State of Oregon TRCI Counselor in Umatilla, Oregon

TRCI Counselor



TRCI Counselor


$54,984.00 - $76,428.00 Annually


Umatilla, OR

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6/27/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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Do you have experience working with clients to break down the behavioral barriers that are impeding positive outcomes? If so, we are expanding our team and seek an experienced professional counselor like you. There are two current vacancies. These employment opportunities are with the Correctional Rehabilitation Unit at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) in Umatilla. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates.

This position is represented by American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

The goal of this recruitment is to fill the position at the journey level Correctional Counselor, however, we encourage candidates who meet the qualifications of the Correctional Counselor, Entry to apply. This classification will be used to underfill when the qualifications of the higher level cannot be recruited. The salary for the Correctional Counselor, Entry is $3,489 - $4,807 monthly. If you are selected to underfill, you will be reclassified upward upon meeting the requirements of the Correctional Counselor.

The purpose of these positions is to manage a caseload of inmates from reception to release, to include the preparation of case management documents, making inmate program assessments, appropriately determining custody levels, responding to inmate requests, and interviewing and counseling inmates. These positions work in conjunction with security staff in assessing and making decisions on security issues regarding inmates. Correctional Counselors are the Core Correctional Resource of the Department.

For the full list of generic duties and working conditions, click the position description below:

Position Description


Your application materials will be reviewed to verify that you:

  • have two years of professional counseling experience working with clientele in a social service or rehabilitative program, AND

  • a Bachelor's degree in a behavioral science or related field with major coursework in behavioral science.

Three years of experience in a social service, rehabilitative, or correctional program with primary responsibility for guiding and/or counseling individuals or groups in the solution of occupational, educational, personal, or social problems may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree.

A Master's degree in a behavioral science may substitute for one year of the required professional experience.

NOTE: Professional counseling experience must include providing supportive counseling to clients on a one-to-one basis with full responsibility for developing and managing each case plan.


Your application materials will be reviewed to verify that you:

  • have three years of experience in a social service, rehabilitative, or correctional program with primary responsibility for guiding and/or counseling individuals or groups in the solution of occupational, educational, personal, or social problems; OR

  • a Bachelor's degree in a behavioral science or a related field with major courses in behavioral science.

An Associate degree in social services such as Mental Health, Human Service, or Social Service may substitute for two years of the required experience.


  • Positive outlook for working with adult felons

  • Ability to adapt and be open to change

  • Strong personal boundaries

In the Work Experience section of your online application clearly describe your experience as it relates to the minimum and special qualifications, requested skills, and/or desired attributes. Be sure you demonstrate that you have obtained any skills or attributes requested or required by the employer through education, work experience (including military) or by showing that you have transferable skills (i.e., skills obtained through military education or experience) that substantially relate to this position.

Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration . A resume will not substitute for completing the work experience section of your application.

Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach all required documents.

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.

If you have application login problems, get an error message during the application process, or are experiencing other technical (computer related) difficulties, please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-855-524-5627. You can also e-mail NEOGOV™ for support at You can use this e-mail address to report a variety of applicant issues; login, attaching documents, web browser, etc. Remember when submitting an applicant issue through this e-mail address please make sure to include your name, if you have an applicant ID, a valid contact number, the issue, and if possible a time when your are available to be contacted.

This position may be eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), as defined by statute.

The pay and benefits on all announcement may change without notice.

Application Reference Number: DOC18-1689OC

ODOC does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States. Applicants will be subject to a Computerized Criminal History and Motor Vehicles check as well as background investigation. Adverse background information may be grounds for disqualification.

Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) complies with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). PREA prohibits ODOC from hiring, or promoting anyone who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in Institution settings. These include a jail, prison, or other correctional facility (including juvenile corrections).

This standard requires ODOC to conduct background checks on all applicants considered for employment or promotion to consider any incidents of substantiated allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment in determining whether to hire or promote anyone who may have contact with inmates.

For more information regarding PREA please visit:


To learn more about Veteran's Preference Points and whether you qualify, click below.

Veterans Preference Points

Questions may be emailed to

Oregon Department of Corrections

ATTN:Rhonda Crawford

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Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

  • $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

  • Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

  • Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

  • Long-term and short-term disability

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.