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State of Minnesota Corrections Agent/Senior/Career in Willmar, Minnesota

Working Title: Corrections Agent/Senior/Career

Job Class: Corrections Agent

Agency: Corrections Dept

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualifed job seekers

  • Date Posted : 02/12/2024

  • Closing Date : 02/22/2024

  • Hiring Agency : Department of Corrections

  • Division/Unit : Community Services/Field Services

  • Work Location: Le Center

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift/8:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : Yes, 20% of the time

  • Corrections Agent Salary Range: $24.20 - $35.13 / hourly; $50,529 - $73,351 / annually

  • Corrections Agent Senior Salary Range: $26.64 - $39.06 / hourly; $55,624 - $81,557 / annually

  • Corrections Agent Career Salary Range: $30.55 - $45.02 / hourly; $63,788 - $94,001 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities ( : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Are you looking for a unique and challenging opportunity related to the fields of Corrections and Criminal Justice? Join our team! The Minnesota Department of Corrections has a national reputation for excellence, is highly regarded nationwide and has provided a model for other corrections systems to follow! Join our team as a Corrections Agent and contribute to a safer Minnesota by providing supervisory, referral and intervention services to individuals under supervision in order to transform lives!

This position has contact with criminal justice-involved individuals.

Corrections Agents provide investigative services to the court/releasing authority and supervisory and/or referral services to individuals committed to the Department of Corrections in order to protect public safety and facilitate law-abiding behavior.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Completing assessments of individuals in order to determine/recommend appropriate supervision levels; preparing case plans.

  • Supervising individuals to monitor behavior and compliance with probation/releasing authority conditions; completing progress reports and apprehension/detention orders.

  • Testifying in court as needed.

Corrections Agent positions also prepare diagnostic, pre- and post-dispositional investigation reports on individuals to be used by the courts, correctional staff and releasing authority to make appropriate sentencing, case planning and releasing decisions.

Minimum Qualifications

To be qualified for and considered for this position, applicants must meet one (1) of the minimum qualifications listed below. Ensure that your resume contains descriptions of your work experiences sufficient for comparison against the requirements stated below and indicate the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

  • One (1) year of work experience with clients from a diverse background in the fields of corrections, social work, social services, education, chemical dependency, mental health, residential treatment, or related field.

  • Completion of a bachelor‘s degree may substitute for one (1) year of experience; completion of an associate’s degree may substitute for six (6) month of experience.

Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be further assessed on the following:

  • The ability to document and maintain client case records.

  • Human relations skills sufficient to represent the Minnesota Department of Corrections or county in the community; maintain effective working relationships; and work with a diverse, and at times, adversarial or resistive clientele.

  • Oral and written communication skills, sufficient to speak in public, testify in court, and write clear and concise reports.

  • The ability to make case decisions, set priorities and schedule/use time effectively.

  • Having and maintaining a valid driver‘s license.

Preferred Qualifications

The following qualifications are strongly desired of applicants seeking consideration for this position

  • Completion of a degree in Corrections, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Education, Law, Law Enforcement, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology or a Human Services related field with an emphasis in corrections/criminal justice .

  • Experience working with the Minnesota Department of Corrections as a Corrections Agent or Corrections Security Caseworker, or with another jurisdiction as a Probation Officer or Case Manager. Note: Experience may include Internships, practicums and/or paid work experience, including work out of class assignments.

  • Experience working in a criminal justice/human services setting.

  • Experience completing risk/needs assessments.

  • Knowledge of case planning and applying intervention techniques based on research-based principles for long standing client behavior change.

  • Demonstrated skills in utilizing motivational interviewing to increase intrinsic motivation to change and promote skill building by utilizing Evidence Based Practices (EBP) and core correctional practices.

Corrections Agent Senior/Career

  • To qualify for consideration as a Corrections Agent Senior/Career, you must either be a current or former MN Department of Corrections employee in the Corrections Agent Senior/Career job classification; or be employed by a Minnesota Community Corrections Act county, county probation agency, or another public jurisdiction and be eligible for an intergovernmental transfer or hire to the MN Department of Corrections at the Corrections Agent Senior/Career level.

Physical Requirements

The selected finalist is required to review and sign a Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) for this position. For a copy of the PDA, please email Teresa Moen at

Additional Requirements

The selection process may include screening the top candidate(s) on their criminal history, predatory offender registration, offender associations and/or other applicable background information in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy. Top candidate(s) must pass a criminal history check which includes successful completion of all sentencing and/or restitution requirements of law enforcement jurisdictions, including probation.

Employment history/reference checks, including incidents of sexual harassment, will also be conducted on the top candidate(s) in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy. This may include a review of job performance and discipline records.

New employees will be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . Please indicate what assistance is needed.