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State Launches Recruitment for Adult Correction Officers

September 12, 2014, 11:57 AM HST
* Updated September 13, 7:43 AM
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The State Department of Public Safety launches a television ad campaign for this round of recruitment. Image courtesy DPS.

The State Department of Public Safety launches a television ad campaign for this round of recruitment. Image courtesy DPS.

By Wendy Osher

Recruitment begins on Saturday, Sept. 13, to fill Adult Correction Officer vacancies within the Department of Public Safety on Maui and across the state.

Department of Public Safety spokesperson, Toni Schwartz tells Maui Now that there are currently 85 vacancies statewide due in part to attrition and promotions within the department.

According to Schwartz, 19 individuals participated in a basic corrections training class on Maui that started last week.

The students will be in training for an estimated eight weeks, and will go to Maui Community Correctional Center after graduation for continued on-the-job training, in which they will shadow their recruitment sergeants and other staff for two more weeks.

The State Department of Public Safety launches a television ad campaign for this round of recruitment. Image courtesy DPS.

The State Department of Public Safety launches a television ad campaign for this round of recruitment. Image courtesy DPS.

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Applicants interested in an Adult Corrections career will be able access the Department of Human Resources and Development job seekers webpage from Saturday, Sept. 13 to midnight on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.

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To qualify, applicants must be a high school graduate or have a GED.  They must also have one year of responsible work experience which shows they possess the ability to relate effectively with people, following the instructions of a supervisor, and giving or exchanging information effectively.

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