be accepted
March 1st – March 22nd, 2017. The RIDOC is an equal opportunity/diversity employer, and women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants who have questions may call the Training Academy at 401-462-JOBS.
Optional two-hour information sessions will be conducted on:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 5 pm – 7 pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 4 pm – 6 pm
Saturday, March 18, 2017 10 am – 12 noon

These information sessions will address the following topics:
 The Mission of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections
 Corrections philosophy
 Correctional Officer duties
 The application and selection process, including physical fitness requirements
 The testing process
Individuals interested in attending one of these sessions being offered by the RIDOC’s Training Academy should pre-register by calling 401-462-2697 at least two days in advance.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid photo ID, have a Social Security card or alien registration card, be a high school graduate or have a GED, and be fluent in English. The Rhode Island residency requirement no longer applies.

The selection process includes a written and video-based examination, BCI/NCIC, a physical fitness test, a background investigation, an appointment with the Director’s Interview Board, a psychological assessment, and a medical screening. Those who are selected for the nine-week non-residential Training Academy will receive a weekly stipend of $500.
The duties of a Correctional Officer include the supervision, custody, and control of adult inmates incarcerated at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) in Cranston. Upon appointment, the starting salary is $50,365, and benefits include health, dental and vision coverage, pension plan, paid vacations, paid personal days, paid holidays, sick leave benefit, step pay increases, college incentive pay, and clothing maintenance allowance.
For further information about the Training Academy or the Department of Corrections, please visit www.doc.ri.gov.