Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Saint Gabriel, LA

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A baccalaureate degree.

Eight years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to qualify as follows:

A maximum of 90 semester hours may be combined with experience to qualify.

15 to 29 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience.
30 to 44 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience.
45 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience.
60 to 74 semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience.
75 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for five years of experience.
90 or more semester hours credit will substitute for six years of experience.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of six years full-time work experience. Candidates with 90 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to qualify.

Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated; the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools; the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; or the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

***This position will be filled by a new hire or promotion of a Permanent Classified employee of Louisiana State Government*** As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Corrections ARDC Specialist 1 or Corrections ARDC Specialist 2, depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum salary for the Corrections ARDC Specialist 2 is $54,434 . 00 .Please refer to the ‘Job Specifications’ tab located at the top of the LA Careers ‘Current Job Opportunities’ page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

Applicants must have Civil Service test score for 9333-Professional Entry Test in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered. Applicants without a current test score can apply to take the test here . For jobs within the PET test series, an applicant who has obtained a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with an overall grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher may be appointed probationally or by job appointment to any professional level job for which possession of the baccalaureate degree alone is sufficient to meet the Minimum Qualifications. Applicants appointed under this rule must meet the full Minimum Qualifications including the required degree from an accredited college or university, as verified by official transcript.

If you selected option "I have a 3.5 GPA or higher for my baccalaureate degree. (Rule 22.8(c))" an original transcript must be provided attached to your application or fax over to (225) 342-5968 by the closing date of this job posting. If a paper application is submitted, the Supplemental Questions which coincide with the job posting must be answered and attached to the application.

****REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION TO MAKE SURE IT IS CURRENT. Failure to provide your qualifying work experience may result in your application not being considered.****
This is a 24 hour facility. Any degree, certificate, special license, or DD-214 must be verified by official documentation prior to hire. Applicants may be required to work shift work. This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.

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For more information about this vacancy contact:
Teresa Davis
(225) 342-2212 Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 94304
Baton Rouge , LA 70804 -9304

Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To perform diversified and technical tasks involved in the classification and maintenance of records management programs involving initial time computation and re-computation on DPS&C commitments in accordance with state and federal laws and departmental regulations.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Direct from a higher-level supervisor or manager.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services-Adult.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from the Corrections ARDC Specialist 2 by the presence of entry-level duties under close supervision and guidance.

Differs from a Corrections Classification Officer and Corrections Records Analyst series by the presence of acquiring the knowledge and skills for both classifying adult inmates and sentence computation.

Examples of Work:
Ensures that various aspects of inmate incarceration related to public safety, rehabilitation, and inmate welfare are met for inmates from the time of preliminary classification in local facilities through the reception process and subsequent assignment to permanent housing facilities or until discharge from the local facilities.

Coordinates with the sheriffs' offices, clerks of court, parish jail administrators, district attorneys, and judges on various issues related to all new commitments to DPS&C.

Reviews new commitments to ensure compliance with statutory, legal, and department requirements; i.e. valid hard labor sentences, sex offender identification and tracking, multiple offender restrictions, and victim notification.

Screens new commitments to identify candidates for the intensive incarceration program, special treatment programs, or for imminent or immediate releases.

Extracts pertinent information from court minutes, bills of information, state police rap sheets, pre-sentence investigations, and other documents necessary to draft a chronological history of incarceration.

Performs in-depth research on individual criminal records.

Contacts sheriffs, clerks of court, probation personnel (in and out of state), and judges to secure and verify information relevant to time computation.

Performs duties of initial time computation and re-computing inmate sentences.

Functions as the Quality Control analyst to ensure data in the physical record matches automated data base system of CAJUN 2 (Corrections and Justice Unified Network), which is a system used by state, federal, state police, and social services agencies. Inputs data as necessary.

Researches inmate records to determine eligibility for work release, minimum security programs, or furloughs from an institution with special treatment units, or to determine eligibility for work release and furloughs in response to recommendations from administrators of local facilities.

Coordinates with state and federal officials and their respective correctional institutions on various correctional matters concerning inmate custody, release information, filing detainers, or transfers to and from other jurisdictions.

Responds to telephone inquiries from various public officials, general public, attorneys and judges, and local detention facilities personnel regarding correctional policies and procedures that relate to state inmates housed in local facilities.

Coordinates with local facilities and work release centers on the transfers of inmates deemed inappropriate to remain at the center.

Explains the time computation to inmates, attorneys, families, or other authorized individuals.

Participates in disciplinary courts as assigned.

Monitors and reviews files to ensure timely processing of releases of all DPS&C commitments housed in parish prisons, community centers, and work release programs. Issues release certificates, forms and other related documents.

Interviews inmates upon intake into the reception center.

Recommends appropriate institutional assignments based on evaluation of interview information and current and prior record to ensure public safety needs are met.

Counsels inmates to help them adjust to prison life and assists inmates with personal and family problems.

Makes recommendations to and serves as a member of various prison boards to ensure that inmates are assigned to jobs and schools with special consideration being given to inmates assigned to chronic medical and mental health units.