Criminal Justice Technician I/II (20-4337)

POSTED ON 1/21/2021 CLOSED ON 2/2/2021
State of Alaska Hired Organization Address Bethel, AK Full Time

Job Posting for Criminal Justice Technician I/II (20-4337) at State of Alaska

The Department of Corrections, Division of Institutions, is recruiting for a Criminal Justice Technician I/II position at Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center
located in Bethel, Alaska.


 What you will be doing:
Under the general supervision and direction of the Adult Probation III and Record Sergeant, this position provides technical support in computing prisoner time accounting and entering data into the Department of Corrections Offender Management System (ACOMS) at the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center. This position will also assist with administrative support for the Records, Booking, Probation, and Administrative Department.

Our organization, mission, and culture:
The mission of Division of Institutions is to promote public safety. Our division provides secure confinement, access to reformative programs, and offender management planning that promotes successful community reentry.

The benefits of joining our team:

This is an entry level position with the opportunity of promotion to a Criminal Justice Techncian II. In addition, this position prepares the incumbent for future career advancements as a Correctional Officer or a Probation Officer.

The working environment you can expect:
Located inside the secure/non-secure portion for YKCC where the facility is a closed security institution serving as an intake facility for Western Alaska and providing unsentenced and sentenced prisoner housing.

Who we are looking for:

The Criminal Justice Technician I is a entry level position in providing programmatic support, therefore, during the first year during the incumbents on the job training YKCC will be reviewing and providing constructive feedback to the incumbent regarding their work performance.  In addition, the incumbent will  be expected at a minimum to be able to complete the basic time accounting class and receive their certification  for consideration for promotion to a Criminal Justice Technician II. We will be looking at how the incumbent pays attention to detail, flexibility, ability to adapt positively to change, projects the departments professional code of ethical standards, demonstrate a willingness to take initiative and the motivation in carrying out the daily job duties, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work well with other staff as a team.


Criminal Justice Technician I
Graduation from high school or the equivalent.
One year of advanced clerical experience.
One year of law enforcement or criminal justice experience equivalent to Correctional Officer I, Adult Probation Officer I, Court Services Officer, Juvenile Probation Officer I, Juvenile Justice Officer I, or State Trooper Recruit with the State of Alaska.

Post-secondary education will substitute for the experience on a month-for-month basis (3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours equal one month of experience).

Special Note:
High school graduation "equivalent" includes a G.E.D., or completion of any basic adult education course of 480 class hours (16 weeks at 30 hours per week), or six months of work experience performing duties related to the job class, or twelve months of work experience involving some routine tasks related to the job in question, or highest grade of school completed plus amount of work experience which totals 12 years.

Criminal Justice Technician II
One year of paraprofessional experience in criminal justice, juvenile justice, probation, parole, public safety, law enforcement, corrections, court, legal services, law office, social services or public assistance programs or functions.
One year of law enforcement or criminal justice experience equivalent to Correctional Officer I, Adult Probation Officer I, Court Services Officer, Juvenile Probation Officer I, Juvenile Justice Officer I or State Trooper Recruit with the State of Alaska.

Post-secondary education in criminal justice or social sciences will substitute for the required experience on a month-for-month basis (3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours equal one month of experience).REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
In addition to answering the supplemental questions regarding how you meet the minimum qualification for this position, applicants are also required to attach to their application or provide at time of interview the following:   
  •   Resume  
  •   List of three (3) professional references;
  •   Last three (3) performance evaluations.


The Department of Corrections follows and maintains federal and state requirements standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which apply to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including:

  • Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution;
  • 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 above.

This position is flexibly staffed.  This vacancy may be filled at either the I or II level, depending on the applicant's training and/or experience.  The salary range is identified at the top of this notice and depends on the experience of the selected candidate(s).  Starting salary will be determined by the level at which the position is hired. If filled at level I, promotion to the level II will occur upon successful completion of the probationary period and required training, as well as the applicant meeting the minimum qualifications of the higher job class.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview, at the discretion of the hiring manager.

Education completed in foreign colleges, universities, or high schools may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution or high school.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

If using work experience in your Applicant Profile, you must also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment and whether full or part-time. Applicant Profiles will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and Minimum Qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

Please be aware – this position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN)/Alaska Corrections Offender Management System (ACOMS).  A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN/ACOMS.  DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice.  Additionally, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance.

All Department of Corrections employees are required to be fingerprinted. The successful candidate must pass a criminal history check.

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to

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For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:
Name: Demetrios Kargas, Superintendent II 

Phone: 907-543-5249
Fax:  907-543-3907

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