The Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) / Department of Community Correction (DCC) Correctional Sergeant is responsible for guarding and directing the work of inmates/residents, observing the behavior of inmates/residents, documenting records as required, and the supervision of other correctional officers. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.Typical FunctionsSchedules, distributes, and guides the work assignments of a protective services work staff and assists supervisory staff in the timely accomplishment of the assigned workloads.
Supervises inmates/residents engaged in garden and field work by instructing inmates/residents on work assignments, issuing and retrieving tools, and writing disciplinary actions. Carries weapon and receives inmate count throughout shift to monitor inmates/residents and to prevent attempted escapes. Schedules, distributes, and guides the work assignments of a protective services work staff and assists supervisory staff in the timely accomplishment of the assigned workloads.
Works as desk officer in an assigned building by maintaining accurate count of inmates/residents movement and status, checking building security, assisting in shakedown of building and inmates, investigating incidents, and checking daily logs. Maintains inmate/resident logs, such as work activities, transfers, and inmate/resident movements, and prepares and maintains various departmental reports concerning unit and inmate/resident activities. Transports inmates/residents to infirmary, meals, and various job sites throughout the state to perform maintenance work.
Assists with inmate/residents visitation by observing the inmates/residents and visitors behavior in visitor room. Inspects living areas to ensure safety and cleanliness. Performs other duties as assigned.Special Job DimensionsFrequent shift work, exposure to danger, and emergency on-call duty may be required.
Occasional in-state travel is required. May be required to carry and operate a firearm.Knowledge, Abilities, and SkillsKnowledge of department policies and procedures. Knowledge of public safety methods and techniques.
Knowledge of characteristics of and response to human behavior. Ability to assign and coordinate work activities and monitor the performance of co-workers. Ability to perform security inspection of buildings and grounds and perform other public safety activities.
Ability to write reports and read rules and regulations. Ability to supervise inmates. Ability to conduct investigations.
Ability to exercise self-defense tactics. Skill in the operation of firearms.Minimum Education and/or ExperienceThe formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in correctional security or law enforcement, including one year in a leadership capacity.Preferred QualificationsCertificates, Licenses, RegistrationsMust possess a valid Arkansas drivers license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.Agency Specific InformationThis Position will close at 11:59 pm on the closing date listed.
If a college degree is required for the position for which you are applying, bring a copy of your official transcript with you if you are selected for an interview. Also if you have Veteran status you will need to scan/email or mail in your DD-214 to receive credit for Veteran preference before the close date of each job.
Method of pay is direct deposit. Checking or savings account required if hired.
Participation in contributory Retirement Plan required if hired.
All Applicants must submit a complete and accurate information on a completed application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, including military service, beginning with your most recent employment. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week in which you performed these duties.
Please complete the Work History section of the application, even if you are including a resume. Resume are not accepted in lieu of the state application. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.
DCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
DCC is a Criminal Justice Agency and Drug-Free Workplace, Employees Are Subject to a Background Check and Initial and Periodic Substance Abuse Testing.
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Department Community Correction, Attn: Human Resource Section, Two Union National Plaza, 3rd Floor, 105 West Capitol, Little Rock, AR 72201.
State Of Arkansas