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Prospects good for an inside job

Thursday, 9th July, 2015

Correctional Services Assistant Superintendent Stephen Pitt (left) with Officer Darryn Clifton at the recruitment drive yesterday. Correctional Services Assistant Superintendent Stephen Pitt (left) with Officer Darryn Clifton at the recruitment drive yesterday.

The local Correctional Services ran a recruitment drive at Westside Plaza yesterday.

Staff from the local service were trying to attract people who might be interested in a casual position.

Assistant Superintendent, Stephen Pitt, said they were looking for officers for the Wellington, Broken Hill, Ivanhoe and Brewarrina areas.

“The positions are for casual corrections officers,” he said.

“The normal minimum requirement is a standard Year 10 certificate and have to be 18 years and over.

“Training is provided at the Wellington Correction Service and it is a nine week course.”

He said people can also go to jobs.nsw and look for the positions online.

“I am a local born and bred. I started in correctional services in 1989,” Superintendent Pitt said.

“I left Broken Hill for 16 years but from a local point of view there are a lot of prospects.

“I worked with three different community services and two transport units.

“I’ve been a transport adviser. The scope is definitely there.”

Supt Pitt said there were opportunities to work with young offenders, intelligence units and transport units.

“If you take a role as casual, you then have a chance to apply for permanent positions,” he said.

“You need to be working as a casual to apply for a permanent position. It is the first step in a long carer.”

Applications close on July 16.

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