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Department of Corrections Seeking Proposals for Offender Transitional Housing

Posted February 4, 2014

The Vermont Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking proposals to provide for transitional housing with supportive services for offenders reentering the community from incarceration.

Proposals are due on February 28, 2014 by 4:00pm.

For the purpose of this request for proposal, Transitional Housing is defined as a DOC funded program that provides temporary (generally up to twenty-four (24) months) housing for offenders in need of a stable living environment and provides support for a transition to independent living. Supportive Services include, but are not limited to, case management, structured daily schedules, phased supervision levels, community referrals, transportation, employment support/training, and life skills education.

A bidder’s conference will take place on February 13, 2014.  Attendance is not mandatory but is strongly recommended. The conference is intended to be an interactive exchange of information, with appropriate State of Vermont staff available to provide clarification and/or answers to questions.

Anticipated grant period will be May 15, 2014 through June 30, 2016, with the option to renew for two consecutive one year periods. The option to renew will be based upon performance of grantee and continued funding.

Read the full Request for Proposal here.  For more information, please contact Liz Whitmore, Housing Coordinator, at 802.951.5023 or elizabeth.whitmore@state.vt.us.

 



Job Posting: Corrections Housing Program Coordinator

Posted November 2, 2012

The Department of Corrections has posted a new position for a Corrections Housing Program Coordinator. This position, Reference # 31174, is open to all State employees and external applicants. 

General Job Description:

Coordinating, technical and consulting work in housing for the Department of Corrections, involving assistance to staff and community based non-profit agencies involved in the provision of housing services to clients of the Department of Corrections. Activities include the development of a Department housing strategic plan, monitoring of grants to local agencies, and the provision of training and technical assistance to correctional facility and field staff.  All employees of the Agency of Human Services perform their respective functions adhering to four key practices:  customer service, holistic service, strengths-based relationships and results orientation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of grant administration and compliance monitoring.
  • Knowledge of local and state agency involvement in the area of affordable housing and community development.
  • Knowledge of the principals and practices of community development and housing programs.
  • Knowledge of the principals and practices of public administration and programs management including accounting and program evaluation.
  • Ability to effectively manage a number of concurrent work assignments.
  • Ability to acquire, interpret, and apply information that affects housing policy.
  • Ability to coordinate a variety of agencies and groups to achieve collaborative relationships.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Education & Experience:

Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Experience: Three years at or above a professional level in the field of Corrections or Community / Housing Development.

*Note: Additional work experience as defined above may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree on a six months for a semester basis.

**Special note: Professional level is defined as at or above the CSS, Correctional Instructor or CFSS level of responsibility. Housing/Community Development would be at the grants administration level or above.

Special Requirements: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Working Conditions: Work is performed in an office setting and in a variety of field situations, including correctional facilities, field offices, local government, and private housing agencies. Private means of transportation is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity – The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

AHS Background Checks: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Tax Compliance Verification: In accordance with 32 V.S.A. Section 3113(i), when an applicant for State employment is determined to be a finalist for a position, s/he will be provided an Affidavit to sign attesting that s/he is in good standing with respect to all Vermont taxes due as of the date.  The applicant’s tax compliance will be verified with the Vermont Tax Department prior to any offer of employment.  Please see Personnel Policy 12.12 – Tax Compliance for further information: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/sites/dhr/files/pdf/policies_procedures/DHR-Policy_Manual.pdf#pagemode=bookmarks

* If you would like more information about this position, please contact Karen Lawson via e-mail: karen.lawson@state.vt.us