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Date:  May 26, 2023
Req ID:  29838

Pine Bluff, AR, US, 71603

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $26,034.00

Position Number: 22085725 
County: Jefferson 
Posting End Date: 6/12/2023 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $26,034.00 

Location: Randall L. Williams Unit - Pine Bluff 

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.

Position Information

Class Code: T081C

Grade: GS03


Salary Range: $26,034.00 - $37,749.00


The Commissary Manager is responsible for overseeing the operation of an inmate commissary. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Oversees and trains a small staff of inmates in operating the prison commissary including cleaning, unloading supplies, and stocking shelves. Maintains inventory control records, orders supplies, checks invoices, prices merchandise, and dispenses commodities to prisoners and prison personnel. Records money order receipts and purchases to inmates' ledger cards and balances accounts daily. Maintains manual and/or computerized records of cash and card purchases. Balances cash drawer daily, makes bank deposits, and compiles daily transaction records. Provides inmates with merchandise availability lists. Inventories stock of commissary monthly. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of state purchasing practices and procedures. Knowledge of inventory control techniques. Knowledge of general bookkeeping practices. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of others. Ability to understand and prepare records and reports. Ability to maintain inventory and purchase supplies. Ability to establish and maintain office files and records.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus three years of experience in retail sales, inventory control, purchasing, or 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
Nearest Secondary Market: Pine Bluff