Goverment Jobs
January 14, 2020
Morgan County, Tennessee
Job Type


Minimum Qualifications


Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree.

Substitution of Education for Experience: None.
Substitution of Experience for Education: Full time social or psychological counseling experience can be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis to a maximum of two years.
Other Requirements

Necessary Special Qualifications:A valid vehicle operator's license may be required for employment in some positions.
Examination Method: Experience and Education, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.
Job Overview

Summary: Under general supervision, employees in this class are responsible for correctional counseling duties ofroutine difficulty.
Distinguishing Features: This is the entry level class in the Correctional Counselor sub-series. Employees in this class are responsible for counseling juvenile and adult offenders. This class differs from the Correctional Counselor 2 in that incumbents of the latter are responsible for performing at the working level.

*An applicant appointed to this flexibly staffed class will be reclassified to the next higher class in the series after successful completion of a mandatory one-year training period. Inadequate or marginal performance during the training period will result in automatic demotion or termination.
Competencies (KSA's)


  1. Listening
  2. Time Management
  3. Written Communications
  4. Integrity and Trust
  5. Functional/Technical Competencies
  6. Ethics and Values
  7. Understanding Others
  8. Priority Setting
  9. Patience
  10. Organizing


  1. Basic clerical knowledge
  2. Basic computer knowledge as it relates to web-based databases, word processing, email systems, and data entry
  3. Basic education and training
  4. Basic law and government
  5. Basic mathematics
  6. Basic knowledge of psychology as it relates to human behavior, performance, individual differences in ability, personality, and interests, and learning and motivation
  7. Basic public safety and security
  8. Basic knowledge of sociology as it relates to group behavior and dynamics as well as societal trends and influences


  1. Active learning
  2. Active listening
  3. Critical thinking
  4. Basic learning strategies
  5. Basic math
  6. Intermediate reading comprehension
  7. Intermediate speaking
  8. Basic writing as it relates to reports
  9. Coordination as it relates to offender behavior
  10. Basic instructing
  11. Basic negotiation
  12. Basic persuasion
  13. Basic service orientation
  14. Social Perceptiveness
  15. Complex problem solving
  16. Judgment and decision making
  17. Time management


  1. Basic deductive reasoning
  2. Fluency of ideas
  3. Inductive reasoning
  4. Oral comprehension
  5. Oral expression
  6. Originality
  7. Problem sensitivity
  8. Selective attention
  9. Spatial orientation as it relates to institutional safety
  10. Time sharing
  11. Written comprehension
  12. Auditory attention
  13. Speech clarity
  14. Speech recognition


  • Insurance
    There are a variety of insurance options available to state employees including:
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
  • Annual Leave
    Full-time employees earn annual leave each month at a rated based on years of service as follows:

    Years of Service

    • 0 up to 5
    • 5 up to 10
    • 10 up to 20
    • 20 or more

    Annual Leave Earned per Month

    • 1 day
    • 1 and days
    • 1 and days
    • 2 days

    Maximum Allowable days

    • 30 days
    • 36 days
    • 39 days
    • 42 days

    *Leave earned in excess of the maximum allowable days will be transferred to the employee's sick leave account annually on the employee's anniversary hire date.

  • Sick Leave
    All full-time employees accrue 1 day (7.5 hours) of sick leave per month, provided they work the major portion of that month.
  • Bereavement Leave
    Leave with pay is granted for three days in the event of the death of an employee's spouse, child, stepchild, grandchild, parents, grandparents, siblings, stepparents, foster parents, or parents-in-law without charge to the employee's leave time. Two additional days of sick leave may be granted to provide a total of five days absence for this purpose.
  • Family Medical Leave
    Allows up to twelve work weeks of leave* each year to eligible employees for certain family and medical reasons. Continued health insurance coverage is provided during the leave period, and the employee is reinstated to the same or an equivalent position once the leave period has ended.
    *Leave may or may not be paid leave, depending on individual employee's leave balances for earned leave.
  • ParentalLeave
    Parentalleave is an absence from work granted anyemployee who has been employed in state service for at least 12 consecutive months as a full-time employee.Parental leave is a combination of sick, annual, or special leave without pay for a period not to exceed four months following the birth of a child.
  • Military Leave
    Granted in accordance with applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Holidays
    Each year, full-time state employees receive 11 holidays off with pay.
  • Retirement
    State employees are automatically members of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System . (TCRS) Employees must accrue 5 years of creditable state service to be vested (guaranteed retirement benefits when age requirements are met). Vested members of TCRS become eligible for service retirement upon completion of 30 years of creditable service or upon attainment of age 60.
  • Deferred Compensation
    Employees may choose to make pre-tax contributions to a variety of investment options through the 401(k) plan or the 457 plan. A minimum $20 monthly contribution is required to participate in the plans. For the 401(k) plan, the state will match the $50 per month minimum contribution. The $50 match policy is evaluated on an annual basis.
  • Flexible Benefits Plan
    Under this program certain specific expenses (e.g.,medical and dental insurance premiums, medical expenses, dependent day care expenses) can be deducted from an employee's paycheck prior to taxes, resulting in a lower taxable income level.
  • Higher Education Fee Discounts and Waivers
    A 25% discount on undergraduate tuition at any state operated institution of higher learning in Tennessee is available to children 23 years of age or under of full time state employees. In addition, full-time state employees with six months of continuous service are eligible to have tuition fees waived for one course per semester at a state institution. For further information on higher education discounts, click on Chapter 1540 on the Secretary of State Rules and Regulations web page.
  • Baccalaureate Education System Trust (BEST) Program (BEST)
    The Baccalaureate Education System Trust (BEST) was created by the Tennessee General Assembly for the purpose of providing Tennessee families with a means to save for their children's future college education costs.
  • Wellness Program
    The State Employee Wellness Program works to increase employees knowledge of options for healthier lifestyles through information and events that focus on improving behaviors affecting your health. Some specific benefits offered through the program include health risk assessments, fitness events, smoking cessation programs, and various other benefits.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    EAP is a confidential counseling and referral service for all employees and their dependents. All services are strictly confidential and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Which best describes your level of education?

  • Did not graduate from High School or obtain GED
  • High School or GED
  • Some College - 1 to 44 quarter hours
  • Some College - 45 to 89 quarter hours
  • Some College - 90 to 134 quarter hours
  • Associates Degree
  • Some College - 135 to 179 quarter hours
  • Some College - 180 quarter hours or more
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Some Graduate hours - 1 to 35 quarter hours
  • Some Graduate hours - 36 to 71 quarter hours
  • 1 Year Masters Degree
  • Some Graduate hours - 72 quarter hours or more
  • 2 Year Masters Degree
  • Doctorate Degree
How many years of full time social or psychological counseling experience do you have?

  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 years or more

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