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The Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) Superintendent is responsible for directing the operations of a large correctional facility or complex. This position is governed

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Directs the activities of a large professional, protective services, service maintenance, and administrative support staff through lower-level supervisors by approving hire recommendations, reviewing performance evaluations, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and reviewing and approving/disapproving a variety of actions/policies/procedures recommended by subordinates. Prepares annual budget, monitors expenditures, makes budget adjustments, approves requisitions, and prepares and submits financial reports. Participates in the development, implementation and application of department policies and procedures to ensure compliance with statutory and applicable regulatory agencies. Interprets and applies laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to the operation of a correctional facility. Conducts monthly staff meetings, disseminates policy changes, provides in-service training for staff, and receives and exchanges information on operations with section staff. Interviews and counsels with inmates to resolve complaints and documents actions. Conducts regular inspections of the unit to detect fire and safety, security, and maintenance needs and takes corrective action. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of the principles and practices of criminal justice and rehabilitation. Knowledge of corrections institutional policies and procedures. Knowledge of state budgetary and purchasing policies and procedures. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct the work of subordinate supervisors. Ability to direct and monitor the activities of a correctional institution. Ability to prepare, review, analyze, and/or approve budget, expenditure, and purchasing requests. Ability to analyze situations, data, project outcomes, and resolve problems. Ability to interview and counsel with inmates to resolve complaints and document actions.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, sociology, or related field; plus ten years of progressively more responsible experience in correctional institutions administration, including six years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. 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.

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