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Group Life Coordinator / Correctional Officer

OYA welcomes you to join our exceptional team of Group Life Coordinators at Camp Florence Youth Transitional Facility!

The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is currently hiring for permanent, full-time Group Life Coordinator 2 (GLC2). GLC2 ensures a safe and secure environment for the public, youth, and staff.  In your role, you will provide pro-social role modeling by working directly with youth carrying out the specific day to day functions of each unit.  This includes:

  • Coaching, confronting, and correcting the behavior of the youth.
  • Observing, evaluating, and recording youth behavior, attitude, and performance. You will record their attendance and participation in treatment groups, recreations, vocational/educational activities, and/or community service and document unusual incidents and critical events.
  • Prepare Youth Incident Reports (YIRs)
  • Assign, train, and supervise youth who are performing chores on living units and jobs within the facility (e.g., maintenance, kitchen, laundry, landscaping, janitorial, etc.)
  • Supervise youth performing community based work crew activities where appropriate.
  • Observe and monitor youth offenders for suicide prevention and potential health and safety risks.
  • Conduct security inspections and searches of facility, grounds, and state vehicles.
  • Administer medication to youth (under the training and indirect supervision of medical staff) and maintain contact with medical staff to ensure appropriate medical care for the youth.
  • May provide secure transport of youth to appointments within the community.

Camp Florence Youth Transitional Facility is a work study program in Florence for male youth. It can house up to 25 youth. We typically serve youth ages 17 to 24. The purpose of Camp Florence’s program is to provide treatment, education, and other skills for youth who are preparing to transition back into the community. Come check out their facility here:
To learn more about this quant city of Florence, click here.

Additional Details:

  • Under-fill: The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at a GLC2 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for a GLC1 ($2,852.00 - $4,217.00 monthly/$16.45 - $24.33 hourly) to apply, as we may consider under-filling the position until the selected candidate meets the minimum qualifications for a GLC2. Under-fill training will not exceed one year.
  • Representation: This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU/OPEU).
  • Compensation: $3,345.00 - $5,091.00 monthly / $19.30 - $29.37 hourly. Salary normally starts at first step.

Working Conditions:

Must be able to work under the following condition with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • OYA facilities are tobacco free environments.
  • Shift work in a 24-hour, 7-day a week operation, with night shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required.
  • Adhere to the dress code of the specific work site.
  • Frequent exposure to verbal abuse, threats, and dealing with impulsive, rebellious, assaultive youth.
  • The use of reasonable force in the performance of duties or during a disturbance or other emergency situation may be required.
  • Physical standards for vision, hearing, dexterity, push/pull, running, and jogging.
  • Transport youth as requested, and, if in a security position, operate state vehicles.

At OYA, diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than just words on a page. To meet our mission and live our values as an agency, DEI must be at the heart of all we do. We support cultural competence, develop teams and cultivate leaders in ways that are equitable to everyone, especially people of color, those who identify as LGBTQ+, or those from other marginalized communities. We are explicit and intentional as we identify resources that all our youth and staff need to grow and prosper. Our DEI work connects closely with our culture of positive human development, with safe and supportive environments where everyone is held accountable and connected to their community. The end goal is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments.

If you are looking to join a team that values individual and cultural differences, with the opportunity to contribute to youth reformation by enriching our workforce with diversity, OYA wants to hear from you!  People of color, women, and other members of historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply!

Please take a moment to watch this quick video about Oregon Youth Authority, our team and our culture For more information please visit

What's in it for You?
OYA values our employees. We believe that your time outside of the workplace is as valuable as it is inside the workplace. We offer a great work/life balance with flexible work schedules on most positions and a competitive benefits package, including low-cost, high-coverage health insurance, generous time-off, and a competitive retirement plan.

Discover more about working in Oregon state government by clicking here.

How To Qualify:

GLC2 Qualifications:

  • You must possess a high school diploma, GED certificate, or other proof of education at the same or higher level; AND
  • Six months full-time experience working with 12 to 24 year-old youth offenders in either a residential care or treatment program; OR
  • A Certificate or Associate degree from an accredited school in a behavioral science or equivalent training program.

Under-fill - GLC1 Qualifications

  • You must possess a high school diploma, GED certificate, or other proof of education at the same or higher level.

Special Qualifications:

  • You must be 21 years of age or older and possess a valid driver license and acceptable driving record.

The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer. For more information, visit our policy listed here.

This position also requires a Physical Abilities Test (PAT)

The PAT includes the following elements that applicants need to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ability to handle, feel, and have finger dexterity using both hands.
  • Ability to move, carry or hold objects weighing from 6 lbs up to 165 lbs moving a maximum of 54 feet.
  • Ability to kneel, bend, turn and stand, turn and sit, reach and crawl.
  • Ability to perform 15 step-ups on a 12-inch stepping platform.
  • Ability to run or jog 100 yards.
  • Ability to hold body weight in the push-up position for 50 seconds.
  • Ability to hold a 6lb medicine ball at chest level with arms extended for a period of 40 seconds.
  • Ability to complete the circuit outlined above two times with a 1 minute break between sessions.
  • Acceptable vision of at least 20/30 (with or without correction) in both eyes, with peripheral vision of 160 degrees from a distance of 20 feet.
  • Have binaural hearing (aided or unaided) in ranges from 500 to 2000 Hz and from 20 to 60 db.
Applicants may contact the facility for more information on the PAT or the OYA Training Academy.

Desired Attributes: We may show preference to candidates whose application materials demonstrate the following:

  • Experience working in a team setting and communicating information.
  • Experience utilizing problem-solving techniques.
  • Experience providing and utilizing skills as a mentor or as a coach.
  • Experience demonstrating excellent verbal and written communication skills.

How to apply:
Please use the external link in this announcement or go to and search job announcement REQ-81681

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we are here to serve. OYA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be individualized based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.” The more diverse we are, the better our work will be.