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CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST 1

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CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST 1
350B
Category: Social Services

Class Series Concept

See Corrections Specialist Assistant

Definition

Performs entry-level professional corrections specialist work and is responsible for developing, establishing, coordinating and/or facilitating correctional programs or activities within a facility, such as volunteer services, family friendly and/or community resource programs.

 

OR

 

Within a stand-alone minimum security facility, administers a roster management program under the direction of a Lieutenant or higher authority.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, employees perform complex duties within established guidelines such as, maintaining community partnerships and facilitating Family Advisory Council meetings. Work is periodically reviewed for compliance with guidelines, policies and procedures.

Typical Work

Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates day-to-day operations of grant-funded special programs or other correctional programs;

 

Conducts community meetings with incarcerated individuals and staff;

 

Establishes and maintains community partnerships;

 

Recruits and provides oversight of volunteers;

 

Facilitates and plans Family Advisory Council meetings;

 

Be a liaison for families;

Implements family friendly events;

 

Implements and maintains a comprehensive program for volunteers in accordance with legislative requirements and agency policies and procedures;

 

Implements volunteer training and orientation plans;

 

Serves as staff advisor for cultural programs;

 

Completes transition plans for incarcerated individuals;

 

Develops the "work" schedule (i.e. days off, hours of work, etc.), within a minimum facility for all custody positions, to ensure all mandatory posts are covered; monitors the cost effective use of assigned staff, controls use of overtime and tracks post vacancies and extra post assignments;

 

May serve as a lead worker;

 

Performs other duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree;  

                                                                        AND 

Three years of paid or unpaid professional experience in volunteer program administration, public information/relations, personnel administration or criminal justice.   

A Master's degree will substitute for one year of experience. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted, year for year, for education.

 

Class Specification History

New class effective June 1, 2005; Corrections Specialist 2 (replaces 39200 Community Involvement Program Coordinator 2).
Added class series concept, revised definition; adopted August 13, 2015; Effective August 14, 2015.
Salary adjustment, revisions to the class series concept, definition, distinguishing characteristics and typical work; adopted June 30, 2017 effective July 1, 2017.
Revised class series concept, definition, distinguishing characteristics, typical work and desirable qualifications; adopted June 13, 2019; effective July 1, 2019.

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