Recreation Specialist - Tecumseh State Correctional Institution at State of Nebraska in Tecumseh, Nebraska

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Hiring Agency:

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Tecumseh Job Posting

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Classification Salary Range:

$21.48 - $31.66

Job Posting:

JR2023-00000227 Recreation Specialist - Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (Evergreen) (Open)

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Job Description:

The Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) is looking for a motivated individual who enjoys sports to join our recreation department. Candidates with experience in relevant recreational activities in a custodial setting are encouraged to apply.

Information about the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) can be found at: For more information call 402-335-5998. For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please call 402-479-5812.

Hiring rate is $21.479/hour PLUS $3/hour facility differential for hours worked.

• 13 paid holidays
• Vacation and sick leave (24 days your first year, accruing immediately)
• Military leave
• 156% state-matched retirement
• Tuition reimbursement
• Employee assistance program
• 79% employer paid health insurance plans
• Dental and vision insurance plans
• Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy
• Uniforms provided
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) eligible through the Federal government
• Wide variety and availability of career advancement
• Meaningful public service -- service with a purpose!
• Numerous training and development opportunities


Assist in the planning, development and implementation of leisure time program for inmates which includes, but is not limited to: athletics, music, television programming, cultural events and activities. Assist in policy development. Supervise the daily use of equipment and materials to assure minimum breakage, loss, etc. Assist in the maintenance of records and keep written records on residents participation in all leisure time programs. Develop and coordinate outside community contacts. Encourage participation in events. Manipulate doors and locks. Assist in the maintenance of security and sanitation. Perform searches. Move equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

REQUIREMENTS: Experience in recreation management, recreation therapy, or a related field may be substituted for a degree on a year for year basis OR Bachelor's degree in recreation management, recreation therapy, or a related field.

PREFERRED: Bilingual skills in English and Spanish desired and assessed. Experience in relevant recreational activities in a custodial setting.

OTHER: Transcripts required prior to appointment. Must be able to work evenings and weekends. Applicants accepting a job offer must pass the following pre-employment exams in this order: medical exam and, at a randomly announced time, pass a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully complete the fully paid NE Corrections Training Program.

Knowledge of: rules, regulations and strategies of sports and other recreational activities; institution rules and regulations; principles, techniques, and practices of recreational activity; CPR; self-defense; behavior modification treatment programs; first-aid.

Skill in: performing various sports, crafts, music, and other recreational activities; operating standard recreational equipment; leading recreational activities.

Ability to: successfully complete training courses in CPR, self-defense, behavior modification treatment programs and first-aid; learn to handle residents in all stages of development and rehabilitation; effectively terminate deviant behavior; explain rules and regulations of sports and recreational activities in a positive manner; communicate effectively by giving instructions and documenting resident participation; understand the behavior modification treatment programs; organize, direct, develop interest, and instruct residents in recreational activities; communicate effectively; coordinate activities with outside community and volunteer groups; handle residents in all stages of rehabilitation; organize activities; actively participate in activities such as sports, games, and music.


We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.

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