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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 350F
Category: Social Services

Class Series Concept

See Corrections Specialist Assistant.


This is the expert level of the series with statewide responsibility over a variety of corrections programs, such as Offender Reentry, Community Safety Response and Family Services. Reviews and develops policies; provides quality assurance, improvement and oversight of correctional programs.


Serves as the supervisor of assigned corrections specialist staff with facility-wide or regional-wide correctional program responsibilities.


Serves on one or more task forces to identify and arrest high-risk offenders who pose the greatest danger to community safety.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under administrative direction, positions at this level perform highly complex work such as risk assessments, grant administration and policy review.

Typical Work

Provides expert consultation and technical assistance for correctional program delivery and/or compliance with rules, regulation and policies;

Prepares budget requests for assigned correctional programs;

Completes risk assessments for individuals entering prisons and/or released into the community;

As a supervisor: plan, organize, evaluate, assign and direct work activities of corrections specialist staff;

Performs grant administration for federally funded programs;

Performs policy review and development;

Develops correctional program implementation plans;

Identifies and recruits eligible participants in the offender population for the ReFORM grant program;

Participates in local and federal operations in collaboration with law enforcement partners, which dismantle large crime organizations;

Supervises professional Substance Abuse Recovery Unit and contract staff ensuring assessments are conducted on priority populations within prisons and work releases across Washington State;

Provides quality assurance and quality improvement development and oversight for all evidence-based community and prison-based substance abuse treatment services;

Serves on Fugitive and/or Federal Tasks Forces, which include the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the United States Marshal Service (USMS) and County Drug Task Forces, County Police agencies and City Police agencies in Washington State;

Facilities Cognitive Behavior Intervention programs, which target criminogenic needs, to higher risk offenders;

Performs other related work 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

Bachelor's degree


Five years of professional corrections experience, including at least one year in a supervisory or administrative capacity.

Note: Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for up to two years of the desired education. A Master's degree will substitute for one year of experience.

Class Specification History

New class; adopted June 13, 2019; effective July 1, 2019