Correctional Officers

SOC Code: 33-3012

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Job Description

"Correctional officer" means a person who is employed by the Wyoming Department of Corrections on a full-time basis to care for, supervise, and maintain custody of persons confined in Wyoming Department of Corrections institutions.


1.  Must be a United States citizen.
2.  Must be of majority age.
3.  Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
4.  Must pass a background investigation. 
5.  Must be free of physical, medical, and emotional problems.
6.  Must pass an oral interview.
7.  All Wyoming Correctional Officers must attend a Commission-approved academy for basic training.

Candidates may not have been convicted of felonies nor serious misdemeanors.
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School Located in Rawlins, Wyoming

All Correctional Officers must receive a Peace Officers Standards and Training Certificate to become certified as correctional officers.


Candidates will be expected to pass written, oral, psychological, medical and drug screening. Polygraph testing and physical agility testing may be performed. Testing is commenced as positions become available.



Licensing Agency

Betty Haukap, Executive Director
Wyoming P.O.S.T. Commission
1710 Pacific Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82002
Phone: (307) 777-7718

Licensing Authority

W.S.S. 9-1-710.

Wages Last Updated April 2008

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