APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 40
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
until recruitment needs are satisfied
** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
Correctional Casework Specialists perform duties involving the evaluation and classification of individual inmates incarcerated within State correctional facilities; maintain a comprehensive record of each inmate regarding personal data, legal data, criminal history, institutional adjustment, program needs, program achievements, classification history and rule infractions as stipulated under NRS Chapter 209; evaluate, develop and implement plans for inmate program participation.
Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.
Incumbent supervises the activities of the Casework Specialists (I & II) at the direction of the Associate Warden of Programs and coordinates caseload assignments. Incumbent also serves on the facility's Disciplinary Committee and the Classification Committee relative to inmate classification; is assigned as the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Manager for the institution; reviews incident reports, interviews inmates and documents findings in inmate files; prepares written responses to inmates; attempts to resolve grievances; and drafts correspondence for Prison Administrators related to inmate concerns or institutional programs and policies.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Graduation from high school and six years experience in a correctional, parole and probation or comparable setting conducting casework services and investigations and preparing detailed reports for the purpose of rehabilitation, program development, and program services of clients or parolees and probationers or the institutional classification and disciplinary process of inmates; OR Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social work, public administration or related field and four years of experience as described above; OR Master's degree with specialization in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social work, public administration or closely related field and three years of experience as described above; OR one year of experience as a Correctional Casework Specialist II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.