Community Corrections Officer 3
Washington State Department of Corrections 18 reviews - Jefferson County, WA

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Port Hadlock Field Office The Washington State Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Community Corrections Officer 3 at the Port Hadlock Field Office, located at Port Hadlock, WA. Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.

Community Corrections Officers supervise offenders who have either been confined in a county jail or prison (for felony convictions of more than a year), or were sentenced to direct supervision in the community. Most offenders have conditions of supervision. These conditions are guided by public-safety considerations and engage each offender in programs to reduce their likelihood of re-offense. Offenders report to Community Corrections Officers and, depending upon the offender's history or crime, may be required to participate in substance abuse treatment programs, offender change programs, counseling, family reunification programs, and other services proven to reduce the likelihood of re-offense. Work assignments include (Note: The following are examples, see PD for specific information): · Manage a caseload of criminal offenders, including sex offenders and mentally ill offenders, monitors conditions/prohibitions of supervision; updates supervision plans as needed; monitors the adjustment of offenders involved with in/out patient treatment programs; counsels offenders and/or refers them to counseling or other resource/treatment programs; makes home/field visits per offender classification standards; · Conduct investigations (e.g. Pre-sentence, in-state and interstate transfers, and offender release plans) and document findings within prescribed timelines. · Present accurate written documentation, oral testimony, and make appropriate sanction recommendations for Court/Hearings. · Participate in the formation and maintenance of successful relationships with community resources. · Facilitate offender change groups. · Act as the field training officer to provide coaching on the job and other training to staff. · Conduct case reviews, assists Community Corrections Supervisor with performance audits, reviews reports, and approves non-confinement sanctions as recommended by Community Corrections Officers. · Review Interstate Compact Requests for offender eligibility and ensures all staff complies with the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision rules for offenders requesting to reside in Washington and for offenders in Washington requesting to reside in another state. · Investigate alleged parole, probation, and sentencing violations; conducts searches and arrests; detains serious violators after proper approval; serves parole subpoenas; transports arrested offenders to jail, hearings, etc.; records, preserves, and secures evidence; · Serve on committees and task forces; speaks to community service clubs, schools, law enforcement organization, and similar organizations; · Lead assigned employees; reviews and approves reports; approves evidence to be disposed of and assigns witnesses; staffs cases formally and informally; approves waivers of extradition for out-of-state travel over 30 days; completes caseload audits and provides information to supervisor; trains assigned employees;

Required Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities/Competencies: Education: A four-year degree from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Experience: Three years of case management experience. Note: Case management activities include assessment of risk factors; designing, monitoring and/or facilitating treatment plans; determining and making referrals to resources as appropriate (chemical dependency, substance abuse, family counseling, job training assistance, etc.); maintaining official records and tracking client progress/compliance; and assisting individuals who are unable to independently access support systems or community resources such as those providing food, clothing, or monetary assistance and shelter. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Supplemental Information:
'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.' For additional information about the agency, please visit . IMPORTANT NOTES: From July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013 a 3% temporary salary reduction is in effect for most state positions. The salary range noted in this recruitment announcement reflects this temporary reduction. For specific information see: Temporary Salary Reduction Info . · Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application . A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. · All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check. · Employees work with offenders in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply. · We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, including marijuana, will be disqualified from consideration. · Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position. · Tuberculosis is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results. · If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment. We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies: · Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace. · Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. · Respectfully acknowledge people’s differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable. · Promote inclusiveness. · Be culturally sensitive and appropriate. · Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions. DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email or call us at (206) 516-7739. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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