Correctional Treatment Specialist (Case Manager), GS-101-09/11. Correctional Treatment Specialists perform correctional casework in an institutional setting; develop, evaluate, and analyze program needs and other data about inmates; evaluate progress of individual offenders in the institution; coordinate and integrate inmate training programs; develop social histories; evaluate positive and negative aspects in each case situation, and develop parole and release plans.
Qualifications: All applicants must possess a four-year degree that included at least 24 semester hours in the behavioral or social sciences or a combination of education and experience that included at least 24 semester hours in the behavioral or social sciences, and that provided applicants with knowledge of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a four year degree. Courses such as sociology, correctional administration, criminal justice, government/political science, psychology, social work, counseling, and other related social or behavioral science courses can be used to satisfy the 24 hour requirement. In addition to the basic qualifications, applicants at the GS-09 level must possess 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Masterís Degree or possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level that was gained in casework in a correctional institution or in another criminal justice setting; counseling in any setting, provided it required diagnostic or treatment planning skills to achieve specific social or occupational goals; or work treating persons in need of social rehabilitation. Applicants at the GS-11 level must possess the basic qualifications as well as 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level. All graduate education must demonstrate that it provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.