Public Safety & Corrections –
DIXON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE
THIS POSITION WILL BE FILLED BY NEW HIRE
or PROMOTION OF A PERMANENT CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF
LOUISIANA STATE GOVERNMENT (State Employee)
The selected employee may be required to serve a trial Detail prior to being permanently promoted.
In the supplemental questions section, applicants must authorize the HR Office of DPS&C-Corrections Services to contact prior employers to check references under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) to be considered for employment.
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Corrections ARDC Specialist 1, Corrections ARDC Specialist 2, or a Corrections ARDC Specialist 3, depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum salary for the Corrections ARDC Specialist 3 is $65,520.00. Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
Applicants must have a Civil Service test score for 8100-Professional Level Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.
Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test here.
Applicants claiming exemption from testing requirements under Civil Service Rule 22.8(a), Vocational Rehabilitation Services, or (c), GPA of 3.5 or higher, MUST submit Vocational Rehab letter or bachelor's degree college transcript as either an attachment in LA Careers, a fax to (225) 342-5968, or by mail by close of this announcement to be considered.
Any qualifying experience that is based on college credit/college hours should have an accompanying transcript for verification. The transcript should be attached to the application or faxed prior to the close of this announcement for your application to be considered. Fax to (225) 342-5968, or mail by close of this announcement.
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Any degree, certificate, special license, or DD-214 must be verified by official documentation prior to hire.
This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.
The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections - Corrections Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on any non-merit factor including disability.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring supervisor/manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.
For information about this job posting contact:
Dixon Correctional Institute
Human Resources Department
5568 Hwy 68 Jackson, LA 70748
A baccalaureate degree.
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Function of Work:
To perform diversified and technical tasks involved in the classification and maintenance of records management programs involving initial time computation and re-computation on DPS&C commitments in accordance with state and federal laws and departmental regulations.
Level of Work:
Direct from a higher-level supervisor or manager.
Location of Work:
Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services-Adult.
Differs from the Corrections ARDC Specialist 2 by the presence of entry-level duties under close supervision and guidance.
Differs from a Corrections Classification Officer and Corrections Records Analyst series by the presence of acquiring the knowledge and skills for both classifying adult inmates and sentence computation.
Examples of Work
Ensures that various aspects of inmate incarceration related to public safety, rehabilitation, and inmate welfare are met for inmates from the time of preliminary classification in local facilities through the reception process and subsequent assignment to permanent housing facilities or until discharge from the local facilities.
Coordinates with the sheriffs' offices, clerks of court, parish jail administrators, district attorneys, and judges on various issues related to all new commitments to DPS&C.
Reviews new commitments to ensure compliance with statutory, legal, and department requirements; i.e. valid hard labor sentences, sex offender identification and tracking, multiple offender restrictions, and victim notification.
Screens new commitments to identify candidates for the intensive incarceration program, special treatment programs, or for imminent or immediate releases.
Extracts pertinent information from court minutes, bills of information, state police rap sheets, pre-sentence investigations, and other documents necessary to draft a chronological history of incarceration.
Performs in-depth research on individual criminal records.
Contacts sheriffs, clerks of court, probation personnel (in and out of state), and judges to secure and verify information relevant to time computation.
Performs duties of initial time computation and re-computing inmate sentences.
Functions as the Quality Control analyst to ensure data in the physical record matches automated data base system of CAJUN 2 (Corrections and Justice Unified Network), which is a system used by state, federal, state police, and social services agencies. Inputs data as necessary.
Researches inmate records to determine eligibility for work release, minimum security programs, or furloughs from an institution with special treatment units, or to determine eligibility for work release and furloughs in response to recommendations from administrators of local facilities.
Coordinates with state and federal officials and their respective correctional institutions on various correctional matters concerning inmate custody, release information, filing detainers, or transfers to and from other jurisdictions.
Responds to telephone inquiries from various public officials, general public, attorneys and judges, and local detention facilities personnel regarding correctional policies and procedures that relate to state inmates housed in local facilities.
Coordinates with local facilities and work release centers on the transfers of inmates deemed inappropriate to remain at the center.
Explains the time computation to inmates, attorneys, families, or other authorized individuals.
Participates in disciplinary courts as assigned.
Monitors and reviews files to ensure timely processing of releases of all DPS&C commitments housed in parish prisons, community centers, and work release programs. Issues release certificates, forms and other related documents.
Interviews inmates upon intake into the reception center.
Recommends appropriate institutional assignments based on evaluation of interview information and current and prior record to ensure public safety needs are met.
Counsels inmates to help them adjust to prison life and assists inmates with personal and family problems.
Makes recommendations to and serves as a member of various prison boards to ensure that inmates are assigned to jobs and schools with special consideration being given to inmates assigned to chronic medical and mental health units.