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State of Washington Class Specification

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As a college or university Master's graduate of an accredited institution, trains for and performs professional legal work, community corrections work, social work, juvenile rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, or allied assignments.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Incumbents in this class carry a Master's degree in criminal justice, law, social science, psychology, recreation, education or allied discipline.

Incumbents normally advance to the next higher level class in their field following completion of an approved in-training plan of 6-24 months in duration.

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 Master's degree in disciplines such as: criminal justice, law, psychology, sociology, social work, recreation, vocational therapy, education, etc.

College or university students, including state employees, who are enrolled and scheduled to complete their Master's degree requirements within 9 months may apply. The degree must be achieved, however, prior to appointment.

Note: Selective certification may be requested and applied to designated disciplines and/or internship/fellowship/work-study programs. 

Note: A degree in Social Work must be from an educational program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Class Specification History

New class: 6-12-92
Revised title, definition, distinguishing characteristics, and minimum qualifications: 9-13-02
New class code: (formerly 09240) effective July 1, 2007
Revises desirable qualifications, effective December 23, 2011

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