Corrections Recreational Specialist 2 (OSCI Recreational Specialist)
Corrections-Operations - Salem, OR

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This employment opportunity is in Correctional Rehabilitative Services at the Oregon State Correctional Institution in Salem. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates.

This position is represented by American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

Duties & Responsibilities

This position provides program assessment, design, coordination and implementation of a wide variety of pro-social, cultural, physical, and transition activities for inmates within the institution. Major duties:
  • is responsible for all program assessment, design, coordination and implementation of a wide variety of social, cultural, and transition activities for each club program; submits all purchase orders; reviews and maintains club accounts; attends administrative club president's meetings and monthly recreational staff meetings; submits monthly reports on all programs of responsibility, current club accounts, statistics, concerns and program outcomes; establishes a curriculum of instruction for inmate proposals and for community volunteers involved in activities and programs; obtains necessary clearances for custody status of participants in programs; provides instruction and direction to community volunteers, contractors and vendors; is responsible to assign and supervise inmate work crews in the daily maintenance of all recreation areas of responsibility and equipment; is responsible for operation of Intramural and functions as a relief for Hobby Shop supervisor;

  • accesses the canteen Tag System; operates the Inmate Photo Database; monitors kites; orders supplies; processes purchase requests; works with multiple outside vendors;

  • maintains, monitors and tracks the Inmate Indigent Radio Program; operates the AS-400 system; places inmates on call outs; orders supplies and processes purchase requests to maintain radio stocks;

  • obtains necessary clearances for equipment required for club functions; performs, maintains, and coordinates with security staff on routine inspection of recreation areas, equipment, tools, and key control; provides visual monitoring of inmate movements; requests Law Enforcement Data System checks on all outside volunteers; trains volunteers involved in specific cultural/ethnic programs and activities; and

  • attends training as required.

Qualifications & Desired Attributes

Your application materials will be reviewed to verify that you:
  • have three years of experience assessing, developing, coordinating, and implementing recreational programs and leisure time activities; OR
  • a Bachelor’s degree in Recreational Management, Physical Education or a related field.
A photocopy of your transcripts must be submitted to receive credit for your Bachelor’s degree.

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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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: DOC13-0342OC

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


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