Correction Classifications Specialist – 20021036 – State of Ohio Jobs – Marysville, OH

Primary Location: United States of America-OHIO-Union County-Marysville

Work Locations
: Women’s Reformatory 1479 Collins Avenue Marysville 43040-9101

: Rehabilitation & Correction – Ohio Reformatory for Women

Classified Indicator
: Classified

Bargaining Unit / Exempt
: Bargaining Unit

: Full-time

: $20.58

Unposting Date
: Jul 19, 2021, 10:59:00 PM

Job Function
: Corrections

Agency Contact Name
: Personnel Director

Correction Classifications Specialist – 20021036


Job Duties

Who We Are…

Guided by a single mission “To reduce recidivism among those we touch,” the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction believes that everyone is capable of positive change. Our staff embrace these core values and serves as role models for pro-social behavior conveying an attitude of dignity and respect in the treatment of others.

What We Do…
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has been tasked with front line crime reduction through rehabilitative treatment and programming efforts provided in a safe, secure and humane correctional environment and effective community supervision. Our goal is to protect the public through helping individuals turn away from crime and become productive, contributing members of our communities, ensuring a safer Ohio for all Ohioans now and in the future.

To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at

Are You Ready?
We are thrilled to see that you are interested in beginning your career with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction! Without a doubt, this will be the most rewarding and meaningful work you’ll ever find with a work family that is second to none!

The Job Opportunity and Duties…

  • Screens inmates for eligibility of different programs
  • Keeps daily reports as required
  • Completes risk assessment on all Incoming inmates for Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
  • Interviews, completes ORAS waivers, assesses for Prison Screening Tool (PST), if applicable, assesses for Prison Intake Tool (PIT), and enters/updates all applicable information in the ORAS system on all incoming offenders
  • Interviews inmates to augment and clarify file information to ensure accuracy of inmate classification and placement and completes visitation information and necessary separations
  • Observes/notes any interview aspects or occurrences which could result in change of classification level (e.g., violent behavior from inmate, admission of previous escape attempt, situations that would require higher security level as such as public notoriety)
  • Submits results of changes to supervisor for review and to Bureau of Classification for inmate transfer arrangements
  • Responds to telephone and written inquiries from inmates and inmate families regarding placement
  • Communicates with other agencies (e.g., courts, sheriff offices, attorneys) regarding inmate matters (e.g., sentencing, inconsistencies, separation due to violence)

  • Completion of associate core program in criminal justice, sociology, social science, psychology or related field.

  • Or 18 mos. exp. in criminal justice, corrections, sociology, social work, &/or psychology or related field.

  • Or equivalent of Minimum Qualifications.

Knowledge of agency rules & regulations governing penitentiary reception & security-level classification activities*; social sciences (e.g., social work, sociology, psychology, criminal justice); human relations; interviewing.

Skill in word processing; operation of personal computer*.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; use proper research methods in gathering data; gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things; maintain accurate records; develop good rapport with inmates & conduct inmate interviews; handle sensitive inquiries from & contacts with inmates, their relatives, attorneys/prosecutors, judges & general public.

(*)Developed after employment.

Helpful Tips

Application Procedures:

  • In order to be considered for this position, you must apply on-line through this posting website. (We no longer accept paper applications.)
  • When completing your on-line Ohio Civil Service Application, be sure to clearly describe how you meet the minimum qualifications outlined on this job posting.
  • We cannot give you credit for your qualifications, experience, education and training in the job selection process if you do not provide it in your on-line application.
  • You can check the status of your application by signing into your profile on this website.
  • We will communicate with you through the email you provided in your profile and job application. Be sure to check your email often.

If you require a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office so proper arrangements can be made. Otherwise, you will be given specific instructions on requesting an accommodation if you are invited to an assessment and/or interview.
Background Check Information

You Also Need to Know

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is a tobacco-free workplace.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing:
The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to an appointment to test for illegal drug use. The State will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result. Also, an applicant with a positive test result will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year. “Not applicable to current state employees”.

This position may be subject to Federal Alcohol. Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) regulations that prohibit someone to carry, transport, or otherwise possess firearm(s) and/or ammunition from consuming marijuana, including medical marijuana. Medical marijuana is prohibited as a valid medical explanation for a positive drug test for final applicants in this position.

Pre-Employment Background Investigation:
The final applicant selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is prohibited from hiring:

  • Individuals under a federal or state weapons disability. This position requires firearms certification/recertification and use;
  • Individuals who have engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other confinement facility; have been civilly or administratively adjudicated, or convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, implied threats of force, or if the victim did not or was unable to consent;
  • Individuals convicted of soliciting or providing support for an act of terrorism, terrorism, or money laundering to support terrorism;
  • Individuals who have been convicted of or pled guilty to a felony where a direct correlation exists between the position and prior criminal behavior. (example: individuals convicted of a felony involving fraud, deceit, or theft from holding a position that has substantial management or control over the property of a state agency.)

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