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Department of Correction

P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID


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Computer Lab


Department of Correction

Open for Recruitment: December 7, 2017 - December 21, 2017
Announcement # 07808037595
Salary Range: $20.64 - $22.93 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Mission of the Idaho Department of Correction is to protect the public, our staff, and those within our custody and supervision through safety, accountability, partnerships and providing opportunities for offender change

Please note changes have been made to this exam to include the standards required for the Department’s compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003. You must complete both exams attached to this announcement to be considered for this position.

The Idaho Department of Correction has a vacancy for a vocational program Computer Lab Instructor at the Idaho State Correctional Center. Programs offered to offenders are recognized achievements through certifications and are also recognized by employers and other educational entities. Applicants must be willing to work in a Correctional environment and the incumbent will be required to work in direct contact with offenders both one-on-one and in a group setting. The desirable incumbent should have experience in supervising and maintaining computer lab and server.

If you have previously applied for Instructor at IDOC or any other agency and are interested in the current opening then you must re-apply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used. Hiring lists may be created from open competitive, IDOC Department Promotional, or Statewide promotional applicants.



  • Supervising and maintaining a Computer Lab through knowledge of computer maintenance and educational software
  • Provide IT support for classroom computers
  • Provide individual and group instruction in a Computer Lab
  • Working with offenders in a state correctional facility towards completion of college and career readiness standards, computer applications, and other post-secondary learning opportunities
  • Determine educational goals, develops curriculum, plans class activities, assesses student's needs and capabilities
  • Administer and interpret diagnostic tests and determine appropriate instructional methods
  • Develop course materials and provide instructions and evaluate student's progress
  • Counsel students regarding educational program and personal problems
  • Identify educational and behavioral objectives and coordinate student's educational goals with overall educational program
  • Monitor student's behavior to maintain discipline and ensure safety and security of fellow students, self, staff, equipment, and materials
  • Maintain student records and prepare conduct reports  


  • Candidates must be eligible for an Idaho Standard Secondary Education Certificate; OR eligible for an Occupational Specialist Certificate; OR have a Bachelor's degree and two years experience teaching individuals in a group setting


  • Knowledge and use of computer applications, including Windows Server 2012, Networking principles, Microsoft Office and Microsoft IT Academy (ITA)
  • Assessing client's needs by developing Individual Education Plans (IEP's), Employability Development Plans (EDP's), case plans and/or systematic evaluation of students or clients; experience reviewing documents and records; use of or education in standardized testing and measurement instruments; and knowledge of career development techniques, interest inventories, and aptitude testing instruments
  • Experience adapting curriculum to meet adult offender needs which is typically gained by working with adults, high risk populations, or school drop-out; experience in life skills curriculum development; and experience in individualized instruction for special populations
  • Experience in supervising and maintaining an educational computer lab 


To be hired, candidates will have a history and background supportive of department mission goals and will be subject to:

  • Completing a Background Investigation Questionnaire and pre-employment drug testing
  • Having a federal and state criminal background check to include fingerprints
  • Having a history of law-abiding behavior
  • Felonies, misdemeanors, illegal drug usage, DUI's, adverse driving convictions and employment history may make you ineligible for employment

Non-hiring restrictions are in place for candidates who:

  • Have been convicted of Domestic Violence or similar types of violent behaviors
  • Have a dishonorable discharge from military service
  • Currently are using, dealing or are associated with illegal drugs
  • Have close friends or relatives under IDOC care & custody where the vacancy exists
  • Are currently under IDOC supervision or probation (must be released from IDOC supervision or probation for at least one year)


You will receive a score based on your education and experience in the answers to the exam. A minimum score of 52 is required to pass. Notification of your test results will be available online when the exam review process has been completed. All answers to the questions on the exam must be supported in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application.


In compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003, we are required to obtain certain information in the exam/interview process and consider specific information when making hiring and selection decisions for positions that have contact with inmates "in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution." The PREA Standards do not require we obtain this information for positions not within a correctional facility such as Probation & Parole and Central Office positions. Again, these changes are being implemented in order for the department to the meet the requirement of PREA standards. The PREA definitions of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment are available on the IDOC website. For more information about PREA, visit

For more detailed information regarding the exam of this position please click on the following link:


Click on any Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

When updating your online application information, please select/add:

  • Department of Correction under "Agencies"
  • Full-time under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Boise under "Cities"

Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency. You must complete all items in the Application Checklist under General Information and Optional Information. This includes: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type/Shift, Skills, and Customized Resume.


For more information on the Idaho Department of Correction visit  and for State of Idaho employee benefit information click on the link following the Salary range above where it says "Plus Competitive Benefits!"

Thank you for your interest in this exciting career opportunity!


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.