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Employer: El Dorado Correctional Facility
Job Title: Activity Specialist I
Salary: $15.75 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 El Dorado Correctional Facility after applying.

Job Description:


Important Recruitment Information for this vacancy:

  • This position will be open until filled

El Dorado Correctional Facility

1737 SE US Highway 54, P.O. Box 311

El Dorado, KS 67042


About the Position:

  • Who can apply: External
  • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
  • Full/Part-time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Work Schedule: There are two positions available and will work 11:30am – 8pm; one position will work Tuesday – Saturday and the other will work Sunday - Thursday
  • Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
  • Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes


  • Annual Salary Range: $32,760.00
  • Hourly Pay Range: $15.75/hour

Note: Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.

Base level pay is $15.75 per hour; however, this position qualifies for a 10% differential, bringing the realized pay to $17.33 per hour.  Additionally, the assigned work hours noted above qualify for 50¢ shift differential pay.

Employment Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
  • Sick & Vacation leave
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays
  • Fitness Centers in select locations
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

Visit the Employee Benefits page for more information…

Position Summary & Responsibilities:

Position Summary:

Various activities are used with the offender population to encourage positive behavioral changes and individual growth.  This position assists in planning, implementing and supervising recreational activities for the offender population at the El Dorado Correctional Facility.  Activities include but are not limited to basketball, softball, weight lifting, volleyball, table games, arts and crafts.  The incumbent is required to enforce facility rules and regulations, and maintain safety and security.



  • Sixty (60) semester hours from an accredited college may be substituted for two years of required four years of experiences. Education must be relevant to the position/field.

Licensing & Certification

  • Valid Kansas Driver’s License

Minimum Qualifications

  • Four years of experience in recreation, athletics, music, or art.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of music art, horticultural, athletic or recreational habilitative, rehabilitative or socialization activities
  • Ability to direct and instruct groups and individuals participating in structured activities
  • Ability to recognize and report the behaviors in individuals that impede program progress and threaten security
  • Ability to supervise and control adult offenders individually and in groups

Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements

  • Pass criminal history background check

Recruiter Contact Information:

  • Name: Tina Jehner
  • Email: tina.jehner@ks.gov
  • Phone: (316) 322-2056

Required documents for this application to be complete:

  • On the My Job Applications page, verify these documents are present and valid. Upload or delete and upload new if needed.
    • Tax Clearance
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • College Transcript(s)
    • DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)
  • Inside your Job Application upload these documents:
    • Resume (or choose existing if you have one)
    • Cover Letter

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate Required: Each applicant (even non-residents) applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website.  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Visit the Tax Clearance site for more information and where to obtain this Kansas Department of Revenue document.

Job Application Process

  • Sign in to your existing account or Register for a new one to apply.
  • Complete or review your contact information on the My Contact Information page.
  • Upload documents listed in the Required Documents section of the job posting to the appropriate location.
  • Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.
    • Email – sent to the preferred email listed on the My Contact Information page
    • Notifications – view the Careers - My Job Notifications page

To assist in completing your application, please see helpful links below:

How to Claim Veterans Preference

  • Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.  

Learn more about claiming Veteran’s Preference

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the recruiter.

Vacancy Number: 193651

Open Date: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: