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  • 513480
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Dec 1 2022 at 23:55 MST



The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry is dedicated to developing, encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding the professional performance and growth by employees at all levels. The state is proudly served by over 9,000 well-trained corrections professionals who are dedicated to public, staff and inmate safety by effectively employing sound correctional practices, efficient operational procedures, and proven programming opportunities for inmates. Join our team and help to proudly serve our community!




Job Location:


Arizona State Prison Complex (ASPC) – Lewis
26700 South Highway 85
Buckeye, AZ 85326

Posting Details:

Salary:  $36,778.00 - $51,393.00

Grade: 19

Closing Date: 12/1/2022

Job Summary:

Are you an experienced driver with a Commercial Driver's License (CDL)? Have you ever taught others how to drive commercial vehicles? Great, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) is looking for a CDL Instructor to join our energetic and diverse education team. This position instructs, manages, and recruits inmate students in the requirements to earn a Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL).

Job Duties:

- Supervises inmate students and peer mentors during road range instruction and in-class instruction (Commercial learner's permit (CLP) and Theory classes)
- Coordinates program preparation and maintenance such as Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) license checks, birth certificates, prior criminal history checks, court project communication for inmates without valid licenses, and scheduling and coordinating medical exams
- Schedules, conducts, and/or coordinates theory, CLP, MVD CDL driving exams
- Ensures exam results are entered into the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) database
- Coordinates inmate eligibility, recruitment, and promotes the CDL program
- Participates in meetings, seminars, workshops, and initiatives to further Division and Department goals and activities
- Drives on State business
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to educational services
- and programs
- Adult education theory and best practices
- Personal computers and software applications
- Business English and proper grammar
- State procurement/contract procedures
- Short-range and strategic planning concepts
- Research methodologies
- Report generation and formats
- Conflict resolution strategies
- Evaluation and auditing techniques
- Principles and practices of budgeting and fiscal management
- Concepts and practices of corrections, community corrections, and/or reentry services
- Training approaches and techniques
- Concepts and techniques of continuous improvement

Skill in:
- Verbal and written communications
- Time management and organization
- Teaching and facilitating
- Public speaking
- Collaboration, team building, and/or interpersonal relationships
- Research and statistical analysis
- Typing
- Budgeting, grant writing and contract management
- Evaluation and auditing
- Report generation and formatting
- Coaching and training
- CDL driving

Ability to:
- Work and travel in a correctional environment
- Conduct thorough audits and evaluations
- Exercise managerial and administrative oversight
- Interact professionally with all levels of ADCRR management, contractors and the public
- Conduct research and compile accurate statistical data
- Compose easily understood reports
- Analyze information
- Provide sound recommendations on program improvements, policy revisions, contracts, and grant opportunities
- Supervise and manage staff
- Drive a Class A size commercial vehicle
- Operate a computer and various software including Microsoft Office and Google suites
- Conduct presentations

Selective Preference(s):

- A Valid CDL Instructor Certification
- A high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) and five (5) years of experience driving a tractor-trailer with a Class A Commercial Arizona Driver’s License

Pre-Employment Requirements:

A valid Class A Commercial Arizona Driver’s License (CDL) and Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Card

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).

Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation and 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

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Current ADCRR Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2430.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.