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Job Title: Corrections Counselor I      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:191783
Agency:Lansing Correctional Facility
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through:Jan 22, 2019
Job Description:

Job Description:  This position is responsible for performing all duties through a team approach to risk management that addresses criminogenic indicators and needs. The work of this position requires ongoing proactive communication and interaction with inmates. Assists inmates assigned to caseload with adjustment to incarceration, program completion, rule compliance, release planning and reintegration into the community. Utilizes and demonstrates risk reduction skills including motivational interviewing and cognitive strategies. Attends Kansas Parole Board hearings for assigned inmates. Assists uniformed security staff in times of emergency.

A full position description and required Essential/Event Driven Physcial Functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below.

Pay:  Pay Grade 24; Starting annual salary $36,171.20

Minimum Requirements:  A bachelor's degree with major coursework in criminal justice, the social sciences, or the behavioral sciences. Experience may be substituted for the required education as determined relevant by the agency. Substitutions deemed relevant are 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 two years of experience in the field of adult corrections may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.

Minimum Competencies:  Applicant will be able to interact with co-workers, inmates and outside personnel to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Applicant selected will have strong organizational skills and function with minimal supervision and direction.

Necessary Qualifications:  Must be able to perform the essential physcial functions of the position.

Preferred Skills:  Preference will be given to those applicants with previous experience in corrections.


How to Apply:

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

Step 2:  Complete the State of Kansas Application form and submit to the Lansing Correctional Facility.

Step 3:  Email any additional required documents to Lauren Morris, email      A Tax Clearance is required for all applicants.  Obtain your certificate by following the instructions at

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

Required Documents:

  • Online State of Kansas Application Form (send to Lansing Correctional Facility)
  • Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Applicable college transcripts

Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents to the designated recruiter.

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED:  Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue website at A Tax Clearance is comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individuals' 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.

Recruiter Contact Information:

Phone:  Lauren Morris at 913-727-3235 x 57022
Fax:  913-250-2762

Agency Information:

Lansing Correctional Facility (send to Lansing Correctional Facility)
P.O. Box 2
Lansing, KS  66043

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: 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. Candidates will be subject to a job reference check, background and criminal history investigation, drug screen and TB test. You may be expected to pass a physical. Information provided on your application/resume will be verified. Follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials in your application packet will result in you not being considered for interview/employment.

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 determined by the hiring manager. Addition VPE information 

Reasonable Accommodations: State agencies must provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requesting reasonable accommodations 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.

The Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer


View Job Class Spec Class/Uncl: C    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 024    Hiring Rate: $17.39    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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