Educational Specialist (A/B)

POSTED ON 11/20/2022 AVAILABLE BEFORE 5/18/2023
DOC-Central Facility Account Hired Organization Address Milford, MA Remote Full Time

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


  • Work with the Deputy Director of the Division of Inmate Training and Education to develop, refine, and manage the division’s data analysis efforts.
  • Serve as the primary person to collect and report educational, programmatic, and operational data.
  • Utilize IMS and related back-end software tools to extract needed data.
  • Run and distribute reports as dictated by the division Data Reporting Plan.
  • Assist all members of the division leadership team in accessing data needed for a variety of reasons and projects.
  • Work with the Deputy Director in writing data analysis summary reports that will be shared with Executive Staff in the Department of Correction.
  • Work with the Virtual Education Team on collecting and reporting virtual education data.
  • Act as division lead on the use of IMS and offer trainings to both large groups and individuals through on-site visits to the schools within the division.
  • Complete required 40 hours of training within the fiscal year.
  • Maintain a record of professional development and DOC trainings attended.
  • Update SSTA timecard promptly to ensure that payroll is processed accurately.
  • Illustrate an understanding of current educational practices.
  • Implement current, research-based educational practices in the collection, reporting, and analysis of data.
  • Demonstrate 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 appropriate boundaries.
  • Interact and communicate with inmates in professional manner while utilizing appropriate boundaries.
  • Report any and all security related concerns to your supervisor promptly.
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries with staff at all times.
  • Maintain a safe, secure and clean working area.

Preferred Qualifications:

Applicants should have a Bachelor's Degree in data management, education or a related field and knowledge of principles, practices and methods in education and the function of data analysis. Strong analytical, verbal, and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Suite products and two or three years of related experience. Possess the attitude, temperament, and ability to work in a correctional setting.


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

When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future.

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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-Milford-50 Maple Street
Job: Education
Agency: Department of Correction
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Nov 18, 2022, 11:56:10 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
Hybrid Work Eligible: No

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