About the Position:

Who can apply: All that meet the minimum qualifications (External)
Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
Full/Part-time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Work Schedule: 1:00 PM – 9:30PM, M-F
Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes


Annual Salary Range: $35,235.20
Hourly Pay Range: $16.94/hour
This position receives a 10% per hour differential of the base pay and also due to the work hours will receive a $.30 per hour add-on.

Employment Benefits:

Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
Sick & Vacation leave
Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
Paid State Holidays
Employee discounts with the STAR Program
Retirement and deferred compensation programs
Visit the Employee Benefits page for more information…

Position Summary & Responsibilities:

Job Duty Description:   

Job Duty Description:  This is specialized, professional work planning, organizing and carrying out habilitation, rehabilitation, or socialization activities with offenders. Work involves the application of specialized activity skills in music, art, athletic or recreational programs at the Norton correctional Facility.

Performance Standards:  Plans and carries out habilitative or rehabilitative, educational, vocational, athletic, religious, or social activities utilizing modalities which include recreation, sports/athletics, or expressive arts (art, music, dance); assists an Activity Specialist II in planning and carrying out specialized or facility-wide activities.  Conducts and interprets activity assessments to determine needs, assets, capabilities, and interests; evaluates and documents participant acceptance and progress in activities; demonstrates activities and encourage inmates to participate.  Develops and implements activities designed to facilitate positive behavioral changes and social skills, and to assist individuals in developing acceptable means to conflict resolution.  Monitors and maintains activity supplies and equipment; maintains inventory records; completes purchase requests and work orders; assists in budget planning.



Licensing & Certification

Valid Driver License

Minimum Qualifications
Four years of experience in recreation, athletics, music, or art. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Preferred Requirements:    Knowledge of the methods and techniques of music, art, athletic or recreational activities. Ability to direct and instruct groups and individuals participating in structured activities. Ability to observe, recall and document behavior, surroundings and events. Ability to recognize and report behaviors in individuals that impede program progress or threaten security. Ability to supervise and control adult offenders individually and in groups. Ability to communicate information concisely and accurately in verbal or written form.

A full position description and required essential physical functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below.

Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements

Must pass Pre-employment drug test and pre-employment physical.

Recruiter Contact Information:

Name: Cynthia Hadley
Email: cynthia.hadley@ks.gov
Phone: 785-877-6644
Mailing Address: Norton Correctional Facility, PO Box 546, Norton, Kansas 67654

Required documents for this application to be complete: Here is the link to the KDOC employment page.

On the My Job Applications page, verify these documents are present and valid. Upload or delete and upload new if needed.
Tax Clearance Certificate, valid
DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)
Additional paperwork that is required for this position may be obtained by emailing: cynthia.hadley@ks.gov

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate Required: Each applicant (even non-residents) applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website.  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Visit the Tax Clearance site for more information and where to obtain this Kansas Department of Revenue document.

Job Application Process

Sign in to your existing account or Register for a new one to apply.
Complete or review your contact information on the My Contact Information page.
Upload documents listed in the Required Documents section of the job posting to the appropriate location.
Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.
Email – sent to the preferred email listed on the My Contact Information page
Notifications – view the Careers – My Job Notifications page

To assist in completing your application, please see helpful links below:

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to Claim Veterans Preference

Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a “veteran”; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position.  The veterans’ preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.
Learn more about claiming Veteran’s Preference

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the recruiter.