Corrections Services Specialist I
State of Vermont | Waterbury, VT
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This position, Corrections Services Specialist I (Job Opening #622458), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Opening for which you qualify.
* Corrections Services Specialist I (Job Opening #622458)
* Corrections Services Specialist II (Job Opening #622347) **DEPARTMENT ONLY**
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Richard Byrne at Richard.Byrne@vermont.gov.
Please note: This position may be filled from either level and multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
This position provides casework services for inmates housed in our supplemental housing contracts/agreements. Specific responsibilities include scheduled and nonscheduled travel out of state to ensure that Vermont offenders that are currently housed Out-of-State are prepared for successful transition back into the community while enhancing public safety. The Out of State Corrections Service Specialist not only manages offender cases within the facility which includes assessment, classification, program planning, and re-entry planning that follow best correctional practice on security, supervision, treatment planning, continuity of services, and full utilization of community-based resources. All members of the VT DOC Out of State Unit must be familiar with the details of monitoring long term offenders that are either housed in the Federal Bureau of Prisons or at facilities through the Interstate Compact System. In these cases, the receiving state assumes responsibility for the inmate, but their cases must continue to be monitored. OOSU CSSII's must be familiar with interpreting state and federal sentences, filing Vermont Detainers on the offenders with the receiving facility to protect Vermont Department of Corrections' interest and to ensure proper monitoring of these offenders. They maintain regular contact with receiving facilities' staff for progress reports, disciplinary reports, medical reports or safety and security concerns of the offender. The OOS CSSII monitors these offenders through the OOSU to ensure the Orders of The Court (Mittimus') and the VT DOC sentencing guidelines through the sentence computation are adhered to.
CSSII's within the OOSU maintain the knowledge of security principles for each out of state correctional facility. Should an emergent situation arise, it is their responsibility to respond, as needed, to that facility to provide knowledge or assistance with interviews using trained techniques, counseling, casework, or placement assistance.
To read the full job specification for this position, please visit the DHR Job Specifications page.
High school graduation or equivalent AND EITHER four (4) years or more of experience in a role assigned to work directly with a client population in a human services setting on a full-time basis OR four (4) years or more in a protective services or correctional setting.
Two (2) years or more of college coursework in a human services or criminal justice field and EITHER two (2) years or more of experience in a role assigned to work directly with a client population in a human services setting on a full-time basis OR two (2) years or more in a protective services or correctional setting.
Experience in the delivery of casework, planning, and evaluation of offenders in a correctional setting.
Special Note: Possession of a valid driver's license is required, and a criminal background check will be performed prior to hire. Certain convictions can be disqualifying.
Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
* 80% State paid medical premium
* Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
* Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
* Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
* Work/Life balance: Flexible schedules, 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
* Low cost group life insurance
* Tuition Reimbursement
* Incentive-based Wellness Program
* Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.
Conviction History Requirements: Candidates who have any felony conviction record or who, within the past five (5) years, have been placed under supervision or sanctioned for a misdemeanor conviction must receive a waiver from the Commissioner of Corrections in order to be considered for employment. You may access the application and corresponding documents by clicking here. Once you have completed the application, please send it directly to the hiring manager identified as the contact person in this job posting.
PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Requirements: In accordance with federal regulation, any person applying for employment in the Department of Corrections must provide relevant information. Previous institutional employers will be contacted and required to provide information regarding substantiated incidences of sexual abuse or resignation during a pending investigation of an allegation of sexual abuse. By submitting this online job application, you certify all information furnished is true and complete. The information you provide in accordance with this regulation may be used, and previous employers may be contacted for the purpose of investigating and verifying your work history.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.