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Company Department of Corrections
Location Taupo, Waikato
Listed Tue 23 Jan, 4:41 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference CSCR8973

Closing Date: 20th February 2018
Location: Join the Prison of the Year 2017
Contact Email Address:


Start a meaningful career.

Extensive initial training and on going development

Our Corrections Officers, both men and women, come from all walks of life and bring a wide range of attributes and life experiences with them. The role of a Corrections Officer is about influencing offenders to make the right choices, take the right action at the right time and support their pathway towards an offence-free lifestyle. In this job your contribution counts and you can have a positive effect on the lives of others and public safety. It’s more challenging, more interesting and more rewarding than you can imagine

The key attributes we are looking for are:

Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills, with people from a variety of backgrounds
Skills in reading situations and people, and judging the right response to make
Resilience with the ability to cope with challenging situations, and
Integrity and professionalism.

You will be computer literate, able to work rostered shifts (24/7 rosters), have a full NZ driver licence and be able to drive a manual vehicle.

Please note that Corrections Officer applications must meet a minimum criteria including:

A current full New Zealand or international driver licence (must be able to drive a manual vehicle as a requirement for this position).
The legal right to work in New Zealand for a minimum 24months
The ability to pass a full drug test and medical assessment in line with the physical requirements of the role
Approval of any declared convictions or conflicts of interest in accordance with the Corrections delegations policy

Our standards are high so should you apply to join us you will undergo a comprehensive selection process that assesses you on our core requirements. You’ll then complete a residential nine week initial training course. In return you’ll get opportunities for professional development, promotion and the ability to gain a qualification in offender management.

We are also recruiting for vacancies across New Zealand, including Auckland, Spring Hill (Hampton Downs) and Waikeria. Please visit our website below for a full list of vacancies.

Starting salary of $48,520 increasing to $50,886 after initial training. All candidates are required to complete a full disclosure criminal history check and pre-employment medical, physical and drug tests .

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.