The Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) / Department of Community Correction (DCC) Lieutenant is responsible for directing the work activities of a small to large staff of correctional employees and maintaining security within the institution. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.Typical FunctionsSupervises protective service worker staff by interviewing, recommending hire/fire, and assigning and reviewing job assignments, and evaluating the performance of incumbents.
Oversees, directs, and monitors work activities by providing job instruction, issuing and retrieving tools, and providing technical expertise on proper policies and procedures. Supervises movement and daily activities, of inmates/residents including showering, meals, and work schedules, verifies inmate/resident count, and ensures that inmates/residents are transported to various locations, such as courts, medical appointments, and other institutions. Performs regular security checks of lock-down areas and barracks by checking locks and secured doors, performing inmate/resident and barracks searches, and performing strip searches, as needed.
Maintains accurate inmate/resident count throughout shift, and assists in escapee hunts. Prepares and maintains reports concerning inmate/resident disturbances and injuries, including disciplinary actions, and may counsel inmates/residents with problems. Attends various meetings, including shift briefings to discuss incidents, problems, security issues, and inspections during shift.
Reads, reviews, and applies information contained in inmate/resident records related to the inmates/residents health/safety and to the security of the facility and provides appropriate information to protective worker staff. May ride a horse to observe inmates for possible escape attempts. Performs other duties as assigned.Special Job DimensionsFrequent shift work, exposure to danger, and emergency on-call duty may be required.
Frequent to occasional in-state travel is required. May be required to carry and operate a firearm.Knowledge, Abilities, and SkillsKnowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of department policies and procedure
Knowledge of public safety methods and techniques. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of others.
Ability to supervise and monitor inmates/residents. Ability to prepare and present written and oral reports. Ability to perform security checks of buildings, grounds, and other public safety activities
Minimum Education and/or ExperienceThe formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus three years of experience in correctional security or law enforcement, including two years in a supervisory or 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.
If applying for a Counseling position there is a 6% SALARY INCREASE DEPENDING ON CERTIFICATION.
If applying for a Parole Probation Officer position the following is REQUIRED: Formal education of a Bachelor's degree from accredited College or University accredited by the organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling, Political Science, Social Behavior Science, Rehabilitation Science or other human behavior fields and those with management emphasis.
Department Community Correction, Attn: Human Resource Section, Two Union National Plaza, 3rd Floor, 105 West Capitol, Little Rock, AR 72201.
State Of Arkansas