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Date:  Jun 21, 2024
Req ID:  2524

GRIMES UNIT - Newport, AR, US, 72112

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $42,760.40

Position Number: 48000027 
County: Jackson 
Posting End Date: [[postingEndDate]] 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $42,760.40 

Location: Grimes Unit - Newport 

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: T075C

Grade: GS07


Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00


The Arkansas Department of Correction/Department of Community Correction (ADC/DCC) Corporal is responsible for maintaining security and directing the activities of inmates/residents during an assigned shift or observing the behavior of inmates/residents and documenting records as required. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Provides job training, monitors the work activities of inmates/residents by guarding them while they are on work-release, maintaining inventory of all keys, tools, and equipment, and keeping a firm count of inmates/residents at all times. Conducts daily searches of contraband both inside and outside the facility. Manages specific programs, such as inmate/resident property, inmate/resident discipline and job training. Performs security checks of buildings and grounds. Searches inmates/residents and their living quarters. Prepares and maintains written reports concerning incidences of inmate/residents disturbances and/or injuries and disciplinary actions. Attends various meetings, including briefings to discuss incidents and problems, security issues, and inspections during shifts. Escorts and transports inmates/residents to work assignments, other unit areas, or court hearings. 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 correctional department policies and procedures. Ability to assign and coordinate work activities. Ability to supervise inmates/residents performing work tasks. Ability to write reports, read, and understand rules and regulations. Ability to conduct investigations. Ability to read and interpret safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to perform security inspection of buildings and grounds.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma.  For Community Correction (DCC) positions, one year of experience in correctional security or law enforcement is required.  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: Jonesboro