Correctional Treatment Spec (RSAT)
Government of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC

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"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: CS-0101-12

Agency: D. C. Department of Corrections

Area of Consideration: Agency Only

Opening Date: February 13, 2013
Closing Date: February 22, 2013

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by the Fraternal Order of Police and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Duration of Appointment: Permanent

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Promotion Potential: None

Salary Range: $67,190 - $87,350


Brief Description of Duties: Provides individualized therapeutic drug and alcohol treatment, and multidimensional assessments of participants needs; specialized holistic treatment plans and interventions; didactic interactive workshop formats for large group lecture presentations, small group treatment experiences; and other relevant auxiliary services.

Incumbent must have knowledge of a variety of sociological work techniques to assist individuals in gaining insight and understanding of personal problems. Will facilitate the psycho-educational and extracurricular therapeutic activities for participants in the program. Incumbent will also assist in developing individualized treatment plans, monitoring therapeutic process and preparing progress reports. Plans and performs bother individual and group counseling. Maintain follow-up on assigned residents throughout their participation in the program. Develops a complete individual discharge plan to include linkage to a comprehensive aftercare program. The incumbent carries out assignments independently, exercising a high degree of initiative and judgement. Must display skill and diplomacy when communicating with concerned family members and correctional officials.



Time-in-Grade Restrictions: Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Must have successfully completion of a full 4-year course study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements in the individual occupational requirement.

Where specific course requirements are not indicated, the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the amount specified by the college or university attended, if this number cannot be obtained, 24 semester hours will be considered as equivalent to a major field of study. The nature and quality of this required course work must have been such that it would serve as a prerequisite for more advanced study in the field or subject matter area. Related course work generally refers to courses that may be accepted as part of the program major.

Selective Placement Factor(s): Please respond to the following selective placement factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document.

Selective Placement Factor #1: Must be a Licensed Registered Additions Counselor and/or Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Specialist License.

Ranking Factors

Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Ranking Factor #1: Demonstrated ability to develop an individual plan to include linkage to a comprehensive aftercare program and necessary services to further facilitate rehabilative efforts.

Ranking Factor #2: Knowledge of the ethical standards set forth by the American Psychological Association and by District and Federal Regulations.

Ranking Factor #3: Thorough knowledge of counseling theories, principles, and techniques in order to conduct interviews, individual and group counseling.

Ranking Factor #4: Skill in tact and diplomacy through oral and written communication.

Conditions of Employment

Physical Effort: Work is mostly sedentary; some walking is required to facilitate contact with resident population and co-workers.

Working Conditions: Work is performed within the confines of a correctional setting. The incumbent observes normal safety precautions relative to working in a correctional setting.

Incumbent must pass a thorough background investigation, a favorable report of findings must be received to determine suitability prior to appointment. All applicants including current DOC employees are subject to Drug and alcohol Testing in accordance with the Mandatory Drug Testing Act of 1996 D.C. Law 11-158.

Incumbent may be required to respond to emergency or other extraordinary work related situation, and is subject to on-call and/or return to duty status.

All applicants for employment (inclusive of student interns) are tested for drug and alcohol abuse and subject to random drug/alcohol testing upon acceptance in the position.


Priority Consideration

Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligibles for the District of Columbia's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) and Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified.

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the
Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required
to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide
District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

How to Apply

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted.

Where to Apply (Judiciary Square): D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Job Center located in the South Lobby at 441 - 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. All inquiries should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700.

Posting Cancellation: A non-competitive selection of an eligible candidate from the Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) or the District's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) will result in the cancellation of this announcement.

Closing Statement

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Department of Corrections Human Resources Division Only.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

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