Correctional Activities Officer II

James Crabtree Correctional Center, Helena

Recruitment #220105-I21B-02



James Crabtree Correctional Center

Basic Purpose
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.

Typical Functions:
•           Plans, organizes and conducts various leisure-time and physical education activities and intramural sports for inmates; supervises preparation for scheduled events and insures that required equipment and other materials are in place.
•           Maintains order and discipline during scheduled activities; supervises inmates in all recreational and related activities.
•           Responsible for the selection, procurement, and inventory of equipment and supplies; accounts for damaged or missing equipment and ensures the scheduling and completion of required maintenance; oversees the use of equipment and supplies in accordance with operating guidelines and safety standards.
•           Instructs inmates in the appropriate care and maintenance of equipment and recreational facilities; supervises inmates in the completion of related job assignments.
•           May be responsible for the evaluation of inmates and staff.

Level Descriptor:
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.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of recreational, athletic and group work principles and techniques; of the fundamentals and rules of common sports; of first aid techniques; of physical education and its value in correctional programs; and of the principles and practices of effective supervision. Ability is required to conduct group activities; to supervise and instruct; to judge a situation accurately and adopt an effective course of action; to act quickly and effectively in an emergency situation; 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.


Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor's degree plus two years of experience in group physical education, recreational therapy or closely related work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of recreational coaching, organized sports, 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.


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