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COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ASSISTANT - WFSE

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COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ASSISTANT - WFSE
383E
Category: Protective Services

Definition

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.

Distinguishing Characteristics

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.

Typical Work

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.

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. 

 

OR

 

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.

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