Salary Range: $19.97 to $29.00 per hour; $41,697 to $60,552 per year
Work Locations: Positions may occur with the Department of Corrections and county agencies at various locations throughout the state.
Job Duties: Provide investigative services to the court/releasing authority and supervisory and/or referral services to offenders in order to protect public safety and facilitate law-abiding behavior.
Job duties include completing assessments of offenders in order to determine/recommend appropriate supervision levels; preparing case plans; supervising offenders to monitor behavior and compliance with probation/releasing authority conditions; completing progress reports and apprehension/detention orders; and testifying in court as needed.
Corrections Agent positions also prepare diagnostic, pre- and post-dispositional investigation reports on offenders to be used by the courts, correctional staff and releasing authority to make appropriate sentencing, case planning and releasing decisions.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify for consideration, you must have: A Bachelor's degree in Corrections, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Law Enforcement, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology or a Human Services related field with an emphasis in corrections/criminal justice;
Completed a full-time internship (minimum duration of one semester or 10 weeks or 400 hours) with the Minnesota Department of Corrections as a Corrections Agent or Corrections Security Caseworker, or with another jurisdiction as a Probation Officer;
A minimum of 400 hours (approximately three months) of work or volunteer experience as a Corrections Agent, Corrections Security Caseworker or Probation Officer;
(NOTE: To qualify, the above intern/work experience must include the preparation of pre-sentence investigation (PSI) reports and/or offender case summaries, in addition to providing case management services to offenders.)
A minimum of two years of experience supervising offenders in the Minnesota Department of Corrections as a Corrections Officer or Sentencing to Service Crew Leader.
A minimum of six months of professional-level experience in case management in a correctional or human services setting.
Other qualifications include:
- The ability to document and maintain case records.
- Human relations skills sufficient to represent the Minnesota Department of Corrections or county in the community; maintain effective working relationships; and work with a diverse and adversarial/resistive offender population.
- Oral and written communication skills, sufficient to speak in public, testify in court, and write clear and concise reports.
- The ability to make case decisions, set priorities and schedule/use time effectively.
- Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.
Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the internship or volunteer work experience:
- Experience working as a Corrections Agent/Probation Officer or Corrections Security Caseworker/Case Manager.
- Experience working in correctional programming.
- Experience completing risk/needs assessments.
- Training or experience in Evidence Based Practices (EBP) such as cognitive/behavioral programming, motivational interviewing, and transition from prison to community (TPC).
Please note that a criminal history check will be conducted on the successful candidate for a position prior to the start date, and new employees must be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.
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