Education Coordinator (PCN 20-5779)


Education Coordinator (PCN 20-5779)


$28.56 Hourly


Palmer, AK

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number






Opening Date


Closing Date

9/27/2023 5:00 PM Alaska



Position Open To

All Applicants

Bargaining Unit

General Government




Job Description




The Department of Corrections, Division of Institutions, is recruiting for
an Education Coordinator located in Palmer, Alaska.
Palmer Correctional Center.



What you will be doing:
Under the general supervision of the Probation Officer 3, the Education Coordinator position is responsible for teaching and assisting Palmer Correctional Center's (PCC's) prisoner population with obtaining a high level of education, including work with Adult Basic Education, the GED, vocational training, post-secodary education, and cognitive self-change.

Our organization, mission and culture:
The mission of the State of Alaska Department of Corrections is to promote public safety. Our Division provides secure confinement, access to reformative programs, and offender management planning that promotes successful community reentry. The Alaska Department of Corrections empowers reentrants to transition successfully into communities through collaborative release planning including education and vocational programing. Our goal is to empower individuals with marketable resume building credentials that are relevant to the Alaska Job market for employment. We are committed to a proactive reentry process that supports individuals transitioning out of incarceration.

The benefits of joining our team:
In joining the Palmer Correctional Center, not only will you be an important part of a team but also have the opportunity for continued learning and growth.
The working environment you can expect:
Palmer Correctional Center is a medium and minimum custody facility which houses up to 500 inmates and 106 employees. Choosing to live and work in the charming Matanuska-Susitna Valley comes with a multitude of benefits. That smaller hometown feel, access to every amenity, and an often shorter and less stressful work commute; just to name a few. The journey to our facility boasts beautiful views and the opportunity to see our Alaskan wildlife while avoiding the congestive commute to Anchorage.  

Who we are looking for:
To be successful in the position a candidate will need the following core competencies:

  • Positive attitude and ability to be flexible despite a high-speed environment with rapidly changing priorities and interruption. 
  • Effective Communicator: Demonstrates open, honest, and respectful written and verbal communication with people of all cultural backgrounds, ages and levels of education.
  • Self-Starter who is well organized with a strong work ethic.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of planning, teaching and evaluating the assigned educational subject matter area or specialized field of education; curricula development techniques; basic educational budgeting.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; speak and write clearly and effectively; learn operating policies and procedures; convey information, orally or in writing, to a variety of students and others in understandable and precise terms; plan, direct, and coordinate the work of others; analyze administrative problems and make appropriate recommendations; participate effectively in conferences and interviews; make accurate mathematical computations; compile budget estimates.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in education, counseling, social or behavior sciences or a closely related field;
One year of journey level paraprofessional experience in educational or vocational education programs or services. This experience is equivalent to a Vocational Rehabilitation Assistant II or Education Assistant with the State of Alaska.

Additional qualifying work experience may substitute for the education on a year-for-year basis.

Special Note:
An extensive background investigation will be required for successful applicants.

Working with inmates requires care in observing institution security policies and procedures and may involve personal risk. Some positions perform activities that require bending, crouching, walking or standing for long periods of time. Some work activities involve discomfort or unpleasantness such as moderate noise levels, vibration, dust, dirt or odors associated with operation of equipment and/or tools in performance of duties.

Additional Required Information

Applicants are required to either attach to their application or bring with them at time of interview the following:

  • Last three (3) performance evaluations (if available, or explanation why they are not available);    
  • Copy of transcripts for the highest level of education completed;  
  • List three (3) professional references; 

Please be aware – this position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN).  A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN.  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.

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.

If using work experience not already documented in your Applicant Profile, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment and whether full- or part-time. Applicant Profiles and Job Qualification Summaries 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.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education and Training section of the Applicant Profile. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of credit hours earned in the Degrees Obtained field. Copies of transcripts will be required at time of interview.

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.

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 465-4095 in Juneau or (907)465-3412 (TTY) 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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Contact Information


Reid Logan 

Probation Officer 3





State of Alaska


PO Box 110201

Juneau, Alaska, 99811


(800) 587-0430 (Statewide toll-free number)
(907) 465-4095 (Juneau and out-of-state callers)


Palmer, AK

15 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2023-09-27