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Job Title: Program Consultant II      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:185993
Agency:Department of Corrections
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through:Mar 23, 2017
Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Program Consultant II , Juvenile Services - Central Office, Topeka  Kansas.  This position conducts on-site residential provider monitoring of programming, behavioral management delivery/interventions, treatment planning, resident lodging, visitation, record keeping, training and service delivery and availability. This position also will be responsible for training delivery to the residential provider system, standard development and maintenance, contract monitoring and represent the department on various stakeholder workgroups/committees

This posting is being extended for and additional 10 days.  Applications that were submitted will still be considered.

Salary: $41,870.40  Unclassified (At-Will), Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Benefits-Eligible

Residential Provider System: Responsible for providing oversight and support for contracted residential providers. Duties will include but not be limited to: conducting quality assurance site visits to ensure compliance with programmatic standards and outcome expectations and any subsequent coaching and feedback; measuring adherence and compliance to the appropriate program standards according to the Provider Handbook; maintaining and updating the Provider Handbook/Standards; conduct and develop training that will be directed to providers and system stakeholders; monitoring of provider adherence to contractual obligations; responsible for placement assistance with Community Supervision Agency Officers; determining adherence to any provider placement on a Corrective Action Plan (CAP); assist in data collection and compiling of data reports

Youth Residential Placement Training: Provides training to residential providers and system stakeholders on evidence based cognitive programming/tools; child management and discipline techniques; evidence based adherence to risk, need and responsivity principles (i.e. “what works”); Youthful Level of Service/Case Management Inventory overview, interpretation and application; residential provider standards; effective staff characteristics; effective practices in communication. Responsible for the coordination of training through the Department of Corrections and other training delivery mechanisms (i.e. Motivational Interviewing and Effective Practices in Community Supervision II, etc).
Youth Residential Placement Collaboration: Assist residential providers in the connection and collaboration with community resources. This will include but not be limited to:  educational advocacy services, Kansas Gear Up, workforce Centers, technical education resources, mentoring initiatives, mental health services, substance abuse services, and community service resources

Workgroup/Committee Representation: Speaks to groups and organizations to explain services and to promote participation and cooperation; serves on committees, boards and councils concerned with program functions and activities

Technical Assistance and Special Projects: Assists in supporting KDOC stakeholders and/or in the development of special projects and/or agency initiatives. Special projects may include projects as assigned by the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Division or Unit Director

Perform other duties as assigned

Required Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, another human services field, or public administration. One year of experience in planning, implementing and monitoring activities relevant to the agency’s programs. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency. 
  • Experience in the development and delivery of training. Experience working with youth in a juvenile justice system (i.e. supervision, residential or foster care systems.)  Demonstrated knowledge of: federal and state juvenile and criminal justice legislation; as well as agency regulations and standards; provider standards; family and community oriented evidence based programs for offender populations; evidence based programs including communication, behavior management, best practices for supervision, risk/needs assessment, cognitive behavioral programming/tools; and treatment of offenders.

Preferred Skills and /or Qualifications: 

  • Experience with Department information systems (TOADS, JJIAMS, CASIMS, and JCFS). Experience in contract monitoring. Experience with Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.). Experience in providing constructive feedback, both positive and negative, to professionals and stakeholders of the juvenile justice system. Experience problem solving with stakeholders, both immediate and over time, in ideal and non-ideal situations. 

Necessary Special Qualifications, Licenses, Certifications and /or Registrations: 

  • Certifications – Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLS/CM) and Level of Service Inventory–Revised (LSIR), Correctional Program Checklist (CPC), Thinking for a Change (T4C), Aggression Replacement Training (ART), Morale Reconation Therapy (MRT), or in other tools and programs determined by the agency to be comparable Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license

This application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2:  Complete the official State of Kansas application form at

STEP 3:  Submit your online application to Corrections Dept. of – Central Office

STEP 4:   Email additional required documents: Cover Letter, Resume, Tax Clearance Certificate and Collage Transcripts to  include the job requisition number 185993 and your last name in the subject line

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199

NOTE: Submission of a résumé or an application alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described previously. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in not being considered for employment

Recruiter and Agency Contact Information:
Tracie Gauntt
State Recruitment Coordinator
Kansas Department of Corrections
714 SW Jackson
Jayhawk Walk, Suite 300
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: (785) 296-0041
Fax:     (785) 368-6565

What to Expect Next:  Once your complete application package (including all required documents) is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking.  Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete. You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application

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The Kansas Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Class/Uncl: U    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 001    Hiring Rate: $0.00    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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