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Job Category: Mid-Level Administrator
Reference #: 126
Job Title: Deputy Warden
Hiring Organization: Arizona Department of Corrections
Salary Range: $46,932.00 -$84,157.00
Closing Date: 10/01/2019
Job Location: Arizona
Description: JOB SUMMARY:
Under the direction of the Complex Warden, serves as administrator of a unit of all custody levels within the institution. This position is responsible for the safety and security of staff and inmates.

  • Directs and provides leadership and supervision of unit activities and subordinate staff
  • Develops, controls and reviews unit budget and expenditure reports
  • Oversees the development and operation of work, education and recreational programs for the inmates
  • Reviews and evaluates reports of unit operations and develops replies
  • Monitors and advises on complex and high-level matters throughout the institution
  • Oversees inmate management to include grievances, appeals, classification, discipline, transfers, etc.
  • Performs security and physical plant inspections and ensures compliance with ADC policies and health, safety and sanitation standards
  • Reviews and approves unit personnel actions including training, scheduling, performance evaluations, discipline, hiring and terminations
  • Conducts staff meetings
  • Attends trainings and/or meetings as required
  • Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment
Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12). KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
  • State and federal laws and regulations relating to Corrections, department policies and institutional directives and personnel rules
  • Correctional management including security, personnel, maintenance, warehousing, food service and fiscal areas
  • Inmate management methods
  • Organization and workings of State government agencies
  • Classification system and levels appropriate to all levels of security and inmates
  • Reporting practices
Skill in:
  • Written and verbal communications
  • Administrative, managerial, leadership and supervisory techniques
  • Planning and projection of staff and inmate needs
  • Organization and time management
  • Researching, analyzing and problem solving
Ability to:
  • Work in a prison environment
  • Adhere to all Departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Evaluate effectiveness of correctional programs and divisional operations based on objective data
  • Establish and maintain working relationships
  • A proven, verifiable correctional background and at least ten years of progressively responsible correctional leadership experience; and
  • A bachelor’s degree or actively enrolled in Criminal Justice/Corrections, Public Administration or Behavioral Science

Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation and a drug test*.


We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:
  • Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
  • Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options
  • Exceptional retirement program
  • Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
  • An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

Positions in this classification participate in the Correctional Officer Retirement Plan (CORP). Current ADC Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.
Special Instructions: For additional information and to be considered, please apply at: www.azstatejobs.gov Job ID: 126
Additional Online Information: https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=2SON
Contact Information: Kelly Smith
Sr. Recruiter
1831 W. Jefferson St.
MC 511
Phoenix, US

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