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CAREER ADVISOR (PROGRAM PROJECT SPECIALIST II)

  • 497871
  • FLORENCE
  • DEPT OF CORRECTIONS
  • Full-time

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

REHABILITATION & REENTRY

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry is dedicated to developing, encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding the professional performance and growth by employees at all levels. The state is proudly served by over 9,000 well-trained corrections professionals who are dedicated to public, staff and inmate safety by effectively employing sound correctional practices, efficient operational procedures, and proven programming opportunities for inmates. Join our team and help to proudly serve our community!

CAREER ADVISOR

(PROGRAM PROJECT SPECIALIST II)

Job Location:

Address:  

Arizona State Prison Complex – Florence/Eyman
4374 E. Butte Ave.
Florence, AZ 85132
https://corrections.az.gov/

Posting Details:

Salary: $40,000.00 - $46,000.00

Grade: 19

Job Summary:

If you consider yourself an enthusiastic and energetic individual with a passion to help people with their career development and educational goals, this may be the right opportunity for you! We are seeking highly focused independent workers able to provide mission-focused results centered on retaining correctional professionals while providing guidance, mentoring, and coaching to develop their careers. Additionally, you will represent the agency in career events, job fairs, community outreach, and partnerships with the academic community.

Job Duties:

- Provides individual job counseling to current and new correctional officers which includes holding retention interviews and discussing additional correctional career options
- Evaluates the employee’s background, training, and education in order to help develop realistic goals and assist them with career development
- Provides non-security staff with career development
- Continuously research career planning information and resources internal and external to ADCRR
- Builds relationships with complex leadership to ensure visibility of career advisor role and stay current on ADCRR staffing trends and needs
- Attends warden's weekly leadership meetings
- Meets with other career advisors at least monthly to maximize knowledge and resources
- Tracks and report on key metrics
- Reviews key agency survey and interview results (e.g., complex exit surveys and employee engagement survey results) to stay on top of relevant trends and issues
- Participates in exit process for correctional officers who have resigned
- Drives on state business
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- ADOA Personnel Rules and ADCRR department policies and procedures
- ADCRR career paths
- Correctional Officer special assignments and requirements
- Central Promotional Register (CPR) process
- ADCRR formal and informal learning opportunities
- ADCRR Tuition Reimbursement Program, College partnership program, salary and benefit information
- Internal and external competitor salary and benefit information
- Employee engagement concepts and trends

Skill in:
- Verbal and written communication
- Listening for understanding
- Assessing strengths and development opportunities
- Providing feedback
- Working with employee issues and conflict management
- Building rapport and trust
- Emotional intelligence
- Developing reports and presentations
- Prioritizing, planning, and managing work activities
- Tracking and interpreting metrics
- Microsoft Office and Google

Ability to:
- Understand, explain, and apply ADOA Personnel Rules and ADCRR policies and procedures
- Motivate others
- Be resourceful
- Prepare and present reports
- Interact professionally with a variety of individuals
- Communicate accurate information to staff members
- Public speak
- Work independently
- Work in a prison environment

Selective Preference(s):

- Bachelor's degree in counseling, Human Resources, Higher Education, Communication, or related field
- Work experience in an ADCRR Complex or other State Corrections

Pre-Employment Requirements:

- Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
- Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation and drug test.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:
- Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
- Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options
- Exceptional retirement program
- Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
- An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Current ADCRR Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2430.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.