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IDOC - PSI Program Manager - Central Office

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/02/20
Posting End Date: 2024/03/01
Category: Corrections
Sub Category: Community and Social Services
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 30.38
Maximum Salary: 33.42
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 mission of the Idaho Department of Correction is to create a model correctional system that provides equitable access to programming and opportunities that reflect a community experience, foster corrections and restore victims of crime. The incumbent will be tasked with providing training, monitoring report quality, data collection and reporting, and acting as a liaison with the district courts. This position also acts as the direct supervisor for statewide PSI rover positions. The incumbent will work from our Central Office


  1. Manage all aspects of the programs section including establishing section standards, policies, and procedures.
  2. Evaluate program performance and makes or recommend program changes.
  3. Implement new programs.
  4. Hire and train staff and evaluates performance.
  5. Research, develop, and monitor effectiveness of grants.
  6. May interview clients who have been ordered to complete a presentence investigation.
  7. Provide guidance to Presentence Investigators on sentencing recommendations. 
  8. Consult with the management team regarding inmate programming to make improvements, resolve problems, and improve security.
  9. Provide quality assurance for PSI.
  10. Provide individual and overall assistance to investigators.
  11. Implement improvements to PSI process.
  12. Liaison to Judiciary, Felony Sentencing Committee, Idaho Supreme Court.
  13. Provides training and policy coordination related to the PSI process.
  14. Supervise statewide PSI rover positions.
  15. Maintain and reports data on PSI workload and timeliness.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Some knowledge of management practices. This is typically gained by completion of two 3- credit or equivalent upper division college-level course OR approximately 40 hours or equivalent of management training that included all the essential elements of management (Planning, Organizing, Leading, and Controlling - describe each) OR the State/BSU sponsored Center for Management Development Supervision I-IV or IDOC Leadership 100 or equivalent OR six months of experience performing all of the following management elements:
    1. Planning: determining organizational objectives and deciding how best to achieve them.
    2. Organizing: determining how to use resources, defining responsibilities and authority.
    3. Leading: influencing and motivating staff, delegating work and resolving conflict.
    4. Controlling: establishing standards and evaluating performance, taking corrective action and measuring results.
  2. Experience developing and auditing policies and/or procedures. Typically gained by at least six months of work experience to include some of the following: auditing reports, quality assurance, distributing reports based on agency procedure, writing or assisting in the review, auditing, and developing of policies and/or procedures, field memorandums, directives, or post orders, training manuals, special projects.
  3. Experience assessing department/program needs. Typically gained by at least one year of experience assessing department or program needs. 

Specialty Qualifications:  

  1. Some knowledge of supervision. Typically gained from the completion of a class or seminar which was more than 1 day specifically covering supervisory practices (such as Leadership 100) OR completed a college course covering supervisory practices OR I have at least three (3) months experience as a lead worker or supervisor that involved work assignment, direction, and monitoring staff.
  2. Experience conducting pre-sentencing investigation. Typically gained by at least two years of experience conducting pre-sentence investigations.


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.