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Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Specialist

Department of Correction

Open for Recruitment: October 3, 2017 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 09284091570
Salary Range: $17.78 to $19.72 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Twin Falls

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

The IDOC Probation and Parole Division has a current vacancy for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Specialist (DARS) at District 5 in Twin Falls. DARS provide professional rehabilitation consultation in the treatment of adult  probationers who have documented histories of drug and/or alcohol abuse in an intensive programming environment. These positions are full time with non-traditional hours. Knowledge of computers is important as most record keeping is done on the computer. The desirable candidate will possess certification with the GAIN-I screening instrument and have knowledge of Criminal Justice. These positions work as part of a program team.

This announcement may also be used to fill future vacancies in East Idaho and surrounding areas including Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply even if there is not a current opening for the DARS at the facility that you are interested in the East Idaho area. Please update your profile to reflect the cities in which you are willing to work. Previous scores will not be used. Appointments may be made from this announcement may be made for current or future full-time, part-time or temporary vacancies within the next 6 months. Hiring lists may be created from open competitive, IDOC Department Promotional, and/or Statewide promotional applicants. Note: You must be willing to work in the correctional environment.



  • Conduct initial intake interviews with clients and collateral contacts to obtain background data and social information
  • Develop treatment or referral plan to meet a client's progress and modify treatment plans where more responsiveness is desired
  • Conduct one-to-one, group, and family consultation and treatment programs
  • Conduct crisis intervention and referral on an as needed basis
  • Administer GAIN assessments and prepare GRRS reports within assigned deadlines (District offices only)
  • Coordinate statewide service authorizations and assist in policy and program development (central office only)
  • Participate with community groups and other public agencies in developing program needs and problem-solving techniques


  • Good knowledge of Drug & Alcohol treatment course work and experience to include: performing client assessments; performing case management; developing and implementing treatment plans; and monitoring client behaviors (bachelor's degree in behavioral science with an emphasis in addiction studies.)
  • Computer proficiency for data entry, electronic mail, composing reports and letters, and storing and retrieving documents
  • Willing to work non-traditional hours (evening hours up to 10 p.m. and/or weekends) in a correctional facility and/or Probation and Parole district office providing program facilitation and case management services to offenders


  • Knowledge of criminal justice
  • Certification in GAIN-I screening instruments


 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, DUIs, 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)

EXAMINATION: 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. For more detailed information regarding the requirements of this position please click on "Preview Exam" below. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen.

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

When updating your online application information for this vacancy, you must select:

  • Department of Correction under "Agencies"
  • Full time under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Twin Falls and/or Surrounding Areas 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.


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    Thank you for your interest in this exciting career opportunity!


Preview Exam

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.