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  • 511176
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Sep 30 2022 at 23:55 MST



Job Location:


Inmate Programs and Reentry/Religious and Volunteer Services
Arizona State Prison Complex (ASPC) – Winslow
2100 South Highway 87
Winslow, AZ 856047

Posting Details:

Salary:  $62,400.00

Grade: 19

Closing Date:  09/30/2022

Job Summary:

Looking for a rewarding opportunity? Come and join a great team.

The Arizona Department of Correction, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) is seeking a Chaplain to guide the religious accommodation of inmates. In collaboration with subordinate Chaplains, this position manages, coordinates, develops, plans, and organizes all religious programs within a prison.

Job Duties:

- Supervises, coordinates, directs, develops, and conducts a wide variety of religious programs and services within the institution
- Develops and manages religious programs and ensures activities are conducted in accordance with ADCRR policies and procedures
- Interviews, counsels, and/or responds to inmate inquiries and letters regarding religious activities/services
- Coordinates religious diet program including verification of eligibility and develops tracking mechanisms
- Supervises subordinate Chaplains.
- Administers work evaluations, delegates assignments, coordinates leave to ensure coverage, develops work schedules, verifies work hours, provides mentoring and guidance, recommends hiring and disciplinary actions
- Attends and/or conducts meetings, training, and conferences
- Sits on committees and boards as directed
- Develops positive relationships with local clergy and faith-based organizations
- Actively recruits religious volunteers as needed
- Coordinates clearances for religious visitors
- Coordinates background clearances and issuance of volunteer identification cards
- Develops budget requests and recommendations for material/supply purchases
- Maintains and develops a variety of reports and documentation
- Drives on State business
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Principles and practices of management and supervision
- Principles and practices of pastoral care and counseling
- Public relations and public speaking
- Religious publications or holy books pertinent to a variety of religions
- Personal computer software programs sufficient to perform daily tasks
- Interviewing and counseling techniques
- Use of office equipment including computers, copiers, printers, and faxes

Skill in:
- Written and verbal communication
- Advanced skills in word and database processing
- Interpreting and assimilating information
- Public speaking
- Research and analyzation
- Stress management
- Problem-solving and crisis intervention
- Teaching
- Personnel management and supervision
- Pastoral counseling
- Time management and organization
- Prioritizing
- Building and maintaining interpersonal relationships

Ability to:
- Supervise a diverse group of subordinate Chaplains
- Coordinate numerous activities
- Facilitate numerous religious activities and rites
- Learn and enforce ADCRR policies and procedures
- Resolve conflicts
- Communicate ideas and thoughts effectively both verbally and in writing
- Learn the Arizona Correctional Informational System (ACIS)
- Use office equipment including computers, copiers, printers, and faxes
- Facilitate training classes and meetings
- Write clear, concise reports and maintain accurate documentation

Selective Preference(s):

- Prefer Master’s Degree from a Council of Higher Education Association (CHEA) accredited seminary or school of theology with a major in psychology, religion, pastoral care, religious counseling, or related field and two years supervisory experience
- One (1) or more units of Clinical Pastoral Education

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Candidate MUST present proof of ordination or certification at time of application and denominational endorsement at time of appointment or within six months of original hire date.

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).


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.