Washington State Careers – Corrections Specialist 3

Website State of Washington

Job Description:

This position, as part of a statewide unit for the Civil Commitment Program, reports directly to the Civil Commitment Program Manager in the Community Corrections Division. This position completes complex Court-ordered investigations, supervises, and is considered a program expert for a unique population of sex offenders who have been civilly committed under RCW 71.09 as a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) at the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Special Commitment Center (SCC).  Management of residents who have been conditionally released to a Less Restrictive Alternative (LRA) from the SCC requires a multi-agency teamwork approach that involves regular communication with judges, prosecuting attorneys, defense council, sex offender treatment providers, and SCC representatives in one or more counties statewide. This position monitors adherence to Court-ordered and DOC/DSHS/sex offender treatment provider imposed conditions, holding SCC residents and DOC offenders accountable and collaborating with community stakeholders to assist with re-entry to, and safety in, the community.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages a caseload of adult sex offenders who are civilly committed as SVPs under Chapter 71.09 RCW or have been unconditionally released from the DSHS Special Commitment Center with DOC supervision remaining.
  • Completes the intake process and develops an offender supervision plan.
  • Monitors and reports violations of Court, DOC, DSHS, and sex offender treatment provider imposed conditions.
  • Monitors the adjustment of offenders who are required to participate in sexual deviancy treatment.
  • Refer offenders for polygraph exams, and read, maintain, evaluate, and document results.
  • Acts as primary statewide coordinator for program needs as defined by the Courts and relative to Civil Commitment Program participants.
  • Exercises sound judgment, aligned with DOC and DSHS policies, in decisions concerning loss of liberty, sanctions, offenders’ living arrangements, conditions, treatment, financial obligations, and employment/education referrals.
  • Acts as the DOC representative and voting member of the multi-agency Residential Community Transition Team.
  • Conducts field visits (e.g. DSHS Special Commitment Center and Secure Community Transition Facilities, offender homes, and employment) under adverse environmental conditions (e.g. ferry boat rides, building structures, chemicals, poor sanitation, and dangerous occupants and animals) in one or more counties.
  • Conducts field site surveys at proposed locations/businesses to inspect the safety risk to the community or violation potential for supervisee.
  • Maintains electronic and hard copy of offender file chronologically to accurately reflect current offender status, including developing and updating offender supervision plans, updating SharePoint systems, opening, closing, and purging agency offender field files, retrieving electronic information from agency database and outside information resources, and taking and maintaining digital photos.
  • Attends training and regularly monitors offender compliance with imposed Global Position System (GPS) monitoring requirements, and responds to all violations/concerns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Works stand-by, beyond authorized work schedule with compensation. Maintains regular job attendance. Maintains flexibility of work schedule as necessary to meet organizational need.

Job Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the US Department of Education.
  • And three years as a Community Corrections Officer in Washington State Department of Corrections.
    OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the US Department of Education.
  • And three years of professional experience in adult or juvenile corrections or closely related field that includes managing cases, making field visits, writing reports, assessing cases and making recommendations, referring people to appropriate resources, and presenting cases in court or hearings.
    OR
  • A Master’s degree in sociology, social work, psychology, criminology, mental health or closely related.
  • Two years of professional experience in adult or juvenile corrections or closely related field that includes managing cases, making field visits, writing reports, assessing cases and making recommendations, referring people to appropriate resources, and presenting cases in court or hearings.
  • Two years of experience with sex offender case management.
  • And two years experience providing testimony a minimum of five times annually in Superior Court specific to sex offender convictions and mental health commitments. Testimony must have included:
    • Writing a comprehensive violation, status or progress report, or special reports; and
    • Being crossed examined by defense attorneys, questioned by prosecuting attorneys and being able to support your recommendations based on facts presented, and/or providing depositions related to supervision.

Job Details:

Company: State of Washington

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Information Technology

Job Location: Seattle, WA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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