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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Department of Corrections
Job Title: Intensive Supervision Officer I
Salary: $16.67 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

Hours worked- Monday-Friday 7:00 am-6:00 pm, 40 hour week

Location of work:

3803 E Harry, Suite 121

Job Objectives:
Performs professional assessment, intake, case planning, supervision, casework, and rehabilitation activities to help juvenile or adult clients be successful in maintaining compliance with court orders and supervision goals within the Division of Corrections.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Completes an accurate and thorough assessment on each assigned client and develops a comprehensive and effective written case plan that targets the client’s criminogenic needs.
  • Assists all assigned clients in following their terms and conditions of supervision and their individual case/program plan by interacting with them at home, work, school, treatment and facilities.
  • Incorporates evidence-based practices including motivational interviewing, cognitive skills and use of graduated responses.
  • Conducts drug/alcohol screenings on clients through urinalysis and/or breathalyzer testing.
  • Performs screening with metal detectors to prevent weapons from entering the workplace.
  • May perform searches of personal property, homes and vehicles.
  • Provides job seeking information and techniques; identifies appropriate job possibilities; communicates with employers; assists clients in securing, approving, and verifying employment.
  • Conducts and facilitates behavioral cognitive groups as assigned.
  • Assists law enforcement officers serve arrest warrants.
  • May be required to work various hours as assigned.
  • Secures available staff and community resources to meet client needs. Performs liaison duties in coordinating client’s involvement with outside referral agencies to access health care, treatment, housing and any other necessary community services.
  • Monitors client participation in case/program plan activities by making contacts with providers, employers, family members and other professionals, as appropriate.
  • Reports client’s progress and all alleged violations of supervision to the court as necessary, which includes verbal and written reports and hearing reviews.
  • Participates in court hearings, prepares court reports, makes recommendations and presents information to the Judge, District Attorney, and Defense Attorney. Creates and maintains an individual file on each client ensuring all legal documents, reports, social documents, chronological and statistical reports, etc. are present and updated per policy.
  • Completes all data entry into the required database within prescribed timeframes.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Responsible use of county resources.
  • Frequent contact with client’s family members, neighbors, employers, court officers, law enforcement and service providers.
  • Requires the ability to exert moderate physical effort in sedentary to light work involving moving from one area of the office to another, light lifting, standing, walking, stair climbing and driving to attend court hearings and make field visits to clients at their home, worksite, school and service providers.
  • Ability to endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted by hostile views and opinions of clients and their families.
  • Requires sufficient strength and coordination to defend one’s self from attack.
  • Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination to perform skilled repetitive movements such as keyboarding and operating basic office machines, such as a personal computer, fax, copy machine, etc.
  • Requires sufficient abilities in vision, hearing, and sense of smell in order to complete tasks which involve perception, discernment, written, verbal, and listening skills.
  • Requires bending, color identification, gripping hands and fingers, hearing voice conversations, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, standing and walking for long periods.
  • Tasks are regularly performed inside buildings with limited exposure to adverse environmental conditions, however, travel outside is required and involves exposure to allergens, insects, dogs and other pets and safety hazards visiting client homes/vehicles.
  • Requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle. DNA, alcohol and drug screening will involve exposure to saliva and urine, blood borne pathogens, illnesses and diseases.
  • Dependable and timely attendance is required.
  • Ability to become certified in required assessment tools and/or behavioral cognitive groups; ability to facilitate behavior change groups.
  • Ability to build effective professional casework relationships with resistive individuals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to complete 40 hours of annual training.
  • Ability to comprehend and comply with policies, procedures and standards.
  • Ability to demonstrate and deliver quality customer service.
  • Ability to demonstrate professional boundaries, demeanor and presence.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective professional working relationships.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize work assignments.
  • Cultural competence with a strong commitment to diversity that contributes to a positive and respectful work environment; demonstrates strong emotional intelligence.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Knowledge of psychological and sociological factors influencing human behavior.
  • New hires will be required to successfully complete the ISO Certification exam within the initial probationary period.
  • Skill in keyboarding/typing.

Job Standards:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, or a related field AND one year experience in probation, parole, social work, counseling or related work with juvenile and/or adult offenders.
  • Transcript verifying education credits is required.
  • Professional references are required to verify the related work experience.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Valid Driver’s License and good driving record that meets the requirement of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage Policy.
  • Personal vehicle for use when county vehicle is not available (employee reimbursement is provided by County).
  • Proof of liability insurance required on personal vehicle.
  • Pass legal background check, Child and Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry checks, KCJIS Security Policy (fingerprint) check, and pre-employment screen for alcohol and drugs.
  • Must also meet the required conditions contained in KSA 65-516 and KAR 28-4-356.
  • Must meet minimum levels on pre-employment testing of keyboarding/typing 30 wpm.

Testing/Screening Requested:

  • Must meet minimum levels on pre-employment testing of keyboarding/typing 30 wpm.

PC, General Office Equipment, Two-Way Radio

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in an office environment and in the community.
  • Will have some exposure to hostile people.
  • Must be available to work outside normal business hours on occasion.
  • May be required to serve 24 hour on-call duty for one week period on rotating basis.



*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.

Vacancy Number: 20005553

Open Date: 9/6/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 11/6/2017 11:59:59 PM