Outdoors, Mountain, Nature, Person, Painting, Valley, Landscape, Scenery, Panoramic, Canyon

Apply Now

Not You?

Thank you


  • 514249
  • Full-time



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) – Yuma
7125 East Cesar Chavez Boulevard
San Luis, AZ 85349

Posting Details:

Salary:  $54,003.00 - $91,670.00

Grade: 01

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

Do you like being a teacher and watching your students succeed? Would you like to give back to your community by mentoring adults? Apply today, let’s get you started.

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) is looking for a certified SPECIAL EDUCATION (SPED), ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE GRADES, or SECONDARY EDUCATION TEACHER to provide instruction in Elementary or High School academic subjects to inmates who have not achieved their high school diploma.

Job Duties:

- Develops, implements, and services individual and teacher-designed education lesson plans
- Exhibits collaboration between classroom and Special Education teachers
- Makes academic assessments, tracks progress, and maintains accurate educational records
- Develops and corrects diagnostic tests
- Uses effective classroom management techniques and ensures the security of all testing instruments
- Provides monthly work evaluations to management and consults with highly qualified teachers on subject matter concerns or questions
- Escorts and supervises inmates, tutors, aids, or clerks in the educational building/classroom
- Drives on State business
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Laws, rules, regulations, and policies governing education and teaching
- Current instructional methodologies and counseling techniques
- Appropriate testing procedures and interpretation of specific tests
- Personal computer and software sufficient to perform daily tasks

Skill in:
- Written and verbal communication
- Teaching and facilitation
- Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
- Multi-tasking and organization
- Typing
- Time management

Ability to:
- Lift/carry 20 lbs.
- Push/pull 20 lbs.
- Walk/run .25 miles
- Work in a prison environment
- Work day and/or evening shifts
- Provide academic instruction and counseling to inmates
- Provide individual and group instruction and education counseling
- Work cooperatively with other education staff
- Learn and adhere to departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures

Selective Preference(s):

- Highly qualified status in Science, English, Physical Education, Social Studies, Language Arts, or Mathematics
- Structured English Immersion (SEI) endorsement
- Arizona Department of Education certified Special Education (SPED) teacher

Pre-Employment Requirements:

- Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university, and a current valid Arizona Department of Education (ADE) Teaching Certificate in the approved area of Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education.

- 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.
- Effective August 1, 2019, an applicant’s employment will also be contingent on the successful completion of a medical/physical examination.


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
In addition, Teachers may be eligible for an annual salary increase based on years of experience and education.

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.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.