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The Arkansas Department of Correction/Department of Community Correction (ADC/DCC) Captain is responsible for supervising and coordinating security operations of a correctional unit or residential

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent shift work, exposure to danger, and emergency on-call duty may be required.

Typical Functions:

Supervises a large protective service staff by interviewing applicants, recommending hire/fire, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Supervises and directs searches for contraband; counts, oversees meals, and supervises inmates/residents in housing, work, and other areas. Updates security changes, ensures accurate coverage for assigned shift, and performs routine safety checks of doors, windows, and alarm systems. Maintains records on inmates/residents work and barrack assignments, receives counts throughout shift, and takes action if count does not clear. Participates in searches for escaped inmates/residents, provides security to authorized groups visiting the unit, and authorizes issuance of weapons, ammunition, and vehicles. Reviews incident reports submitted by subordinate staff and prepares and maintains final reports. Reads, reviews, and applies information contained in inmate/resident records related to the offender’s health/safety and to the security of the facility and provides appropriate information to staff Investigates incidents by interviewing officers and inmates/residents to obtain information, counsels inmates/residents with problems, may hold minor disciplinary hearings, and recommends action to be taken involving incidents. Reviews information concerning inmate/resident behavior and attitude to recommend inmate/resident classification changes. Attends various meetings, including conducting briefing with the next work shift. Maintains various reports and logs concerning security activities for assigned shift. Provides security for authorized groups visiting the center. Reviews current policy and procedure to assure compliance and educates staff regarding the same. May use force, including chemical agents and firearms to control inmates/residents. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the characteristics of and response to human behavior. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of department policies and procedures. Knowledge of correctional security and other public safety methods and techniques. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to update security changes and write and present oral and written reports. Ability to supervise and monitor inmates/resident activities. Ability to maintain files. Ability to perform correctional security and public safety activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus four years of experience in correctional security or law enforcement, including three years in a supervisory 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.

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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