If you’re seeking a meaningful career where you can positively impact your local community, consider joining our team at NWRRC. Our nonprofit organization is dedicated to supporting individuals as they transition from various aspects of the Criminal Justice system back into their communities and families. Through our programs and services, we’re committed to helping our residents succeed while also ensuring public safety.

At NWRRC, we believe that everyone deserves a second chance and we’re proud to be a part of the solution. Our mission is to support, educate, and encourage our residents, while they do the work necessary toward successful transition from the criminal justice system back into their communities with improved life skills. We are committed to assuring effective supervision, providing structure, expecting accountability, and as a result protecting the community. We focus on constant supervision, structured accountability, and community protection, allowing our residents to thrive and become productive members of society.

We are seeking passionate, dedicated, and skilled individuals to join our team. As an NWRRC team member, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

If you’re committed to making a positive impact in your community and share our values and mission, we encourage you to explore the career opportunities available at NWRRC. Our website features a list of open positions that we update regularly.

Here are just a few of the many perks of working with us:

Health and wellness: We believe that healthy employees are happy employees, which is why we offer 100% premium coverage for medical, dental, and vision insurance for all staff members. We provide 50% premium coverage for your spouse/domestic partner and children. We also provide fitness incentives to keep our team members feeling great both inside and outside of the workplace.

Retirement planning: Planning for the future has never been easier with our employer-funded SEP-IRA retirement plan. After just one year of employment, staff members are eligible for a generous 7% employer contribution to their retirement account, paid out quarterly.

Time off: We offer generous PTO, vacation, and sick time allowances for all full-time staff members. Staff receives 6 to 12 days of PTO depending on department, as well as accrue up to 12 days of additional vacation and 12 days of sick time annually, to start.

Education assistance: We value our employees’ professional development and encourage our staff to pursue higher education. Through our tuition assistance program, eligible employees can receive up to 50% coverage for tuition and course fees.

Free meal: Our Food Services team prepares delicious meals daily and staff working during meal service can enjoy their food for free.

For inquiries or to apply for an open position, contact Jessica Dietz, Human Resources Manager, at jessicad@nw-rrc.org.

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NWRRC provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Resident Re-Entry Specialist (Male Applicants)
Department: Security
Full Time
Portland, Oregon, United States - 97218

At the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Center NWRRC, we are passionate about providing high-quality reintegration services to our residents, accountability, and protecting our community. We are a non-profit organization that began in 1964, and we operate a 150-plus bed residential re-entry center. We provide transitional services to those re-entering society from incarceration, for probation clients serving sanctions for violations of their supervised release, and for those under community restoration orders.

If you are looking for a rewarding and exciting opportunity to begin, continue or advance your career in criminal justice, corrections, social services, behavioral health, security or other related fields, then we would love to hear from you.

Position: We are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated Resident Re-Entry Specialist to join our team. As a Resident Re-Entry Specialist, you will be responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for our staff, guests, and our residents, who are in the process of transitioning back into society. You will play a critical role in ensuring that our residents are held accountable for their actions while also treating them with dignity and respect.

Sample of responsibilities:

  • Monitor resident activities and behavior to ensure compliance with facility rules and regulations
  • Maintain a safe and orderly environment
  • Conduct regular indoor and outdoor patrols, resident headcounts, and other searches of the facility, resident rooms and property, resident vehicles, resident phones, and residents themselves pat downs
  • Respond to emergencies and take appropriate action
  • Maintain accurate records of incidents and activities in the facility log
  • Ensure that the facility and grounds are clean and well-maintained at all times
  • Conduct observed urine collection and breathalyzer testing for residents and for contract clients
  • Control and dispense resident medications
  • Monitor electronic monitoring reports GPS for residents on home confinement
  • Control and track all entry into and out of the facility
  • Track resident accountability while on an approved absence from the facility
  • First line of contact for all law enforcement, U.S. Marshals, U.S. Probation Officers, Bureau of Prisons personnel, and all other related agencies

Compensation: Starting at $26.06 hourly

  • We have a Security Monitor I or II position. Relevant experience and/or education in this field of work will determine which position you qualify for, as well as your starting compensation. In addition, we provide a 3% pay differential for swing shift and a 5% pay differential for graveyard shift.

Shift: Staff must be available for any shift, all seven days of the week. New staff are assigned to a shift based on our current vacancy, and shift preference is based on seniority. Shifts are five 8-hour days on the assigned shift, with two consecutive days off. Day shift is 7am-3pm, swing is 3pm-11pm and graveyard is 11pm-7am.

Benefits: Employees working full-time will enjoy a competitive benefits package, including:

  • Paid time off: Security staff receive 24 days of PTO and vacation annually that's 4.8 weeks!. Staff also accrue 12 days of sick time annually.
  • Healthcare: We pay 100% of the medical, vision and dental premiums for our staff. Insurance begins the first of the month following date of hire. We also pay for life insurance, AD&D insurance and long term disability.
  • Retirement: We have an employer-funded Simplified Employee Pension plan. You are eligible after 1 year and we will contribute 7% on a quarterly basis.
  • Tuition assistance: We will pay up to 50% of your tuition cost for a degree or certificate in a related field of study. You are eligible after 6 months.
  • Fitness: We will pay you up to $50 monthly for exercising/going to the gym.
  • Free Meal: You can enjoy a free meal from our cafeteria and we have an amazing food services program.
  • Other benefits and perks

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Preference will be given to candidates with college coursework or advanced training in criminal justice, corrections, behavioral sciences, or related.
  • Experience: Experience in a related field is preferred, but not required. Preference will be given to those with prior experience in corrections, social services, behavioral health, or other related fields. If you have the right attitude and motivation, we will train you.
  • Availability: Must be available to work any hours, any shift, any day of the week. Schedules are designed to be consistent for work-life balance.
  • Background Check: To be eligible for employment, you must be able to pass a state and federal background investigation.
  • Pre-Employment Drug Test: To be eligible for employment, you must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test. Under our federal contract, testing positive for marijuana/cannabis/THC is a disqualifier. Our contract requires random testing of current staff.
  • Driver's License: This position requires a valid Driver's License with an acceptable driving record. Occasional job duties will include operating NWRRC vehicles.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

NWRRC provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.