State of Hawaii
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CORRECTIONS EDUCATION SPECIALIST III - OAHU CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
at State of Hawaii
- Recruitment Information
Recruitment Number 218540
Salary: $4,079 to $4,968 per month (SR-20, Step C to H).
Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.
A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of our website.
- Duties Summary
Independently develops, implements and evaluates individual educational plans for inmates confined in an adult correctional facility; and performs other related duties as assigned.
- Minimum Qualification Requirements
To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:
Prerequisite Knowledge and Abilities Required:
Knowledge of: Basic principles of human behavior and motivation; principles and practices of education and learning; instructional methods and materials; and report writing.
Ability to: Assess, plan, coordinate, carry out and evaluate academic/vocational activities for inmates; assess inmates' progress; learn and apply the legislative mandates and statutes relating to the educational requirements for inmates; learn and apply corrections education program activities, goals and objectives, laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; learn about and utilize related programs in educational institutions, community resources and agencies; learn which federal, State and local government agencies are involved with educational issues; become aware of vocational opportunities in the correctional facility such as activities in the carpentry work line, or in computer graphics, as part of the Correctional Industries program; maintain records and write reports of inmate activities, participation and progress in the corrections education program; plan and conduct academic instruction; and deal effectively with a variety of people and agencies (inmates, instructors, tutors, volunteers, businesses, schools) who provide services.
Basic Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
General Experience: One and one-half years* of progressively responsible professional teaching experience which involved developing educational lesson plans; providing instruction to students; assessing students' progress and modifying educational plans to address level of progress. Such experience MUST have involved and demonstrated knowledge of the application of principles and practices of education and learning and instructional methods and materials.
*One year of General Experience is defined as a school year approximately 180 "teacher duty" days or approximately 38 weeks per year.
Non-Qualifying Experience: Teaching work experience of general interest subjects such as dancing, ukulele, etc., which did not require the knowledge and application of principles and practices of education and learning and instructional methods and materials, or which did not require assessment, evaluation and measurement of student progress is not qualifying.
Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.
Other Requirements: All applicants who are conditionally offered employment or conditionally approved for movement into this position shall be subject to drug screening, as required by Federal, State or local laws, or departmental policy; and will be subject to an intensive background check.
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Requirement: As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA), Federal law states that "....an agency shall not hire or promote anyone who may have contact with inmates and who:
(1) Has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility or other institution.
(2) Has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse.
(3) Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in #2 above.
(4) Has been the subject of substantiated allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment or resigned during a pending investigation of alleged sexual abuse or sexual harassment.
The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.
- Other Information
The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.
PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS (PSLF) PROGRAM
The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans. To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer. For more information, please click: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION TO APPLICANTS
The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.
Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner. In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.
The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.
In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of the application.
CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.