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Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID


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(208) 334-5100 x419

Applicants who are invited to take
the IMPACT Assessment or
interview may request reasonable accommodations by calling the Human Resource Office at the number above


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Safety and Security Officer, DJC

Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

Open for Recruitment: February 26, 2018 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 01922095500
Salary Range: $13.42 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): St. Anthony

Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections
Developing productive citizens in partnership with communities, through juvenile crime prevention, education, rehabilitation and reintegration!

Applications are now being accepted to fill a vacancy for a Safety & Security Officer in our St. Anthony facility.


The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections has regionalized state services for juveniles committed to its custody, making it possible for most juveniles to remain close enough to their communities so parents and other key community members can take part in the juvenile's treatment. State juvenile correctional centers are located in Lewiston, Nampa, and St. Anthony and provide a full complement of services for 268 youth who range from 10 to 20 years of age.

St. Anthony, located in southeastern Idaho,  is just a short drive from many recreational activities including camping, fishing, blue-ribbon fly fishing, hiking, golfing, hunting and winter sports including downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing.  St. Anthony is located just 40 miles from Idaho Falls, the State's fourth largest city.  Click here for more information about the Juvenile Corrections Center, St. Anthony.


  • Ensure the safety and security of staff and juveniles at a Juvenile Corrections Center
  • Patrol campus and conduct building checks
  • Physically control dangerous and combative youth
  • Train staff and monitor compliance in safety and security
  • Complete documentation and prepare safety and security logs, records and reports, and
  • Transport juveniles to and from other facilities, medical and other appointments
  • These positions require shift work, which may include graveyard shift, weekend and holiday work. Employees are expected to cover shifts as needed or assigned. Employees who work shift or nights may receive 5% shift differential. To be considered for these positions you must mark that you are willing to work Full Time and Shift and Night shift on your application


  • Some knowledge of safety and security procedures;
  • Experience applying regulations and policies;
  • Experience using a personal computer to maintain online records;
  • Willingness to: deal with violence, harassment, threats, verbal abuse; break up fights, control disturbances, and physically restrain offenders; perform searches for contraband and weapons; work alone unarmed among unrestricted offenders; work in a secure/locked facility in confined spaces; learn and follow department policies, procedures, rules, and instructions; set aside personal prejudices and be fair; work in high-stress, hostile environments; transport juveniles; become certified in CPR;
  • No hearing, sight, or physical limitations that would prevent performance of duties;
  • Those selected are required to obtain the Juvenile Corrections Direct Care Staff Certificate through the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy. The Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) entrance requirements are as follows. Also see questions 1 - 10 on the exam.
    • U.S. Citizenship
    • Possession of a valid driver's license
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Two years of post-high school responsible experience
    • Be 21 years of age or older
    • No felony convictions
    • No DUI convictions within the last two years
    • No convictions of crimes of deceit, drugs, or sex crimes within the last 5 years
    • Meet military discharge standards


  • IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Applicants must be willing to take the IMPACT Assessment examination and receive a passing score in order to be considered for this position. The assessment is designed to test skills and attitude, measuring the overall suitability needed to work with juvenile offenders. It consists of two parts: A Human Relations Video Test (76 question over 75 minutes) and a Reading Test (31 question over 15 minutes).
    • You will receive an e-mail from IDJC with detailed information regarding scheduling and taking the Impact Assessment. Assessments are given during the announcement period and MUST be taken to be considered for an in person interview
  • This position requires working graveyard shift, weekend and holiday work. Employees are expected to cover shifts as needed or assigned. Employees who work shift or nights may receive 5% shift differential.
  • Idaho state employees enjoy a generous benefit program that includes health insurance, retirement, paid holidays and more. Click here for more information
  • Veterans may qualify for benefits under the GI Bill. If you have questions, contact the Department of Juvenile Corrections Human Resource office.
  • The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections is a drug-free work environment. Immediately after a conditional offer of employment has been extended to an applicant (before 5:00 pm of the day of the offer), he or she must test free of drugs as a condition of employment.
  • Successful applicants will have several forms to complete as well as answer questions regarding their history of drug and alcohol abuse, and physical, mental and emotional history for POST qualifications.

EXAMINATION: The exam for this position is a combination checklist and questions requiring a narrative response. The last question on the exam is for your customized resume. You will receive a score based on your responses to the questions and willingness statements, provided those responses are supported by the information in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application. You must receive a minimum rating of 61 to pass this examination. Exam results are available online when the review process is completed. A higher rating can be obtained based on the extent of your education and experience, so take your time to provide a detailed and complete answer to each question. It is very important that the information you provide clearly supports your responses. If your selections are not supported you may not receive a passing exam score and will be removed from consideration. Applications are reviewed periodically and scores assigned. Results are available online.
NOTE: If you have ever worked for any law enforcement agencies, your resume must include all agencies worked for including a contact number.  

INTERVIEW: If selected for an interview, applicants will be required to bring to the interview:

  • Proof of US citizenship. Acceptable documents are: U.S. city, county or state birth certificate, naturalization certificate, U.S. passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth, or Certificate of Citizenship
  • Proof of high school diploma/GED or equivalent. Acceptable documents are High school diploma, GED certificate, HSE (high school equivalency) certificate, high school transcript showing completion of high school, or official college transcripts showing successful completion of 15 or more credits
  • Military discharge DD-214 Member 4 copy (if applicable)
  • Valid Driver's License

NOTE: In addition to the above documents, applicants invited to interview will need to have completed an IDJC/POST application form. The applicants will be sent the IDJC/POST form when scheduled for the IMPACT Assessment. If the application form is not completed and turned in at the time the IMPACT Assessment is taken then it must be completed and brought to the interview in a sealed envelope. Applicants not providing the POST application by the time of the interview will not be allowed proceed further in the hiring process. This document will be kept in Human Resources for 90 days after the end of the hiring process. The POST application for those applicants who are not offered a job will be destroyed after the 90 day period.

CONDITIONAL OFFER OF HIRE: The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections is a drug-free work environment. Immediately after a conditional offer of employment has been extended to an applicant (before 5:00 pm of the day of the offer), he or she must test free of drugs as a condition of employment. Upon an offer of conditional employments a hire must complete a criminal history background investigation including, but not limited to, the Idaho State Police Criminal Identification Bureau, FBI, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be conducted on the successful applicant. For information on the criminal history investigation see the POST rules IDAPA Minimum Standards for Employment at: Hires will be required to take and pass a TB test during the first 30 days of employment and pass a medical, vision, and hearing exam within 60 days of employment.

It's Easy to Apply!!

Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.When completing your online application information, be sure to select:

Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections under "Agencies"

Full-time, Shift, and Night Shift under "Job Type/Shift”

St. Anthony under "Cities”

Thank you for applying with the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections!


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.