State of Washington Classified Job Specification
CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST ASSISTANT
Class Series Concept
This series is responsible for developing, coordinating, establishing and/or facilitating various correctional programs at the facility, regional or statewide levels. Some positions are responsible for corrections activities such as roster management for minor or major prison facilities and/or auditing of corrections programs. This series is distinguished from the Program Specialist series based on the correctional programs and activities performed such as, offender grievances, institutional hearings, contracted chemical dependency treatment services and deaf inmate program services.
This is the in-training and/or paraprofessional level of the series, assists and performs technical and/or administrative functions under general supervision of a corrections professional.
Assists corrections specialists with roster management activities at major prisons facilities; schedules instructors and staff for training;
Assists corrections specialists in program administration;
Maintains statistical records; compiles statistical reports and/or presentations;
Assists in the grievance process for incarcerated individuals by compiling records, assisting with paperwork and conducting weekly Offender Grievance Program Orientation;
Responsible for creating/maintaining the offender property inventory system;
Performs other duties as required.
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.
A Bachelor’s degree
Four years of experience in a correctional field office or institution, two years which must be at the senior clerical level or higher.
Note: Qualifying work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
Class Specification History
New class; adopted June 13, 2019; effective July 1, 2019