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IDOC - Sentencing Specialist

Posting Begin Date: 2024/06/10
Posting End Date: 2024/06/24
Category: Corrections
Sub Category: Records Management
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 21.00
Maximum Salary: 23.10
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 


The Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) is currently recruiting for a Sentencing Specialist to work at the Central Office, Transparency Team Division. The incumbent will compute sentences of residents and serve as the department's expert on laws related to commitment, sentencing and sentence structure, and receipt and release of residents.


  1. Prepare sentence computations based on commitment papers using factors such as jail credit, statutory good time, time withheld on parole, escape and court order or bond appeal. 
  2. Review and interpret court judgments and commitments and release papers of residents. 
  3. Consult with judges, county clerks, and the parole commission to clarify and correct judgments and court orders. 
  4. Schedule release of residents in compliance with court directives, parole commission decisions and expiration of sentence. 
  5. Train staff regarding laws on sentencing and sentence computation. 
  6. Perform related work as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Good knowledge of resident movement through the criminal justice system. This is typically gained through upper division college coursework in criminal justice that covered resident movement through the system; OR approximately one year of experience working in the criminal justice field. This is typically gained through approximately one year of work experience where this was an assigned job duty. (Note: college-level courses in business law, criminal justice administration, etc., may qualify at this level). 
  2. Experience reviewing information for compliance with laws and regulations. This is typically gained through a minimum of one year of experience explaining the cause and effect between laws, regulations, and policies as they apply to others. 
  3. Explaining the cause and effect between laws, regulations, and policies to others. This is typically gained through a minimum of one year of experience explaining the cause and effect between laws, regulations, and policies as they apply to others. 
  4. Performing data input and retrieval on a computer. Experience should be at least at a basic competence level in the areas of keyboarding, data input and retrieval, document composition; could be gained on a home-based PC system.


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected]

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.