Washington State RECREATION & ATHLETICS SPECIALIST 3 in Connell, Washington


Recreation & Athletics Specialist 3

Coyote Ridge Corrections Center

The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to fill one full time permanent Recreation & Athletic Specialist 3 position at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center.

COYOTE RIDGE CORRECTIONS CENTER (CRCC) is located on a 60-acre site about 40 miles north of the Tri-Cities. CRCC is comprised of two-complexes. The Main Security Complex (MSC) is a 2,048 bed facility that houses offenders with Medium and MI3 Custody. MSC consists of 4 Hybrid units and 4 Medium units. The Minimum Security Unit (MSU) is a 480 bed facility that houses assisted living and MI2 Custody offenders. MSU consists of 2 units. This is a work/program orientated facility that offers many educational, vocational, and self-help programs and Class II and Class III Correctional Industries work programs.

Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.

Note: This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.


Under the supervision of the Recreation & Athletic Specialist 4 (RS4) plans, organizes, directs and coordinates recreational activities to meet both specific and general needs, interest, and abilities such as in-cell hobby, job coordination, ILL program for offenders at the 2500 bed medium and minimum security adult male correctional facility. Supervises, instructs, and evaluates offender participation in programs and activities for general population. Provides supervision of mail outs, in-cell orders, classes, fitness and special events. Conducts reports, and evaluates programs on a continual basis. Supervises gymnasium activities, maintains equipment, and supplies (ordering as necessary).

  • Maintains the HSR list for use by other employees in the weight room and gymnasium areas
  • Daily update the infraction list and fee paying areas.
  • Coordinate the purchasing of recreation department supplies and equipment, and weekly SITR purchases, and janitorial supplies
  • Hire and assign offender workers, posting payroll as required.
  • Maintain records and make periodic written reports to the Recreation & Athletics Specialist 4.
  • Establish and maintain annual recreation budget for the recreation program, equipment, supplies, and facilities using the Offender Betterment Fund (OBF). Qualifications


A Bachelor's degree involving major study in either (a) recreation or therapeutic recreation*, (b) music, drama, or physical education, or (c) psychology, sociology, or education with a minor in recreation, physical education, music, or drama, and two years of paid, professional recreation experience.


One year of experience as a Recreation and Athletics Specialist 2.

*Note: Therapeutic recreation includes providing individualized assessments and treatment which are goal-oriented and directed towards rehabilitation and modification of specific physical, emotional, mental or social behaviors.

Supplemental Information

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'

For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov.


  • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.

*Phone number *AND_ email address are required for all professional references._

  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • This position may be represented by a Union Shop.

We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:

  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
  • Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email lindsey.jones@doc.wa.gov or call us at (509) 543-5882 TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Salary: $3,699.00 - $4,840.00 Monthly

Location: Franklin County – Connell, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Corrections

Job Number: 2019-02590

Closing: 3/28/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504

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Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov