APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 32
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.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur
in this geographical location.
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 perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.
The Correctional Caseworker Specialist Trainee will be directly under the supervisor of the Correctional Caseworker Specialist III conducting routine casework assignments. They will be determining the need for reclassification of individual inmates; analyze case factors, which contribute to classification decisions such as changes in legal status, progress in service of sentence, decisions of parole authority and achievements and infractions; make determinations based on the application of laws, rules and regulations through analysis and verification of date; compare inmate status against classification criteria.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Graduation from high school and three 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, parolees, and probationers; OR Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; OR four years of journey level Correctional Officer experience in Nevada State service performing post assignments requiring substantial interaction with inmates such as serving on disciplinary committees, or working in lockdown units, general population units, etc.; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
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.