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Program Specialist I

Job ID: 53815
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Job Description:

If you would like an opportunity to join a team of passionate individuals who work hard in providing clinical services, this is the job for you.

The Bureau of Clinical Services is seeking to hire a Program Specialist.  The individual hired for this position will coordinate specialized agency support services for Clinical Administrators in a variety of assignments, and work as the liaison for inmate family communication/orientation, as well directly supervise clerical staff.

The Ideal Candidate 
The ideal candidate will:
  • Have experience directly supervising staff.
  • Have an advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products, such as Excel and Word.
  • Be detail orientated. 
  • Have the ability to handle stressful situations with tact and professionalism.
  • Have knowledge of Medical Terminology.
  • Have working experience as an office manager or similar position.
  • Have excellent customer service skills.
  • Have the ability to prioritize and complete tasks.




Why You Should Join Our Team

As a benefited employee of the Department of Corrections, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.

The Agency
For more information about the Department of Corrections and the Bureau of Clinical Services click here


Example of Duties:
As a Program Specialist working within the Clinical Bureau, you will be required to make independent decisions and solve job related problems quickly and correctly. You will also perform support service duties including:
  • Directly supervise clerical staff.
  • Assist Clinical Services in controlling expenditures. 
  • Coordinate travel and conference requests. 
  • Act as Clinical Services representative in Inmate Family Orientation meetings.
  • Handle family contacts regarding medical conditions.
  • Coordinate and assist with compassionate releases.
  • Review and respond to medical grievances from inmates.
  • Assist in tracking documentation of medical appointments with off-site providers.
  • Maintain and distribute all on-call calendars for Clinical Services Administration and Medical staff. 
  • Prepare agendas, attend meetings, and take and prepare meeting minutes. 
  • Prepare correspondence.
  • Create spreadsheets.
  • Audit telecommunication, electronics and computer equipment for Clinical Services.  


  • Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.



his position is eligible for a full benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan, plus paid leave to include annual, sick, and holiday pay. The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit. If selected, you will receive more information about these benefit options and enrollment information through our onboarding process and during your first week or two on the job.

Amount of Pay:


Frequency of Pay:

per hour

Other Qualifications:

You must successfully pass a criminal history check.

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Administrative Support Functions






Prisons & Institutions



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