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The Arkansas Department of Correction/Department of Community Correction (ADC/DCC)Deputy Warden is responsible for the facility in the absence of the correctional warden; overseeing safety,

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Special Job Requirements:

Constant twenty-four (24) hour on-call duty is required. Occasional contact with families of inmates/residents and exposure to personal injury are required.

Typical Functions:

Supervises a multi-shift and multi-level professional, protective service, service maintenance, and administrative support staff through lower-level supervisors by reviewing performance evaluations, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and reviewing and approving/disapproving a variety of actions recommended by subordinates. Supervises various functions within the center such as training, maintenance, sanitation. Evaluates program effectiveness by compiling and analyzing activity reports, comparing the results with program objectives, and making recommendations for change. Conducts inspections of buildings and grounds to ensure that security, fire safety, sanitation, and maintenance needs are met. Reviews policies and procedures to ensure regulations set by the agency are met and are in compliance with ACA standards. Participates in the preparation and monitoring of the unit budget by compiling and submitting program projections to warden; monitors program expenditures through a review and approval of requisitions and financial reports. Investigates and documents complaints and major incidents, counsels residents to resolve problems, and recommends corrective actions and resolutions. Serves on various committees such as the disciplinary hearing committee, resident management team, and work release committee to provide input on inmate status changes, and disciplinary actions and policies. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management. Knowledge of state and federal laws governing correctional facilities. Knowledge of correctional security and other public safety methods and techniques. Knowledge of the characteristics of and response to human behavior. Knowledge of the psycho-social behavior of incarcerated individuals. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to coordinate the multiple programs, systems, and services of a correctional facility. Ability to investigate and determine cause/source for accidents/incidents. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of lower level supervisors and subordinates. Ability to update security changes and write and present oral and written reports. Ability to supervise and monitor inmates/residents activities. Ability to interpret laws and regulations and develop unit policies. Ability to perform correctional security and public safety activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus seven years of experience in correctional security, law enforcement or a related field, 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.

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