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Job Description

Job Title:   Corrections Counselor I

County:   Reno

Req. No:   188388

Agency Name:   Hutchinson Correctional Fclty

Posting Type:   Agency  --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type

Applications accepted through:    DEC 15, 2017

Job Description:

This position is responsible for performing all duties through a team approach to risk management that addresses criminogenic indicators and needs.  The team approach involves evaluating risk factors in order to make decisions regarding facility/cell or work assignments, referrals to services, and the level/type of supervision, and to develop comprehensive release plans for offenders who are within one year of release.   The work of this position requires ongoing proactive communication and interaction with offenders that is designed to apply cognitive programming to disrupt, rather than reinforce, antisocial behavior and inappropriate reactions to situations. 

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree with major coursework in criminal justice, the social sciences, or the behavioral sciences.  Experience may be substituted for the required education as determined relevant by the agency as follows:

Approved Agency Minimum Qualification Substitution: Completion of 60 semester hours of coursework from an accredited college or university, including 12 hours in corrections, criminal justice, the social sciences, or the behavioral sciences, AND one (1) years of experience in the field of adult corrections; or completion of a four-year degree in corrections, criminal justice, the social sciences, or the behavioral sciences.

Performance Standards: Knowledge of modern concepts, principles, and practices related to the rehabilitation of criminal offenders.  Knowledge of English usage and written communication.  Knowledge of general sociological and psychological factors effecting human behavior.  Ability to read and comprehend technical narrative material including manuals, handbooks, and instructional memoranda for application to daily work. Ability to organize and clearly express information in concise written form. Ability to work in a cellhouse within a correctional institution.

Note:  Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement

A full position description and required essential physical functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below.

TO APPLY:  Go to www.jobs.ks.gov to complete and submit your electronic application.

How You Will Be Evaluated: Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation.  Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements.  Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred selection criteria and competencies for the position.

What To Expect Next: If you haven’t already done so, please register your DD-214 if applicable.   Applications and any required documents must be received by the application deadline of this announcement.  Please keep a close eye on the email you provide on your application, as a response email will follow your application with additional documents that will need to be completed. After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete.  You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application. EOE

Selection Process: Applicants selected for interview will be evaluated by an interview panel using performance/behavior based interview questions. The interview panel will make recommendations to the Warden for final approval.  A second interview may be conducted.  Applicants will be subject to background check and criminal history investigation; must pass a drug screen and a TB test unless promoting, transferring, or demoting from another safety sensitive position within the same agency; and possess a valid Driver’s License.

Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager.  See jobs.ks.gov for additional Veterans' Preference Information.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at https://www.kdor.ks.gov/apps/taxclearance/default.aspx.A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. You must also submit a completed hard copy of this Certificate directly to the agency you are applying with.

The Hutchinson Correctional Facility is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Find out more about us at our web site

Class/Uncl Full/Part Time: Grade: Hiring Rate: Pay Frequency:
C F 023 $16.56 Hourly

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