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Job Specification 04324

WORK RELEASE ADMINISTRATOR

 

DEFINITION


 Under direction, is responsible for administering and supervising
 a work release program; does other related duties as required.

 NOTE: The definition and examples of work for this title are for
 illustrative  purposes only.  A particular  position  using  this
 title   may   not  perform  all  duties  listed   in   this   job
 specification.  Conversely, all duties performed on the  job  may
 not be listed.

 
EXAMPLES OF WORK:


 Supervises  and/or takes part in checking records of  inmates  to
 find eligibles for the work release program.

 Submits recommendations and necessary writs to the assignment  or
 sentencing judge.

 Secures employment for inmates admitted to the program.

 Makes suitable financial arrangements for monies earned.

 Conducts periodic checks with employers of inmates.

 Sets hours of release, working hours, and return to prison.

 Prepares reports on progress of prisoners.

 Prepares periodic reports on results of the program.

 Interviews inmates to ascertain types of jobs for which they  are
 qualified.

 Where circumstances warrant, may arrange to have inmates enrolled
 in a vocational training program.

 In  the case of female offenders, may arrange their release  from
 confinement during specified hours to care for their families.

 Confers  with and consults inmates on job progress,  and  assists
 in resolving personal problems.

 Advises  inmates  in  writing  as to  the  court's  decision  for
 admission  to  the work release, vocational training,  or  family
 care programs.

 May  assist in determining that persons employed under  the  work
 release program are receiving the prevailing rate of pay and that
 working conditions are similar to those for the same type of work
 in the labor market area.

 May  assist in ascertaining that the placement of inmates in work
 release situations does not result in displacement of an employed
 person  or  is  made in occupations in which  there  is  a  labor
 surplus in the locality.

 May  assist  in  developing and maintaining  a  current  list  of
 available vocational training programs.

 Works  with  various  community  agencies  or  organizations   in
 developing  a  community climate sympathetic to the problems  and
 needs of the released offender.

 May  assist in preparing a work release, vocational training,  or
 family release plan for each inmate enrolled in the program.

 Maintains essential records and files.

 Will  be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or  manual  recording and information  systems  used  by  the
 agency, office, or related units.

 REQUIREMENTS:

      EDUCATION:
 Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor=s
 degree.

      NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required education
 may   substitute   additional  experience  as  indicated   on   a
 year-for-year basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits  being
 equal to one (1) year of experience.

      EXPERIENCE:
 Two (2) years of experience in the field of personnel administration,
 employee  development  and training, public employment  services,
 job  counseling  and  placement,   or  vocational  education  and
 training.

      LICENSE:

      Appointees  will  be required to possess a driver's  license
 valid  in  New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle,  rather
 than  employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties
 of the position.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge  of  social  and  economic  problems  involved  in  the
 employment of persons confined to penal institutions.

 Knowledge  of  principles  of  vocational  counseling   and   job
 placement.

 Knowledge   of   methods  of  obtaining  employment   information
 tactfully from people of varied backgrounds.

 Knowledge of requirements for a variety of occupations.

 Knowledge  of  the  kinds  of community  resources  available  to
 increase employability of job seekers.

 Knowledge of current local labor market conditions.

 Knowledge  of  personality characteristics and  other  traits  of
 project participants.

 Ability  to  work harmoniously with persons of varied  education,
 experience, and social and economic backgrounds and conditions.

 Ability  to interpret and apply occupational information.

 Ability to use occupational placement tools.

 Ability   to   establish   and  maintain  effective   cooperative
 relationships with employers.

 Ability  to  prepare  clear,  sound,  accurate,  and  informative
 reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

 Ability to establish and maintain essential records and files.

 Ability to enlist community support for the program.

 Ability to interpret the program to prospective employers.

 Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

 Ability  to  utilize  various types of electronic  and/or  manual
 recording and information systems used by the agency, office,  or
 related units.

 Ability  to  read, write, speak, understand, and  communicate  in
 English  sufficiently  to perform the duties  of  this  position.
 American  Sign  Language or Braille may  also  be  considered  as
 acceptable forms of communication.

 Persons  with  mental or physical disabilities  are  eligible  as
 long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
 reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.   If
 the   accommodation  cannot be made because it  would  cause  the
 employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 CODES: LG-04324              CAH                        6/17/97

 This job specification is for local government use only.