State of Washington Classified Job Specification
CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST 3
Class Series Concept
See Corrections Specialist Assistant.
Performs senior-level work and is responsible for corrections programs or activities across an assigned division or region in one or more of the following areas:
- Audits correctional programs for compliance with policy;
- Managing a specialized caseload of incarcerated individuals such as those under Least Restrictive Alternative or Family Offender Sentencing Alternative;
- Oversight, coordination and implementation of correctional programs or activities such as the Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and Mobility (ReFORM) and the Substance Abuse Recovery Unit (SARU) treatment programs;
Within a major security facility or correctional complex that includes multiple levels of confinement, has overall administration of institutional hearings or a multi-million dollar roster management program.
Positions at this level independently perform complex duties within a division or region such as conducting disciplinary hearings, performing major functions of the chemical dependency treatment program and the classification of individuals
Serves as a headquarters classification program representative;
nterprets RCWs, WACs, Federal Regulation and/or Case Law;
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Four years of professional experience in adult or juvenile corrections, social services or closely related field.
Note: Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for up to two years of the desired education. A Master's degree will substitute for one year of experience.
Class Specification History
New class effective June 1, 2005; Corrections Specialist 4 (replaces 39170 Correctional Program Manager).
Added class series concept and revised definition; adopted August 13, 2015; effective August 14, 2015.
Revised definition and typical work; adopted June 30, 2017, effective July 1, 2017.
Revised class series concept, definition, typical work and desirable qualifications; added distinguishing characteristics; adopted June 13, 2019; effective July 1, 2019.