Department of Corrections
6d ago
source : State of Oregon

Job Description :

The Oregon Department of Corrections is actively recruiting to fill an Eastside Institutions Correctional Case Management Coordinator (Operations and Policy Analyst 3) vacancy.

This position has been approved for hybrid / remote work and may be located at any of the institution; in-state and possible overnight travel will be required to support the needs of the unit for the Eastside institutions.

The successful candidate will become part of the Department’s management team.

You MUST be a current, permanent employee of the Department of Corrections, Board of Parole, or Oregon Corrections Enterprise to apply.

The purpose of this job / position is to provide on-going staff support to the administration of Correctional Case Management within ODOC’s 12 prisons and to manage projects.

This position works closely with Operations Division and Community Corrections Division in the development and implementation of Correctional Case Management for incarcerated offenders, as well as to monitor the department’s system of program availability and to respond to requests for information from the public and the criminal justice system.

This position affects the work of over 4,700 ODOC employees around the state and requires representation of the agency throughout the state at various forums.

This position also coordinates and provides in-depth technical and institution - based support for automated and non-automated applications in the form of design, implementation, training, and response to user inquiries.

This position will :

  • Assess the need for and develop training, including training for trainers, for ODOC’s 12 prisons. Assure training is targeted to the business practices of institution staff remaining cognizant of the needs of other agency partners.
  • Lead or participate on design teams to identify training needs associated with policies and procedures. Prepare manuals, tutorials, and other training supports and methods for training.

    Work with partner agencies to coordinate training; oversee and conduct trainings.

  • Research current trends in subject area related to agency operations. Develop new information about subject under study;
  • establish criteria to identify and measure program effectiveness; develop methods to improve operations or develop new approaches to program evaluation that serve as precedents for others.

  • Conduct site visits and program evaluations. Review institution performance of offender management and treatment programming through application of the statewide data system and onsite evaluation of programs using the Correctional Program Checklist (CPC) and other quality assurance tools.
  • Provide technical assistance on best practices approaches and principles in keeping with ORS 182.515-525 (Evidence-based Practices) targeting institution-based programs.

    Monitor compliance and intergovernmental agreements with counties.

  • Lead statewide reviews of programs, program implementation, and operations; write reports of findings including corrective actions;
  • monitor compliance with corrective plans; provide technical assistance and / or consultative services as needed.

  • Design and oversee the collection of program and survey data; develop processes to collect data not currently available or not easily accessible;
  • analyze data (which may include giving weight to uncertainties about the data and other variables that affect long-range program performance), evaluate findings, and recommend policy and operational changes.

  • Develop plans, goals and objectives for the short-and long-range implementation and administration of agency programs including recommendations to address conflicting operations or service goals and objectives.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with other agency and stakeholder groups including but not limited to : The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, Victim Advocacy Groups, the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision, the Oregon Association of Community Corrections Directors and their charter groups, the Community Corrections Commission, the Oregon Youth Authority, and the Department of Public Safety, Standards, and Training.
  • Represent CSD on various committees and interagency task forces. Act as liaison to other divisions within the Department of Corrections, county community corrections, Governor’s Office, State Legislators, statewide groups, and the public to assist with problem resolution.

    Respond to senior management and partner agency questions, concerns or problems regarding CSD-related issues.

  • Evaluate automated and non-automated programs, services, systems, and program effectiveness through comprehensive operational research.
  • Collaborate with information systems staff to automate business processes. Coordinate transition from old to new automated business systems including supervision of outside contractors, as needed.

  • Monitor automated and non-automated programs in ODOC institutions assuring they are in compliance with administrative rules and Corrections Information Systems (CIS) standards.
  • Identify problems or areas of noncompliance and recommend corrective action. Monitor corrective plans. Write summary reports for management teams.

    What are the qualifications?

    Your application will be reviewed to verify that you are :

  • A current, permanent employee of the Department of Corrections, Board of Parole, or Oregon Corrections Enterprise; AND HAVE :
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science; OR
  • any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; AND four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work; OR
  • Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.
  • What are the requested skills?

    The ideal candidates will thoroughly demonstrate on their application that they have :

  • A belief that people can change; displays an attitude that conveys dignity and respect in the treatment of others.
  • Experience with : Motivational Interviewing, Group Facilitation, Case Management, One on One and Group Interventions.
  • Experience related to corrections. Has knowledge of correctional programs and goals, including behavior interventions.
  • Demonstrated skill at managing conflict and decision-making.
  • Works as a team member; has demonstrated the ability to form collaborative and productive partnerships with a diverse set of stakeholders, staff, and within a variety of workgroup settings.
  • Understanding of current case management principles.
  • Knowledge of Risk Assessments i.e. Level of Service Case Management Inventory (LSCMI) and the Women's Risk / Need Assessment (WRNA).
  • Adaptable and open to change; flexible and solution oriented.
  • Demonstrates good communication and writing skills.
  • Experience with evidenced-based practices in corrections.
  • Be self-directed and motivated; must be able to work independently within deadlines and place work in priority order.
  • Good boundaries with staff and offenders; ability to hold staff and offenders accountable in an appropriate manner.
  • How do I apply?

    This recruitment requires a cover letter. Please include your education, training and professional experience : describing your experience as it relates to the qualifications and requested skills.

  • In the Job History section of your online application clearly describe your experience as it relates to the minimum and special qualifications, required skills, and / or desired attributes.

    Be sure you demonstrate that you have obtained any skills or attributes requested or required by the employer through education, work experience (including military) or by showing that you have transferable skills (i.

    e., skills obtained through military education or experience) that substantially relate to this position.

    Failure to update your Workday profile and provide this information will result in eliminating your application from further consideration.

    A resume will not substitute for completing the work experience section of your application. Only complete applications will be considered.

    Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach any required documents

    Only candidates who best meet the minimum qualifications and desired attributes will be invited to interview.

    Requirements for Employment

    Successful candidates for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) computer and fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility.

    Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following convictions are likely to result in being disqualified for this position : felony convictions, computer theft, identify theft and fraud.

    CJIS clearance is done at the conditional job offer.

    The Selection Process We expect to

  • Initial review of minimum qualifications, knowledge, and skills.
  • Consideration of top candidates - Recruitment will review and refer the top candidates to the hiring manager.
  • There will be interviews and / or testing to determine the best candidates for a position.
  • Background check and reference checks - All finalists must pass a thorough a criminal records check and reference check.
  • Benefits

    The State of Oregon provides a generous benefit package, which includes family health and dental insurance, optional short and long-term disability and term life insurance all of which can be tailored to individual needs.

    Also provided are fully paid retirement program, modest life insurance policy, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Position may be eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), as defined by statute.

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