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CORRECTIONS PROGRAM SPECIALIST II (SR-24) - OAHU

at State of Hawaii

Posted: 10/18/2019
Job Reference #: 1893289
Keywords: professional

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 217632 - Temporary Employment Only - Downtown, Island of Oahu - $4,968 to $6,044 per month (SR-24, Step C to Step H).

Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.

Note:  Employees appointed to temporary positions may also gain membership in the civil service upon satisfactory completion of an initial probation period of at least six months. Once you become a member of the civil service, you become eligible to apply for promotion and transfer opportunities to permanent as well as other temporary positions. You may also enjoy other rights and benefits afforded to an employee in a permanent position with the exception of return rights and placement rights associated with a reduction-in-force.

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

Develops program plans; develops, revises and evaluates policies, programs, procedures, standards and guidelines for the correctional program; and performs other related duties as required.

This class reflects responsibility for performing the most difficult and complex program development and evaluation, policy review and recommendation, and studies of management, organization, staffing and related concerns relative to all aspects of a corrections program.

This position is with the Office of Youth Services (OYS), which is administratively attached to the Department of Human Services (DHS). it is the focal point for the execution of statutory provisions related to the youth services in the State of Hawaii.

The incumbent in this position, in accordance with broad policy and general guidelines and administrative duties, is immediately responsible for the development, formulation, and oversight of programs and services in the Custodial/Institutional Area, a major component of services within the spectrum of youth services with the State.
 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Basic Education/Experience: A bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college with a major in sociology, psychology, criminology, penology or other related behavioral science which included coursework in research or statistics.

Excess General or Specialized Experience as described below, or any other progressively responsible administrative or professional work experience which provided knowledge, skills and abilities comparable to those acquired in four years of successful study while completing a college curriculum in one of the previously cited majors may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level and quality as to assure the possession of comparable knowledge, skills and abilities.

The education or substitutable experience background in sociology, criminology, penology, psychology or other related behavioral science MUST have included, but need not have been limited to, a basic theoretical knowledge of the general principles dealing with human behavior; counseling; current state of practice and concepts in corrections programs; and principles and methods of research or statistics.

General Experience: Two and one-half years of progressively responsible professional counseling or other related social services work experience which demonstrated the applicant's knowledge of and application of modern theories, techniques and practices in corrections work as they relate to redirection and rehabilitation. Such work experience may have been obtained in any agency concerned with reduction of criminals (e.g., courts, corrections or public/private rehabilitation organization).

At least six months of this experience must have demonstrated the applicant's aptitude for the performance of full-time program/staff specialist work in corrections. Evidence of such ability may be demonstrated through participating or assisting in the planning, coordinating or development of programs or program activities requiring the conduct of research and analysis and the application of problem-solving methods and techniques including the identification of problems and pertinent casual factors, development and evaluation of alternative solutions, recommendation/implementation of appropriate courses of action and the preparation of narrative reports describing the problem or situation, various factors impinging upon the situation, presentation of alternatives and recommendation and justification of an appropriate solution.

Specialized Experience: One year of professional work as a program specialist which required knowledge of modern theories, techniques and practices in corrections work and their application in the conduct of studies for the evaluation and analysis of program objectives, goals, policies, procedures, operations, standards and guidelines, the recommendation of changes for improvement of same and advising on the implementation of changes.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply. Please review the Substitutions carefully.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements.  To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.

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Other Information

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
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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.
 
TESTING INFORMATION
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.

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.

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.