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  • 502128
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Oct 28 2021 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:


Inmate Programs & Reentry/Education
Arizona State Prison Complex (ASPC) – Perryville
2105 North Citrus Road
Goodyear, AZ 85395

Posting Details:

Salary:  $49,175.00 – $80,273.00

Grade: 01

Closing Date: 10/28/2021

Job Summary:

This position manages all aspects of education and library services, directly supervising teachers and librarians within Arizona State Prison Complex - Perryville.

Job Duties:

- Supervises teachers, librarians, and other education staff; responsible for interviewing, selecting, and hiring activities
- Evaluates teacher performance and classroom management skills through periodic classroom audits
- Prepares work schedules and reviews work products
- Administers performance appraisals and discipline
- Mentors and develops subordinate staff
- Communicates various human resources (HR) information to the Education HR Liaison and ensures required documents are provided timely
- Manages all aspects of education and library services for the complex
- Ensures consistent and appropriate services are provided
- Coordinates/schedules use of the facilities for classes and teaching assignments
- Monitors the delivery of Special Education Services
- Ensures programs are administered in accordance with contract stipulations and comply with ADCRR policies and security practices
- Meets with staff to discuss policies, educational activities, and inmate learning or behavioral problems
- Provides counsel and guidance to inmates regarding academic, personal, behavioral, or vocational issues, along with enforcing the attendance
- Compiles various required reports, analyzes data, and manages a budget
- Drives on State business
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Contemporary concepts, methods, and practices of education supervision and classroom teaching
- Federal and state guidelines, laws, rules, and regulations relating to Education
- Personal computer and software including Microsoft Office Suite
- Principles and practices of management and supervision

Skill in:
- Written and verbal communication
- Teaching and facilitation
- Leadership and motivation
- Decision making and problem-solving
- Conflict resolution
- Building and maintaining interpersonal relationships
- Time management, organization, and multi-tasking

Ability to:
- Work in a correctional environment
- Provide clear and concise directions to staff and students
- Work independently with minimal supervision
- Learn, adhere and enforce departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
- Effectively and impartially supervise a diverse group of education professionals

Selective Preference(s):

- Possess a Master’s Degree
- Possess a current Arizona Department of Education Principal Certificate
- Correctional teaching experience
- Supervisory experience in an education environment
- Highly Qualified Status in Language Arts, English, or Math
- Structured English Immersion (SEI) endorsement
- Experience in School/Education Program Leadership

Pre-Employment Requirements:

- Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university
- Must possess a current Arizona Department of Education Teaching Certificate in Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education
- Must possess a current 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 a 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 Correctional Officer Retirement Program (CORP). Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) fully vested teachers can request a waiver to remain in ASRS.
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.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.