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Date:  Jun 7, 2024
Req ID:  40543

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $36,154.98

Position Number: 22110633 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: 07/07/2024 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $36,154.98 


The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like child care centers and nursing homes are safe. We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others. 

Preferred Qualifications:
Master of Divinity from an accredited institutions preferred
-Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Units 1 or more preferred
-2 years of chaplain experience
-4 plus years in parish ministry as an associate or pastor (with ecclesiastical endorsement with ordination)

Position Information

Class Code: M057C

Grade: GS06


Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00


The Chaplain is responsible for conducting and conducting general worship services and providing spiritual counseling to inmates in correctional institutions and clients of staff in institutional settings. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Conducts and supervises worship services by providing sermons and religious instructions. Counsels inmates and staff concerning faith issues, grief, personal crises, family issues, and rehabilitation work. Coordinates and supervises religious programs, pastoral visits, religious services workshops, and volunteer programs. Leads ecumenical worship services for individuals and administers religious rites and ordinances. Assists in interviewing and selecting the volunteer religious representatives. Orients volunteers to relevant policies and procedures. Performs visits to hospitals to check on inmate or client needs. Delivers death and hospitalization notices to inmates from immediate family members. Consoles in crisis situation and processes emergency furlough paperwork. Prepares reports concerning service attendance and donated materials. Orients new inmates to available religious services and assistance programs. May write articles for publication and reports of worship service attendance, donated materials, and hospital visits. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of volunteer and community programs. Knowledge of the principles and practices of theological counseling. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and materials. Ability to plan, develop, and conduct worship services. Ability to interview, offer spiritual support, counsel, and serve as an advocate for clients. Ability to assess the effectiveness of programs, services, and policies and recommend changes when needed. Ability to interact with inmates, clients, families and outside entities.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in counseling, theology, or a related field. 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.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock