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Correctional Officer

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There are a total of 55 questions on this exam.  To be eligible for this position, you must answer "yes" to questions 1-5 and question 14 and answer "no" to questions 6-13, as these are minimum requirements.  After completing questions 1-14, although your job cart status might indicate that minimum requirements have been met, you still must complete all 53 questions of the exam to be considered for this position.  

Minimum Requirement

1. Are you at least 18 years of age?
Yes
No

2. Are you legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOC sponsorship)?
Yes
No

3. Do you have a high school diploma or the equivalent (HSED/GED)?
Yes
No

4. Do you have a valid regular Class D driver license?  A probationary license will not be accepted.  If your license is from a state other than WI, or if you have held a driver license from a state other than Wisconsin in the last two years, you must email a copy of your driving record issued from that state DMV to doccorrectionalofficerrecruitment@wisconsin.gov
Yes
No

5. Do you have a minimum of two years of licensed driving experience and are you off your probationary license? Time driving with an instruction permit does not count toward the two years.
Yes
No

6. Is your driver license expired, supspended, or revoked?
Yes
No

7. Have you been charged or arrested for an Operating While Intoxiacted (OWI)/Driving Under the Influence (DUI) citation within the last 12 months?
Yes
No

8. Are you currently subject to a court ordered injunction or restraining order under which you are not permitted to possess firearms?
Yes
No

9. Are you currently on probation or parole or under the supervision of a federal, state, or local law enforcement or correctional agency?
Yes
No

10. Have you ever been convicted of a felony for which you did not receive a Governor's pardon allowing the possession of firearms?
Yes
No

11. Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor involving domestic violence for which you did not receive a Governor's pardon allowing the possesion of firearms?
Yes
No

12. Do you have any pending criminal or ordinance charges (including traffic or DNR)?

It may be beneficial to review the WI Circuit Court records pertaining to you at http://wcca.wicourts.gov and obtain a copy of your driver's licence abstract at http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/request-record.htm.  Please remember not all fines/convictions may appear on WI Circuit Court. To obtain your complete record, visit http://www.doj.state.wi.us.

NOTE: Applicants with felony convictions must possess either a Governor's pardon with no firearms restrictions or a federal waiver to bear firearms and are required to submit a copy of these documents prior to or at the time of the interview in order to be considered further.

Yes
No

13. Have you had three (3) or more moving violations in the last two (2) years?

Examples include, but are not limited to: speeding, failure to fasten seatbelt, failure to yield, signal violation, etc. 

It may be beneficial to obtain a copy of your driver's licence abstract at http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/request-record.htm.

Yes
No

14. As evidence of my desire to gain employment as a Correctional Officer, I hereby authorize any official representative of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, bearing this release, to obtain information and records pertaining to me and my personal background whether such information and records are public, private, or confidential in nature from any or all sources.  I understand that this information is necessary for determining my eligibility and suitability to obtain a Correctional Officer position within the Department of Corrections.  I hereby release any individual or institution, including its officers, employees, or related personnel, both individually and collectively, from any and all liability for damages of whatever kind, which may at any time result to me, because of compliance with this authorization and request to release information or any attempt to comply with it.  An electronic copy of this statement will be valid as original thereof.
Yes
No


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The following questions (15-23) regarding personal information will be used to conduct a criminal background check.  It is critical that you complete these questions completely and accurately.  This infomation will be kept confidential and will not be used for any other purposes.


15. Please enter your legal first name.
 

16. Please enter your legal middle initial.  If you do not have a middle initial, please enter, "N/A."
 

17. Please enter your legal last name.
 

18. Please enter any and all former names (maiden names) and/or aliases. (Please put N/A if this does not apply to you)
 

19. Please select your gender.
Male
Female

20. Please enter your complete social security number using the following format ### - ## - ###. This information is used to process your criminal background check.  If this field is left blank, your application materials will not be processed.
 

21. Please provide your full date of birth in the following format:  MM/DD/YYYY.
 

22. Please enter your complete driver license number in the space below, starting with the two-letter abbreviation of the issuing state. (It is not necessary to include dashes)
 

23. Please list any criminal, ordinance, traffic, and/or DNR violations for which you have been fined or convicted.  You do not need to include parking or speeding violations.  You should include all expunged cases.

Include the following information for each violation:

  • What the charge was (e.g. failure to use turn signal, fishing without a license, disorderly conduct, etc.)
  • Date of offense
  • Date of conviction
  • Name and location of court
  • Please discuss the details of the incident and the disposition/outcome (e.g. sentence, fine, probation, Huber, suspension, expunged, etc.)

Failure to disclose any criminal or ordinance violations, convictions, fines, forfeitures, expunged cases, or pending charges (including traffic and DNR charges) will make you ineligible.  This includes all adult fines and/or convictions regardless of how many years have elapsed.  This information will be retained in your confidential application file.

It may be beneficial to review the WI Circuit Court records pertaining to you at http://wcca.wicourts.gov and obtain a copy of your driver's license abstract at http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/request-record.htm.  Please remember not all fines/convictions may appear on WI Circuit Court. To obtain your complete record, visit http://www.doj.state.wi.us

Please enter N/A if you do not have any criminal, ordinance, traffic, and/or DNR violations which you have been fined or convicted of.

 

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24. Have you applied for a Correctional Officer position within the last six months?
Yes
No

25. Are you a current classified State of Wisconsin employee OR eligible for reinstatement as a classified State of Wisconsin employee?

A current classified State of Wisconsin employee in the Wisconsin State Civil Service includes:

  • Permanent classified State employees (inlcuding employees serving a probationary period)
  • Seasonal State employees
  • Employees on a leave of absence
  • Employees in "layoff" status
Yes
No

26. Do you currently or have you ever worked for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections?
Yes
No

27. If you answered "yes" to Question 26, please list dates of employment, job title(s), and place(s) of employment within the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
 

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28. Please indicate the first (1st) preference of where you would like to be placed after graduation from the Correctional Officer pre-service training program.
A. Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility (CVCTF)
B. Columbia Correctional Institution (CCI)
C. Dodge Correctional Institution (DCI)
D. Fox Lake Correctional Institution (FLCI)
E. Green Bay Correctional Institution (GBCI)
F. Jackson Correctional Institution (JCI)
G. Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution (KMCI)
H. Mendota Mental Health Institute (MMHI)
I. Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF)
J. New Lisbon Correctional Institution (NLCI)
K. Oakhill Correctional Institution (OCI)
L. Oshkosh Correctional Institution (OSCI)
M. Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution (PDCI)
N. Racine Correctional Institution (RCI)
O. Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility (RYOCF)
P. Redgranite Correctional Institution (RGCI)
Q. Robert E Ellsworth Correctional Center (REECC)
R. Stanley Correctional Institution (SCI)
S. Taycheedah Correctional Institution (TCI)
T. Waupun Correctional Institution (WCI)
U. Wisconsin Resource Center (WRC)
V. Wisconsin Secure Program Facility (WSPF)
W. No Other Interest

29. Please indicate the second (2nd) preference of where you would like to be placed after graduation from the Correctional Officer pre-service training program.
A. Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility (CVCTF)
B. Columbia Correctional Institution (CCI)
C. Dodge Correctional Institution (DCI)
D. Fox Lake Correctional Institution (FLCI)
E. Green Bay Correctional Institution (GBCI)
F. Jackson Correctional Institution (JCI)
G. Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution (KMCI)
H. Mendota Mental Health Institute (MMHI)
I. Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF)
J. New Lisbon Correctional Institution (NLCI)
K. Oakhill Correctional Institution (OCI)
L. Oshkosh Correctional Institution (OSCI)
M. Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution (PDCI)
N. Racine Correctional Institution (RCI)
O. Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility (RYOCF)
P. Redgranite Correctional Institution (RGCI)
Q. Robert E Ellsworth Correctional Center (REECC)
R. Stanley Correctional Institution (SCI)
S. Taycheedah Correctional Institution (TCI)
T. Waupun Correctional Institution (WCI)
U. Wisconsin Resource Center (WRC)
V. Wisconsin Secure Program Facility (WSPF)
W. No Other Interest

30. Please indicate the third (3rd) preference of where you would like to be placed after graduation from the Correctional Officer pre-service training program.
A. Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility (CVCTF)
B. Columbia Correctional Institution (CCI)
C. Dodge Correctional Institution (DCI)
D. Fox Lake Correctional Institution (FLCI)
E. Green Bay Correctional Institution (GBCI)
F. Jackson Correctional Institution (JCI)
G. Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution (KMCI)
H. Mendota Mental Health Institute (MMHI)
I. Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF)
J. New Lisbon Correctional Institution (NLCI)
K. Oakhill Correctional Institution (OCI)
L. Oshkosh Correctional Institution (OSCI)
M. Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution (PDCI)
N. Racine Correctional Institution (RCI)
O. Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility (RYOCF)
P. Redgranite Correctional Institution (RGCI)
Q. Robert E Ellsworth Correctional Center (REECC)
R. Stanley Correctional Institution (SCI)
S. Taycheedah Correctional Institution (TCI)
T. Waupun Correctional Institution (WCI)
U. Wisconsin Resource Center (WRC)
V. Wisconsin Secure Program Facility (WSPF)
W. No Other Interest

You will be required to submit three employment references in order to move forward in the application process for Correctional Officer.  References should include at least two supervisory references.  If you do not have a third supervisory reference, you may provide a professional or personal reference.  Professional references may include volunteer, military, and/or internships.

It is critical that we are able to contact your references.  We recommend you personally contact each of your references and ask that they respond to our request for information.  If an employer requires a "release authorization" you should make arrangements to complete one.  We will be contacting references via email; therefore, it is required that those fields are completed in the following questions in order to be considered for employment.

A minium of three references are required but you have the opportunity to include up to five.  For any reference sections that you leave blank, please enter N/A to avoid being notified at the end of your application that there were questions unanswered.


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31. Indicate the name of your most recent or current employer (ie, name of company).

List only one employer in this box.

 

32. Indicate the name of your immediate supervisor in the following format (First Name Last Name).

List only one supervisor in this box.

 

33. Indicate the mailing address of the employer (street address, city, state, zip).

 

34. Indicate the email address of your immediate supervisor (please only one valid email address).
 

35. Indicate the phone number including area code of your immediate supervisor.
 

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36. Indicate the name of your employer (ie, name of company).

List only one employer in this box.

 

37. Indicate the name of your immediate supervisor in the following format (First Name Last Name).

List only one supervisor in this box.

 

38. Indicate the mailing address of the employer (street address, city, state, zip).
 

39. Indicate the email address of your immediate supervisor (please only one valid email address).
 

40. Indicate the phone number including area code of your immediate supervisor.
 

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41. Indicate the name of your employer (ie, name of company).

List only one employer in this box.

 

42. Indicate the name of your immediate supervisor in the following format (First Name Last Name).

List only one supervisor in this box.

 

43. Indicate the mailing address of the employer (street address, city, state, zip).
 

44. Indicate the email address of your immediate supervisor (please only one valid email address).
 

45. Indicate the phone number including area code of your immediate supervisor.
 

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For questions 44-48, if you do not have a fourth employer, please enter N/A in each box to avoid being notified at the end of your application that there were questions unanswered.

46. Indicate the name of your employer (ie, name of company).

List only one employer in this box.

 

47. Indicate the name of your immediate supervisor in the following format (First Name Last Name).

List only one supervisor in this box.

 

48. Indicate the mailing address of the employer (street address, city, state, zip).
 

49. Indicate the email address of your immediate supervisor (please only one valid email address).
 

50. Indicate the phone number including area code of your immediate supervisor.
 

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For questions 49-53, if you do not have a personal reference, please enter N/A in each box to avoid being notified at the end of your application that there were questions unanswered.

51. You may use this space to indicate one personal reference.  Indicate the name in the following format (First Name Last Name).
 

52. What is your relationship to your personal reference (Teacher, Mentor, Clients, Police Officer, etc.)
 

53. Indicate the mailing address of your personal reference (street address, city, state, zip).
 

54. Indicate the email address of your personal reference (please only one valid email address).
 

55. Indicate the phone number including area code of your personal reference.
 

Thank you for your interest in a Correctional Officer position with the Department of Corrections.  You will be notified by email shortly following the deadline for which you applied.  Please make sure to monitor your email and Junk folder to ensure that you do not miss important communications.

If you indicated that you have a driver's license from another state or have lived in another state in the last two years, you must email a copy of your driving record issued from that state DMV to doccorrectionalofficerrecruitment@wisconsin.gov.

It is critical that we are able to contact your references.  We recommend you personally contact each of your references and ask that they respond to our request for information.  If an employer requires a "release authorization" you should make arrangements to complete one.  We will be contacting references via email; therefore, it is required that those fields are completed in the above questions in order to be considered for employment.  

If you would like more information regarding our process, including fitness standards or the next step, please visit:  http://doc.wi.gov/employment/employment-opportunities/correctional-officer  .