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CORRECTIONS LEISURE ACTIVITIES SPECIALIST I (Upward Mobility Program Title) - PIN 0250 - 0981100

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Feb 22, 2021
Location: 

Vienna, IL, US, 62995-3122

Job Requisition ID:  454

Posting ID: 454

Agency:  Vienna Correctional Center/Illinois Department of Corrections
Closing Date/Time:  03/08/2021 / 3:00 pm
Salary:  Anticipated Starting Salary $4152/month; CBA applies; Full Range $4152 to $6067/month

Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Johnson 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC062 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this posting:

We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process.  This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

*****DO NOT APPLY ONLINE*****

Follow the application instructions below to apply to this position.

Job Responsibilities

Under direct supervision of the Corrections Leisure Activities Specialist IV, functions at the beginning professional level by providing for direct delivery of professional leisure time activities for the offender population  of the minimum security Vienna Correctional Center ; provides security, maintenance,  and accountability  in all leisure time areas. 

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental developmenet equivalent to the completion of four years of  college with  a  Bachelor's  Degree in leisure studies, physical education,  recreation,  art education, fine arts, studio arts, graphics, color and design, therapeutic recreation, music, theater, or speech and communications;
  • Requires working knowledge of the methods, techniques and purposes of leisure activities.
  • Requires elementary knowledge of leisure activities programs and skills development tailored to individual needs.
  • Requires working knowledge of arts and crafts instruction.
  • Requires elementary knowledge of corrections regulations, policies, and proper channels of communication as applied to the leisure time programming.
  • Requires elementary knowledge of the attitudes, problems and behavior of individuals and groups in a correctional security setting.
  • Requires ability to prepare pertinent records and reports.
  • Requires ability to stimulate interest of institution residents in leisure time activities.
  • Requires ability to carry out leisure activities, and teach leisure skills.
  • Requires ability to work effectively with individuals and groups.

 

Physical Requirements

Employment Conditions

Requires the ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check. 

On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act made it legal for residents over the age of 21 to produce, consume and sell cannabis in Illinois. Please note that although the law has changed, the Department will continue to enforce the Department’s zero tolerance Drug Testing policy.

 The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited. 

Education Degree

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years college, with a bachelor's degree

Education Major

  • leisure studies, recreation, physical education, art education, fine arts, studio arts, graphics, color and design, therapeutic recreation, music, theater, or speech and communications.

The Illinois Department of Corrections is a multicultural agency deeply committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion.  This commitment is at the forefront of our operations, hiring, policies and procedures, and training. We recognize the benefit of workplace empowerment, the importance of diversity and fully support an environment where ALL employees are treated fairly, respectfully, and have equal access to opportunities and resources necessary to thrive and contribute to the agency’s success. IDOC genuinely values the differences of individuals in our custody and is committed to ensuring a healthy living environment where they feel valued, respected, and included.

Through our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), we shall establish and uphold agency policies and practices conducive to eliminating all forms of exclusion including, but not limited to, racism, ageism, ableism, sexism, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender, and religious oppression.

The IDOC team works to serve justice in Illinois and increase public safety by promoting positive change in offender behavior, operating successful reentry programs, and reducing victimization.

Employees enjoy excellent benefits, including health, vision, and dental insurance; retirement plan and deferred compensation; state holidays and other benefit time off; tuition reimbursement; and pre-tax benefit programs. The department also offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities.

The Illinois Department of Corrections is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We invite all qualified applicants to join our team.

 

Work Hours:  12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday; Days Off Sunday and Monday
Work Location: Vienna Correctional Center
Agency Contact:  Deana.Vaughn@illinois.gov

                              Deana Vaughn, HR Representative

                              Vienna Correctional Center

                              6695 State Route 146 E                              Vienna, IL 62995
Job Function:  Public Safety  

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. PLEASE USE THE REQUISITION ID FOR THE BID # ON THE APPROPRIATE APPLICATION FORM.

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B(version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.