Community Corrections Officer
Washington State Department of Corrections - Raymond, WA

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Non-Permanent Community Corrections Officer
Raymond Unit 369
Raymond, WA
**Depending on qualifications, this position may be filled at either the CCO1 or CCO2 level**
(Monthly salary for CCO2: $3194 - $4192; Monthly salary for CCO1: $2520 - $3276)

The Washington State Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Non-Permanent Community Corrections Officer in Olympia Central Unit 376. This non-permanent appointment is expected to last approximately 6-9 months, but may be extended as necessary.

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.

Duties:

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:

Participate in the formation and maintenance of successful relationships and involvement with community members and resources to enhance services to offenders.

Work with community and corrections partners to facilitate offender programs and the successful re-entry of an offender into society.

Facilitate offender change groups.

Counsel offenders and/or refer them to counseling or other resource/treatment programs.

Conduct field visits (offender homes and work sites) under possibly adverse or hazardous conditions.

Make appropriate decisions regarding loss of liberty, sanctions, treatment, and education referrals.

Present documentation, oral testimony, and sanction recommendations for Court/Hearings.

Identify, collect, document, and maintain evidence and information from outside sources.

Work performed at the CCO1 level is carefully screened for appropriate assignment and closely reviewed.

****Position may be filled at the CCO 1 level with a one year in-training plan. Training will consist of attendance and successful completion of the CCO Academy within six months of employment and on-the-job training throughout the in-training period. The CCO 1’s caseload will be increased gradually based on training and demonstrated ability. The successful CCO 1 will have a full CCO 2 caseload by the end of the one-year in-training period.****

Qualifications:

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).

Must possess a valid driver's license.

Experience (for the CCO2 level only):
One year 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.

Supplemental Information:

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'

For additional information about the agency, please visit www.doc.wa.gov .

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 sarah.bevers@doc.wa.gov or call us at (360) 413-5434. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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