Job Specification 04324
WORK RELEASE ADMINISTRATOR
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
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
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
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.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor=s
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.
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
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
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
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
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.