State of Arizona :

 

Job Information
Job Title:  COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS OFFICER 
Agency:  DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 
Job Reference ID:  55026 
Category:  PROTECTIVE SERV/LAW ENFORCEMENT/SECURITY 
Grade:  18 
Posted Date:  04/08/2020 
Close Date:  04/17/2020 
Job Description



  

Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry

Contributing to safer communities through responsible, professional and effective corrections

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS OFFICER

STATEWIDE

ANNOUNCEMENT 20-649CP

 

Starting Base Salary: $46,200

Educational Stipend of additional 5% available for qualifying BA degree: $2,100

*See information on Educational Stipends on last page

 

All applicants must apply to this posting online by FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020.

 

If you do not receive a confirmation email that you have successfully submitted your resume for Community Corrections Officer, Job ID 55026 you have not applied for this posting. For assistance, contact your personnel liaison or contact the Central Promotional Register at 602-255-2402.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Apply by

Friday, April 17, 2020

 

Current Arizona Department of Corrections Employees:

Qualifying transcripts/proof of enrollment due to Central Promotional Register (CPR) by

Monday, May 4, 2020

Those applicants with a completed qualifying degree will be exempt from the written exam.

Written Exam

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

 

Non Arizona Department of Corrections Employees:

Qualifying transcripts due to Central Promotional Register (CPR) by

Friday, May 22, 2020

Those applicants with a qualifying degree will be exempt from the written exam.

Oral Boards Start

Monday, June 15, 2020

ALL applicants will be required to complete a written essay that will be emailed to the email address provided on your resume. You must complete this and turn it in at the time of your scheduled oral board. Failure to do so will prompt to an automatic disqualification and you will be removed from the process immediately.

Additional Promotional Point Documentation due to CPR by

Friday, June 19, 2020

 

Approved Voluntary Demotion Memo due to CPR by

Friday, June 19, 2020

Voluntary demotion applicants must have an approved voluntary demotion memo on file with Central Promotional Register to be considered for a job offer, see section #5.

 

Candidates who are listed on any current Community Corrections Officer register(s) must re-apply to this announcement to have an opportunity to be included in this central promotional register recruitment process.

 

The Community Corrections Officer register developed from this announcement will replace all current Community Corrections Officer registers when it becomes effective.

#1 SPECIAL SELECTION FACTOR(S)-THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED:

Qualifications for Current Arizona Department of Corrections Employees:

 

A Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Public Administration, Business Administration, Behavioral Health, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or Education OR must be enrolled in a program of study at an accredited university or college at the time of application.

 

*Continuing education and completion of a degree will be a SMAART goal for the employee with a requirement to complete a degree within a specified period of time.

 

Those applicants with a completed qualifying degree will be exempt from the written exam.

 

Qualifications for Non Arizona Department of Corrections Applicants:

 

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Public Administration, Business Administration, Behavioral Health, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or Education.

 

Those applicants with a qualifying degree will be exempt from the written exam.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION – Must receive a rating of meets expectations or better.

SUSPENSION – Suspension during one year prior to announcement, ineligible for one promotional cycle.

VOLUNTARY DEMOTIONS – Employees accepting a voluntary demotion shall be required to remain in the classification/position requested for a period of at least one year before being considered for appointment to any other position. Voluntary demotion applicants must have an approved voluntary demotion memo on file with Central Promotional Register to be considered for a job offer. No job offers will be made without an approved voluntary demotion. The job offer will be made to the next available candidate. 

DEMOTIONS (DISCIPLINARY) – Any employee who has been demoted one level shall be ineligible to apply for a promotional opportunity for two years from the date of the demotion. If demoted more than one level, the employee shall be ineligible to apply for a promotional opportunity for three years from the date of the demotion. A demotion received after the promotional process has started and prior to promotion shall result in the permanent removal from that CPR. Once removed from a CPR for a demotion, the applicant shall not be eligible to compete for a Correctional Officer Series position until two or three years, depending on the number of levels demoted, after the date of the demotion. The first day served of the demotion shall be considered the effective date of the demotion.

 

You MUST maintain the above additional requirements to remain in the recruitment process OR on the register developed from this recruitment.

#2 EVALUATION AND TESTING PROCESS:

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of training and experience. Please note the following: 

Adequate work history identifying experience, duties, qualifications, selective requirements, and/or preferences must be reflected on the resume in order to receive applicable credit.

 

ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION. 

Each promotion or different position with the same employer must be listed separately on the resume. 

Applicants who meet the KSAs and selective preferences will be invited to the next appropriate step. Applicants who achieve or exceed a passing score on the oral board interview will have their names placed on the Central Promotional Register, after other promotional points are included, if any.

 

The Written and Oral Boards are scheduled as follows:

 

Written Exam: Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

(THOSE APPLICANTS WHO QUALIFY WITH A DEGREE WILL BE EXEMPT FROM THE WRITTEN EXAM)

 

Oral Boards - Beginning Monday, June 15, 2020.

Please plan your schedule accordingly.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Notification of eligibility to test will be mailed directly to the address submitted on your resume. Applicants who have not received a notification to test should immediately contact their Personnel Liaison or the Central Promotional Register section. Study references/resources are posted on the ADC Internet and Intranet web sites.

#3 OTHER PROMOTIONAL POINTS:

PASS FIT PRO (VOLUNTARY): Maintain 50%=40pts. You must supply a copy of your voluntary physical fitness certificate.

DEGREES: AA=20pts; BA=30pts; MA=40pts. You must supply a copy of your transcript(s) for college degrees.

 

Copies of your transcripts and Fit Pro certificate must be received by the Central Promotional Register by Friday, June 19, 2020 to receive credit. The CPR fax number is (602) 542-7570 or e-mail to [email protected]

#4 EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Individual positions may be responsible for some or all of the listed duties and/or other related duties. Devises a schedule of work for self on a periodic basis. Confers with representatives of various community resources seeking assistance for offenders. Informs offender of resources for help in the community and of other facts and events that will help offender in terms of support, treatment, rehabilitation or independent living. Confers with staff of local groups to inform them of services provided by the agency or program. Confers with local officials regarding problems or questions affecting the program or work system. Writes case notes, warrants of violation of release conditions; and reports summarizing data acquired by investigation and research into offenders’ social, family, financial and employment situation as a basis for a case action. Writes reports on offender activity and progress; refers offenders to resources for training or counseling. Testifies at court and administrative due process hearings. Discusses current situations with offender; listens, offers suggestions, and helps offender with perception, self-realization or orientation, in accordance with program goals and objectives.

 

Meets, as needed, with family of offender (usually including offender) and leads a discussion of problems or resolutions. Develops treatment or service plan for offender based on knowledge of offender’s situations gained from interviewing and gathers case information. Conducts thorough investigation of community and family life of offender, including home visits and collateral contacts with school officials, police, employers and others as basis for case disposition and decision. Attends staff meetings of work unit or section, under direction of work supervisor; gives and receives information helpful in work unit or work system operation. Confers with superiors, presenting and resolving difficult problems or questions, discussing plans and actions to be taken, making decisions. Performs related work as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs)

Knowledge of: Arizona Criminal Code and criminal/civil court and administrative hearing procedures; Federal, State and agency laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures governing adult community corrections system; principles, methods and techniques of investigating, surveillance, interviewing, assessing and paraprofessional counseling; principles and techniques of caseload management; principles of sociology and psychology; cultural and socioeconomic differences and effects on human behaviors; rules, regulations and procedures of the work system and knowledge and application of evidenced based community risk and needs models.

 

Skill in/Ability to: Applying and interpreting Arizona Criminal Code and the applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures governing the adult community corrections system; conducting investigations, searches, surveillance and interviews; managing caseloads; applying the principles and methods of sociology and psychology in interactions with offenders; crisis intervention; verbal and written communications; interpersonal relationships.

 

WORK CONDITIONS: Shift work; extended sitting; extensive reading and writing. Some light lifting with occasional heavy demands. May be exposed to hazards associated with security and guidance of inmates.

#5 REGISTER/JOB OFFERS :

The register developed from this recruitment will expire when a new statewide register is developed. However, D.O. 504 specifies that a register shall be active for the period of time specified in the announcement or until it no longer satisfies recruitment needs, whichever occurs first. Registers may be extended when necessary.  

 

JOB OFFERS: When a position becomes available the top five candidates with that geographic preference will attend a second interview. After completion of the interviews the hiring manager will select the candidate to be offered the position and all other candidates will remain on the Register. If you wish to change your geographic preference, please submit a revised form through your Personnel Liaison. A candidate who declines any two promotional/job offers in the location(s) for which they have indicated their geographical preference(s), shall be placed at the end of the register. If a candidate declines a third promotional/job offer their name will be permanently removed from the register.  

 

Voluntary demotion applicants must have an approved voluntary demotion memo on file with Central Promotional Register to be considered for a job offer. No job offers will be made without an approved voluntary demotion. The job offer will be made to the next available candidate.       

#6 EDUCATIONAL STIPEND:

*Positions in this classification are eligible for an educational stipend: Associates Degree: 2.5%; Bachelor's Degree: 5%; Master's Degree or above: 7.5%. If you have completed one of these degrees, submit the Education Supplement-Security form Education Supplement and documentation of your degree as noted on the form with your application. If eligible and appointed, the stipend amount will be effective the date of your appointment. Education requests submitted after the date of appointment are effective the beginning of the pay period they are received in personnel. This stipend is subject to available funding and may be cancelled at any time.  

                         

Must be 21 years of age prior to admission in a Community Corrections Training Academy; must attend and complete the Correctional Officer Training Academy (COTA), Possess a current Arizona Driver’s license appropriate to the assignment; Take and pass oral and written interviews and tests including medical/physical and psychological examinations and pre-employment drug screening; undergo a background investigation and have no felony convictions. Must be able to possess a conceal carry permit and carry a firearm in accordance with the Brady Laws. 

 

Some positions require a medical/physical evaluation, psychological examination, pre-employment drug screening, and a background investigation prior to appointment. A current Arizona driver's license appropriate to the assignment is required at the time of appointment. As a condition of continued employment, employees in a safety sensitive position may be subject to random drug testing, as required by Department Policy.  

 

RETIREMENT  

Positions in this classification participate in the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP). 

 

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Selection/Testing Manager at (602) 255-2404. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

 

 

 
Position Requirements
Position Level:    Hours:   
 Work Arrangement:     Employment Type:   
Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $46,200.00-61,081.00 

 

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