Goverment Jobs
Published
February 24, 2020
Location
21 - Greene County, Mississippi
Category
Job Type

Description

Characteristics of Work

This is professional work involving the counseling of inmates at a correctional facility. The incumbent interviews inmates to determine their proper classifications, prepares social histories, formulates individual treatment programs, and places inmates in appropriate housing. The work includes individual and group counseling and the preparation of special project reports on inmates. General supervision is received from an administrative superior.

Examples of Work

Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

Interviews new inmates to determine appropriate classifications to recommend unit assignment, job assignment, school program, and mental health services.

Formulates individual programs for inmates which address appropriate treatment goals and needs and evaluates programs as they develop; modifies treatment as needed.

Places inmates in appropriate housing units based on classification criteria.

Acts as liaison between offenders and other entities within the agency.

Conducts one-on-one and group contacts with inmates and assists inmates in developing better problem solving techniques and tolerance of ongoing problems.

Compiles social histories of inmates, which reflect the nature and extent of criminality, current and prospective social problems, developmental history, and causative factors.

Compiles special progress reports on inmates being considered for parole, supervised earned release, work release, or transfer and makes the appropriate recommendations for the consideration requests.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the Mississippi State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Education:
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university;

AND

Experience:
One (1) year of experience related to the described duties.

OR

Education:
Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED or High School Equivalency Diploma);

AND

Experience:
Five (5) years of experience related to the described duties.

Substitution Statement:

Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED or High School Equivalency Diploma), related education, and related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.

Essential Functions

Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Maintains contacts with inmates for various interviews and programs.

2. Conducts interface and group contact sessions.

3. Prepares and processes forms and reports.

Health/Prescription Insurance

Eligible employees have the opportunity to participate in the state?s health and prescription insurance program. Employees may select either single or family coverage with affordable co-payments. More detail can be found at Know Your Benefits.

Wellness Benefits
Employees are eligible for a wellness and health promotion program.This plan provides annual benefits for certain services with first-dollar coverage with no deductible.
Life Insurance
All eligible employees receive an actual term life insurance policy upon employment. The policy coverage is two times the employee?s annual salary to a maximum of $100,000. More detail can be found at Life Insurance Choices.
Optional Insurances
Many agencies offer discounted premiums for dental, vision, and cancer insurance.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Many state agencies provide opportunity for employees to participate in pre-tax spending accounts.These accounts allow employees to withhold childcare expenses and unreimbursed medical expenses prior to application of state and federal taxes.

Paid Personal Leave and Sick Leave

Full-time employees receive paid time off for personal needs and for sick leave.Leave begins accruing after one month of employment and may be used as it is accrued.Employees earn approximately 18 days of personal leave annually and 12 days of sick leave annually.

Military Leave
In accordance with federal law, all employees serving in the armed forces or the military reserves are entitled to 15 days per year for military training.
Holidays
Employees receive up to 10 paid holidays to enjoy many of our nation?s celebrations with family and friends.
Retirement Programs
The State of Mississippi provides all its employees a Defined Benefit/Defined Contribution Retirement Program.Employees become vested in the State?s retirement system after 8 years of employment.Both you and your employing agency contribute toward your retirement. More detailed information regarding the State?s retirement program can be found at http://www.pers.state.ms.us
Deferred Compensation
State agencies offer several opportunities for their employees to participate in a deferred compensation voluntary retirement savings plan.More information can be found at Deferred Compensation.
State Credit Union
All state employees are eligible to participate in the Mississippi Public Employees? Credit Union.This organization offers state employees special savings and borrowing plans.For more information about this program, call 601.948.8191.

Tuition Reimbursement

Many state agencies provide opportunities for their employees to achieve higher education through tuition reimbursement.Common programs include medical and nursing fields, accounting, and business/administrative fields.

Career Development and Training
The Mississippi State Personnel Board offers several management and administrative certification programs, as well as professional development courses to enhance employee value to the agency.Individual agencies also offer technical training and allow membership in professional organizations to employees in their specific fields of employment.
Promotional Opportunities
Employees who have completed 6 or more months of service are eligible for promotional opportunities within state government employment.Minimum qualifications must be met.
Career Ladders
Many job classifications provide career-ladder opportunities based upon attainment of competencies.These career ladders can increase an individual?s salary, provided funds are available within the agency.
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What is the highest level of education (or semester hours of college) you have completed?

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  • 30 semester hours
  • Associate's Degree/60 semester hours
  • 90 semester hours
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  • Specialist Degree
  • Doctorate Degree
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How many years of related experience do you have?

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  • 2 years of experience
  • 3 years of experience
  • 4 years of experience
  • 5 years of experience
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  • 10 years of experience
  • More than 10 years

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