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CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Title:  CORRECTIONAL COUNSELOR II (SPECIALIST)
Salary: $6,686.00 - $8,868.00
Posted: 11/06/2013

Job Description:
**WHO SHOULD APPLY: STATE EMPLOYEES WITH CURRENT STATUS IN THE ABOVE CLASSIFICATION, PERSONS WITH LIST ELIGIBILITY, WITH INTEREST IN A LATERAL TRANSFER FROM AN EQUIVALENT CLASS, WITH PROMOTION ELIGIBILITY, ON A TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT ASSIGNMENT OR REINSTATEMENT. **NO FAXED OR EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. YOU MUST LIST THE POSITION NUMBER IN THE EXAMINATION/JOB TITLE PORTION OF THE STD. 678 STATE APPLICATION AND CLEARLY INDICATE THE BASIS OF ELIGIBLITY IN LINE ITEM 12. FOR LIST ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES, PLEASE ATTACH YOUR EXAM RESULTS. ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE SCREENED AND ONLY THE MOST QUALIFIED WILL BE INTERVIEWED.

ALL HIRES ARE SUBJECT TO HIRING FREEZE , PLACEMENTS AND/OR BUDGET APPROVAL. THIS ADVERTISEMENT MAY BE USED FOR OTHER VACANCIES THAT OCCUR DURING THIS POSTING.
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION
DIVISON OF REHABILITATIVE PROGRAMS
OFFICE OF OFFENDER SERVICES
CORRECTIONAL COUNSELOR II SPECIALIST/ASSITANT MANAGER
LONG TERM OFFENDER PILOT PROGRAM
DUTY STATEMENT

Under the direction of the Correctional Counselor (CC) III/Reentry Hub Manager (RHM), Division of Rehabilitative Programs, Office of Offender Services (OS), the CC II Specialist will serve as the Assistant Program Manager (APM) for the Long Term Offender Pilot Program (LTOPP). The APM will assists in providing expertise resolving day-to-day issues relative to the activities at the designated LTOPP location. The APM assists in coordinating a broad spectrum of departmental polices and OS procedures, affecting the performance and success of the LTOPP. Under the direction of the RHM, the APM serves as the assistant liaison and staff relations expert between the prison administration, contract treatment management staff, and OS management. In cooperation with the RHM, the APM makes recommendations to OS, prison administration, and contract treatment management staff to resolve issues involving the functioning of the LTOPP.

Specifically, the APM is responsible for:

40% ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES: Assists in monitoring program operations and procedures including all contractor requirements. Assist in the approval of contractor waivers and exemptions as outlined in the LTOPP contract. Facilitates access to the institution via gate clearances, memoranda, identification cards, and/or renewals for visits, training, special events, and tours of program for those involved with the LTOPP. Serves as a liaison with the institutional and contract staff, the OS, and outside agencies. Reviews and submits recommendations to the RHM for contractor hires, reassignments, and waivers to minimum qualifications. Establishes procedures for random urinalysis testing and coordinates with reference lab for submission of samples and receipt of results. Enforces and ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Armstrong/Clark/Coleman lawsuits, and disciplinary regulations within the program. Assists the RHM in overseeing and administering program budget, as well as reviewing and approving expenditures. Responds to inmate appeals at the appropriate level and to OS administrative requests for research, special studies, and/or projects. Works collaboratively with the RHM, Parole Services Associate, Classification and Parole Representative, and OS to coordinate transfers of inmates participating in the LTOPP. Participates in conference calls, staff conferences, and training as required. Reviews the contractor’s Red Flag Reports, Week Ahead Reports, and Monthly Reports. Makes recommendations to the RHM regarding approval of the contractor’s motivation and incentive policy and procedure. Makes recommendations to the RHM regarding reports, writings, summary documents, or press release that should be approved prior to dissemination to the public by contract staff. Responds to telephone and/or written requests from inmate's family members, correctional counselors, and the general public.

25% SAFETY AND SECURITY: Under the direction of the RHM, establishes a procedure for monitoring and correcting unsafe conditions within the LTOPP environment, to include random searches of facility and inmates for contraband, physical inventory of material and equipment, staff utilization of safety equipment, staff accountability, audio/video inventory and inspection, and adherence to standards of professional conduct and performance. Obtains key rings and chits for contract staff. Completes the OS activity report, as required, when an unusual incident occurs in the program. Monitors progressive/corrective disciplinary actions within program including the immediate removal of inmates from programming when required, and ensure completion of appropriate documentation. Responds to alarms when required.

15% CLASSIFICATION: Serves as expert classification resource for the LTOPP with institutional staff. Establishes a procedure for monitoring and ensuring all eligible inmates are placed on LTOPP waiting lists via classification action, are assigned to the appropriate programs at the right time and are subsequently removed from the program upon completion. Maintains security and accountability of all central files utilized by LTOPP staff. Participates as necessary in Unit Classification Committees to ensure eligible candidates are placed on waiting lists upon arrival from sending institutions and, when required, are subsequently referred for transfer back to the sending institution following completion of the program.

10% TRAINING: Establishes a procedure for meeting California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s mandatory training requirements for program staff including the 40-hour orientation training for new contract staff. Coordinates the annual OS contract staff training requirements to include Cross Training, Work Force Development, long term offender meetings, and other OS sponsored seminars and training, as required. Provides assistance, equipment, and resources for institutional staff training regarding classification procedures and policies as they relate to the LTOPP. Monitors contract staff monthly training day, and assist the RHM with approving request for deviations.

10% CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION: Assists with Monitoring and evaluating and adherence to contract provisions. Ensure contract staff is providing established treatment hours and activities. Considers all group ratio and program modification requests. Assists Head Quarter OS staff in surveying and evaluating the effectiveness of treatment programs. Coordinates and participates in program accountability reviews. Documents compliance with contractual obligations and violations of policies and procedures. Assists with preparing corrective action plans to assist the contractor, institution and the OS in addressing and targeting remedial action for improvements to any deficiencies discovered. Reviews contractor’s discrimination, sexual harassment, nepotism, and fraternization policies, and the contractor’s employee grievance and appeal procedure.

Position Pending Approval

All hires are subject to hiring freeze and/or budget approval

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
CORRECTIONAL COUNSELOR II 065 - 113 - 9901 - xxx
Location County
Office of Offender Services - Field, CMC SAN Luis OBISPO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
11/20/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Rehabilitative Programs
P.O. Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283-0001
Troy Perry
916-324-3662
troy.perry@cdcr.ca.gov

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