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Job Title: Activity Specialist      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:190179
Agency:Hutchinson Correctional Fclty
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through:Jul 20, 2018
Job Description:

Job Duty Description: This is specialized, professional work planning, organizing and carrying out habilitation, rehabilitation, or socialization activities with patients, clients, inmates, or students. Work involves the application of specialized activity skills in music, art, horticultural, athletic or recreational program in a community, institutional, or correctional facility.  The incumbent evaluates inmate need for recreation activities taking into consideration inmate health, abilities, safety and ACI standards. Activities include, but not limited to, basketball, softball, weightlifting, tennis, volleyball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, ping-pong and other table games.

Minimum Qualifications:  Four years of experience in recreation, athletics, music, or art.  Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Performance Standards:  Knowledge of the methods and techniques of athletic or recreational activities. Knowledge of security factors in dealing with adult offenders. Knowledge of modern concepts, principles and practices related to dealing with the rehabilitation of adult offenders. Knowledge of relevant facility handbooks, policies, procedures, regulations and statutes. Ability to evaluate condition of inmate in relation to available activities and to establish an appropriate habilitation or rehabilitation program. Ability to direct and instruct groups and individuals participating in structured activities. Ability to observe, recall and document behavior, surroundings and events. Ability to maintain accurate records and reports of habilitation or rehabilitation progress. Ability to recognize and report behaviors in individuals that impede program progress or threaten security. Ability to think and act appropriately during an emergency. Ability to communicate information concisely and accurately in verbal, or written form. Ability to supervise and control adult offenders individually and in groups.


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


TO APPLY:  Go to to complete and submit your electronic application.

  • Or mail to Hutchinson Correctional Facility, 500 Reformatory Road, P.O. Box 1568, Hutchinson, KS  67504-1568;
  • Or fax to 620.728-3482;
  • Or contact HCF Recruiter Heidi Chiles at 620-728-3281 to obtain an application and supplemental documents;
  • Or email to to obtain an application.

If you haven’t already done so, please register or update your personal data with the State of Kansas at, including submission of copy of DD-214 if applicable.   Applications and any required documents must be received by the application deadline of this announcement.  Please call by closing date to confirm receipt of your application and required documents. EOE


Selection Process:  Applicants selected for interview will be evaluated by an interview panel using performance/behavior based interview questions. The interview panel will make recommendations to the Warden for final approval.  A second interview may be conducted.  Applicants will be subject to background check and criminal history investigation; must pass a drug screen and a TB test unless promoting, transferring, or demoting from another safety sensitive position within the same agency; and possess a valid Driver’s License.


Veteran Preference Eligible (VPE):  This position is eligible for veterans’ preference.  Interested veterans must submit a DD-214 to the Department of Administration to be verified as a veteran under K.S.A. 73-201 prior to the vacancy close date.  Verified veterans who meet the selection criteria for this position will be invited for an interview.


Reasonable Accommodation:  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact 620-728-3281.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by case basis.


Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate 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. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. You must also submit a completed hard copy of this Certificate directly to the agency you are applying with.


The Hutchinson Correctional Facility 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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