Additional Requirements and Information
YOUR APPLICATION FOR ANY POSITION DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY THE DEPARTMENT/AGENCY FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION. Failure to complete or attach any of the above items such as an OFFICIAL college transcript or Joint Service Transcript may result in your application being screened out.
Do not attach a resume or cover letter in lieu of Official College Transcript.
The Department of Corrections may screen out job applicants who have been convicted of a felony in accordance with Public Act 191 of 2017. Applicants who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony are ineligible for employment with the Department of Corrections until satisfactory completion of any sentence imposed, including parole or probation.
The Department of Corrections will not hire individuals who are found unsuitable for employment as a Corrections Officer based on background investigation of the individual.
An applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at time of employment as a Corrections Officer.
An applicant must pass a post-job-offer medical exam, drug screen, and physical fitness test.
Once hired the officer recruit must finish an approved eight-week corrections officer training program, followed by eight weeks of on the job training. Successful completion of the training program, annual training, and continuing certification as a Corrections Officer are required to remain employed.
Positions in this class are test-designated and are subject to pre-appointment and random-selection drug and alcohol testing.
REQUIRED INFORMATION: Employment in the state classified service demands a high degree of loyalty and imposes high ethical standards on employees to ensure the integrity of state government and maintain effective services. All employees must meet these ethical standards and all appointing authorities are obligated to enforce these ethical standards.
As part of this effort all employees are required to report any possible conflict of interest, please review the information and be prepared to respond to questions related to the information in your application.
And, depending on the alternate education and experience:
Proof of two years' experience as a Correctional Officer in a State or Federal Penitentiary. This documentation must be submitted from the Human Resources Department indicating that you are currently in good standing or left in good standing.
Scan and attach your DD-214-Member 4 Copy (active duty), NGB-22-Individual Copy 2 (National Guard), and/or discharge certificate (all other military reserve duty) for each tour of service along with the application.
Scan and attach verification from the military branch where you are currently serving.
An official transcript must bear the college/university certification (e.g. seal, logo, watermark, and/or letterhead), Registrar's signature, and date. A transcript with these requirements, with the stamp "Issued to Student" is accepted as an official transcript. An unofficial transcript will NOT be accepted. An unofficial transcript is: (1) an internet copy printed from the college/university student web account; (2) a transcript stamped with "Student Copy," and (3) a transcript that is labeled as "Unofficial." The official transcript must be scanned and attached to the electronic NEOGOV Civil Service application with one of the following file extensions: pdf, doc, docx, txt, or rft. Photographs or Instagrams of official transcripts are not accepted. When building your Applicant Profile in the NEOGOV application, click the Add Attachment(s) Section to add your transcript(s). When attaching transcripts, please name the college/university for each transcript attached.
Military Veterans: The MDOC accepts Joint Services Transcripts(JST). Please call 517-335-1863 or 517-241-8559 for assistance with your JST's.