Arkansas Government Job ADC/DCC CORRECTIONAL SERGEANT in United States


The Arkansas Department of Correction/Department of Community Correction (ADC/DCC) Correctional Sergeant is responsible for guarding and directing the work of inmates/residents, observing the behavior of inmates/residents, documenting records as required, and the supervision of other correctional officers. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

Typical Functions

Schedules, distributes, and guides the work assignments of a protective services work staff and assists supervisory staff in the timely accomplishment of the assigned workloads. Supervises inmates/residents engaged in garden and field work by instructing inmates/residents on work assignments, issuing and retrieving tools, and writing disciplinary actions. Carries weapon and receives inmate count throughout shift to monitor inmates/residents and to prevent attempted escapes. Schedules, distributes, and guides the work assignments of a protective services work staff and assists supervisory staff in the timely accomplishment of the assigned workloads. Works as desk officer in an assigned building by maintaining accurate count of inmates/residents movement and status, checking building security, assisting in shakedown of building and inmates, investigating incidents, and checking daily logs. Maintains inmate/resident logs, such as work activities, transfers, and inmate/resident movements, and prepares and maintains various departmental reports concerning unit and inmate/resident activities. Transports inmates/residents to infirmary, meals, and various job sites throughout the state to perform maintenance work. Assists with inmate/resident's visitation by observing the inmates'/residents' and visitors' behavior in visitor room. Inspects living areas to ensure safety and cleanliness. Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Job Dimensions

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

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of department policies and procedures. Knowledge of public safety methods and techniques. Knowledge of characteristics of and response to human behavior. Ability to assign and coordinate work activities and monitor the performance of co-workers. Ability to perform security inspection of buildings and grounds and perform other public safety activities. Ability to write reports and read rules and regulations. Ability to supervise inmates. Ability to conduct investigations. Ability to exercise self-defense tactics.

Minimum Education and/or Experience

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in correctional security or law enforcement, including one year in a 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver's license.

Agency Specific Information

The starting salary for this position is $30,834.23. All salary offers are subject to approval by the Office of Personnel Management subject to authority provided by the state pay plan. College degree and/or transcripts and DD214/NGB-22 must be faxed to 870-850-8550 for additional qualification processes. Applicants must submit a completed State of Arkansas application. The Work History section of the application must be completed or it will not be considered. Please list ALL prior jobs on the state application. Resumes may accompany, but will not replace the state application. NOTE: We do not accept faxed or printed applications. Other job related education and experience may be substituted for all or part of the minimum requirements upon review. The Arkansas Department of Correction is a drug free workplace.