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Classifications and Salary Information

Below is a selection of positions utilized within the IDOC. Please check the State Job Bank for a listing of current job openings.

Administrative Starting Salary
Assistant Superintendent E6 $44,720


Custody
Correctional Officer Trainee $23,582
Correctional Officer $27,196
Correctional Sergeant $28,444
Correctional Lieutenant $32,058
Correctional Captain $33,904
Correctional Major $37,544


Parole Services
Parole Officer 3 $30,082
Parole Officer Supervisor 5 $33,748
Parole Officer Supervisor 4 $37,778


Programs
Correctional Classification Specialist 3 $30,082
Classification Supervisor 5 $33,748
Correctional Release Assistant 4 $26,702
Correctional Caseworker 4 $26,702
Correctional Casework Manager 3 $30,082
Correctional Unit Team Manager 2 $33,748
Correctional Unit Team Manager 1 $37,206
Psychiatric Social Services Specialist 3 $30,082
Psychiatric Social Services Specialist 2 $33,748
Re-entry Specialist 3 $30,082
Recreation Coordinator 3 $30,082
Recreation Leader 4 $26,702
Youth Services Instructor 4 $26,702
Youth Services Instructor 3 $30,082
Youth Services Supervisor 5 $33,748

 

Behavioral Clinician 3

2AA3

Job Description

The incumbent will administer and score individual psychological tests, observe and interview offenders being evaluated, conduct group testing, and compile data for the purpose of research, reporting and recommendation of offender program placement or offender classification assignment. Job requirements will include knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and methods of psychometrics, statistics, and scaling method. Working knowledge of and ability to apply interviewing and counseling skills also needed.

Minimum Qualification:

Master's degree from an accredited college required. (Major in Psychology.)

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Behavioral Clinician 4

2AA4

Job Description

Incumbent will learn to administer and score individual and group psychological tests. Interprets and reports on test data under supervision. Position will be involved in observing and interviewing offenders for the purpose of program placement or offender classification assignment. Compiles test and program data for the purpose of research and program evaluation. Job requirements include working knowledge of principles and methods of psychometrics, statistics and scaling procedures. Basic working knowledge of interview, counseling and communication skills, both orally and in writing, needed.

Minimum Qualification:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college required. (Major in Psychology.)

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Correctional Classification Specialist 3

2DD3

Job Description

Incumbent works within an intake diagnostic unit for the department. Orients newly committed offenders, analyzes offender documents to assist in evaluating of offenders and will assist offenders in adjustment to institutional life. Makes referrals for evaluation testing, recommends appropriate programs and security level placement for the offenders. This position serves as a member of the institution's classification board. Requirements include knowledge of correctional classification process, testing procedures, and counseling theories. Ability to administer and score basic tests, observe behavior and draw appropriate conclusions. Primary contact is with staff and offenders for the purpose of preparing classification recommendations.

Minimum Qualification:

One (1) year fulltime professional experience corrections, counseling, education, law enforcement, parole, probation, psychology, social work, or related experience. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college required. Course work in any one of or combination of the following subject areas required: Behavioral Sciences; Criminal Sciences; or Secondary or Adult Education; Social Sciences; or related areas. Willingness to undergo a background investigation. Substitution: Accredited graduate training in any of the following areas may substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis: Behavioral Sciences; Criminal Sciences; Secondary or Adult Education; Social Sciences; or related area.

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Classification Supervisor 5

7DB5

Job Description

The incumbent is responsible for coordinating and supervising classification functions within a correctional facility. This position coordinates work flow among classification offices, supervises and trains classification staff and conducts meetings with offenders regarding classification issues. Coordinating the facility's Victim/ Witness Notification Program and offender transfers to and from the facility are essential functions. Job requirements include being able to organize, prioritize, and manage work flow as well as supervise professional and clerical staff.

Minimum Qualification:

Two (2) years full-time professional experience within correctional setting in behavioral diagnosis/treatment, casework management, classification determination, correctional counseling, or related experience. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college required. Course work in any one of or a combination of the following subject areas required: Behavioral Sciences; Criminal Sciences; Secondary or Adult Education; Social Sciences; or related areas. Willingness to undergo a background investigation. Substitution: Accredited graduate training in any following areas may substitute for up to 1year of the required experience on a year for year basis: Behavioral Sciences; Criminal Sciences; Secondary or Adult Education; Social Sciences; or related areas.

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Correctional Release Coordinator 4

2DC4

Job Description

Incumbent's work involves counseling offenders and determining eligibility and dates for transfers, work release programs and release. Coordinates work with staff in preparing reports for parole boards and courts. Position will inform offenders of decisions, appeal process and assist with completion of forms. Job requirements include general knowledge of Parole Districts, Work Release Centers and department facilities. Considerable knowledge of interviewing, counseling, and letter and report writing are essential.

Minimum Qualification:

Four (4) years full-time professional experience in corrections; criminology; parole or probation work or social work. Accredited college training may sub for the required experience with a maximum substitution of four (4) years. (Fifteen (15) semester hours in Business Administration; Counseling and Guidance; Criminal Justice; Criminology; Forensic Studies; Personnel Management; Police Administration; Psychology; Public Administration; Social Work or Sociology required.) Substitution: One (1) year full-time paid experience as a state Correction Release Coordinator V (2DC5) may substitute for all the required experience. Willingness to undergo a background investigation.

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Correctional Counselor 4

2DB4

Job Description

Incumbent is responsible for providing counseling and resource information to offenders. Position will also evaluate offender and family counseling needs and make proper referrals. He/She will act as a liaison between employers, courts and community agencies for the purpose of release adjustment for the offenders. Incumbent serves as a member of the Conduct Adjustment Board and prepares and maintains information for institutional use such as housing unit logs, gang member lists and visitation lists. Job requirements include knowledge of community referral sources and drug treatment programs as well as specialized knowledge of counseling theories and techniques.

Minimum Qualification:

Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required. Special Requirements: Must successfully complete the Correctional Training Academy and all required training prior to granting permanent status.

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Correctional Casework Manager 3

2DB3

Job Description

Incumbent is responsible for administering treatment and other programs within major housing units of a correctional facility. Incumbent will train and supervise correctional counselors and caseworkers within assigned unit. This position will assist in the supervision of security and sanitation of the unit. May act as Correctional Unit Team Manager in absence of supervisor. Responsibilities include basic knowledge of street slang and security threat groups. Ability to develop and implement new correctional policies and procedures is essential.

Minimum Qualification:

One (1) year full-time professional experience in corrections, criminology, parole/probation work, psychology, or social work required. Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required. Special Requirements: Must successfully complete the Correctional Training Academy and all required training prior to granting permanent status.

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Correctional Team Manager 2

2DB2

Job Description

Incumbent provides supervision to a multi-disciplinary team of professional treatment, custodial and other correctional staff. Reports to an Assistant Superintendent. Position serves as technical consultant overseeing policy, procedure and resolving disputed issues. He/She will explain and enforce facility policy and procedure information to the unit staff and offender population. Broad knowledge of correctional programs and security procedures with an emphasis on unit team principles is essential. Ability to work under emergency conditions is essential.

Minimum Qualification:

Two (2) years full-time professional experience in corrections, criminology, parole/probation work, psychology, or social work; plus one (1) year full-time supervisory or managerial experience in the above areas. Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required. Substitution: Accredited graduate training may substitute for the required experience, EXCEPT for the supervisory or managerial experience, with a maximum substitution of two (2) years. Special Requirements: Must successfully complete the Correctional Training Academy and all required training prior to granting permanent status.

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Correctional Team Manager 1

2DB1

Job Description

Incumbent provides supervision to a multi-disciplinary team of professional treatment, custodial and other correctional staff in a large correctional facility. Reports to an Assistant Superintendent. Position serves as technical consultant overseeing policy, procedure and resolving disputed issues. He/She will explain and enforce facility policy and procedure information to the unit staff and offender population. Broad knowledge of correctional programs and security procedures with an emphasis on unit team principles is essential. Ability to work under emergency conditions is essential.

Minimum Qualification:

Three (3) years full-time professional experience in corrections, criminology, parole/probation work, psychology, or social work; plus two (2) years full-time supervisory or managerial experience in the above areas. Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required. Substitution: Accredited graduate training may substitute for the required experience, EXCEPT for the supervisory or managerial experience, with a maximum substitution of two (2) years. Special Requirements: Must successfully complete the Correctional Training Academy and all required training prior to granting permanent status.

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Institutional Teacher

2IB4

Job Description

The incumbent teaches in a juvenile correctional facility. The incumbent teaches academic and/ or vocational classes at the elementary or secondary level. Students may include mentally or physically handicapped persons. Incumbent will prepare lesson plans, records and evaluate progress of students. Incumbent may assist students with selection of courses and counsel students with academic problems. Incumbent will participate in faculty meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops. Responsibilities include CPR, First Aid training and provides written reports to, and may participate in, treatment team.

Minimum Qualification:

All individuals hired/employed in the Institutional Teacher job classification in juvenile facility schools, or employed by a vendor as a licensed teacher to provide services in a juvenile facility school, must possess licensure in special education.  An individual may be hired without special education licensure only if he/she submits documentation of his/her intent to obtain/maintain an emergency permit in special education and complete the special education licensure within three years, as specified by the Indiana Department of Education’s Office of Educator Licensing and Development. Individuals hired between July 1 and December 31 of any given year shall be required to obtain an original Emergency Permit from the Office of Educator Licensing and Development for the current school year. Individuals hired between January 1 and June 30 of any given year shall be required to obtain an original Emergency Permit from the Office of Educator Licensing and Development for the following school year.

Additionally, all individuals hired/employed in the Institutional Teacher job classification in juvenile facility schools, or employed by a vendor as a licensed teacher to provide services in a juvenile facility school, and assigned to a Core Academic Subject, must meet the definition of Highly Qualified as specified by the Office of Educator Licensing and Development.

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Psychiatric Social Services Specialist 3

2AE3

Job Description

Incumbent serves to coordinate a broad range of offender treatment programs. Position may provide group and individual counseling, treatment assessments and transitional functions. Reviews offender mental health, social, criminal and diagnostic information upon offender arrival on the unit or facility. Position may conduct interviews with student, family members and court contacts to help assess offender needs in social, educational, occupational, intellectual and emotional areas. Incumbent documents offender progress, attendance and completion of programs as well as facilitates group and individual counseling sessions. Responsibilities may include ability to create, schedule and implement therapeutic recreational activities and a thorough knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines.

Minimum Qualification:

Master's degree from an accredited college or university. (Majoring in Counseling and Guidance; Rehabilitation Counseling; Psychiatric Nursing; Psychology; Criminology; Social Work; or a related area required.) Substitutions: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. (Major in Counseling and Guidance; Rehabilitation Counseling; Psychiatric Nursing; Psychology; Criminology; Social work; or a related area required.) Plus two (2) years full-time professional experience in a psychiatric, group, medical, children's family or correctional setting providing regular counseling and consultation may substitute for all the required education and work experience. Or, A valid license as a social worker as issued by the Health Professions Bureau. Or, Two (2) years full-time experience as a state Social Services Specialist 4/2AH4.

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Psychiatric Social Services Specialist 2

2AE2

Job Description

Incumbent functions as an advanced psychiatric service specialist. May provide administrative and supervisory functions. Incumbent will assist in development and implementation of programs including mental health, substance abuse, assessment and orientation programs. Position provides a 24 hour on call service in case of need for emergency mental health services. Responsibilities include working as a liaison with staff members, and community agencies providing services to offenders as well as a thorough knowledge regarding parole revocation hearings and offender access to public defender.

Minimum Qualification:

Master's Degree from an accredited college or university. (Major in Counseling & Guidance, Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychology, Criminology; Social Work, or a related area required) Plus 2 years full-time experience in a psychiatric, group, medical, children's family or correctional setting. Substitution: Possession of a valid license as a social worker issued by the Health Professional Bureau, Plus two (2) yrs fulltime professional exp in a psychiatric, group, medical, children's family or correctional setting providing regular counseling and consultation may substitute for all the required education and work experience.

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Recreation Coordinator 3

2FD3

Job Description

The incumbent serves as the administrator of the recreation program within a correctional facility and insures that the proper recreational services are provided as well as continued monitoring of the programs progress. The Recreation Coordinator may supervise other recreation personnel including recreational leaders. Position assures that recreational programming includes components of leisure awareness, self awareness, decision making and social interaction.

Minimum Qualification:

Five (5) years full-time experience in arts and crafts, physical education, recreation, or related experience. Substitutions: Full-time experience as a sports official certified by any state high school, college association, the Amateur Softball Association, the American Amateur Baseball Congress, or the National Softball Association may substitute for the required experience with a maximum substitution of one (1) year. (Proof of certification must accompany application). Accredited college training in any of the following areas may substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis: Arts and Crafts Physical Education, Recreation, or related area.

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Recreation Leader 4

2FD4

Job Description

Incumbent serves as the facilitator for the recreation programs within a correctional facility. The position plans, organizes, coordinates, facilitates and directs recreational services. Recreation Leader will work closely with educational, therapeutic custody and volunteer personnel to assure that recreational programming reflects and enhances programming from each department. Responsibilities include promotion of social values and personal accountability. A working knowledge of basic street slang and security threat groups also a requirement.

Minimum Qualification:

Four (4) years full-time experience in arts and crafts, physical education, recreation, or related experience. Full-time experience as a sport official certified by any state high school, college association, the amateur softball association, the American Amateur Baseball Congress, or the national softball association may substitute for the required experience with a maximum substitution of one (1) year. (Proof of certification must accompany application.) Accredited college training in any of the following areas may substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis: Arts and Crafts, Physical Education, Recreation, or related area.

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Re-Entry Specialist 3 

2FD5

Job Description

This position is responsible for following post orders, maintaining order, supervising and controlling offenders and their activities.  Work will be performed with a correctional housing unit.  Incumbent maintains the security of the unit as well as the safety of staff and offenders while ensuring daily activities and programs proceed on schedule.  Incumbent works on an assigned shift in a specific post under general supervision of a Unit Team Manager.  Has daily contact with other facility staff, other agency staff, other state agencies, legal entities and outside laws enforcement staff. 

Minimum Qualification:

One (1) year full-time professional experience in corrections, criminology, parole/probation work, psychology, or social work required.  Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required.  Accredited college training may substitute for the required experience with a maximum substitution of one (1) year.

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Substance Abuse Counselor 4

2AN4

Job Description

Incumbent works as an entry level substance abuse counselor. Incumbent will conduct intake evaluation interviews, provide substance abuse education for offenders and prepare and maintain case reports which include personal history, treatment plan and progress notes. Requirements include knowledge of principles and practices of sociology, psychology, group therapy and community organizations. Must be able to observe patient behavior, recognize symptoms and make recommendations. The ability to write case histories and records of offenders is required.

Minimum Qualification:

Four (4) years full-time professional experience in counseling and guidance, education, public health, rehabilitation counseling, social work, vocational rehabilitation; chemical dependency treatment or related experience. Substitutions: Certification in alcohol and drug abuse counseling as issued by the Indiana Counselors Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (ICAADA), or a recognized affiliate of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience. (Proof of current certification must accompany application.) Accredited college training in any of the following areas may substitute for up to four (4) years of the required experience, except for the professional experience in counseling and guidance in chemical dependency: Counseling and Guidance, Criminal Justice, Education, Psychology, Public Health, Rehabilitation Counseling or Therapy, Social Work, Sociology Vocational Counseling, or related area.

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Substance Abuse Counselor 3

2AN3

Job Description

Incumbent works as a substance abuse counselor and may supervise other substance abuse counselors. Incumbent coordinates self-help group meetings and may act as institutional/parole representative to that group. May participate in staff meetings as a team member to discuss cases and determine treatment programs. Position may train counselors and other staff in group and family therapy. Requirements include a thorough knowledge of federal and state laws affecting addictions and ability to work under emergency situations.

Minimum Qualification:

Five (5) years full-time professional experience in counseling and guidance, education, public health, rehabilitation counseling, social work, vocational rehabilitation, or related experience. At least one (1) year of the professional experience must be in counseling and guidance in chemical dependency. Substitutions: Certification in alcohol and drug abuse counseling as issued by the Indiana Counselors Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (ICAADA), or a recognized affiliate of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience. (Proof of current certification must accompany application.) Accredited college training in any of the following areas may substitute for up to four (4) years of the required experience, except for the professional experience in counseling and guidance in chemical dependency: Counseling and Guidance, Criminal Justice, Education, Psychology, Public Health, Rehabilitation Counseling or Therapy, Social Work, Sociology Vocational Counseling, or related area.

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Youth Services Instructor 4

2DH4

Job Description

Incumbent works within a juvenile correction boot camp. Position promotes pro-social values, personal accountability and goal setting by utilizing peer group behavior management techniques. Incumbent responds to critical incidents by performing crisis intervention and prepares daily troop progress reports including analyzing and documenting critical incidents. Job requirements include working knowledge of case management skills and knowledge of behavior management, residential treatment theory and practice.

Minimum Qualification:

Four (4) years full-time professional experience in counseling and Guidance, juvenile corrections, juvenile education, juvenile services, military service or related experience. Possession of valid driver's license from state of residence comparable to an Indiana operator's license required. (Proof of license must accompany application.) Willingness to undergo a background investigation. Substitution accredited college training in any of the following areas may substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis: Behavioral Sciences; Criminal Sciences; Social Sciences; or related areas.
Special Requirements: Possession of a public passenger chauffeur's license may be required by the appointing authority. Must successfully complete the Juvenile Training Academy (JTAC) and all required training programs prior to the granting of permanent status. Employee must demonstrate his/her ability to perform the actual or simulated job related tasks, including physical fitness and agility, prior to granting of permanent status. Must possess the ability to successfully complete a semi-annual physical fitness/agility test.

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Youth Services Instructor 3

2DH3

Job Description

Incumbent works within a juvenile correction boot camp. Position promotes pro-social values, personal accountability and goal setting by utilizing peer group behavior management techniques. Incumbent responds to critical incidents by performing crisis intervention and prepares daily troop progress reports including analyzing and documenting critical incidents. Job requirements include working knowledge of case management skills and knowledge of behavior management, residential treatment theory and practice. One year experience as Youth Services Instructor 4 is required.

Minimum Qualification:

One (1) year as a Youth Services Instructor 4/002DH4. Possession of a valid driver's license from state of residence comparable to an Indiana operator's license required. (Proof of License must accompany application.) Willingness to undergo a background investigation.
Special Requirements: Possession of a public passenger chauffeur's license may be required by the appointing authority. Must successfully complete the Juvenile Training Academy (JTAC) and all required training programs prior to the granting of permanent status. Employee must demonstrate his/her ability to perform the actual or simulated job related tasks, including physical fitness and agility, prior to granting of permanent status. Must possess the ability to successfully complete a semi-annual physical fitness/agility test.

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Youth Service Transition Specialist 3

2DI3

Job Description

Incumbent is responsible for the supervision of assigned youth upon the admittance to the Department of Correction and transition back into the community. Position duties include attending initial treatment meeting for each assigned student, participate in treatment team, formulate student transition plan and conduct placement confirmations. Incumbent will also be responsible for conducting investigations and hearings, preparing reports, and serve as a student/ family advocate. This position seeks out and finds new community resources as well as work with local juvenile courts if new charges occur. Responsibilities include arresting students for violation of community supervision per policy and transporting students to facility upon serving a warrant for violations.

Minimum Qualification:

One (1) year full-time professional experience in counseling and guidance, parole/probation, juvenile corrections, education, juvenile services, family/social services or a related area. Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required. Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. Possession of a valid driver's license from state of residence comparable to an Indiana operator's license required. (Photocopy of license must accompany application.) Substitution: One (1) year full-time experience in protective services may substitute for the required experience only. Special Requirements: Must successfully complete the Juvenile Training Academy and all required training prior to granting permanent status.

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Youth Services Supervisor 5

7DH5

Job Description

Incumbent works in a juvenile correctional boot camp and provides supervision for Youth Services Instructors in the application of the boot camp program and rehabilitation. Position is responsible for monitoring the tutoring of troops in academic and vocational areas. Incumbent reviews progress report of troops and participates in the development of an after-care treatment plan for each troop. Specialized knowledge of behavior management, residential treatment theory and practice and positive peer culture techniques required. Other requirements include ability to review development plans for each troop and knowledge of crisis intervention and emergency techniques.

Minimum Qualification:

Five (5) years full-time professional experience in counseling and guidance, juvenile corrections, juvenile education, juvenile services, military service, or related experience. At least one (1) year of the required experience must be in an administrative, leadership, managerial, or supervisory capacity. Possession of a valid driver's license from the state of residence comparable to an Indiana operator's license is required. (Proof of license must accompany application.) Willingness to undergo a background investigation. Substitution: Accredited college training in any of the following areas may substitute for the required experience, except for the administrative, leadership, managerial, or supervisory experience, on a year for year basis: Behavioral Sciences; Criminal Sciences; Social Sciences; or related areas.
Special requirements: Must successfully complete the Juvenile Training Academy (JTAC) as a current employee or within the previous year as a re-employment applicant. Must successfully complete all required training programs prior to the granting of permanent status. The appointing authority may require possession of a public passenger chauffeur's license. Must possess the ongoing ability to successfully complete a semi-annual physical fitness/agility test.

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Correctional Officer

005LA2

Job Description

The incumbent will work in an adult male or female facility with some facilities having special needs offenders. He/she is responsible for upholding orders and supervising offenders in a safe correctional environment. Incumbent will advise and instruct offenders in their adjustment to institutional living. The incumbent will perform such tasks as patrol assigned areas, supervise and escort offenders in various work details, keep records and prepare reports on offender movement, progress, problems and/or violations of rules. Some assignments may include but not limited to: tower duty, visitor processing, package searches for contraband, vehicles searches, and lock control. Job requirements may include but not limited to ability to supervise effectively, and some knowledge of psychology, sociology, alcoholism, drug addiction, and criminology. Incumbent must also be able to defend oneself physically; act quickly and effectively in an emergency situation, and be willing to participate and successfully complete all required training programs. Position is continually exposed to potential physical hazards due to work environment. Errors in judgment could result in injury to staff or offenders, or escape of an offender.

Minimum Qualification:

Three (3) years full-time work experience. Graduation from high school or possession of a General Education Development (GED) certificate required. (Proof of graduation or certificate must accompany application.) Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Possession of a valid driver's license from state of residence comparable to an Indiana license required. (Proof of license must accompany application.) Ability to satisfactorily complete an annual physical ability examination. Willingness to undergo a background investigation. Substitutions: Accredited college training may substitute for the required experience only with a maximum substitution of three (3) years. An associate's degree from an accredited college may substitute for all the required experience only. (Concentration in Corrections, Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related area.) Special Requirement: Must successfully complete the Correctional Training Institute (CTI) Program prior to the granting of permanent status.

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Correctional Sergeant

005LB0

Job Description

The incumbent will work in an adult male or female facility with some facilities having special needs offenders. He/she is responsible for work involving the maintenance of order and supervision of offenders. Incumbent supervises Correctional Officers on an assigned shift in an assigned area. Reports directly to a Correctional Lieutenant. Incumbent provides direct management over correctional officers which may include but not limited to interviewing, hiring, approving of leave requests, conducting performance reviews and participating in disciplinary proceedings if requested. Job requirements may include working knowledge of the methods, procedures, and practices used in a correctional setting. Incumbent must possess the ability to effectively provide leadership and supervision over staff, react quickly and effectively to situations jeopardizing the health and safety of an offender or staff person. The incumbent must also have the ability to work well with supervisor, subordinates, offenders, facility and department staff and on occasion, members of the public. In a small facility the position may at times be the highest ranking custody staff on grounds. In the event of an emergency, effective leadership must be immediately exhibited. Errors in judgment could result in injury to staff or offenders, or escape of an offender. Position is continually exposed to potential physical hazards due to work environment. Errors in judgment could result in injury to staff or offenders, or escape of an offender.

Minimum Qualification:

2 years of full-time custody experience in a correctional institution. High School graduation or successful completion of the General Educational Development Test at the high school level. Willingness to undergo a background investigation. Must have successfully completed the Correctional Training Institute program or a similar training program acceptable to the Department of Correction. Substitutions: Accredited college training may substitute for the required experience with a maximum substitution of 2 years. (Fifteen (15) semester hours in Social Work, Criminology, Psychology, Police Administration, Sociology, Forensic Studies, or Counseling and Guidance required.) Law enforcement or military law enforcement experience may substitute for the required experience with a maximum substitution of 1 year.

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Correctional Lieutenant

005LC0

Job Description

The incumbent will work in an adult male or female facility with some facilities having special needs offenders. He/she is responsible for work involving the safety and security of staff and offenders at the facility during the assigned shift. Supervises Correctional Sergeants and Correctional Officers. Reports directly to a Correctional Captain or at may act as the Custody Supervisor. Performs all duties related to the management and supervision of subordinate staff including selection, training, performance evaluation, and/or administering discipline as needed. Provides input to supervisor on post assignments, progressive discipline, and possible changes needed to improve security procedures. Working knowledge should be extensive in the methods, procedures and practices used in a correctional setting, all personnel related policies, and procedures including, but not limited to State Merit Rules, disciplinary procedures, Settlement Agreements, etc. Responsibilities include functioning as mid-level supervisor working with minimal direction in the monitoring of daily operations of shift staff and ensuring that work performed by subordinate staff is performed satisfactorily. May on occasion interact with executive staff in which problem solving and exchanging of information is involved. Incumbent must be able to communicate well with all levels of management and provide good leadership to all staff in the completion of duties. In the event of an emergency, effective leadership must be immediately exhibited. Position is continually exposed to potential physical hazards due to work environment. Errors in judgment could result in injury to staff or offenders, or escape of an offender.

Minimum Qualification:

Three (3) years of full-time custody experience in a correctional institution plus one (1) year full-time experience as a correctional supervisor. High School graduation or successful completion of the General Educational Development Test at the high school level. Willingness to undergo a background investigation. Must have successfully completed the Correctional Training Institute program or a similar training program acceptable to the Department of Correction. Substitutions: Accredited college training may substitute for the required experience, except for the supervisory experience, with a maximum substitution of three (3) years. (Fifteen (15) semester hours in Social Work, Criminology, Psychology, Police Administration, Sociology, Forensic Studies, or Counseling and Guidance required.) Law enforcement or military law enforcement experience may substitute for the required experience, except for the supervisory experience, with a maximum substitution of one (1) year.

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Correctional Captain

005LD0

Job Description

The incumbent will work in an adult male or female facility with some facilities having special needs offenders. He/she is responsible for the security and safety of staff and offenders at the facility during the assigned shift. Supervises Correctional Lieutenants, Correctional Sergeants and Correctional Officers. Reports directly to a Correctional Major. Performs all duties related to the management and supervision of subordinate staff including selection, training, performance evaluation, discipline as needed. Assists supervisor with long range staffing planning, proposals for changes in security procedures, and overtime budgeting. Working knowledge should be extensive in department policies and procedures regarding custody and security of a facility. Ability to quickly analyze both short-term and long-term problems and prepare recommendations and solutions is required. Incumbent may occasionally interact with executive staff in which problem solving and exchanging of information is involved and must be able to communicate well with all levels of management and provide good leadership to all staff in the completion of duties. In the event of an emergency, effective leadership must be immediately exhibited. Position is continually exposed to potential physical hazards due to work environment. Errors in judgment could result in injury to staff or offenders, or escape of an offender.

Minimum Qualification:

Four (4) years full-time custody experience in a correctional institution plus one (1) year full-time experience as a correctional supervisor. High school graduation or successful completion of the General Educational Development Test at the high school level. Willingness to undergo a background investigation. Must have successfully completed the Correctional Training Institute program or a similar training program acceptable to the Department of Correction. Substitutions: Accredited college training may substitute for the required experience, except for the supervisory experience, with a maximum substitution of four (4) years. (Fifteen (15) semester hours in Social Work, Criminology, Psychology, Police Administration, Sociology, Forensic Studies, or Counseling and Guidance required.) Law enforcement or military law enforcement experience may substitute for the required experience, except for the supervisory experience, with a maximum substitution of one (1) year.

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Correctional Major

005LE0

Job Description

The incumbent will work in an adult male or female facility with some facilities having special needs offenders. He/she serves as the lead custody administrator for a major Department of Correction facility reporting to the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent/Operations and directing the overall operations of the Custody Department. Incumbent is responsible for the overall security and safety of staff and offenders at the facility during the shift. Performs all duties related to the management and supervision of subordinate staff including selection, training, performance evaluation, discipline as needed, and post assignments, etc. Performs long range staffing planning, overtime budgeting, and post analysis to ensure maximum security of facility. Incumbent must be able to address any and all security issues both short-term and long-term. Thorough knowledge of correctional theory and department policies and procedures regarding custody and security of a facility is required. Incumbent works independently in monitoring the daily and long-term safety and security issues of the facility and works with executive staff and inmates in completion of duties.

Minimum Qualification:

Experience - Five (5) years full-time custody experience in a Correctional Institution plus two (2) years full-time experience as a correctional supervisor. High school graduation or successful completion of the general educational development test at the high school level. Willingness to undergo a background investigation. Must have successfully completed the Correctional Training Institute Program or a similar training program acceptable to the Department of Correction. Substitution: accredited college training may substitute for the required experience, except for the supervisory experience, with a maximum substitution of four (4) years. (Fifteen (15) semester hours in Social Work; Criminology; Psychology; Police Administration; Sociology; Forensic Studies; Or Counseling and Guidance required.) Substitution: Law Enforcement or Military Law Enforcement experience may substitute for the required experience, except for the supervisory experience, with a maximum substitution of one (1) year. Examination process: consists of an evaluation of experience and training made from the official application form and a written examination. The written examination covers Correctional Rehabilitation Measures; Custodial Techniques; Correctional Classification and Treatment Procedures; and Training and Supervision.

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Youth Services Officer

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Job Description

Incumbent works in a State male or female juvenile correctional facility. May act as a paraprofessional treatment team member while providing custody and care to the students. Reports directly to a Youth Services Sergeant. Performs duties with moderate supervision. Maintains security and safety of students, staff, facility and community within a therapeutic environment. Supervises students in accordance with post orders, departmental policy and procedures, and all established federal, state and municipal law. Must be able to proactively identify and defuse problem situations and responsible for portraying a positive, professional image in all contacts with the public which may occur through student visitation or off-ground escorts. Consequence of error could be extreme if disturbances or escapes were to occur.

Minimum Qualification:

Experience -Two (2) years of full-time work experience plus one year of full-time volunteer and or work experience in Juvenile Corrections, Juvenile Services, Family Social Services or a related area. High school diploma or equivalent required. (Photocopy of diploma or certificate must accompany application.) Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. Accredited college training may substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis. Nine (9) semester hours in Education, Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences, Criminal Justice Sciences or related area required. Accredited Associate degree in a related area may substitute for all of the required experience. Possession of a valid driver's license from state of residence comparable to an Indiana operator's license required. (Photocopy of license must accompany application.) Must successfully achieve a criminal background investigation including the sex offender register. Must test negative for illegal use of drugs on all drug tests. Special requirements: Must successfully complete the juvenile training academy and all required training prior to granting permanent status. Must obtain a valid state of Indiana driver's license upon hire if an Indiana resident. The appointing authority may require possession of a public passenger chauffeur's license.

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Youth Services Sergeant

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Job Description

Incumbent works in a State male or female juvenile correctional facility. Supervises Youth Services Officers and may act as a Para-Professional treatment team member. Reports directly to a Youth Services Lieutenant. Performs duties with limited supervision. Supervises and coordinates the daily activities of Youth Services Officers, ensuring compliance with departmental policy and job responsibilities. Incumbent is responsible for the development of a cooperative work relationship with all staff and students. Position is continually exposed to potential physical hazards due to work environment. Errors in judgment could result in injury to staff or offenders, or escape of an offender.

Minimum Qualification:

Two (2) years of fulltime work experience plus Two (2) years of fulltime experience in Juvenile Correctional. High School Diploma or equiv req. (Photocopy of diploma or certificate must accompany application.) Must be at least 21 years of age. Accredited College Training may sub for only the generalized exp on a yr-yr basis (9) semester hrs in Education, Behavioral Science, Social Science, Criminal Justice Science, or related area Req. Possession of a valid driver license from state of residence comparable to Indiana Operator License Req. Must successfully pass a Criminal Background Investigation including sex offenders. Must test negative for illegal use of drugs on all drug test.

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Youth Services Lieutenant

005LH0

Job Description

Incumbent works in a State male or female Juvenile Correctional Facility. Manages Youth Services Sergeants and Officers. May act as a Treatment Team member when requested. Reports directly to a Youth Services Captain, Assistant Superintendent, or Superintendent. Performs duties with minimal supervision. May act as Custody Supervisor, Acting Custody Supervisor or Shift Supervisor. Performs managerial/supervisory functions which may include but are not limited to long/short term planning and coordinating, daily problem solving, developing/reviewing of post orders, investigating staff/student incidents, disciplining subordinates, recommending the hiring and promoting of staff, documenting subordinate performance, conducting on the job training, and conducting performance appraisals. Incumbent is responsible for the supervision, safety and security of subordinate staff and students. May be the highest ranking custody staff on grounds. Position is continually exposed to potential physical hazards due to work environment. Errors in judgment could result in injury to staff or offenders, or escape of an offender.

Minimum Qualification:

Experience - Two (2) years fulltime work exp plus Three (3) yrs of fulltime exp in Juvenile Corrections. High School diploma or equiv req. Photocopy of diploma or cert. must accompany application. Must be at least 21 yrs of age. Accredited college training may sub for only the general exp on a yr-yr basis (9 semester hrs in Education; Behavioral Science; Social Science; Criminal Justice Science or related area req.) Possession of a valid driver license from state of residence comparable to an Indiana operator license req. (Photocopy of lic.) Must success pass a Criminal Background Investigation including sex offender registry. Must test negative for illegal use of drugs on all drug test. Must obtain a valid state of Indiana driver lic., upon hire, if an Indiana Residence.

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Youth Services Captain

005LI0

Job Description

Incumbent works in a State male or female juvenile correctional facility and manages Youth Services Lieutenants, Sergeants and Officers. Incumbent reports directly to an Assistant Superintendent or the Facility Superintendent. May act as a member of the Treatment Team. Performs duties with occasional supervision. Performs managerial/supervisory functions which may include but are not limited to long/short term planning and coordinating, daily problem solving, developing/reviewing of post orders, investigating staff/student incidents, disciplining subordinates, recommending the hiring and promoting of staff, documenting subordinate performance, conducting on the job training, and conducting performance appraisals. Incumbent is responsible for the management, supervision, safety and security of subordinate staff and students. Position is the highest-Ranking custody staff on the grounds. Position is continually exposed to potential physical hazards due to work environment. Errors in judgment could result in injury to staff or offenders, or escape of an offender.

Minimum Qualification:

Two (2) years of full-time work experience plus four years of full-time experience in juvenile corrections. High school diploma or equivalent required. (Photocopy of diploma or certificate must accompany application.) Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. Accredited college training may substitute for only the generalized experience on a year for year basis. (9 semester hours in Education, Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences, Criminal Justice Sciences, or related area required.) Possession of a valid driver's license from state of residence comparable to an Indiana Operator's License required. (Photocopy of license must accompany application.) Must successfully achieve criminal background investigation including the sex offender register. Must test negative for illegal use of drugs on all drug tests. Special requirements: Must successfully complete the Juvenile Training Academy and all required training prior to granting permanent status. Must obtain a valid State of Indiana Driver's License upon hire if an Indiana resident. The appointing authority may require possession of a Public Passenger Chauffeur's License.

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Assistant Superintendent E7

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Job Description

Incumbent acts as a highly responsible administrator by directing, managing, and supervising the facility's operations. Incumbent may develop, interpret, and implement, operational procedures, operational directives, and post orders. Incumbent ensures adherence to all departmental policies and procedures relevant to facility operations. Incumbent manages a large staff, which may include custody, training, health care, food service, maintenance, education, treatment and administration. Incumbent reports to the Superintendent and may direct the management of the facility in the Superintendent's absence. Performs duties with occasional supervision.

Minimum Qualification:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Four years of full-time professional experience in corrections, criminology, parole, probation, law enforcement, public safety, psychology, social work, business administration, personnel administration, or public administration, of which at least two years must be supervising professional staff in corrections.

OR

Eight years of experience in public safety work plus four years of full-time professional experience in corrections, criminology, parole, probation, law enforcement, public safety, psychology, social work, business administration, personnel administration, or public administration of which at least two years must be supervising professional staff in corrections.

 

Must successfully achieve a criminal background investigation to include the State’s sex offender registry.

Substitutions: Accredited graduate training in any of the above areas may substitute for the required experience, EXCEPT for the supervisory experience, with a maximum substitution of two (2) years.

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Assistant Correctional Superintendent E6

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Job Description

Incumbent acts as a highly responsible administrator by directing, managing, and supervising the facility's operations. Incumbent may develop, interpret, and implement operational procedures, operational directives, and post orders. Incumbent ensures adherence to all departmental policies and procedures relevant to facility operations. Incumbent manages a large staff, which may include custody, training, maintenance, food service, education, health care, treatment and administration. Incumbent reports to the Superintendent and may direct the management of the facility in the Superintendent's absence. Performs duties with occasional supervision.

Minimum Qualification:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Four years of full-time professional experience in corrections, criminology, parole, probation, law enforcement, public safety, psychology, social work, business administration, personnel administration, or public administration, of which at least two years must be supervising professional staff in corrections.

OR

Eight years of experience in public safety work plus four years of full-time professional experience in corrections, criminology, parole, probation, law enforcement, public safety, psychology, social work, business administration, personnel administration, or public administration of which at least two years must be supervising professional staff in corrections.

Must successfully achieve a criminal background investigation to include the State’s sex offender registry.

Substitutions: Accredited graduate training in any of the above areas may substitute for the required experience, EXCEPT for the supervisory experience, with a maximum substitution of two (2) years.

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Charge Nurse 3

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Job Description

Incumbent is responsible for administering the nursing services in an adult or juvenile correctional facility. Incumbent will work either the evening or midnight shift. Position will be under the direct supervision of the Nurse Supervisor or assigned administrator. Specialized knowledge of, and ability to utilize full range of accepted professional nursing principals and practices is required. Incumbent must possess thorough knowledge of departmental policies and procedures and applicable State and Federal law and American Correctional Association (ACA) standards relative to corrections. Incumbent performs duties under general supervision. Incumbent develops and maintains effective relationships with subordinate staff, other facility staff, offenders and contract personnel in order to explain, coordinate, and implement quality nursing care for the facility. Incumbent may be a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team and is also responsible for portraying a positive professional image in all contact with the public.

Minimum Qualification:

One (1) year full-time professional nursing experience within an institutional setting. Possession of a valid registered nurse license issued by the Indiana Health Professions Bureau required. (Proof of valid license must accompany application) or possession of a valid registered nurse license issued by a "party state", as defined by the Indiana Health Professions Bureau. A nurse who is not licensed by the Indiana Health Professions Bureau must file a multistate licensure privilege form and obtain approval from the nurse licensing board before commencing employment. Substitution: Completion of a bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college may substitute for the required experience only.

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Nurse 4

001QC 4

Job Description

Incumbent is responsible and accountable for nursing practices and services in an adult or juvenile correctional facility. Position will be under the direct supervision of Nursing Supervisor or assigned administrator and will be assigned to the day shift. Specialized knowledge of and ability to utilize full range of accepted professional nursing principals and practices is required. Incumbent must possess thorough knowledge of departmental policies and procedures and applicable State and Federal law and American Correctional Association (ACA) standards relative to corrections. Incumbent performs duties under general supervision. Incumbent must develop and maintain effective relationships with Health Care staff, other facility staff, offenders and contract personnel in order to explain, coordinate, and implement quality nursing care for the facility. Incumbent may be a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team and is also responsible for portraying a positive professional image in all contacts with the public.

Minimum Qualification:

Possession of a valid registered nurse license issued by the Indiana Health Professions Bureau required. (Proof of valid license must accompany application) or possession of a valid registered nurse license issued by a "party state", as defined by the Indiana Health Professions Bureau. A nurse who is not licensed by the Indiana Health Professions Bureau must file a multi-state licensure privilege form and obtain approval from the nurse licensing board before commencing employment.

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Licensed Practical Nurse

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Job Description

Incumbent is responsible and accountable for nursing practices and services in an adult or juvenile correctional facility. Position will be under the direct supervision of a Charge Nurse, Nurse Supervisor or assigned administrator. May be assigned to any duty shift. Performs duties under general supervision. Incumbent must develop and maintain effective relationships with Health Care staff, other facility staff, offenders and contract personnel in order to explain, coordinate, and implement quality nursing care for the facility. Incumbent may be a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team and is also responsible for portraying a positive professional image in all contacts with the public.

Minimum Qualification:

Possession of a valid Indiana licensed practical nurse license issued by the Indiana Health Professions Bureau required. (Proof of valid license must accompany application.) OR Possession of a valid temporary license issued by the Indiana Health Professions Bureau required. (Proof of valid license must accompany application.) OR Eligibility to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing's National Council Licensure Examination - Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) for the first time following graduation from an accredited licensed practical nurse program required. (Proof of eligibility must accompany application.) Special requirement: Proof of valid Indiana licensed practical nurse license must be presented to the appointing agency prior to the granting of permanent status.

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Parole Officer 3

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Job Description

Incumbent maintains a caseload of parolees, providing services aimed at successful transition of offenders into the community. Serves in an assigned geographical area. Conducts duties with limited supervision, reporting directly to a Parole Officer Supervisor. Incumbent must possess thorough knowledge of laws, rules, department policy and procedure concerning the supervision of paroled offenders. Incumbent performs the vast majority of the duties independently in the field. Incumbent serves as department representative in the community at large working with local officials, law enforcement, schools, employers and families. Contacts are with a wide variety of people and are typically made alone. Final reports are usually reviewed with supervisor for basic content. Supervisor must rely on the incumbent's decisions regarding parole violators. Missing information from community investigations could jeopardize the safety of the public.

Minimum Qualification:

Five (5) years full-time professional experience in correctional counseling, criminology, parole/probation work, law enforcement, social work, or a related area.

Substitutions: Five years of full-time experience in protective services may substitute for the required experience only.
Accredited college training may substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis.

Special requirements: Must successfully complete the Correctional Training Academy and all required training prior to granting permanent status.

Examination Process

The examination process consists of an evaluation of experience and training made from the official application form. The scoring procedure is pass/fail.

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Parole Officer 4

002DA4

Job Description

Incumbent serves as the District Supervisor of a small state parole district, or serves as Assistant District Supervisor of a large parole district. Reports to either the Director of Parole Services in Central Office, or to the District Supervisor on site. Performs duties with a significant level of independence. Representative duties may include performing all administrative functions required in running a district parole office including, but not limited to, district budget planning and maintenance, all aspects of personnel, supervision of staff and building maintenance issues. Incumbent must possess thorough knowledge of laws, rules, department policy and procedures concerning the supervision of paroled offenders, theory and philosophy of corrections and parole and case management. Incumbent must also have extensive knowledge of administrative laws, rules, procedures involved in supervising a district office including, but not limited to procurement, state personnel merit rules, progressive discipline and department personnel policy.

Minimum Qualification:

Four (4) years full-time professional experience in correctional counseling, criminology, parole/probation work, law enforcement, social work, or a related area. Possession of a valid driver’s license from state of residence comparable to an Indiana Operator’s license required. (Proof of license must accompany the application or be provided at the time of interview if an interview is granted.)

Substitutions: Four years of full-time experience in protective services may substitute for the required experience only.

Accredited college training may substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis.

Special requirements: Must successfully complete the Correctional Training Academy and all required training prior to granting permanent status.

Examination Process

The examination process consists of an evaluation of experience and training made from the official application form. The scoring procedure is pass/fail.

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Parole Officer Supervisor 5

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Job Description

Incumbent serves as the District Supervisor of a small state parole district, or serves as Assistant District Supervisor of a large parole district. Reports to either the Director of Parole Services in Central Office, or to the District Supervisor on site. Performs duties with a significant level of independence. Representative duties may include performing all administrative functions required in running a district parole office including, but not limited to, district budget planning and maintenance, all aspects of personnel, supervision of staff and building maintenance issues. Incumbent must possess thorough knowledge of laws, rules, department policy and procedures concerning the supervision of paroled offenders, theory and philosophy of corrections and parole and case management. Incumbent must also have extensive knowledge of administrative laws, rules, procedures involved in supervising a district office including, but not limited to procurement, state personnel merit rules, progressive discipline and department personnel policy.

Minimum Qualification:

Seven (7) years full-time professional experience in correctional counseling; criminology; parole or probation work; law enforcement; social work or related required; plus one (1) year full-time administrative, managerial, or supervisory experience in any of the above areas. Possession of a valid driver’s license from state of residence comparable to an Indiana Operator’s license is required.  (Proof of license must accompany the application or be provided at the time of interview if an interview is granted.)

Substitutions: Accredited college training in any of the above areas may substitute for the required experience with a maximum substitution of four (4) years.

Accredited graduate training in any of the above areas may substitute for the required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years.

Special requirements: Must successfully complete the Correctional Training Academy and all required training prior to granting permanent status.

Examination Process

The examination process consists of an evaluation of experience and training made from the official application form. The scoring procedure is pass/fail.

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Parole Officer Supervisor 4

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Job Description

Incumbent serves as the District Supervisor of a large parole district office. Reports to the Director of Parole Services in Central Office. Performs duties with a significant level of independence. Representative duties may include performing all administrative functions required in running a district parole office including, but not limited to, district budget planning and maintenance, all aspects of personnel, supervision of staff, building maintenance issues, and more. Incumbent must also possess thorough knowledge of the laws, rules, department policy and procedures concerning the supervision of paroled offenders, theory and philosophy of corrections and parole and case management. Incumbent must also have extensive knowledge of administrative laws, rules, procedures involved in supervising a district office including, but not limited to procurement, state personnel merit rules, progressive discipline and department personnel policy.

Minimum Qualification:

Seven (7) years full-time professional experience in correctional counseling; criminology; parole or probation work; law enforcement; social work or related required; plus two (2) years full-time administrative, managerial, or supervisory experience in any of the above areas. Possession of a valid driver’s license from state of residence comparable to an Indiana Operator’s license is required. (Proof of license must accompany the application or be provided at the time of interview if an interview is granted.)

Substitutions: Accredited college training in any of the above areas may substitute for the required experience with a maximum substitution of four (4) years. Accredited graduate training in any of the above areas may substitute for the required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years.

Special requirements: Must successfully complete the Correctional Training Academy and all required training prior to granting permanent status.

Examination Process

The examination process consists of an evaluation of experience and training made from the official application form. The scoring procedure is pass/fail.

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