Date of Study: January 20 – 22, 2004
Collective Bargaining Identification: R03
Job Analysis Conducted By: Charmaine Traywick, Associate Personnel Analyst, Personnel Examining Section
Number of Incumbents: There are 418 incumbents in this classification per Department of Corrections Filled/Vacant Position Report dated December 03, 2003.
Names of the Subject Matter Expert(s) and their background:
Ame Nakamura, Supervisor of Academic Instruction, Correctional Facility, Education and Inmate Programs Unit
Ms. Nakamura currently works as a Supervisor of Academic Instruction, Correctional Facility with the California Department of Corrections. She has been in this position for one year. Ms. Nakamura has also worked as a Supervisor of Correctional Education Programs for two years with the California Youth Authority. She previously worked as a Supervisor of Academic Instruction for five years with the California Department of Corrections. She has worked for the Department of Corrections for a total of six years.
Mark Lechich, Teacher (High School – GED), Correctional Facility, Education and Inmate Programs Unit
Mr. Lechich currently works as a Teacher (High School) with the California Department of Corrections. He has been in this position for 11 months. Mr. Lechich has also worked as a Teacher (High School) with Northern California Women’s Facility for four years and six months. He has worked for the California Department of Corrections for a total of 5 years and six months.
Pamela Ditto, Teacher (High School – PE), Correctional Facility), Education and Inmate Programs Unit
Ms. Ditto currently works as a Teacher (Physical Education) with the California Department of Corrections. She has been in this position for three years. Ms. Ditto also worked as a Teacher (Physical Education) with CSP, Sacramento for 14 years. She has worked for the California Department of Corrections for a total of 17 years.
Donna Seifert, Supervisor of Correctional Education Programs, Education and Inmate Programs Unit
Ms. Seifert currently works as a Supervisor of Correctional Education Programs with the California Department of Corrections. She has been in this position for two years. Ms. Seifert also has worked as a Supervisor of Correctional Education Program with Folsom State Prison for two years. She also worked as a Supervisor of Academic Instruction for two years and five months with Sierra Conservation Center. She also worked as a Teacher (High School), Correctional Facility for six years and five months with Deuel Vocational Institution. She has worked a total of 13 years and two months for the California Department of Corrections.
The initial list of tasks and knowledges, skills & abilities statements were identified after conducting a literature review which consisted of:
• Duty Statements
• Class Specifications
Other sources were viewed for information (e.g. List of Literature Review Websites); however, the information was not relevant to the job analysis and therefore not included.
EDITED TASK LISTING
NOTE: Each position within this classification may perform some or all of these tasks.
1. Engages inmate students in activities that promote autonomy, interaction, choice, promoting self-direction, reflective learning, in order to make subject matter meaningful, and to guide all students in assessing their own learning utilizing cultural awareness, interpersonal skills, communication skills, institutional resources, etc. per Penal Code 2053.1.
2. Conducts assessment and testing for inmate students to ensure proper placement within an educational program using a variety of testing instruments (i.e., Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS), Pre-GED, ETC.) per the Workforce Investment Act and Prisoner Literacy Act.
3. Supervises the conduct of the inmate students while in the classroom on an on-going basis in order to ensure that control and discipline are upheld per California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 15, utilizing communication skills, knowledge of progressive disciplinary methods, classroom management skills, etc.
4. Coordinates the planning, assigning, and supervising of inmate students’ adult basic education coursework in order to provide them with a total education and training program per Departmental Operations Manual (DOM) and PC 2053.1 utilizing time management skills, organizational skills, communication skills, interacting with inmate students, etc.
5. On a daily basis monitors all classroom supplies, materials and equipment to ensure against loss, misuse, and the potential use as a weapon per DOM, utilizing observation skills, organizational skills, classroom management skills, etc.
6. Prepares course of study and daily lesson plans for inmate students utilizing the approved California Department of Corrections (CDC) Competency Based Curriculum, for both individual and group instruction, various teaching methodologies, classroom management skills, etc. in order to fulfill educational mandates per the direction of Education and Inmate Programs Unit (EIPU), and PC 2053.1.
7. Collaborates with outside agencies and community/institutional resources (i.e., Parole, Department of Rehabilitation, Employment Development Department, Private Industry Council, Social Security Department, and the Department of Motor Vehicles) to provide support materials and resources, utilizing communication skills, interpersonal skills, knowledge, organizational skills, the approved CDC Competency Based Curriculum etc. per the DOM.
8. Modifies an individual inmate student’s basic course of study to address individual inmate student needs, and to create a positive learning environment using the students’ assessment data, teacher observation, reviewing daily assignments, etc. on a continuing basis per the approved CDC Competency Based Curriculum and PC 2053.1.
9. Counsels inmate students as to their progress in their assigned instructional program in order to meet their educational goals and objectives using the approved CDC Competency Based Curriculum, DOM, communication skills, subject matter knowledge, motivational skills, etc. on an as needed basis.
10. Participates in educational program evaluation as part of a educational departmental team for the purpose of determining the efficacy, updated curriculum, accreditation, etc. of the school site on at least a quarterly basis using the Combined Compliance Review, PC 2053.1, subject matter expertise, knowledge, assessment data of the inmate students, etc.
11. Participates in extracurricular educational programs (i.e., literacy programs, graduation ceremony, committees, recreational activities, etc.) designed for inmate students in order to support and enhance existing programs as needed, utilizing subject matter expertise, knowledge, assessment data of the inmate students, communication skills, interpersonal skills, etc. per PC 2053.1.
12. Maintains security of institutional locks, padlocks, and keys while in the classroom and on institutional grounds in order to prevent escapes and injury to inmate students and others and the destruction of property utilizing various resources (i.e., DOM, laws, rules, regulations, etc.) on a continuous basis.
13. Obtains price estimates for ordering all supplies, equipment, and materials essential to the instruction, operation, and maintenance of the classroom and curriculum in order to complete the purchase order CDC Form 954 on an annual basis utilizing communication skills, organizational skills, etc.
14. Conducts monthly safety lessons for inmate students and clerks utilizing various resources (i.e., SB 198, communication skills, training materials, knowledge, etc.) in accordance with SB 198 and the Injury and Illness Prevention Program to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
15. As needed, acts as a teacher in other specialties based upon departmental need on a temporary and/or fulltime basis using CDC approved Competency Based Curriculum, organizational skills, communication skills, time management skills, collaborative skills, etc. to ensure a continuous educational programming.
16. Participates as member of an interdisciplinary treatment team (i.e., custody, academic, vocational, psychiatric, and casework personnel, etc.) to fulfill court mandates and specialized treatment requirements per DOM, various court cases, institutional mission, etc.) on an as needed basis utilizing subject matter expertise, observational skills, collaborative skills, writing skills, etc.
17. Expands daily lesson plans to include the academic CDC approved Competency Based Curriculum for employability and life skills (e.g., anger management, parenting, healthful living, and substance abuse, etc.) in order to prepare students for parole utilizing subject matter, knowledge of community/institutional resources, research skills, communication skills, etc.
18. Provides assistance to inmate students in developing a Personal Plan for Incarceration upon entry and for writing a Personal Life Plan prior to parole using the Re-Entry/Bridging Program, the approved CDC Competency Based Curriculum, knowledge of curriculum, educational programs, communication skills, writing skills, etc. on a continuous basis.
19. On a daily basis supervises inmate clerks and aides to facilitate the distribution of classroom supplies and materials, to provide peer tutoring, and to ensure various clerical support for the teachers utilizing DOM, Work Incentive, CCR Title 15, organizational skills, communication skills, observation skills, knowledge of teaching methodology, knowledge of classroom management skills, etc.
20. On a daily basis manages inmate student records/timekeeping documents (e.g., Inmate Progress Report (CDC 128E), Permanent Class Records (CDC 151), Work Supervisor’s Time Logs (CDC 1697)) to account for student participation in an educational assignment and to ensure compliance with Inmate Work Training Incentive Program (IWTIP) utilizing organizational skills, time management skills, knowledge of CDC forms, etc.
21. Prepares various reports (i.e., Monthly, Quarterly, Literacy, Federal Grant, Re-Entry, progressive discipline documentation, etc.) as required by the CDC, EIPU, and institutional management to obtain and/or provide statistical information and to complete reports for various agencies regarding program efficacy per DOM utilizing research skills, analytical skills, organizational skills, computer skills, etc.
22. Participates in training workshops, conferences, In-Service Training, faculty meetings, and seminars in order to remain current on new developments in the program and teaching techniques and continuing professional development per California Commission on Teacher Credential (CCTC) and CDC on an as needed basis utilizing institutional resources, internet resources, communication skills, etc.
23. Evaluates inmate students’ performance based upon teacher observation, assessment, and completion of daily assignments (i.e., grading inmate student work, reviewing individual inmate student curriculum recording system, etc.) in order to ensure the appropriate differentiated instructional plans per the approved CDC Competency Based Curriculum, DOM, CCR Title15, Penal Code 2053.1, etc. utilizing assessment skills, observational skills, communication skills, classroom management skills, teaching methodology skills, etc.
24. Searches the classroom daily for contraband, weapons and illegal drugs to ensure a safe and secure environment using various accountability tools (i.e., inspection logs, sign-in and sign out sheets, custody assistance, etc.), time management skills, observation skills, organizational skills, communications skills, etc. per DOM.
25. Obtains educational documentation (i.e., high school transcripts, GED certificates, Individual Educational Plan (IEP), etc.) in order to prepare an individualized course of study and daily lesson plans for inmate students utilizing the approved California Department of Corrections (CDC) Competency Based Curriculum, various teaching methodologies, communication skills, time management skills, etc. per the direction of Education and Inmate Programs Unit (EIPU).
26. Instructs inmate students in the use of educational materials, resources, and technologies (i.e., electronic calculators, electronic spellers/dictionary, educational software, computers, multimedia equipment, etc.) to make subject matter accessible and meaningful to the inmate students utilizing communication skills, teaching methodology, subject matter knowledge, etc. per PC 2053.1. and court mandates, GED testing, etc.
EDITED KSAPC LISTING
NOTE: Each position within this classification may perform some or all of these KSAPCs.
K1. Comprehensive knowledge of principles and methods of teaching in order to provide a variety of instructional programs or courses to adult inmate students in a correctional setting.
K2. Basic knowledge of principles of educational psychology as applied to teaching to provide a positive learning environment, motivate inmate students, identify special educational needs, and to communicate with other CDC professional staff.
K3. Comprehensive knowledge of current trends in educational methods in order to implement programs, provides educational services, and enhances classroom instruction.
K4. Comprehensive knowledge of remedial teaching techniques and adapting instruction to inmate students’ deficiencies to fully participate equitably in an educational program, ensure program success, and to provide classroom intervention/support in order for the inmate students to fulfill their educational goals.
K5. Basic knowledge of emotional problems of inmate students in a state correctional facilities to develop inmate students’ self-esteem, a personalized approach to learning, connection to the learning environment, and to make medical referrals if needed.
S1. Provide leadership and motivation to inmate students to improve their academic achievements, sense of responsibility, decision making ability, and accountability.
S2. Teach inmate students to develop academic goals and objectives, evaluate learning, and to achieve instructional competencies.
S3. Work effectively with other subject matter experts to teach techniques that enhance the active involvement of inmate students appropriate to a variety of subject matter materials.
S4. Gain the interest, respect, and cooperation of inmate students to the degree with specific teaching methods to demonstrate an atmosphere that is fair, firm, and consistent in a classroom setting.
S5. Develop socially acceptable attitudes in inmate students by modeling acceptance for cultural, racial, and individual differences in order for inmate students to positively program within the institution to successfully reintegrate back into society.
S6. Communicate effectively in support of mutual respect, two way communication, support relationships among the staff, between staff and inmate students, between staff and administration, and with public entities.
S7. Analyze situations accurately and take effective action to promote classroom procedures that support inmate student learning, maintain standards for inmate student behavior, promote social development, group responsibility, and create a physical environment that engages all students.
SR1. Willing to continue educational development in order to maintain a highly professional and well qualified staff that is up to date with current educational trends.
SR2. Willingness to work in a State correctional facility in order to ensure the appropriate and effective educational services in compliance with various laws, rules, regulations, polices, and procedures, etc.
SR3. Participate in group-oriented treatment programs in order to meet court mandated programs and institutional mission.
SR4. Maintain an empathetic and objective understanding of inmate students by evaluating their life and school experiences, learning styles, etc. in order to adapt their personalized educational program accordingly.
SR5. Demonstrate teaching ability to maximize use of expertise that will result in inmate student short-term and long-term achievement and foster life long learning.
SR6. Emotional stability to establish and maintain a standard for inmate student behavior to ensure institutional security and a healthy classroom setting.
SR7. Tact, patience, open-mindedness, and high moral standards valuing inmate students’ diverse backgrounds, interests, developmental and educational needs by providing appropriate support in a correctional education setting.
PC1. Have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform teaching duties and other duties as required by the institution during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising the health and well-being of their fellow employees or that of inmates.