Correctional Program Specialist (Evaluation Specialist)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 08, 2022
Closes
Aug 11, 2022
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Assisting in addressing technical and administrative questions arising in the course of planning and conducting Correctional Services reviews.

Responsible for knowing and using all policies, procedures, and practices in effect throughout the Bureau in the field of Correctional Services and is further responsible for making recommendations for correction of problems and finding solutions for difficult problems noted.

Reviews the various Bureau of Prison Correctional Services operations, participating in teams consisting of employees of the Correctional Services Section and other persons who augment the centralized review team on a review-by-review basis.

Responsible for preparing reports, position papers, and correspondence on a wide variety of correctional issues independently or at the request of high-level management persons.

Develops manuals and guidelines for the conduct of reviews or Bureau Correctional Services.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.


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Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:

Education:

There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.

Experience:

You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is directly related experience that included substantial involvement with a correctional program and provided a thorough knowledge of correctional techniques, or experience in meeting and dealing with people that demonstrated the ability to work effectively with inmates and associates in a correctional environment.

Experience must have also demonstrated the ability to perform supervisory or administrative duties successfully. This includes (1)understanding the problems of custody, treatment, training, and release of inmates of penal or correctional institutions;(2)a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of an institution's internal policies, programs, regulations, and procedures; and (3) training subordinates, coordinating and directing activities and functions, evaluating performance of operations and the effectiveness of programs, and maintaining high standards or work objectives. This experience must have been gained in an administrative position, or in other positions that included the successful direction, or assistance in the direction of, an entire correctional program or a major phase of such a program.

Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

  • Experience identifying flaws in program areas, deficiencies in policy and operations issuances, and recommending solutions to critical problems.
  • Experience conducting and analyzing evaluations to determine program effectiveness and operational efficiency, test administrative and financial controls, assess compliance and policy and governing regulations.
  • Experience in providing expert advice in an area of correctional specialty, or to provide guidance, direction, supervision, advice and/or evaluation for a program or programs in correctional facilities.
  • Experience conducting field program reviews, identifying significant findings, and recognizing conditions in which improvements can be made.
  • Experience participating in a program review, regional staff assist visit, or operational review as a team member or reviewer-in-charge.
  • Completed training directly related to the management of the Correctional Services Department (Correctional Services Cross Development, Lieutenant's Training, Captain's Training).
  • Experience in the direct supervision of correctional staff (Operations Lieutenant, Captain)

If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.

**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**

Education

See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here .

Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications .

If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.

Additional information

This position IS NOT included in the bargaining unit.

The representative rate for this position is $117,505 per annum ($56.30 per hour).

Special Conditions of Employment Section:

The incumbent is subject to geographic relocation to meet the needs of the agency.

Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation.

All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks.

The addresses listed on the USAJOBS account/resume must be the primary residence at the time of application. You may be required to provide proof of residence.

Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of the certificate.

Current Federal Law Enforcement Employees:

Individuals selected who are under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and who have not had three years "primary" law enforcement retirement coverage, will not be covered by law enforcement retirement while in this position. To regain coverage, individuals must return to a position with "primary" coverage.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.