CORRECTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFICER, #I21

Basic Purpose:

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving planning, organizing, directing and conducting individual and group leisure-time and physical education activities for inmates in a state correctional institution or facility.

Typical functions:

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS:

The Correctional Activities Officer job family consists of two levels, which are distinguished based on the accountability assigned for planning and supervising physical education/leisure-time programs and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level I            Code: I21A            Salary Band: H

This is the career level where employees are assigned responsibilities at the full performance level for planning and conducting a variety of physical education and recreational activities at a state correctional facility. This may include providing training and guidance to inmates, recreation workers or others in preparing for and administering assigned activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of recreational, athletic and group work principles and techniques; of the fundamentals and rules of common sports; and of first aid techniques. Ability is required to conduct group activities; to supervise and instruct; to judge a situation accurately and adopt an effective course of action; and to act quickly and effectively in an emergency situation.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelorís degree in physical education, recreation or recreational therapy; or an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of recreational coaching or instruction for each year of the required education; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of correctional or security work for each year of the required education with a maximum substitution of two years.

Level II            Code: I21B            Salary Band: J

This is the leadership level where employees are assigned responsibility for the supervision of others in planning, organizing and conducting correctional activities programs in a state correctional facility. This includes assigning and reviewing work, providing training, employee development, performance appraisal and related administrative tasks.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified at Level I plus knowledge of physical education and its value in correctional programs; and of the principles and practices of effective supervision. Ability is required to encourage interest in the positive improvement and development of socially maladjusted persons, both physically and mentally; to give individual and group instructions in a variety of group athletic and leisure-time activities; and to create and supervise leisure-time activities/physical education programs.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus two years of experience in group physical education, recreational therapy or closely related work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.