The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking an Administrative Assistant 1 to join the team at the Civil Commitment Unit for Sex Offenders (CCUSO). This is a full-time position with a 40-hour work week scheduled Monday-Friday 7:00 am – 3:30pm with a 30-minute lunch break. We offer a strong opportunity for advancement, growth, and development.

This position serves as the point person for facility safety coordination which includes:

  • Facilitating CCUSO Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA)
  • Maintaining the Safety$ network computer share by ensuring reports such as HVA, Risk Management, Inspection, and Job Hazard Analysis are completed in a timely manner in compliance with OSHA standards and facility policies.
  • Responding to internal and external requests for safety related program information.
  • Providing a summary report of all Risk Management Activity to the CMHI Safety/Environment of Care Committee and CCUSO Leadership Team summarizing and trending incident activity monthly.
  • Entering relevant data in the CCUSO Dashboard.
  • Facilitating CCUSO’s annual safety survey process.
  • Receiving Phase V Outing requests weekly from the CCUSO Transition Release Program (TRP) patients to create a schedule to be reviewed and approved by the TRP Treatment Team.
  • Tracking information received by the CCUSO Director of Operations, CMHI/CCUSO Superintendent, CMHI/CCUSO Assistant Superintendent and other CCUSO staff members to prepare an agenda for the monthly CCUSO Leadership Team meeting.
  • Processing patient and staff vendor orders.
  • Receiving GPS and rent payments from CCUSO TRP patients each month.

CCUSO provides a secure, long-term, and highly structured setting to treat sexual offenders who have served their prison terms, but, in a separate civil trial, have been found likely to reoffend. The facility provides state-of-the-art treatment to patients to lower their risk of re-offending and to release them from confinement as quickly as possible. There is a full range of diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitative services focused on addressing the conditions impacting a patient’s likelihood of re-offending.

We have a great total compensation package, including:

  • Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS) (Employee contributes 6.29%/State of Iowa contributes 9.44%)
  • Retirement Investors Club (RIC) (Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan) (State of Iowa matches up to $75/month)
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance (See below for additional information)
  • Vacation Leave (96 hours/year to begin, and increases with years of service)
  • Sick Leave (144 hours/year)
  • Paid Holidays (9 days/year)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance ($20,000 paid for by the State of Iowa)
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance

Apply online HERE.

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