Washington State Community Corrections Officer 3 - (GRE) Permanent in Washington

Description

Community Corrections Officer 3 Graduated Reentry Multiple Locations- Western WA

The Community Corrections Division – Reentry is seeking highly motivated and qualified individuals to fill multiple Community Corrections Officer 3 – GRE (Graduated Reentry) positions for the following Western Washington locations:

  • Seattle
  • Everett
  • Lakewood
  • Vancouver

**Interviews for these positions will be conducted at *one_ centralized location._

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.

Application Process: In order to be considered for this position, please apply directly at www.careers.wa.gov to this announcement and attach the following item to your application:

  • A Letter of Interest (preferably no more than two pages) describing how you meet the qualifications and why you are an ideal candidate for this position.
  • A detailed chronological resume. Incomplete application packages may disqualify an application from the selection process.

For additional information about DOC, please visit our website: www.doc.wa.gov.

Duties

Community Corrections Officers supervise offenders who have either been confined in a county jail or prison (for felony convictions of more than a year), or were sentenced to direct supervision in the community. Most offenders have conditions of supervision. These conditions are guided by public-safety considerations and engage each offender in programs to reduce their likelihood of re-offense. Offenders report to Community Corrections Officers and, depending upon the offender's history or crime, may be required to participate in substance abuse treatment programs, offender change programs, counseling, family reunification programs, and other services proven to reduce the likelihood of re-offense.

This is a position which monitors offenders approved to participate in the Graduated Reentry Program (GRE) as part of the Graduated Reentry Law SHB 2638. This includes working with offenders, families, community providers, employers and other stakeholders from a case management and strengths perspective so that offenders can better integrate into and be productive members of their Community.

Monitors inmates in the community in accordance with Washington State law, Rules/Regulations, and agency policy and within prescribed timeframes.

  • Conduct investigations such as home investigations, in state transfers, and offender release plans and Conduct home visits and NCIC/WACIC checks for all adults residing in the home
  • Complete intake with offenders to orient the offender to Graduated Reentry and address offender conditions of Placement.
  • Administer assessments such as risk, needs, and substance abuse.
  • Refer offenders for polygraph exams, and read, maintain, evaluate, and document results.
  • Make sound decisions concerning offender financial obligations, loss of liberty, sanctions, offender living arrangements, and treatment and education referrals.
  • Navigate within and maintain multiple electronic and hardcopy offender files.
  • Review and update offender plans and programming needs.
  • Conduct searches of offenders, offender residences, and /or motor vehicles and other collateral locations.
  • Complete offender/collateral contacts (e.g. field visits) as required by agency policy.
  • Utilize Solution Based Case Management, Strengths Based and Relational approach to working with Offenders, their families, and community organizations/stakeholders.
  • Conduct office contacts, make home/field visits per supervision plan, conduct jail/institution contacts, attend and testify at DOC hearings as a representative of the Department of Corrections, and make recommendations for disposition to the controlling authority.
  • Utilizes the OMNI, Superior Court Management Information Systems (SCOMIS), District Court Information Systems (DISC), GENIE, and MS Word personal computer and various county jail systems to manage pertinent information regarding offenders.
  • Coordinate and Monitor reports provided by WASPC that track offender movements based on approved schedules for community activities. Install and attach electronic monitoring (EM) equipment and address violations of the EM approved schedules.

Engage with Offenders to work towards positive change.

  • Use Communication strategies, such as Motivational Interviewing to enhance the offender's intrinsic motivation to change.
  • Use Principles of Effective Interventions to interact with offenders and to manage behavior (such as effective interpersonal relationships, effective reinforcement, effective disapproval, effective use of authority, cognitive re-structuring, modeling, structural learning/skill building, and problem solving techniques).
  • Refer offender-to-offender change interventions based on risk need assessment and review progress reports regarding offender participation to support the offender.
  • Counsel and inform offenders regarding community resources.

Enforce supervision conditions and the law.

  • Present accurate written documentation and oral testimony, and make appropriate sanction recommendations for courts and /or hearings.
  • Transport offenders to an incarceration facility or other designated area.
  • Identify, collect, document, process, and maintain evidence and information, ensuring proper chain of custody and storage.
  • Collect, test, evaluate, document, and maintain offender urine samples.
  • Conduct, evaluate, and document breathalyzer tests.
  • Issue and serve warrants.
  • Arrest offenders in the office, at their homes, employment sites, or other collateral locations in a safe manner for supervision violations and new law violations.
  • Investigate and respond to supervision violations.
  • Investigate and respond to new law violations that occur in the presence of the CCO and take follow-up actions.
  • Write detailed reports on new law violations and supervision violations.
  • Testify during trial/court hearings.
  • Partner with various law enforcement agencies on an as needed or requested basis.

Facilitate the requirements in SSB 2638 Graduated Reentry (GRE)

  • Provide education and information relative to GRE to staff and incarcerated individuals
  • Collaborate with community partners and other state agencies to promote GRE in a safe manner.

Lead other community corrections officers.

  • Act as the community corrections supervisor in his or her absence as requested.
  • Act as field training officer to provide on-the-job coaching and training to staff.
  • May review violation and investigation reports prior to supervisor approval.
  • May approve non-confinement sanctions.
  • May manage local community service program and/or community involvement program.

Other duties as assigned and necessary.

  • Compile and complete supervision related reports as required or requested.
  • Participate in work groups such as the safety committee and diversity advisory council.
  • Coordinate vehicle maintenance.
  • Provide formal and informal training to other community corrections staff on offender supervision-related topics.
  • As requested, facilitate offender programs, conduct sessions in accordance with program specific requirements, document offender participation per policy, and communicate with offender's supervisions CCO regarding participation.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Two years as a Community Corrections Officer in Washington State Department of Corrections. OR

  • A Bachelor's degree from a college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the US Department of Education AND three years of professional case management experience in adult or juvenile corrections or closely related field which includes at least three (3) of the following:

  • Making field visits
  • Writing reports
  • Assessing cases and making recommendations
  • Referring people to appropriate resources
  • Presenting cases in court or hearings. AND

Two (2) years' experience demonstrating collaboration with other private, non-profit, or state agencies, excluding law enforcement partnerships.

A Master's degree in sociology, social work, psychology, criminology, or closely related field will substitute for one year of the required experience.

*Note: Case management activities include assessment of risk factors; designing, monitoring and/or facilitating treatment plans; determining and making referrals to resources as appropriate (chemical dependency, substance abuse, family counseling, job training assistance, etc.); maintaining official records and tracking client progress/compliance; and assisting individuals who are unable to independently access support systems or community resources such as those providing food, clothing, or monetary assistance and shelter. *

  • Must possess a valid driver's license. How To Apply To begin the online application process:

  • Click the green 'Apply' button on the job posting and sign in or create an account.

  • Complete your application.
  • Click "Accept & Submit" to submit your application. Please ensure your application is complete including current/previous employer with address, telephone number and supervisor's name and that all other blocks of information are complete to include salary and the reason for leaving prior employment. Applications that are incomplete, may not receive further consideration.

The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questionnaire. All answers are verified and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this requisition. A thorough reference check will be conducted for final applicants. Supplemental Information

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

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

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • The work of a Community Corrections/Correctional Officer, and the required training can be physically demanding at times. Click here to review a description of the training you'll receive, and the associated requirements.
  • 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.
  • All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check.
  • Employees work with offenders 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.
  • If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment. 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, lifestyle preferences 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 diversity, 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 jenny.tan@doc.wa.gov or call us at (206) 516-7739. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Salary: $4,138.00 - $5,427.00 Monthly

Location: Multiple Locations Statewide, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Corrections

Job Number: 2018-04973

Closing: 5/24/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

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

Phone: View Posting for Agency Contact

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