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Job Title: Unit Team Manager      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:188355
Agency:Topeka Correctional Facility
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through:Dec 14, 2017
Job Description:

Position Type:            Unclassified (At-Will), Full-Time, Exempt, Benefits-Eligible
Location:                    Topeka Correctional Facility - Topeka, Kansas
Salary:                       Starting at $41,870.40 annually

The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Unit Team Manager, located at the Topeka Correctional Facility, Topeka KS

This position is responsible for supervising the effective delivery of services to inmates in the assigned housing unit(s) and to ensure that the overall unit is maintained in a safe, secure, and humane manner.  The Unit Team Manager is expected to ensure that Internal Management Policy and Procedure, Facility General Orders, Kansas Administrative Regulations, Kansas Statutes Annotated, Custody Classification Manual, and other administrative rules and regulations are followed in the delivery of services.  The unit team work involves evaluating risk factors in order to make decisions regarding facility/cell or work assignments, referrals to services, and the level/type of supervision, and to develop comprehensive release plans for inmates who are within one year of release.  The work of this position requires ongoing proactive communications and interaction with staff, inmates, community partners, and inmates’ family that will ensure an organizational culture that supports the attainment of reduced negative behaviors by offenders.

Minimum Qualification
A Bachelor’s Degree with major coursework in criminal justice, the social sciences or the behavioral sciences, and two years of experience working with offenders in corrections, parole, or law enforcement. Additional experience may be substituted for the required education as determined relevant by the

Minimum Qualification 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 four (4) years of relevant experience in the field of corrections or in the detention of convicted offenders including at least one year of supervisory experience.

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

Preferred Skills and / or Qualifications:

  • At least one year of supervisory experience
  • At least two years of experience working with adult felons
  • At least two years of experience in case management
  • At least two years of experience in networking with community providers to secure resources for a special population
  • Knowledge of principles of reentry management and risk reduction
  • Strong interpersonal communication & problem solving skills
  • Ability to boundary span between areas of operation and good process-coordination skills

The application process has 3 REQUIRED STEPS

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

STEP 2:  Complete the State of Kansas Application Form  Submit to:  Topeka Correctional Facility

STEP 3:  Email these additional required documents to:   Include the job requisition number 188355 and your last name in the subject line

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Letter of Interest
  • College Transcripts  / Training Certificates
  • 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  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

Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement


Michelle Phipps
815 SE Rice Road
Topeka, KS 66607
Phone: (785) 559-5109
Fax:     (785) 559-5112

What To Expect Next:   After your application is evaluated and ranked, for 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 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 for additional Veterans' Preference Information

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

"A Safer Kansas Through Effective Correctional Services"

The Kansas Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Find out more about us at our website

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

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