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ADC DCC Program Specialist
Agency: Department of Correction
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Date Posted: 12/05/2017
Posting Expires: 12/12/2017
Summary
The Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) / Department of Community Correction(DCC) Program Specialist is responsible for implementing program policies andprocedures, establishing or coordinating program schedules and security, performingpublic relations and inmate/resident escort services, determining inmate/resident eligibility, and preparing reports. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Develops, recommends, and implements policies and procedures for special event programs and for long and short term activity in compliance with facility regulations. Reviews and evaluates activity and event proposals, submits to supervisor for final decision, and coordinates program schedules and security with other staff. Performs individual and group counseling activities with clients/inmates, prepares documentation of contact, and maintains or forwards records. Performs public relations and escort services, inside and outside the facility, by scheduling and conducting tours and transporting inmates/clients to activities. Reviews client/inmate records to determine program eligibility and selects clients/inmates for participation in outside activities. Updates and maintains program records and prepares incident reports, unit concession sales, activity, and inmate product inventory reports. Instructs inmates/residents in specialized subjects or work areas. Prepares release documentation for clients graduating from programs and activities. Reviews and processes correspondence. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of assigned program and processes. Knowledge of the application of sociological principles to social problems. Knowledge of criminal justice processes and programs. Knowledge of counseling techniques. Ability to prepare and review oral and written information and materials. Ability to research and interpret rules, laws, and policies governing the applicable institution and/or and program. Ability to offer guidance and support for clients/inmates. Ability to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and recommend changes.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus five years of experience in a social service program or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
The starting salary for this position is $32,405.00. All salary offers are subject to approval by the Office of Personnel Management subject to authority provided by the state pay plan.
College degree and/or transcripts and DD214/NGB-22 must be attached to your application for additional qualification processes. If you are not able to scan and attach to your application you can fax it to 870-850-8550 but please make sure you list the position number on the document you are faxing.
Applicants must submit a completed State of Arkansas application. The Work History section of the application must be completed or it will not be considered. Please list ALL prior jobs on the state application. Resumes may accompany, but will not replace the state application. NOTE: We do not accept faxed or printed applications.
Other job related education and experience may be substituted for all or part of the minimum requirements upon review.
The Arkansas Department of Correction is a drug free workplace.
Job Details
Position No.: 2211-2530
Class Code: M058C
Grade: GS05
Salary Range: $32,405.00 - $46,987.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: McPherson Unit - Newport, AR
Job County/Region: Jackson
Contact Information
Contact name: Melinda Howard
Phone: 870-523-2639
Email: Melinda.Howard@Arkansas.gov
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