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Chosen applicants are given a job offer that is conditional upon successful completion of all phases of the recruitment/selection process. Candidates must successfully complete all phases of the process or his/her conditional job offer will be rescinded. Detailed directions are provided to the applicant at the conditional job offer stage of the recruitment/selection process. Candidates who successfully complete and pass each examination will become eligible for appointment as a Correctional Officer.

A drug, substance, or immediate precursor included in the schedules set out in AS 11.71.140 - 11.71.190

Conviction is when a person is found guilty of a crime. This includes modification of sentence from whatever authority including suspended imposition of sentences, set-aside, expunged of record, withheld, executive clemency or pardon.

  • The probationary period for Correctional Officer I/II who are hired without a current Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC) certification shall be the length of time required to receive APSC certification.
  • The probationary period for Correctional Officers at the II level who have a current APSC certification upon promotion or appointment to the Correctional Officer II classification shall be six (6) months.

The absence of acts or conduct that would cause a reasonable person to have substantial doubts about an individual's honesty, fairness, and respect for the rights of others and for the laws of the state and the nation; for purposes of this standard, a determination of lack of "good moral character" is not restricted to acts that reflect moral turpitude, but may be based upon a consideration of all aspects of a person's character; the following are indicators of a lack of good moral character:

  • illegal conduct; conduct involving moral turpitude, including dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation;
  • intentional deception or fraud, or attempted deception or fraud in an application, examination, or other document for securing employment, eligibility, or certification;
  • conduct that adversely reflects on a person's fitness to perform as a probation, parole, correctional, such as:
    • intoxication while on duty;
    • unauthorized absences from duty not involving extenuating circumstances; or
    • history of personal habits off the job which could affect the officer's performance on the job, such as excessive use of alcohol.
  • undue familiarity with inmates, probationers, or parolees is conduct that adversely reflects on a person's fitness to perform as a probation, parole, or correctional officer;
  • illegal purchase, use, possession, transportation, distribution, cultivation, manufacture, or sale of any controlled substance, any imitation controlled substance, or alcohol in an area that has adopted a local option under AS 04.11.490 - 04.11.500.
  • crime classified as a misdemeanor in Alaska at the time the crime was committed;
  • crime committed in another jurisdiction for which there was a conviction in that jurisdiction by a civilian or military court is a misdemeanor conviction if the crime has elements similar to those of a misdemeanor under Alaska law at the time the offense was committed;
  • for purposes of determining whether, under this paragraph, a crime is to be considered a misdemeanor or whether a conviction is to be considered a misdemeanor conviction, an offense punishable as a misdemeanor in Alaska or under the law of another jurisdiction that results in a completed suspended imposition of sentence, expungement of record, or a pardon is a misdemeanor conviction unless the offense was committed by the person before the age of 21.

Any offense that:

  • is a misdemeanor under Federal or State law; and
  • has, as an element, the "use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon", committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, [or] by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, [or] by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, [or] by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.
  • Or as otherwise defined by other State or territory of the U.S. or by military court, and which the applicant has been convicted.

An act of baseness, vileness or depravity in the private and social duties which a man owes to his fellow men or to society in general, contrary to accepted and customary rule of right and duty between man and man.

Prior to 12/31/2004, applicants were required to obtain precertification prior to applying for Correctional Officer I vacancies. The precertification process consisted of successfully completing and passing a comprehensive background investigation. Candidates who were successful in this process received a "precertification" card that allowed them to apply for Correctional Officer vacancies.

The probationary period shall be regarded as part of the examination process that shall be utilized for closely observing the employee's work and adjustment to the position. Employees who, in the judgment of the Employer, have satisfactorily passed the probationary period shall be retained and given permanent status in the job class at the end of the probationary period. Employees who, in the judgment of the Employer, have not or will not satisfactory pass the probationary period shall not be retained in the job class.