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Correction Officer

30 Interview Questions & Answers

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What would you do if an officer next to you was engaged in a physical fight with an inmate?
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Do you have a role model or mentor?
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Tell me about an experience where you successfully used de-escalation techniques in preventing a physical altercation.
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Why do you want a position as a correction officer?
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Tell me about yourself.
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What do you fear will be your potential weaknesses as a correction officer inside our prison?
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Are you willing to work long hours, on a variety of different shifts, with a limited amount of notice?
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You must be physically fit to be a corrections officer. What have you done to physically train yourself for this position?
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How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?
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Corrections is ever-changing. We seek to hire individuals with a keen interest in this industry. How do you stay up to date on law enforcement related current events?
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We conduct early-stage criminal background checks, credit checks, and drug tests on all of our candidates. Is there anything you would like to disclose at this time?
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Competition is stiff for this position. Why should we hire you?
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Whether you were caught or not, have you ever committed a crime?
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Tell me about your post-secondary education and how it relates to your career as a corrections officer.
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How do you get along with other correction officers?
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Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
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What are your salary expectations?
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If you saw another correctional officer doing something inappropriate, how would you handle the situation?
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Why are you the best suited person for this job?
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How would you handle an inmate who constantly yelled at you and said extremely derogatory things to you?
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How would you address the issue of a subordinate who is consistently late for their shift?
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Tell me about a time when it was better to be agreeable in a situation, rather than continue the argument.
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Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond your job duties.
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What makes you angry?
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Do you have a problem with authority?
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Tell me about a time when you showed your superior officer that you are trustworthy, and responsible.
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What role do you believe a correction officer plays in preventing contraband in the prison?
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Describe a situation in which you supervised a large group of individuals. What specific steps did you take to ensure that all individuals in your group completed scheduled activities?
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Have you ever faced a company policy you disagreed with, but had to enforce anyway?
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Have you ever worked in a stressful environment? How did you handle it?
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