- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary $23.44 gross per hour
Description and Functions
Open Until Filled
The Wyoming Department of Corrections contributes to public safety by exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane management, while actively providing offenders opportunities to become law-abiding citizens. The Field Services Division is responsible for the community supervision and case management of probationers and parolees. We are a progressive department that offers job variety and challenges working with offenders and the community to make a positive difference.
Human Resource Contact: email@example.com
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
- Maintenance, surveillance, and supervision of a caseload of adult probationers and parolees.
- Maintains standards of supervision to provide public safety and assist offenders in the re-socialization and reintegration into the community as law-abiding citizens.
- Documents all contact with offenders in the case management system.
- Monitors Defendant's compliance and progress.
- Provides the courts, boards, institutions and other states with offender progress reports, violation reports and recommendations.
- Collaborates with Government and private organizations to meet offender needs.
- Investigates possible supervision violations.
- Conducts searches and seizures of evidence.
- Provides weekly testimony in court, as applicable.
- Conducts compliance visits to the offender's home and job site.
- Facilitate cognitive-behavioral programs with offenders in a group setting.
- Monitors urine sample collections to determine if offenders violate substance abuse requirements.
- Works with high-risk offenders.
- Interview, evaluate, and conduct investigations into the offender's background and criminal history to determine their individual risks and needs.
- Provides and utilizes appropriate incentives and sanctions to achieve desired behaviors.
- Makes recommendations regarding the disposition of cases, up to and including revocation.
- Interviews victims & insurance companies to determine victim losses and make collateral contacts with outside sources to verify the information.
- Maintains case management files to include collections of schedules and other probation related materials.
- Works in collaboration with offenders to engage them in the development of case plans designed around the offender's individual risk and needs.
- Interprets data from various assessment tools to determine an offender's risk and needs and to determine an appropriate level of supervision.
**Must have, or be within 3 months of completing a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or University, in Social Work, Counseling, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice or Administration of Justice with 0-2 year(s) of progressive work experience in the Community Criminal Justice Field, to include experience in one or more of the following areas: case management practices, risk/need assessments, cognitive skills group facilitation, effective interpersonal communication strategies, conducting investigations, report writing, supervision of a high risk population, computer use.
- Knowledge of human behavior, crisis behavior, and substance use, abuse & addiction
- Knowledge of the criminal justice system, department policies, and procedures
- Knowledge of criminal and legal law
- Knowledge of procedures used in criminal justice agencies and cognitive behavior programs
- Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, with offenders and other professionals
- Ability to be a positive, pro-social role-model for offenders
- Ability to exercise good judgment when making decisions in highly stressful situations
- Ability to analyze information from various sources
- Ability to interpret information received from risk/needs assessments and case planning tools
- Ability to engage others in innovative solutions
- Ability to create and implement new concepts and ideas and to motivate others
- Ability to learn and utilize various interviewing skills, such as Motivational Interviewing
- Skills in organization, time management, group facilitation and problem-solving
Bachelor's Degree (typically in Social Services)
0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Adult Probation and Parole) with acquired knowledge at the level of an Interstate Compact Specialist
Education & Experience Substitution:
3-5 years of progressive work experience (typically in Adult Probation and Parole) with acquired knowledge at the level of an Interstate Compact Specialist
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Necessary Special Requirements
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Physical requirements include lifting up to 20 pounds without assistance.
- Walking on a constant basis.
- May have to strike or punch with both arms on an occasional basis.
- Standing on a regular basis, talking/hearing on a regular basis.
- Visual ability to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.
- Pushing/Pulling/Lifting/Grasping on a regular basis.
- Typing/Repetitive motion.
- Visual ability to perform an activity such as analyzing data and figures, viewing computer terminal, and extensive repetitive motion.
- May be exposed to infectious disease.
- Required to function around offenders.
- May be exposed to mechanical or atmospheric hazards on a periodic basis.
- Position requires year-round travel, with non-traditional working hours early morning, night and weekends.
- FLSA: Non-Exempt
- All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly.
- The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. No notice of eligibility will be sent to applicants who meet the minimum qualifications.
- Agents may be required to rotate to any and all caseloads within the Division, including, but not limited to: Community Corrections facilities, Intensive Supervision Program, Sex Offenders, Drug Court or being a Pre-Sentence Investigation Writer
- The Wyoming Department of Corrections is a Drug Free Workplace. All staff are subject to drug testing while employed by the WDOC per WDOC policy. Successful applicants for employment must pass a background/reference check, medical evaluation and urinalysis drug test prior to appointment.
- The Wyoming Department of Corrections is a Tobacco-Free Workplace and prohibits the taking, carrying, possessing or introducing of smoking materials, smokeless tobacco, or tobacco substitutes on or into WDOC facilities and grounds.
- The Wyoming Department of Correction is in compliance with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003. It is the policy and practice of WDOC to protect inmates/offenders from personal abuse, corporal punishment, personal injury, disease, property damage and harassment and the elimination of prison rape.
- WDOC has a strict dress code policy to include standards for facial hair, body art and piercings/gauges. All applicants must meet the standards of this dress code to be considered for employment.
- The WDOC Field Services uses oleoresin capsicum (OC, pepper spray) as a force alternative. All employees will be directly exposed to OC during their initial training and may be required to carry OC.
- Candidate must complete defensive tactic skills Krav-Maga.
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The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.
Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.