State of Washington Classified Job Specification
COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ASSISTANT - WFSE
Within the Department of Corrections, Division of Community Corrections, performs assigned technical and/or administrative casework functions under the direction of a Community Corrections professional.
Incumbents in this class are distinguished from those in the Community Corrections Officer series by their restriction from making any decisions regarding offenders that would result in a significant change being made in the case. This would include, but is not limited to, any decision that would invoke a loss of liberty, search or seizure.
Conducts Legal Financial Obligation (LFO) payment reviews to include: monitoring of cases, recoupment actions, reporting, makes payment schedule determinations, conducts client intakes, generates LFO correspondence, Court orders/requirements, updates address changes, produces reports (specials/violations), prepares notice of payroll deductions;
Screens records, performs required file maintenance, prepares records for transfer/closure, and completes appropriate OBTS update actions as necessary; prepares files for Court/Hearing actions;
Reviews files for compliance verification, researches, compiles and evaluates data through record checks, various computer programs/reports, collateral contacts and prepares reports for professional staff;
Requests, reviews, processes and takes appropriate actions on administrative Batch reports;
May assist Community Service Coordinator or Community Involvement Coordinator in administering their programs by performing such tasks as conducting background investigations, monitors participation, updates/maintains offender/volunteer hours, prepares appropriate reports;
Assists Class V program coordinator by monitoring offender participation and develops/prepares appropriate reports to verify/monitor offender compliance;
Assists in the management of the inmate grievance process;
Responsible for creating/maintaining the offender property inventory system;
Manages offenders at a day reporting center by assigning offenders to daily schedules if not previously done; monitors offenders for successful completion of programs such as MRT, VAEP, CSH, DSAP, SASSI, and/or attendance at educational classes, participation in job searches, etc.;
Collects urinalysis samples as needed and ensures chain of evidence procedures are followed;
Performs other duties as required.
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.
A Bachelor’s degree.
Four years of experience in a correctional field office or institution, two years which must be at the senior clerical level or higher.
Qualifying work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
Class Specification History
New class: 12-15-95
New class code: (formerly 39680) effective July 1, 2007
Salary adjustment; adopted June 30, 2017; effective July 1, 2017.