The mission of Employment is to ensure and promote fairness and consistency in the recruitment, selection and retention of qualified applicants and provide service and guidance to upper management, employees and applicants.
Employment consists of three functional areas:
The Recruiting/Staffing program is responsible for developing qualified Correctional Officer applicant pools for locations that support Agency prison units. This is accomplished by screening (testing and interviewing) prospective applicants on a regular basis throughout the state. Recruiting staff also attend job fairs and career days, participate in hiring seminars and special screenings and conduct other prospecting activities. They process Correctional Officer applications and make offers of employment to qualified applicants to maximize the number of applicants assigned to their area of choice, while ensuring that the Agency’s Correctional Officer staffing needs are met. Other areas of responsiblity include managing the Correctional Officer transfer and reassignment process, and monitoring work authorization expiration dates for employed aliens. They are responsible for processing and distributing the Executive Director’s Recruiting Award.
Selections/Clearances provides support to Human Resources staff, as well as agency management. Some of their core functions include conducting minimum qualifications screening and assisting with the coordination of interviews for Human Resources positions; clearing outside applicants for agency, contract, volunteer and Private Facilities positions; conducts former CO clearance review; conducts audits of selection packets for Operational Review; maintains selection paperwork for all positions posted for the agency; maintains applicant flow statistics; and provides policy guidance to managers, Human Resources staff, employees and outside applicants.
This department is responsible for ensuring the proper classification of agency positions relative to the FLSA, State Classification Plan, and Hazardous Duty/Longevity authorizations. They develop and revise position descriptions to ensure consistency and compliance with federal, state, and agency requirements, to provide a strong foundation for selection of qualified applicants, and to effectively evaluate employee job performance. They coordinate website availability and maintain position descriptions and employee performance evaluations for every position in the agency. This department also posts position vacancies and announcements, as well as producing employee and contract ID cards; and provides reception and mail room support to the HR Headquarters.