How long is the selection process for correctional officers ?

I have recently applied for a state and federal correctional officer position. I wasn't sure if the process was a simple as passing the exam, submitting medical history & having the interview. I know with some jobs that can take one or two weeks and then some may take 6-9 months. I've been doing so much research on the position but I have been unable to find this information. Also, we have walk-in testing on Wednesdays in Atlanta, can anyone estimate how much time I should set aside? If anyone is currently working as a CO in the state of GA, please let me know about your experiences and if the position is a 'job' or 'career' for you. Thanks for your time & advice in advance.

Asked By: Wasiah Rasheed - 7/24/2006
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Testing should take approx. 2 to 3 hours but it can go longer. Most agencies will tell you to set aside the whole day for the process... More
Answered By: sarhibar - 7/24/2006
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Not long enough.
Answered By: illtastesweet2 - 7/24/2006
Here in Arizona we have a severe shortage of CO's. If you were to apply and take the tests, you would know in a matter of days. The part that takes the longest is the background check. They did mine in two days, and that was well before our staff shortages began.
Answered By: rexski - 7/24/2006
depends on the prison
Answered By: mike g - 7/25/2006
In Ga, for a State CO, the initial testing will most likely take several hours. They will grade the test, and you will be placed on a roster by your score. When there are openings at prisons where you indicated on your application you will be notified of an interview. If the Prison picks you, you will fill out a... More
Answered By: tyrsson58 - 7/25/2006
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