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The Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) /Department of Community Correction (DCC) Training Academy Supervisor is responsible for supervising instructors, developing, evaluating, and presenting training programs, and preparing related reports. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policies and procedures.

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Supervises a small staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, training employees, assigning and reviewing work, counseling employees, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Develops and establishes short and long-term program goals and objectives; administers and evaluates project assignments, and provides interpretation of policies and law in the absence of precedents to resolve issues and achieve implementation of project goals and objectives. Reviews, researches, and assesses current programs; confers with subordinate coordinators, supervisors, industries, senior management, and other governmental and private entities to determine training needs. Develops criteria, goals, objectives, and standards, including applicable standards of conduct, schedules, policies, and procedures for each approved training program; oversees the development of curricula and the training programs and manuals to meet the approved training needs. Recruits technical experts, such as college professors and other agency personnel, to assist in the development and/or presentation of new, specialized, or technical training programs. Develops contracts for services between the agency and various industries specifying responsibilities for each. Evaluates training programs by reviewing tests, range scores, and participant comments; makes periodic personal observations of course presentations and lesson plans to ensure training effectiveness, identifies deficiencies and incorporates policy changes, and updates information and methodology as needed. Collects data and compiles statistical reports of employee attendance and certification results; prepares correspondence and general information concerning training programs, and maintains training records; develops and monitors budgets for individual training programs; authorizes and approves expenditures. Prepares various forms, correspondence, and reports as requested. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of correctional programs, policies, procedures, and regulations. Knowledge of training program design, development, and presentation techniques applicable to an agency/institution, or industry’s business need. Knowledge of teaching principles and methods. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of budgetary practices. Ability to analyze information and assess training needs for agency/institution or industry workforce. Ability to negotiate and implement contracts. Ability to design and present training programs. Ability to recruit personnel and plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates and/or volunteers. Ability to prepare reports and maintain records. Ability to operate standard office machines, including the personal computer, and audio-visual equipment. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, psychology, education, or a related field; plus four years of experience in training or a related field, including one year 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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