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Job Title: Corrections Counselor II      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:189536
Agency:Topeka Correctional Facility
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through:May 20, 2018
Job Description:

This position is assigned to a living unit at the Topeka Correctional Facility that counsels difficult and recalcitrant offenders having adjustment problems. This position is responsible for performing all duties through a team approach to risk management that addresses criminogenic indicators and needs. The team approach 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 offenders who are within one year of release. The work of this position requires ongoing proactive communications and interaction with offenders that is designed to apply cognitive programming to disrupt, rather than reinforce, antisocial behavior and inappropriate reactions to situations. This position will cover the Unit in the absence of the Unit Team Manager.

The incumbent in this position will work with a moderate amount of latitude within established risk management, transitional planning, and reentry procedures and programs. The incumbent will apply established criminogenic profile evaluation tools that measure dynamic risk factors, static risk factors, and elements of the Level of Service Inventory – Revised (LSI-R) and will participate as a member of a team that provides a continuum of case management services for offenders from incarceration to post release. Work will be evaluated through conferences and review of electronic records or imaged documents, effectiveness of interactions with offenders, and results achieved.

Minimum Requirements : A bachelor’s degree with major coursework in criminal justice, the social sciences, or the behavioral sciences, and one year 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 agency.

Preferred skills: Completion of 60 semester hours coursework from an accredited college or university, including 12 hours in corrections, criminal justice, the social sciences, or the behavioral sciences, and three years of experience in the field of adult corrections; or, completion of a four-year degree in corrections, criminal justice, the social sciences, or the behavioral sciences, and one year of experience in the field of corrections.

HOW TO APPLY: The application process has 3 REQUIRED STEPS

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

STEP 2 : Complete the official State of Kansas application form (use this link – )
Submit to Topeka Correctional Facility

STEP 3: Submit additional required documents to the specific recruiter designated on this job announcement. Be sure to include your name and the job requisition #(189536) on all correspondence when submitting documents to the designated recruiter.

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
  • College Transcripts

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. Applicants 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 Information:
Name: Michelle Phipps
Phone: 785-559-5109
FAX: 785-559-5112
Agency Information:
Topeka Correctional Facility
815 SE Rice Rd.
Topeka, KS 66607

How You Will Be Evaluated: Once you complete and submit your application materials, 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 competencies and criteria 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

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.

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 minimum qualifications and competency factors of the position. The veteran’s preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager. Additional VPE information can be found at

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View Job Class Spec Class/Uncl: C    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 025    Hiring Rate: $18.26    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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