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Correctional Chaplain I

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State Of Arizona Buckeye , AZ 85396

Posted 2 months ago

Arizona Department of Corrections

Safer communities through effective corrections.

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.


(Two positions to be filled)

Arizona State Prison Complex (ASPC) Lewis

Inmate Programs & Reentry Division-Religious and Volunteer Services
26700 S. Hwy 85

Buckeye, AZ 85326


LOCATION ALERT: This position is located at the Arizona State Prison Complex - Lewis which is located between Buckeye and Gila Bend; this is 55 miles from central Phoenix.

This position provides guidance in the religious accommodations of inmates. This will involve visiting and counseling inmates in their living spaces, work, recreation and educational areas, isolation/detention areas, and inmates in protective segregation..


  • Coordinates, monitors, and documents religious accommodations and the performance and compliance of religious volunteers

  • Interacts with local church groups, visits clergy, and the religious community on behalf of the Department with approval of, and under the direction of the supervising chaplain

  • Confers with management for direction on appropriate responses to staff, volunteer, inmate, or public questions regarding religious programming, privileges, donations, and pastoral visits

  • Advises the Deputy Warden and security staff on any religious issues that may directly affect the inmates on an assigned unit

  • Conducts religious services and studies, memorial services, and other services as directed by the supervising Chaplain for the benefit of the inmates and/or staff

  • Maintains documentation and prepares articles and reports

  • Receives and delivers information to inmates and inmate families regarding deaths, serious illnesses, and overnight hospitalizations

  • Evaluates and responds to inmate requests for special religious services, diets, or privileges

  • May be required to drive on state business

  • Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment


May require possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

Candidate MUST present proof of ordination or certification at time of application, and denominational endorsement at time of appointment or within six months of original hire date.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of pastoral care and counseling

  • Religious publications or holy books pertinent to a variety of religions

  • Personal computer software programs sufficient to perform daily tasks

  • Public relations and public speaking

Skill in:

  • Written and verbal communication

  • Building and maintaining interpersonal relationships

  • Crisis intervention

  • Conflict resolution

  • Stress management

  • Interpreting and assimilating information

  • Analyzing complex situations

  • Resolving complex religious accommodation issues

Ability to:

  • Work in a prison environment

  • Learn the Adult Information Management System (AIMS)

  • Adhere to all departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they apply to inmate grooming, litigation, and discipline

  • Comprehend various religions represented in the inmate population, including major tenets, religious service requirements, religious property requirements, and dietary requirements

  • Adapt to changing priorities


  • Experience working with incarcerated individuals in a correctional setting


Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation and drug test*.


We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:

  • Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year

  • Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options

  • Exceptional retirement program

  • Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program

  • An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Current ADC Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.


If you experience technical issues while applying for this position, please call 602-542-4700 or email [email protected]

  • We are committed to providing a drug and alcohol free workplace. ADC conducts statewide random drug testing for all employees in safety-sensitive positions.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Employment Unit Manager at (602) 255-2430. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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Correctional Chaplain I

Expired Job

State Of Arizona