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Offender Grievance Coordinator - #00024

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and résumés will not be accepted. Applications must include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable. Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application. A resume will not substitute for a fully completed state application. Applications submitted with “see resume” under work experience are considered incomplete. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position. This is a tobacco free facility. Use of all tobacco products is prohibited on site at all times. Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms with their state application. The Virginia Department of Corrections is an EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request. AMERICORPS, PEACE CORPS, AND OTHER NATIONAL SERVICE ALUMNI ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Offender Grievance Coordinator - #00024
Role Title Direct Service Associate III - 49053
Job Open Date 06/16/2017
Job Close Date 06/30/2017
Open Until Filled No
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range $29,841 - $53,260
Agency Sussex 2 State Prison (734)
Agency Website Click Here for Agency Website
Location Sussex - 183
Sublocation
Position Number 00024
Job Posting Number 1025340
Type of Recruitment Agency Employee Only - A
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band 03
Job Description

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and résumés will not be accepted.

To enhance public safety of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Department of Corrections staff and offenders by meeting re-entry objectives and by providing effective security, programming, custody and control of adult male offenders in a maximum security major facility.

Monitors the grievance procedure in its entirety (informal complaints, emergency grievances, and regular grievances) to ensure compliance with DOC policy. Conducts investigations of inmate grievances. Consults with staff and offenders to resolve problems/issues and to investigate claims. Coordinates access to the Law Library and the Institutional Attorney. Meets with offenders as needed. Prepares responses for correspondence as required by the Operations Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent. Considerable knowledge of VA DOC operations, policies and procedures. Some knowledge of federal and state laws governing rights for the incarcerated. Ability to conduct interviews, research and investigations and present findings clearly and accurately; to read and analyze data; and to provide guidance and consultation to offenders needing assistance. Demonstrated ability to interpret and follow oral and written rules and regulations; to maintain harmonious working and public relations; to learn new practices, procedures, and equipment operations. Demonstrated ability to organize and complete work assignments with minimal guidance from others; to understand and apply operating procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer graduation from an accredited college/university with a major in Criminal Justice, Social Science or related field or a combination of training and experience related to the position. Prefer experience in a corrections facility providing direct contact with offenders.Prefer knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access programs.

Special Requirements

All applicants are subject to a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen.

The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks requested by the hiring authority.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and résumés will not be accepted.

Applications must include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable.

Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application.

A resume will not substitute for a fully completed state application.

Applications submitted with “see resume” under work experience are considered incomplete.

This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration.

Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position.

This is a tobacco free facility. Use of all tobacco products is prohibited on site at all times.

Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms with their state application.

The Virginia Department of Corrections is an EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

AMERICORPS, PEACE CORPS, AND OTHER NATIONAL SERVICE ALUMNI ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Contact Information

Name Human Resources
Phone 804-834-2678
Fax FAXED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION
Email EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION
Address

MAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Are you Currently an Active Employee of the Virginia Department of Corrections? The position you are applying for is open only to current employees of the Virginia Department of Corrections.
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please read this question carefully and respond appropriately. In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and DOJ, 28 CFR 115.17, please respond to the following: Question #1 Have you engaged in sexual abuse in an institutional setting where the term "institutional" refers to any facility or institution: (A) which is owned, operated, managed by, or provides services on behalf of any State or political subdivision of a State; and (B) which is: (i) for persons who are mentally ill, disabled, or retarded, or chronically ill or handicapped; (ii) a jail, prison, or other correctional facility; (iii) a pretrial detention facility; (iv) for juveniles; (v) providing skilled nursing, intermediate or long-term care, or custodial or residential care.
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Please read this question carefully and respond appropriately. In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and DOJ, 28 CFR 115.17, please respond to the following: Question #2 Have you been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Please read this question carefully and respond appropriately. In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and DOJ, 28 CFR 115.17, please respond to the following: Question #3 Have you been civilly or administratively adjudicated for having engaged in the sexual activity described in questions #1 and/or #2, above?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Are you skilled in the use of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document