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Job Title: Fidelity Specialist Sex Offender Treatment Program      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:186829
Agency:Department of Corrections
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through:Jun 30, 2017
Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Public Service Executive I – Program Fidelity Specialist, (SOTP) Sex Offender Treatment Program, Work Station TBD / Negotiable. This position supports the Sex Offender Treatment Program, along with other programs, by delivering fidelity, quality assurance, coaching and data/evaluation services for that program.

Salary Range: $47,000.00 - $54,000.00 Depending on demonstrated skill and experience. Unclassified (At-Will), Full-Time, Exempt, Benefits-Eligible.  This posting has been extended, those who have previously applied do not need to reapply.

Primary Responsibilities:  Develop and implement a quality assurance plan for the delivery of the Sex Offender Treatment Program in facilities and parole, including fidelity in the use of the SOP curriculum; effective use of core correctional practices when delivering groups; skills building Advanced Practice groups; and data tracking for evaluation purposes.  Ensure timely assessments of risk/need and tracking of impact of SOTP on risk levels.  Ensure formation of and placement in groups commensurate with risk levels; ensure appropriate dose for SOTP.  Ensure placements in non-traditional treatment are appropriate and tracked.  Develop and update as appropriate staff training to inform them of the approach, model and impact of SOTP, and the role of staff in working with SOTP

Conduct fidelity observations, using the KDOC fidelity instrument; provide coaching and feedback to provider staff delivering the groups; track data related to fidelity.  Co-facilitate groups if/as necessary to model effective delivery of the SOP curriculum and use of core correctional practices

Develop and implement a plan for training and coaching in core correctional practices; conduct follow up training and coaching as needed to build capacity of provider staff in the effective use of core correctional practices

Work with SOTP provider to establish and sustain Advanced Practice and other 1:1 skills building groups and strategies; and work with provider staff to build skill in implementing AP groups in facilities and parole

Establish a data tracking method to collect data to track trends in identifying, screening, placing, treating, and delivering advanced skills building to sex offenders.  Work with independent evaluator at appropriate intervals to evaluate the impact of SOP

Perform other duties as assigned

Required Minimum Qualifications: 

  • One year of experience in planning, organizing and directing the work of a department, program or agency. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency
  • Substitution:  A Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy or other related field

Preferred Skills and /or Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy or other related field
  • One-year experience working with offenders in some program setting
  • Knowledge of principles of evidence – based practice in corrections, especially sex offenders
  • Engaging and empathetic communication skills along with strong organizational skills

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

  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Must be or become trained in the University of Cincinnati Sex Offender Program curriculum. Must be or become licensed through the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board 

How to Apply:
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, KBSRB License or similar license and College Transcripts to  include the job requisition number 186829 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
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: State agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis

"A Safer Kansas Through Effective Correctional Services"

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: Biweekly   

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