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Job Title: Program Consultant I - Program Provider      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:187370
Agency:Department of Corrections
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through:Aug 18, 2017
Job Description:

The Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility currently has an unclassified Program Consultant I - Program Provider position available. This position provides evidence-based programming to reduce the chances of recidivism in convicted adult male offenders. Work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Some weekend or evening hours may be necessary on a flex schedule to be available to co-facilitate classes, work with volunteers, etc.

Primary Duties Include :

One of the leads in delivering recidivism and risk reducing programs and classes.

Establishes skills-building classes for offenders, matching appropriate dose levels with offender risk needs and tailoring classes as needed to serve the population. These classes include Thinking for a Change - T4C, Offender Workforce Development Specialist - OWDS, parenting, work release readiness, and various other skills-building classes.

Schedules, monitors, and is responsible for all administrative aspects of the classes, including working with corrections counselors and or case managers for a referral process; reviewing list of offenders to identify potential participants; addressing readiness and responsivity; screening referrals; making placements and ensuring available resources are fully utilized; monitoring for quality; tracking the number who start and finish; monitoring progress to reduce failures; ensuring FPER codes are accurately completed; ensuring counselors, case managers, parole, and mentors have feedback about class progress as appropriate, including any necessary TOADS entries, and any other aspect of the administration of classes.

Works closely with facility leadership to identify gaps in available classes and services for all risk levels, including SB14 eligible, to ensure offenders have access to classes and activities that decrease the risk of recidivism, using good time as an incentive. Makes recommendations and takes steps to reduce gaps.

Performs other duties within the scope of the position as assigned by the supervisor to meet the goals of the agency.

Minimum Qualifications:

Six months of experience in planning, implementing and monitoring activities relevant to the agency's programs.

Preferred Skills and or Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with major coursework in criminal justice, the social sciences, human resources or related field, or the behavioral sciences, and six months of experience working with offenders in corrections, parole, or law enforcement.
  • Or 60 semester hours of college credit, and one year of experience working with programs serving offenders or other high risk - need population.
  • Experience working with offender population.
  • Experience in skills coaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage, coach, and motivate.
  • Experience working with community partners.
  • Strong organizational, writing, and communication skills.

Salary: $36,171.20 annually. This position is full-time, unclassified position with benefits. Pay can vary depending upon experience and qualifications.

Necessary Qualifications:

The incumbent must be capable of performing established Essential Physical functions.

A full position description and required essential physical functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below.


The application process has 3 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 State of Kansas Application Form at and submit to the Corrections, Department of (Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility).

STEP 3: Email or fax these additional required documents to . Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line. Please call 620-285-8008 to confirm that your application and additional paperwork have been received. Please submit all paperwork by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017.

  • Resume
  • College Transcripts
  • Letter of Interest
  • Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Copy of Driver's License
  • Security Clearance Paperwork


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. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Recruiter Contact:

Name: Kelly Miller

Phone: 620-285-8008

Fax: 620-285-8070


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.

Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE):

Former military personnel or spouses who 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 for additional Veterans' Preference Information.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Kansas Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Find out more about us at our website

Class/Uncl: U    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 001    Hiring Rate: $0.00    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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