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The Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) Compliance Attorney is responsible for supervision of staff, providing legal counsel, compliance monitoring, investigation and audit, review of

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Monitors Department of Correction and Department of Community Correction for compliance with federal and state laws and internal policies; provides counsel and works with agencies’ management and policy teams. Provides legal counsel to Board of Correction, Department of Correction, Department of Community Correction, and Correctional School System. Supervises staff by overseeing hiring and evaluation of Compliance Division staff. Supervises investigations and audits of the Departments of Correction and Community Correction by compliance staff; reviews complaints from public, offenders, or agency employees and responds as necessary. Compiles and prepares written and oral compliance reports to Board of Correction and provides instruction on legal and compliance issues. Oversees litigation support services for the department. Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of adult corrections. Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to correctional agencies. Ability to supervise and oversee the work of others. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret legal reports and documents. Ability to prepare written reports and oral communication. Ability to evaluate and manage the division’s budget. Ability to research, analyze, interpret, and apply legislation and case related information.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a law degree from an accredited law school; plus six years of legal experience, including three years in a professional managerial capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must be licensed to practice law and admitted to the Arkansas State Bar in accordance with ACA 16-22-201.


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