Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving planning, organizing, directing and conducting individual and group leisure-time and physical education activities for inmates in a state correctional institution or facility.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Level I: Knowledge of recreational, athletic and group work principles and techniques; of the fundamentals and rules of common sports; and of first aid techniques. Ability is required to conduct group activities; to supervise and instruct; to judge a situation accurately and adopt an effective course of action; and to act quickly and effectively in an emergency situation.
Level II: Those identified in Level I plus knowledge of physical education and its value in correctional programs; and of the principles and practices of effective supervision. Ability is required to encourage interest in the positive improvement and development of socially maladjusted persons, both physically and mentally; to give individual and group instructions in a variety of group athletic and leisure-time activities; and to create and supervise leisure-time activities/physical education programs.
The Correctional Activities Officer job family consists of two levels, which are distinguished based on the accountability assigned for planning and supervising physical education/leisure-time programs and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.
Level I: This is the career level where employees are assigned responsibilities at the full performance level for planning and conducting a variety of physical education and recreational activities at a state correctional facility. This may include providing training and guidance to inmates, recreation workers or others in preparing for and administering assigned activities.
Level II: This is the leadership level where employees are assigned responsibility for the supervision of others in planning, organizing and conducting correctional activities programs in a state correctional facility. This includes assigning and reviewing work, providing training, employee development, performance appraisal and related administrative tasks.
Level I: Education and experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in physical education, recreation or recreational therapy; or an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of recreational coaching or instruction for each year of the required education; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of correctional or security work for each year of the required education with a maximum substitution of two years.
Level II: Education and experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus two years of experience in group physical education, recreational therapy or closely related work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
CLASS: I21A; EST: 8/20/2007; REV: 7/2/2012 7:45:00 AM;
CLASS: I21B; EST: 8/20/2007; REV: 7/2/2012 7:45:00 AM;