Program Assistant - WSP
Walla Walla Community College
$3,145.00 - $4,072.00 Monthly
Walla Walla, WA
Join our team to help inspire all students to discover
their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant,
equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and
Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is seeking applicants for a
full-time Program Assistant
for the WWCC
Correction Education program located at the Washington State
Penitentiary (WSP) in Walla Walla, Washington.
This position is filled to fulfill a contract awarded to Walla
Walla Community College (WWCC) by the
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
(WSBCTC) to operate a correctional education program at WSP in
accordance with an interagency agreement with the Department of
Corrections. Walla Walla Community College and its employees
working in a correctional education program are expected to follow
all Department of Corrections (DOC) Policies, IT and other Security
requirements, follow DOC Operational Memorandums, and comply with
the Superintendent's directions.
At Walla Walla Community College, we inspire all students to
discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing
relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and
services. We have identified three core themes that describe the
fundamental aspects of the College's mission by translating it into
practice: Student Success, Strong Communities, and Resource
Stewardship. As an organization, we value learning opportunities, a
sense of community, diversity, health and humor, excellence,
integrity, teamwork, innovation, personal and professional growth,
This position prioritizes and performs office assistant duties for
the Dean and Assistant Dean of Corrections Education. The Program
Assistant will independently administer GED tests and related
Pearson registrations and disseminate scores to students and
teachers. This position will also perform a variety of clerical
projects and assignments such as establishing record keeping,
filing systems, database files, and inventories. Professionally and
respectfully communicates with students, faculty, and staff of
diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, and educational
backgrounds. Resolves problems and responds to inquiries requiring
substantive knowledge of office and departmental procedures and
policies in coordination with the Assistant Dean, and Dean of
Corrections Education. WWCC
Washington State Penitentiary Organizational Chart (Download PDF
Provides GED exam for students enrolled in Basic Skills
Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
Enforce policies and rules governing inmate students attending
Take attendance and maintain student activity log.
Accurately maintain testing records and fully submit records to
GED Testing Program Coordinator.
Occasionally provide proctoring services for academic placement
Works with the computerized Department of Corrections (DOC)
Offender Management Network Information (OMNI) to generate and fill
seat availability for classes offered at WSP.
Participate in yearly CASAS Cadre trainings and work with
faculty CASAS Cadre to disseminate new information and maintain
Enter and maintain student information in WABERS. Assist with
quarterly checklist and updating student WABERS records.
Prepares, inputs, and distributes weekly student/offender
Requests, tracks and updates student records pertaining to
assigned program area.
Creates and maintains active and inactive student files.
Provide instructional support on a daily basis.
Provides information to staff and offenders to resolve
inquiries related to the Education Department's standards and
General Office Duties/Inventory
Inventory control of textbooks, calculators, and other
Transport supplies, books, and documents throughout facility on
an as needed basis.
Effective verbal, written, and electronic communication skills
with students, faculty, and staff that respects diverse cultural,
ethnic, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds, and follows
Excellent computer skills: including experience with Microsoft
Office products and Microsoft Outlook. Able to use databases and
Work well with others in a professional manner, including
positive interpersonal communication
Effective organizational and time-management skills. Assess
needs, identify objectives, collect and record relevant information
for scheduling. Prioritize actions that must occur, establish
communication with affected parties. Ability to read, understand
and interpret policies and procedures; effective oral and written
High school graduation or equivalent, and two years of clerical
experience. Any combination of education/experience may substitute
at the discretion of the college.
Bilingual - English/Spanish
Corrections work experience
Conditions/Terms of Employment
This classified position is in a bargaining unit for which WPEA
Higher Ed is the exclusive representative.
This position is located inside the Washington State Penitentiary,
an adult male prison. Interacts daily with students (incarcerated
individuals), instructors, counselors, DOC, and WWCC staff.
Successful candidate must have the ability to travel between
on-site testing sessions with or without accommodations, approx.
2-3 miles per day. Washington State Penitentiary is fully ADA
compliant. Professional communication skills are necessary for all
duties and interactions at the North Campus and College.
Communication skills that promote a positive work environment
enable this worker to create and maintain strong working
relationships needed to work between departments.
This contract position work schedule will typically be Monday -
Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Incumbent may be expected to
occasionally adjust the work schedule to meet business needs.
Duties require the use of standard office furniture and equipment
(e.g. desk, filing cabinet, computer, printer, telephone, copy
machine, etc.) Use and wear WSP provided radio. Some travel may be
required, and is typically local or regional, to attend
The college has an excellent benefit program including medical,
dental, life and long-term disability insurance; paid sick leave;
paid vacation leave; and retirement plan. All full-time employees
will automatically have 3% of taxable income deferred into the
State of Washington Deferred Compensation Program (DCP) unless
declined at time of hire. WWCC requires all employees to
participate in direct deposit for payment of salary. The college is
Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of
lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3)
days of employment, and successfully complete a probationary
period. WWCC participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal
government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are
authorized to work in the U.S. All Walla Walla Community College
staff members employed at one of the Correction Education
facilities must be cleared by an FBI background check before being
hired into such positions and successfully complete a 3-week
corrections training program. Information from the background check
may not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in
determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform
in the position.
Required Application Materials
This position is posted as open until filled. For priority
consideration applications should be received by 11:59
p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2023.
To qualify for
consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and
submit a complete
application packet that includes the
Online NEOGOV application
In the cover letter, please describe how you meet the
qualifications and competencies for the position.
List of names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three
Answer to one (1) supplemental question
Unofficial transcripts for application purposes; official
transcripts are required prior to an official start date.
Please ensure you have attached all required application
materials as you will not be able to attach any documents after you
have submitted your application. If you have difficulty
logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your
application, etc., please call NEOGOV Applicant Support at
1-855-524-5627 or email them directly at
WWCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all
applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment.
Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill
future vacancies at the College's discretion.
Walla Walla Community College is committed to provide equal
opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and
employment applicants as well as for its students and employed
staff, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex,
sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity, marital
status, age (over 40), the presence of any sensory, mental, or
physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal
by a person with a disability, or status as a Vietnam and/or
disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance
with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1973, the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable
Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. To
qualify for veteran's preference, you must attach a copy of your
DD214 or NGB 22. The Human Resources Office is accessible to
persons with disabilities. If you need accommodation in the
application/ employment process, please call (509) 527-4323 - TDD
To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/wwcc/jobs/4207601/program-assistant-wsp