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Corrections Officers - Otago

Department of Corrections
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Defence, corrections & security
Otago - Dunedin
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Location: Otago Region
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Contact Phone Number: 0800 4 FRONTLINE (0800 437 668)


Join our Frontline Whanau today!

Change Lives, Shape Futures- embark on a challenging and rewarding career


We are seeking candidates who:

  • Are passionate about helping others
  • Who want to work in a people related role
  • Are good role models within their community
  • Understand and demonstrate the kaupapa values of the Department- Whanau, Kaitiaki, Rangatira, Manaaki and Wairua
  • Possess skills and experience relevant to working in a varied and challenging environment
  • Demonstrate strong integrity and safety awareness


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. 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. 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.


To be eligible you need:

  • A current full New Zealand or international driver licence
  • The legal right to work in New Zealand for a minimum 24 Months
  • The ability to pass a full drug test and medical assessment
  • Approval of any declared convictions or conflicts of interest in accordance with the Corrections delegations policy


We are looking for a diverse range of candidates, from different cultures with varied backgrounds and experience. For more information, please visit . To contact us email  or phone 0800 437 668.


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


Starting salary of $51,490 increasing to $54,001 after initial training.  All candidates are required to complete a full disclosure criminal history check and pre-employment medical, physical and drug testing .


Note: The Criminal History Check is Exempt from The Clean Slate Act. It will show up! Please declare anything in your application.


At the Department of Corrections we are passionate about reducing re-offending and keeping communities safe. With Corrections you'll be part of a highly supportive team that manages offenders in prison and in the community.

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