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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Corrections Employment and Vocational Coordinator - SCI Frackville in Pennsylvania

Corrections Employment and Vocational Coordinator - SCI Frackville

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Corrections Employment and Vocational Coordinator - SCI Frackville

Salary

$56,900.00 - $86,514.00 Annually

Location

Schuylkill County, PA

Job Type

Civil Service Permanent Full-Time

Job Number

CS-2024-84215-47133

Department

Department of Corrections

Division

CR SCI Frackville

Opening Date

05/15/2024

Closing Date

5/29/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Code

47133

Position Number

00039359

Union

SEIU Local 668

Bargaining Unit

F4

Pay Group

ST07

Bureau / Division Code

00113000

Bureau / Division

CR SCI Frackville

Worksite Address

1111 Altamont Boulevard

City

Frackville, Pennsylvania

Zip Code

17931

Contact Name

Yen Le

Contact Phone

717.705.5614

Contact Email

hole@pa.gov

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THE POSITION

The Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a dynamic, well organized, people-oriented person to join the team at State Correctional Institute (SCI) Frackville as a Corrections Employment Vocational Coordinator. If you have experience working with clients in obtaining employment and vocational information, and want to take on a rewarding career with the Commonwealth, we want to hear from you! Don't miss out on this great opportunity. Apply today and make a difference in the lives of those you work with every day!

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

As a Corrections Employment Vocational Coordinator (CEVC), you will provide employment and skills development opportunities to inmates within the correctional institution. You will be responsible for managing inmate jobs and assigning academic as well as vocational program tasks for which inmates are compensated.

You will determine job vacancies, interview and review all inmates before being assigned to work details; provide vocational counseling directed at employment and skill development opportunities; and coordinate the inmate payroll and compensation system.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description (https://careers.employment.pa.gov/pd/PD_NEOGOV.asp?p=00039359) .

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment, 37.5 hours per week

  • Work hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with 30-minute lunch.

  • This position is eligible for full retirement benefits at age 50 or 55.

  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable. Please Note: Selected candidates who are new to employment within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will begin employment at the starting annual salary of $56,900.00 (before taxes).

  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Two years of experience as a Corrections Employment and Vocational Assistant; or

  • Two years of para-professional experience in obtaining and evaluating vocational or employment information; or

  • An equivalent combination of experience and training.

Other Requirements:

  • You must meet the PA residency requirement (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) . For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) and click on Residency.

  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements:

  • You must pass a background investigation.

    How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents willnotbe reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).

  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.

  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Veterans:

  • Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov .

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).

  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.

  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.

  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:

  • your score may be lower than deserved.

  • you may be disqualified.

  • You may only apply/testoncefor this posting.

  • Your results will be provided via email.

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Health & Wellness

We offer multiple health plans so our employees can choose what works best for themselves and their families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*

Compensation & Financial Planning

We invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options.

Work/Life Balance

We know there’s more to life than just work! Our generous paid leave benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, eight weeks of paid parental leave, military leave, and paid time off for most major U.S. holidays, as well as flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities.*

Values and Culture

We believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good. As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving.

Employee Perks

Sometimes, it is the little “extras” that make a big difference. Our employees receive special employee-only discounts and rates on a variety of services and memberships.

For more information on all of these Total Rewards benefits, please visitwww.employment.pa.gov and click on the benefits box.

*Eligibility rules apply.

01

Have you been employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Corrections Employment and Vocational Assistant for two or more years full-time?

  • Yes

  • No

    02

    If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experience must also be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.

    03

    How many years of full-time experience do you possess in obtaining and evaluating vocational or employment information (experience in vocational guidance, job placement, or educational or vocational/technical training)?

  • 2 years or more

  • 1 but less than 2 years

  • Less than 1 year

  • None

    04

    If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experience must also be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.

    05

    How much college coursework have you completed in vocational guidance, job placement, or educational or vocational/technical training? If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add a transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. If you answer "yes" to this question based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.

  • 60 credits or more

  • 30 but less than 60 credits

  • Less than 30 credits

  • None

    06

    You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the major activities (Work Behaviors) performed in this position. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. Youmustcomplete the applicationandanswer the supplemental questions. Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents willnotbe reviewed for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score.

All information you provide on your application and supplemental questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions.

Read each question carefully. Determine and select which "Level of Performance" most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training.The "Level of Performance" you choose must be clearly supported within the description of the experience and training information entered in your application or your score may be lowered.In order to receive credit for experience, you must have worked in a job for at least six months in which the experience claimed was a major function.

If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the "Yes" button and proceed to the exam questions.

If you have general questions regarding the application and hiring process, please refer to ourFAQ page (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) .

  • Yes

    07

    WORK BEHAVIOR 1 – PAYROLL

Verify and approve time/payroll data and process pay change data into the computerized time system. Run payroll reports to ensure accuracy and compliance with agency policy and guidelines. Train supervisors on payroll system procedures required for completion of payroll as needed.

Levels of Performance

Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience verifying and approving time/payroll data, processing pay change data into a computerized time system, and running payroll reports. I was responsible for the entire payroll process.

  • B. I have experience inputting data into the computerized time system and running payroll reports. I was responsible for a portion of the payroll process.

  • C. I have successfully completed college-level courses or other training related to payroll essentials or payroll administration.

  • D. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior.

    08

    In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below which relate to your claim. If you indicated you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below.

  • The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience.

  • Your experience processing payroll and the setting in which you processed it.

  • Your specific duties and responsibilities.

    09

    If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • College/University/Training Source

  • Course Title

  • Credits/Clock Hours

    10

    WORK BEHAVIOR 2 – ASSIGN JOBS

Assign jobs to inmates according to self-assessment vocational questionnaires, approved inmate security level determinations, and demographic quotas.

Levels of Performance

Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience assigning jobs to CORRECTIONAL INMATES OR MENTAL HEALTH individuals according to self-assessment vocational questionnaires, approved security/clearance level determinations, or demographic quotas.

  • B. I have experience assigning jobs IN ANY OTHER setting according to self-assessment vocational questionnaires, approved security/clearance level determinations, or demographic quotas.

  • C. I have successfully completed college-level courses or other training related to vocational rehabilitation.

  • D. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior.

    11

    In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below which relate to your claim. If you indicated you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below.

  • The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience.

  • Your experience assigning jobs.

  • Your specific duties and responsibilities.

    12

    If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • College/University/Training Source

  • Course Title

  • Credits/Clock Hours

    13

    WORK BEHAVIOR 3 – DATA ENTRY

Enter vocational information such as job suspensions, medical restrictions, work history, disciplinary records, and job changes into a computerized database; verify accuracy of information and provide reports. Retrieve and verify identification documents.

Levels of Performance

Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience entering vocational information into a computerized database, verifying accuracy of information, providing reports, and retrieving and verifying identification documents in a CORRECTIONAL/INSTITUTIONAL setting.

  • B. I have experience entering vocational information into a computerized database, verifying accuracy of information, providing reports, and retrieving and verifying identification documents IN ANY OTHER setting.

  • C. I have successfully completed college-level courses or other training related to data entry or office database applications.

  • D. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior.

    14

    In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below which relate to your claim. If you indicated you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below.

  • The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience.

  • The type(s) of information, records, reports, etc. you processed.

  • Your specific duties and responsibilities.

    15

    If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • College/University/Training Source

  • Course Title

  • Credits/Clock Hours

    Required Question

Agency

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Address

613 North Street

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120

Website

http://www.employment.pa.gov

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