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Activity Specialist Updated Aug 13, 2018  
Job Description:

Job Duty Description: This is specialized, professional work planning, organizing and carrying out habilitation,
rehabilitation, or socialization activities with inmates. Work involves the application of specialized activity skills in music, art, horticultural, athletic or recreational program in a correctional facility.

TO APPLY: You may apply on-line at; or
Contact the Human Resources Office at Norton Correctional Facility (785) 877-6643 to obtain an application and supplemental documents; or Email : to obtain an application.

If you haven’t already done so, please register or update your personal data with the State of Kansas at, including submission of copy of your DD214 if applicable. You must notify us of your intent to apply by the closing date. Applications and any required documents must be received by the paperwork deadline of this announcement. Please call by that date to confirm receipt of your application and required documents.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.
Selection Process: Applicants selected for interview will be evaluated by an interview panel using performance/behavior based interview questions, and possibly a performance or written test. The interview panel will make recommendations to the Warden for final approval. A second interview may be conducted. Applicants will be subject to background check and criminal history investigation; must pass a drug screen and a TB test unless promoting, transferring, or demoting from another safety sensitive position within the same agency.

Veteran Preference Eligible (VPE): This position is eligible for veterans’ preference. Interested veterans must submit a DD 214 to the Department of Administration to be verified as a veteran under K.S.A. 73-201 prior to the vacancy close date. Verified veterans who meet the selection criteria for this position will be invited for an interview.

Reasonable Accommodation: Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact (785) 877-6643. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by case basis.

Norton Correctional Facility is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Verification of identity and employment eligibility to work in the United States is required by federal law.

Skills Required:

Minimum Qualifications: Four years of experience in recreation, athletics, music, or art. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.
Performance Standards: Plans and carries out habilitative or rehabilitative, educational, vocational, athletic, religious, or social activities utilizing modalities which include recreation, sports/athletics, or expressive arts (art, music, dance); assists an Activity Specialist II in planning and carrying out specialized or facility-wide activities. Conducts and interprets activity assessments to determine needs, assets, capabilities, and interests; evaluates and documents participant acceptance and progress in activities; demonstrates activities and encourage inmates to participate. Develops and implements activities designed to facilitate positive behavioral changes and social skills, and to assist individuals in developing acceptable means to conflict resolution. Monitors and maintains activity supplies and equipment; maintains inventory records; completes purchase requests and work orders; assists in budget planning.
Preferred Requirements: Knowledge of the methods and techniques of music, art, athletic or recreational activities. Ability to direct and instruct groups and individuals participating in structured activities. Ability to observe, recall and document behavior, surroundings and events. Ability to recognize and report behaviors in individuals that impede program progress or threaten security. Ability to supervise and control adult offenders individually and in groups. Ability to communicate information concisely and accurately in verbal or written form.

$15.75 per hour

   Job Categories  
Job Types(s):     Sports/Recreation/Fitness
Industry(s):     Government / Military
Employment Type:     Employee - Full Time
Job Location(s):     Other - Kansas

   Contact Information:  
Employer:   Norton Correctional Facility

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