WV Corrections offering recruits guaranteed pay raises
Corrections offering recruits guaranteed pay raises
W.Va. – Would-be correctional officers and staff can score a
$2,370 pay boost, in addition to locked-in raises both this year and next, if
they join the state payroll by June 30.
The West Virginia Division of Corrections
and Rehabilitation is holding a final hiring event Thursday, in Elkins, before
the new state budget year begins July 1. The
WorkForce WV office at 1023 N. Randolph Ave. will host the career fair from 9
a.m. to 7 p.m.
All correctional employees will receive a $2,000
pay raise on July 1. That will bring the starting salary of an entry-level
correctional officer, for instance, to $28,664.
But the 5 percent hike that Gov. Jim
Justice also secured for all state employees will deliver the extra $2,370 potential
recruits – if they join the state payroll before the current budget year ends.
And correctional employees are guaranteed
an additional $2,000 raise on July 1, 2020. The benefits package for starting
officers, meanwhile, is valued at $13,776. It includes comprehensive indemnity
health insurance, term life insurance, and a defined benefit pension plan. Accompanying
these benefits and multiple raises is a clear career advancement path for
Corrections and Rehabilitation previously
held one-stop career events at Clarksburg, Parkersburg and Charleston.