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Variable Hour Community Corrections Specialist I (Up to 20 hours a week)

Washington County, OR
$27.32 - $33.25 Hourly
medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, vacation time, paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, job share, retirement plan
United States, Oregon, Hillsboro
155 North 1st Avenue (Show on map)
May 02, 2024


Join Washington County's Community Corrections Center as a variable hour Community Correction Specialist I! Both bilingual and non-bilingual individuals are encouraged to apply. This position offers a flexible schedule and is a perfect way to gain experience working in the Community Corrections field! Individuals in this position can work up to 20 hours a week (must be at least 21 years of age).

The Opportunity
Washington County's Community Corrections Center is a 24-hour, 7-days per week minimum security facility. This 215-bed facility provides justice involved adults with a structured living environment, while focusing on accountability, employment, and skill-building. As a Community Corrections Specialist I, your responsibilities include monitoring the daily activities of justice involved adults (residents); maintaining security; coordinating the activities of residents; and making certain residents follow the facility regulations or procedures as well as interact with residents by providing information and assistance. This position works within a facility operating 24 hour per day, 7 days per week.

To review a comprehensive list of essential duties, please use this link: Community Corrections Specialist

How Scheduling works:
  • Each month, by the 10th, you will give your availability for the following month.
  • There are 3 shifts available, each 8 hours in length (Day, swing, night).
  • You will provide at least 10 shifts you are available to work the following month. This could be a combination of day, swing, and night shifts.
*All on-call staff m ust be available to work 2 night shifts a month.

Shift Differential
Employees working 7:00am - 3:30pm (Day Shift) receive base pay; employees working 3:00pm - 11:30pm (Swing Shift) receive one dollar ($1.00) per hour shift differential; employees working 11:00pm - 7:30am (Night Shift) receive one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) shift differential per hour.

This position is at-will and will accrue sick time, however, this position is not eligible for medical, dental, or vision benefits.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and that candidate may come from a variety of backgrounds and lived experiences. If you're interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role, even if you believe you do not meet all of the hiring criteria described above.


Education and Experience:

  • One (1) year of college coursework. Education must include some coursework in correctional studies, the social and behavioral sciences, or a related field to be qualifying; OR
  • One (1) year of experience in a correctional or residential treatment facility for juvenile or adult offenders.
  • Must be able to pass a post-offer comprehensive background investigation.
  • Must be able to pass a post-offer psychological assessment.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Possess a valid Oregon State Class C driver's license and acceptable driving record per Washington County policy.
  • Obtain and maintain first aid/AED/CPR certification.
  • Must be able to pass a post-offer physical abilities assessment prior to appointment.
    • For more information on the physical requirements, please visit the Job Task Analysis.


Selection Process:

  1. Minimum Qualifications Review: An evaluation of training and experience of submitted application packets will be performed by Human Resources every Monday.
  2. Interviews: If you meet minimum qualifications, you will be referred to the hiring manager for an interview. Interviews will be held every Friday.
  3. Conditional Offer of Appointment: Human Resources will conduct a salary analysis for the successful candidate(s) and extend an offer of appointment conditional on successful completion of a background check/driving record check, psychological evaluation, and physical capacity test.
  4. Start Date: A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.
  5. Bilingual (Spanish) Online Examination: Candidates that express interest in the bilingual vacancy will be invited to participate in an online Spanish language aptitude examination. Candidates will also be required to pass an oral Spanish language test after placement in the position. Bilingual skills are not a requirement of the position, and therefor are not a condition of employment. Please note: additional compensation is provided to staff members occupying positions designated as bilingual.
Please Note: candidates that are successful in the evaluation process may have their applications referred for additional vacancies in the same classification, or job family.

Our Commitment to You: Washington County values a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and life experiences. Our organization embraces innovation, collaboration and work-life harmony. We offer job stability, and an opportunity to serve and support our diverse community. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and an inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Veterans' Preference: If you are a veteran and would like to request veterans' preference points for this recruitment, please review instructions using this link: Veterans' Preference Points

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources 503-846-8606, or e-mail at: hr@co.washington.or.us at least 48 hours before any step in the recruitment and selection process for which you feel you need accommodation.

Status of Your Application
You will be advised by e-mail of your status at each step in the application process, from initial application to final employment disposition. Please note that Washington County communicates with all candidates via email. If you "opt out" or "unsubscribe" of email notification from notices in NEOGOV it will impact our ability to communicate with you about job postings.

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