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CORRECTIONS LEISURE ACTIVITIES SPECIALIST IV - 0981400

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:  Jun 10, 2021
Location: 

Vienna, IL, US, 62995-3122

Job Requisition ID:  4075

Agency: Shawnee Correctional Center Department of Corrections  
Closing Date/Time:  06/24/2021  11:59
Salary:  $5,414/month - $8100/month; anticipated Starting Salary $5,414; CBA language applies 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Johnson 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  CU500 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
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

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification #

 4075

Position Description and Job Responsibilities

Under general direction of the Assistant Warden of Programming (SPSA), plans,directs, and schedules a comprehensive and diversified program of appropriate leisure time activities geared to the specific interests and needs of offenders.  Supervises staff engaged in recreational activities.  completes reports, maintains records on activity events and completes in a timely manner.  Prepares and authorizes equipment requistions from staff and participates in budget recreation issues.

  1. 35%  Serves as full line superviosr, assigns and reviews work; provides guidance and training to assigned staff; counsels staff regarding work performance; reassigns staff to meet day-to-day operating needs; establishes annual goals and objectives; approves time off; adjusts first level grievances; effectively recommends and imposes deicipline, up tp and including discharge; prepares and signs performance evaluations; determines and recommends staffing needs; reviews activity reports.
     
  2. 30%  Plan, direct, and schedule a comprehensive and diversified programof appropriate leisure time activities geared to the specific interests and needs of offenders; offer opportunities for active participation in activities with emphasis on providing physical, intellectual, cultural, social and emotional learning and growth; plans programs offered as self-direted activities, instructional classes, special interest, facility wide events, special events and co-sponsored events designed to meet the recreation and leisure needs of offenders.  Evaluates program activities implemented by staff verifying program effectiveness and participation; reviews and analyzes ongoing programs determining need for revision or  modification; evaluates directive compliance.
     
  3. 20%  Completes reports; maintains recoreds on activity events; submits same according to established time frame; attends department head meetings, conducts monthy staff meetings on significant agenda (professional interactions, other information pertaining to facility operations); documents meeting minutes; conducts surveys of staff/offender interests; plans for use of facilities and equipment.
     
  4. 10% Prepares and authorizes equipment requisitions from staff; participates in budget recreation issues; directs and monitors safety and sanitation conditions of recreation areas; conducts unscheduled inspections of equipment and areas to ensure confirmation of safety and sanitation standards; controls LTS property, supplies and equipment.
     
  5. 05%  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within teh scope of the duties enumerated above.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the competion of four years of college, supplemented by a masters degree with major coursework in leisure studies, physical education, recreation, occupational therapy, art education, fine arts, studio arts, graphic, color and design, theather or speech communications.
  • Requires two years professional supervisory experience in leisure activity services, recreation, occupational, park district and industrial therapy in an institutional or community setting.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of the full range of leisure activities programs and skills development.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of the procedures and principles of administration, organization and management.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of pertinent rules, regulations, procedures and statutory requirements of the Department of Corrections as pertains to operations of the leisure activities program at a facility.

 

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.

About the Agency

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:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Monday - Friday, Days off: Saturday/Sunday
Work Location: Shawnee Correctional Center,6665 State Route 146 E Vienna, IL 62995-3122  
Agency Contact:

Pam Wilkey, HR Rep, Shawnee Correctional Center, 6665 State Route 146 E., Vienna, IL 62995

Email: Pam.Wilkey@illinois.gov

 

Job Function:  Public Safety  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

Please submit application via email to: Pam.Wilkey@illinois.gov

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 Identification#/Job Requisition 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 Identification#/Job Requisition 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 Identification#/Job Requisition 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 a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) 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.