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Part Time

Instruction Assistant

Department of Correction

Open for Recruitment: November 8, 2017 - November 19, 2017
Announcement # 07822054604
Salary Range: $10.76 - $11.96

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 is hiring for a Part Time Temporary position in Boise, Idaho for an Instruction Assistant at South Boise Women's Correctional Center (SBWCC). This position provides instruction and tutoring for the GED process as an assistant to an academic teacher in the state correctional facility in Boise, Idaho.

Please be sure to check Temporary and Part-time under "Job Type/Shift" on your application to be considered for this position. This job also does not qualify for any benefits because the incumbent will work less than 20 hours per week.

The hiring list may be created from Temporary, Open Competitive, and/or Department Promotional applicants and maybe used to fill future vacancies in the Boise area. If you have previously applied for the position of Instruction Assistant with IDOC or any other State of Idaho agency and wish to be considered for the current vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.


  • Monitor class activities Under the supervision of the instructor, plan lessons, monitor and appraise student learning results
  • Check and correct student assignments
  • Monitor student behavior and progress, reports problems, and suggests modifications to student instruction plan
  • Consult with teacher and staff members on academic and behavioral planning, management, and evaluation
  • Deliver testing services and maintain testing supplies
  • Maintain student electronic records and files
  • Participate in staff training and professional development
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information regarding offenders

Minimum Requirements:

  • Some knowledge of: behavioral management as related to an educational environment
  • Experience: preparing lesson plans and presenting educational materials to students; working in a group education setting
  • Skill in typing labels, lists, forms, and reports

Specialty Requirements:

  • Willing to work in a correctional facility
  • Completion of at least 2 years of study at an institution of higher education (32 academic core credits) OR Obtained an academic associate's or higher degree (in any academic area) OR Achieved a passing score (460 or higher) on the ETS Paraprofessional Test Assessment OR Willingness to meet one of the above within three years from the date of hire.

Hiring Information:

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)



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

You will receive a score based on your education and experience in the answers to the exam. A minimum score of 82 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.

For more detailed information regarding the requirements of this position please click on the following link.

You will not be able to take the exam from this screen.

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

When updating your online application information, please select:

  • Department of Correction under "Agencies"
  • Part-time and Temporary 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

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.