Program Specialist

Program Services-SAT Program/Howard McLeod Correctional Center

Recruitment #210223-UNCX-91

Introduction


Program Services-SAT Program/Howard McLeod Correctional Center

Salary:  $3,321.53 monthly

Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Unclassified Job Descriptor
PROGRAM SPECIALIST

Basic Purpose:
Positions in this job are responsible for the coordination, planning, development, management, and delivery of a complex program within a correctional institution.

Typical Functions:
• Responsible for planning, developing and directing offender programs within a correctional institution or community correctional center.
• Interprets and implements rules, regulations and laws governing the operation of a specialized offender program.
• Responsible for the development and maintenance of outcome measures of program evaluation.
• Develops goals, activities, curriculum and procedures for specialized offender programs.
• Plans, develops and conducts training, meetings or presentations to volunteers and staff.
• Develops, implements and interprets policy and procedure related to specialized offender programs.
• Provides direct delivery of substance treatment services to inmates; ensures continuity of services to inmates in the program.
• Serves as a program liaison with internal and external customers as needed.
• Supervises assigned staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to plan, direct and coordinate activities of others; to interpret, analyze and resolve technical information; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with departmental employees. Knowledge of program development and monitoring techniques; and, of administration and supervisory techniques.

Education and Experience:

Statutorily Required: N/A

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, social work, criminology, counseling, criminal justice administration, or related field AND three (3) years of professional level correctional experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with cognitive behavior modification programs, or correctional treatment programs, including one year of supervisory experience.

Job Code: 8170 DOC Pay Grade: 10 Statutory Reference: 74 O.S. § 840-5.5 or 5.11 Effective Date: 3-25-19

Conclusion

Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.


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