Title:  Risk Intervention Services Coordinator (RISC)

Application Deadline Date:  07/22/2024
Req ID:  50478
Department:  Corrections

Springfield, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $31.09


The Risk Intervention Services Division is comprised of four integrated units within the Vermont Department of Corrections.  These units are  Behavioral Health and Life Skills; Corrections Education which includes foundational skills and high school diploma certification, Vocational Training  which includes industry recognized credentials and work readiness and Care Coordination.  The RISC sits within the Care Coordination unit and navigates participating incarcerated individuals from the point of referral through continuation of services and acts as the liaison between the local RIS team and other units.  


These services are prioritized for individuals under 25 without a high school diploma and those who by statute and/or policy are required to participate in pre release services prior to transition to the community.  The RISC works closely with facility case management and security staff as will as the RIS staff.  The RISC is responsible for assuring case documentation is complete and meets standards.  They assist in the scheduling and management of resources to assure that the identified services are delivered.  They provide coordination with the Central Office RIS team in operationalization of modifications in service delivery, ADA and responsivity.  The RISC is responsible for convening, facilitating and convening of multi disciplinary team meetings.

Who May Apply

This position, Risk Intervention Services Coordinator (RISC) (Job Requisition #50478), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Kim.Bushey@vermont.gov.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in either a field office or in an institutional setting. Job duties require private means of transportation and some travel is expected. Direct contact with offenders or inmates is expected and poses possible danger.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduate degree in criminal justice, education or a human services field AND two (2) years or more of experience at or above a professional level in one of the related fields.




Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, education or a human service field AND three (3) years or more of experience at or above a professional level in one of the related fields.




High School diploma or equivalent AND six (6) years or more of experience at or above a professional level in a criminal justice, education or human service field.

Special Requirements

Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

DOC PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Requirements:

In accordance with federal regulation, any person applying for employment in the Department of Corrections must provide relevant information.  Previous institutional employers will be contacted and required to provide information regarding substantiated incidences of sexual abuse or resignation during a pending investigation of an allegation of sexual abuse.  By submitting this online job application, you certify all information furnished is true and complete.  The information you provide in accordance with this regulation may be used, and previous employers may be contacted for the purpose of investigating and verifying your work history.


Conviction History Requirements: Candidates who have any felony conviction record or who, within the past five (5) years, have been placed under supervision or sanctioned for a misdemeanor conviction must receive a waiver from the Commissioner of Corrections in order to be considered for employment.  You may access the application and corresponding documents by clicking here.  Once you have completed the application, please send it directly to the hiring manager identified as the contact person in this job posting.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.