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New Job Transition Coordinator In Oregon

Transition Coordinator
Transition Coordinator

Transition Coordinator

Company : Department of Corrections
Salary : $5,362 - $8,337 a month
Location : Oregon

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Department of Corrections

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5,362.00 - 8,337.00

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Position Title:

Transition Coordinator - Umatilla/Pendleton

Job Description:

The Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) seeks to employ career-oriented candidates and offers employment opportunities in a wide variety of challenging occupations. ODOC’s mission is to promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior.

This employment opportunity is to fill a Program Analyst 2 (Transition Coordinator) vacancy with the Reentry & Release Services. This position will support both the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) in Pendleton and the Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) Umatilla. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates and may be used to fill future vacancies. This position is represented by the Association of Association of Federal, State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

What you will be doing

Your primary duties will be to direct, manage, and coordinate all activities for the transition programs located at the Institution. You will manage the implementation of new program components, identify and solve problems relating to the successful transition of adults in custody from institution to community, and create and implement program components consistent with sound corrections policy to enhance the adults in custody transition. Activities typically involve collaboration and coordination with other state agencies, private agencies, and local government.

You will conduct needs assessment to determine what resources and services each adult in custody participating in the program will need. Deliver components of the curriculum such as employment, working with a parole officer (PO), family, financial management, etc. Facilitate group discussion. Record data, track participants, and participation details. Meet with release counselor and PO to discuss inmate progress and activities, identify special needs, and coordinate PO reach-in. Work with resource providers to create linkages to needed services.

What we are looking for?

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, or a degree related to the agency program that demonstrates the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and two years’ experience coordinating or administering a program OR
  • Any combination of experience or education equivalent to five (5) years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skill requirements listed for the classification.

Requested Skills in

  • Teaching or instructional experience (preferred)
  • Working directly with an AIC population (prior experience preferred)
  • Effective communication skills
  • Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work and identify the best people for the job
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
  • Selecting and using training or instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things
  • Managing one's own work time and the time of others
  • Persuading others to change their minds or behavior to accomplish program objectives
  • Strong verbal and written skills,
  • Expertise facilitating group dialogue and planning activities, and the ability to effectively communicate program goals.
  • Requires the ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relations with the public, fellow workers, other governmental jurisdictions, professionals, and representatives of special Interested groups. It requires strong organizational skills.

Preference will be given to those candidates with teaching or instructional experience and those who have worked directly with an AIC population.

Only the candidates whose experience most closely matches the qualifications, general knowledge, and requested skills of this position will be invited to an interview.


Your candidate profile and cover letter are the perfect opportunity to highlight your interest in the position and showcase your amazing skills and experience, making you the best candidate for the position. The job history/work experience and /or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all the minimum and preferred skills listed above, or by showing you have transferable skills (i.e., skills obtained through military education or experience) that substantially relate to this position. Only the candidates whose experience most closely matches the qualifications and requested skills of this position will be invited to an interview. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration. For additional tips, please visit the Oregon Job Opportunities page

Requirements for Employment

The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer. For more information, visit our policy listed here .

Successful candidates for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following convictions are likely to result in being disqualified for this position: felony convictions, computer theft, identify theft and fraud. CJIS clearance is done at the conditional job offer.

The Selection Process – We expect to

  • Initial review of minimum qualifications, knowledge, and skills.
  • Consideration of top candidates - Recruitment will review and refer the top candidates to the hiring manager.
  • There will be interviews and/or testing to determine the best candidates for a position.
  • Background check and reference checks - All finalists must pass a thorough a criminal records check and reference check.


The State of Oregon provides a generous benefit package, which includes family health and dental insurance, optional short and long-term disability, and term life insurance – all of which can be tailored to individual needs. Also provided are fully paid retirement program, modest life insurance policy, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave. Position may be eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), as defined by statute.

Additional Information

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is embedded in the Department of Corrections core values. The department strives to be a model employer committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ensuring legal compliance, efficiency, and exceeding expectations to deliver the best public services.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer . We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference.

ODOC is responsible for complying with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA 42 U.S.C. 1997). PREA prohibits the Oregon Department of Corrections from hiring, promoting, or contracting with anyone (that will have direct contact with residents) who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in confinement settings. For more information regarding PREA please visit: United States Department of Justice .

ODOC does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.

Veterans’ Preference

Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility . Please note – a task will be sent to your Workday account or email listed for the uploading of your military documents after you have applied.

Application Reference Number: REQ-82131


If you have questions about the position, please contact the recruiter, Naomi Beverly

Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice. The pay and benefits on all announcement may change without notice. Applications may be used to fill future vacancies.

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

You must have a valid e-mail address to apply for jobs with the Oregon Department of Corrections. All communication regarding your application and status will be done by e-mail. The application Work Experience and Job Duties section will be closely reviewed first to see if the applicant meets the Minimum Requirements of the Position.

This position may close at any time after 12:01 a.m. (PST) on the closing date noted.

PLEASE NOTE: Workday performs weekly maintenance Friday evenings and the system may be down for a several hours. Please plan accordingly

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