Correctional Counselor (OSP Counselor)
Corrections-Operations - Salem, OR

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These positions exist within the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. There are currently two vacancies. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates.

This position is represented by the Association of Oregon Corrections Employees (AOCE)

Example of Duties

These positions provide intensive and intermediate case management for inmates based on the risk to recidivate and special needs.

For a more specific listing of duties and working conditions, click:

Position Description


Your application materials will be reviewed to verify that you:
  • have two years of professional counseling experience working with clientele in a social service or rehabilitative program, AND
  • a Bachelor's degree in a behavioral science or related field with major coursework in behavioral science.
Three years of experience in a social service, rehabilitative, or correctional program with primary responsibility for guiding and/or counseling individuals or groups in the solution of occupational, educational, personal, or social problems may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree.

A Masters degree in a behavioral science may substitute for one year of the required experience.

NOTE: Professional counseling experience must include providing supportive counseling to clients on a one-to-one basis with full responsibility for managing each case plan.

Copies of your transcripts must be uploaded to your electronic application before submission.

In the "Work Experience " section of your electronic application, clearly describe your experience as it relates to these qualifications. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration. A resume' will not replace the "Work Experience " section of the application.


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Applicant E-Recruit FAQ's

Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach required documents to your electronic application.

If you have application login problems, get an error message during the application process, or are experiencing other technical (computer related) difficulties, please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-877-204-4442 .

Pay and benefits on all announcements may change without notice. For budgetary reasons, the State of Oregon requires employees to take unpaid furlough days during the 2011-2013 biennium. The incumbent to this position may be required to take a prorated number of unpaid furlough days during the biennium, depending on the number of furlough days established and the date of hire.

This position may be eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), as defined by statute .

The Department of Corrections does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Justice Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Application Reference Number: DOC13-0380OC

The successful candidate to this position will be subject to a Criminal Records Check.

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