Nebraska State Government
Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) employs nearly 2,300 team members operating 10 institutions, which house approximately 5,200 inmates, statewide. The department's focus includes inmate programming and education, physical and behavioral health care, re-entry services, and community programs, and is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA). Currently, the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center has an opening for the Recreation Specialist position. Candidates will model the NDCS Values of integrity, respect, compassion, growth, and excellence as we accomplish our mission, Keep people safe.
Information about the Department can be found at: www.corrections.nebraska.gov. For more information call 402-479-6171. For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please contact ADA Coordinator Lisa Mathews at 402-479-5812, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples of Work
Assist in planning, developing and implementing a recreation and leisure program for inmates, including athletics, music, television programming, cultural events and activities. Supervise daily use of equipment and materials. Develop and coordinate outside community contacts. Encourage participation in events. Maintain records and inventory and assist in policy development. Assist in the maintenance of security and sanitation. Perform searches. Move equipment weighing up to 50 lbs with assistance.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree in recreation management, recreation therapy, or a related field. Experience in recreation management, recreation therapy, or a related field may be substituted for the degree on a year for year basis.
PREFERRED: Bachelors degree in recreation or related field. Bilingual skills in English and Spanish desired.
OTHER: Transcripts required prior to appointment. Applicants accepting a job offer must pass the following pre-employment exams in this order: medical exam, and at a randomly announced time, pass a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully complete the fully paid NE Corrections Training Program.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of rules, regulations and strategies of sports, music and other recreational activities. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Must be able to work Holidays, evenings and weekends.
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I am not claiming Veteran's Preference, OR I cannot meet at least three of the following requirements:
I previously submitted Form DD214 or similar documentation OR it is attached to the application.
I have served in the U.S. Military on active duty other than for training OR I receive or am eligible to receive benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs OR I am the spouse of a 100 percent disabled veteran who served on active duty (NEW) OR I am the spouse of a service member currently serving on active duty OR my spouse was discharged in the past 180 days.
I previously submitted proof of a service-connected disability recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and marriage certificate (if applicable) OR it is attached to this application.
I (or my spouse) received an honorable discharge or a general discharge (under honorable conditions).
Select the response that applies to your education and/or experience:
a. Bachelor's degree in recreation management, recreation therapy, or related field
b. Four or more years recreation management, recreation therapy, or related experience (no degree)
c. Less than four years recreation management, recreation therapy, or related experience (no degree)
d. No related experience or education
Please list degree(s) awarded and area(s) of study.
Please provide an overview of your recreation management, recreation therapy, or related experience:
Are you bilingual in English/Spanish?
Please describe your bilingual ability in English/Spanish:
a. Fluent--Can participate in extended conversations, understand the language when spoken normally (on TV, radio, film, etc.), figure out meaning of words within context, debate, and use/understand complicated grammatical structures with little or no difficulty. Has good accent and understands dialects with slight-to-moderate difficulty.
b. Conversational--Has the ability to converse about fairly abstract ideas, state opinions, read newspapers, understand the language when spoken normally (on TV, radio, film, etc.) with slight-to-moderate difficulty. Still has some trouble with specialized vocabulary and complicated grammar, but can reorganize sentences in order to communicate and figure out the majority of new vocabulary within the context.
c. Hesitant--Can understand some words and materials but not able to converse at the above levels.
To be given credit, everything you say in these supplemental questions must be documented in the Work Experience or Education sections of the application form. Have you reviewed your application to be sure it contains enough information to support and verify your answers to these questions?
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