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Job Title: Parole Officer I      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
CountyReno
Req. No:186257
Agency:Department of Corrections
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through:Mar 29, 2017
Job Description:

Work with offenders to develop and maintain case plans designed to address public safety issues, reduce criminogenic risks/needs and enhance pro social behavior. Provide supervision services that include counseling regarding employment, housing, availability of community resources and other personal and social factors. Utilize risk reduction techniques such as motivational interviewing and cognitive strategies.

Maintain personal contact with offenders commensurate with the assigned level of supervision to assist offenders with reintegration into the community. Make regular and special home visits. Obtain urine samples when appropriate. Maintains both written and electronic offender files with timely and accurate documentation in TOADS and OMIS. Conduct LSI-R classification interviews and enter accurate documentation and scoring information. Use other assessment tools and available information to determine supervision level or management overrides.

Investigate incidents of misconduct, condition violations and violations of law and submit detailed written reports in accordance with Internal Management Policy and Procedures. Consider all facts and information to determine the appropriate response. Make appropriate recommendations to the Kansas Parole Board concerning parole revocations and discharges. Complete accurate and timely good time awards on the appropriate cases.

Coordinate utilization of community resources/services in the areas of employment, substance abuse, mental health, family counseling, education, faith based or civic organizations. Locate and/or develop resources for offenders to enhance case management efforts. Perform pre-parole investigations to determine the suitability of inmates’ proposed parole plans to include the acceptability of living conditions, desirability of environment, employment plan and law enforcement opinions regarding the prospective parolee and sponsor, if appropriate, etc. Visit correctional institutions periodically to establish contact with prospective parolees assigned to caseload. Such contact may be established by letter or telephone. Participate in facility/parole interaction teams as assigned. Act as after-hours duty officer. Attend training and meetings as required. Represent the Department of Corrections in community education and public relations. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree with major coursework (i.e., 24 credit hours) in criminal justice, social sciences, or behavioral sciences. Experience may be substituted as determined relevant by the agency.

Substitution:  Completion of 60 semester hours of coursework from an accredited college or university, including 12 hours in corrections, criminal justice, the social sciences, or the behavioral sciences, and two years of experience in the field of corrections or social services/case management.

Preferred Criteria:  Advance education, one year case management experience working with adults or juveniles, and superior written and oral communication skills.

Performance Standards:  This position provides direction and counsel to an assigned caseload of adult offenders released on parole to assist in their understanding and meeting of the requirements of parole. Work includes assisting offenders with personal, social, financial, family, employment or psychological problems as they reintegrate into the community. This position works to establish, coordinate and participate in community projects designed to enhance the rehabilitation and reintegration processes by working with various community service agencies and law enforcement authorities.

HOW TO APPLY:  The application process has 3 STEPS.

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form  (use this link -   https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/register-personal-data) (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2:  Complete the State of Kansas Application Form (use this link -  https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply) and submit to the Kansas Department of Corrections-Central Office.

STEP 3:  Email these additional required documents to (Ann Duffy  HR@doc.ks.gov)

Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line. 

Resume, Letter of Interest, College Transcripts, Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

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 http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html.  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.  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.

Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE):  Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager. See jobs.ks.gov for additional Veterans' Preference Information.

Contact Information:

Name: Ann Duffy                          Phone: 785-296-3412                

Email: HR@doc.ks.gov                Fax: 785-296-0744

How You Will Be Evaluated: Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation. Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements. Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred selection criteria and competencies for the position. 

What To Expect Next:  After your application is evaluated and ranked, 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. 

The Kansas Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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View Job Class Spec Class/Uncl: C    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 023    Hiring Rate: $16.56    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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