Educational Specialist (A/B)

POSTED ON 11/19/2022 AVAILABLE BEFORE 3/29/2023
DOC-Central Facility Account Hired Organization Address Shirley, MA Full Time

Job Posting for Educational Specialist (A/B) at DOC-Central Facility Account


  • Oversees the daily operation of the Last Mile Coding program classroom.
  • Helps facilitate technology problem resolution through interfacing with Last Mile technical support and the inmates in the program.
  • Recruit inmates for participation in the program based on eligibility criteria of the Last Mile Coding Program.
  • Keeps a positive learning environment in the classroom for all program participants.
  • Utilize best practices, current instructional methods, to help support inmates involved in this distance learning program.
  • Complete inmate attendance daily.
  • Update inmate case plan as required by SOP.
  • Complete EGT Performance ratings in IMS no later than the last day of the awarding month.
  • Complete required documentation to process boosts as determined by SOP.
  • Complete required 40 hours of training within the fiscal year.
  • Maintain a record of professional development and DOC trainings attended.
  • Update SSTA promptly to ensure that payroll is processed accurately.
  • Illustrate an understanding of current educational practices.
  • Illustrate a comprehensive and current knowledge of DOC policies and procedures.
  • Complete duties as assigned that support the Division’s mission.
  • Engage in Division priorities to enhance the progression of strategic goals.
  • Collaborate with other professionals, both inside and outside of the Division of Inmate Training and Education, to contribute to the goals of the Division.
  • Interact with staff in a professional manner, utilizing and maintaining appropriate boundaries at all times.
  • Interact and communicate with inmates in professional manner while utilizing appropriate boundaries.
  • Report any and all security related concerns to your supervisor promptly.
  • Manage assigned classroom in a manner consistent with institutional rules and regulations.
  • Maintain a current and up-to-date inventory of all technological tools and equipment.
  • Maintain a safe, secure, and clean working area.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods in education. Must possess attitude, temperament, and ability to work in a correctional setting. Should have at least three years working in an educational or adult educational setting. Knowledge of institution’s schedules and procedures a plus. Ability to work with an incarcerated adult population in a high/medium security setting. Knowledge of principles and practices in an adult correctional institution. Knowledge of principles and practices of daily security procedures. A current Massachusetts Teacher Certification is helpful, but not required.


This is a Civil Service position. Please note that salaries for union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement. *The DOC urges bilingual applicants to apply. Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in teaching, educational administration, educational counseling or educational guidance, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in education or special education, educational administration or educational counseling may be substituted for the required experience.*

  • Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's License or the equivalent from another state may be required.

Comprehensive Benefits

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Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.

Official Title: Educational Specialist (A/B)
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Shirley-Harvard Road
Job: Education
Agency: Department of Correction
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Sep 28, 2022, 8:03:46 AM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 60,997.04 - 82,871.36 Biweekly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Janice Perez - 5088503651
Bargaining Unit: 10-SEIU Local 509 - Education
Confidential: No

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