Louisiana Department of State Civil Service CORRECTIONS TRANSITION SPECIALIST in United States

CORRECTIONS TRANSITION SPECIALIST

Salary

$3,176.00 - $6,252.00 Monthly

Location

Angola, LA

Job Type

Promotion

Department

DOC-Louisiana State Penitentiary

Job Number

402-18-076

Closing

7/17/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

Louisiana Department of

Public Safety & Corrections –

Corrections Services

LOUISIANA STATE PENITENTIARY

Angola, LA

www.doc.louisiana.gov

THIS POSITION WILL BE FILLED WITH

A PERMANENT CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF

LA DEPT OF CORRECTIONS – CORRECTIONS SERVICES (Adult DOC)

The selected employee may be required to serve a trial Detail prior to being permanently promoted.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

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.

An attached resume will not replace a completed 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.*

Any degree, certificate, special license, or DD-214 must be verified by official documentation prior to hire.

This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.

Candidate Display Status:

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 are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review.

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.

(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov).

There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring supervisor/manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.

For information about this job posting contact:

Chassity Rheams

Louisiana State Penitentiary

Human Resources Department

(225) 655-2049

Fax: 225-342-5968

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A baccalaureate degree followed by three years of professional level experience in social services, corrections, psychology, counseling, vocational rehabilitation counseling or instruction, nursing, teaching at the secondary level or above, or in the treatment/rehabilitation of offenders/inmates.

SUBSTITUTIONS:

Six 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 substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:

A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

A master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, education, or criminal justice will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.

NOTE:

Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To coordinate the Corrections Organized for Reentry Program (CORe) for a specific institution.

Level of Work:

Program Manager.

Supervision Received:

General from a higher-level manager or an administrator.

Supervision Exercised:

None.

Location of Work:

Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from other programmatic Corrections jobs by the presence of independent responsibility for the coordination of the CORe program at an institution.

Examples of Work

Assists in the development of inmate's post release plan which includes employment skills, job placement assistance to eligible inmates, money management skills, values clarification and goal setting, problem solving and decision making skills, personal development and planning skills, counseling, anger management, victim awareness and restitution, and information on community-/faith-based organizations supporting reentry.

Develops and maintains partnerships with other state agencies, community organizations, faith-based groups, and crime victims to administer CORe initiatives.

Assists eligible inmates in locating private transition housing that will meet the inmate's needs and suitability for transition back into the community.

Maintains records, prepares reports and conducts correspondence relative to the CORe program.