Recreation Officer I WRDCC

May 24, 2021

Company Name:
Missouri Department of Corrections

Title of Position:
Recreation Officer I WRDCC

Correctional Program Worker (Recreation Officer I) - Department of Corrections

Why you’ll love this position:

A position in the Missouri Department of Corrections is more than a job. It's a calling. Corrections employees transform lives, equipping Missourians in the criminal justice system with the skills they need to contribute to their communities, inside and outside our walls. More than 95 percent of people who enter the prison system ultimately are released. We want to make sure they’re good neighbors.

We offer great benefits!
Missouri State Employee Retirement System / Deferred compensation plan / Health insurance (medical, vision, dental for employees and family) / Paid life insurance / Long-term disability insurance / Cafeteria plan / Paid holidays / 10 hours annual leave per month / 10 hours sick leave per month / Uniforms provided when required / Pre-service and in-service training / Access to credit union / Direct deposit of paycheck (required) / Employee health, wellness and safety initiatives / MOST 529 College Savings Program

What you’ll do:

Assists in conducting and overseeing a variety of indoor and outdoor activities/games/sports such as baseball/basketball/gymnastics/calisthenics/chess/ping-pong; assists in making arrangements/ preparing for movies, group activities, special seasonal programs, competitive events; participates in organizing athletic events/shows/other outside recreation activities.

Provides individual/group instruction in the fundamentals and rules of various activities.

Issues recreation equipment; maintains records of issuance and inspects the condition of equipment when returned; participates in the selection and requisition of recreation equipment; assists in the care/ maintenance of indoor and outdoor recreation facilities.

Observes behavior/reaction of participants in activities; provides reports to a higher-level Recreation Officer; receives general administrative direction; work is reviewed through observations; performs other related work as assigned.

All you need for success:

Minimum Qualifications:

Four or more years of experience as a Corrections Officer I, Corrections Classification Assistant, or higher level experience in the custody of adult criminal offenders or corrections case management with the Missouri Department of Corrections, Division of Adult Institutions OR

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Recreation, Physical Education, Leisure Studies, or a closely related field OR

Four or more years of work or volunteer experience in the field of group recreation or physical education involving responsibility for organizing, implementing, scheduling, and/or overseeing recreation activities; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

(Earned credit hours from an accredited college or university may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of three years of the required experience at a rate of 30 earned credit hours for one year of experience)

All requested documents MUST be received by the closing date listed.

The Missouri Department of Corrections is proud to have a tradition of promotion from within for employees looking for and seeking distinctive career paths. As you work for the department, we invite you to consider your goals and make choices to actively head toward them. We seek to recognize employees who serve with distinction.

Link to Application:

Name of Contact:
Priscillah Mwamba

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