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Date:  Jul 17, 2024
Req ID:  40022

Malvern, AR, US, 72104

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $47,710.55

Position Number: 22077613 
County: Hot Spring 
Posting End Date: 7/19/2024 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $47,710.55 

Location: Ouachita River Unit - Field - Malvern 


This is for a FIELD Sergeant position. 

The mission of the Department of Corrections is to be a public safety resource for Arkansas families by providing professional management solutions and evidence-based rehabilitative initiatives for offenders.

All DOC positions are designated as Safety Sensitive Positions and are subject to random drug testing pursuant to the Secretarial Directive governing Personnel Drug Testing. Medical marijuana usage, as defined in Amendment 93 of the Arkansas Constitution, prohibits Personnel in a Safety-Sensitive Position from the use of medical marijuana even if they are qualifying patient under the amendment and/or hold a registry identification card. Department Personnel are prohibited from the use or possession of a medicinal marijuana card pursuant to this policy and state law.

Position Information

Class Code: T065C

Grade: GS08


Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,264.00


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


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 by instructing inmates on work assignments, issuing and retrieving tools and writing disciplinaries; carries weapon, and may ride a horse to monitor inmates, and/or prevents attempted escapes and receives inmate count throughout shift. 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's logs such as work activities, transfers, and inmate movements, and prepares and maintains various departmental reports concerning unit and inmate/resident activities. Transports inmates/residents to various job sites throughout the state to perform maintenance work, to infirmary, and meals. Assists with inmate/resident's visitation by observing inmates' and visitors' behavior in visitor room. Inspects living areas to ensure safety and cleanliness. Performs other duties as assigned.


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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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 Qualifications

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.



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.

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