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  • 504331
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jan 26 2022 at 23:55 MST


Committed to rehabilitating Arizona's youth

The mission of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections is to rehabilitate seriously delinquent youth by providing appropriate and effective educational, treatment, pro-social and career training programs which will lead them to become productive law-abiding members of society.



Job Location:

Adobe Mountain School

2800 W. Pinnacle Peak Road

Phoenix, Arizona 85027


Posting Details:

Salary: $73,241.00 - $100,249.00 

*Plus 20% Critical Services Premium Pay Stipend (Reflected in each paycheck, for the remainder of the current fiscal year ending on June 30, 2022)


15 % Critical Services Pay (Temporary payment which can be discontinued at any time) 

Grade: 04

Closing Date: 01/19/2022

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) is seeking qualified candidates for the Superintendent of Education to work under the direction and leadership of the Director in providing supervision of all Juvenile Educational Services. This position will also collaborate with external institutions in regards to the educational programs at the Adobe Mountain School. Comply with all state and federal laws, adhere to all ADJC policies and procedures, and oversee educational programs of Juvenile Corrections. At ADJC you will have the ability to mentor and collaborate with correctional education staff in a team oriented environment.

Job Duties:

The job functions of a Superintendent of Education include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Prepares reports, proposals, and policies related to juvenile education
-Develops and administers education curriculum in accordance with federal and state education laws and regulations
-Provides supervision of correctional education staff, to include monitoring performance, providing training and on-boarding/off-boarding staff
-Collects statistical data, analyzes and distributes as required by federal and state law
-Develops annual education program goals and objectives
-Manages education grants and drafts proposals for new grant funding
-Is a member of the agency’s executive management team and is involved in agency strategic planning
-Partners with the Arizona Department of Education and other government agencies to collaborate and interface on new ideas of education curriculum/programs
-Performing other duties appropriate to the assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
-Understanding of the State’s educational system
-State and Federal laws, as well as Agency rules and regulations pertaining to education requirements of K-12
-Educational/Instructional theories, strategies, models and practices
-Special education law and practices
-Supervisory and management methods
-Instructional leadership
-Vocational education programs
-Community resources related to education
-Behavioral management techniques and principles of applied educational psychology
-Curriculum development instructional techniques

Skill in:
-Verbal and written communication
-Gathering, organizing and analyzing
-Time management
-Interviewing and hiring staff
-Building interpersonal relationships
-General computer skills including Google Apps Platform
-Uniform system of financial records
-Researching, developing, and implementing educational programs, grants and special projects
-Effective practices in correctional education programs

Ability to:
-Coach and mentor staff
-Manage educational projects and lead agency initiatives
-Maintain confidentiality
-Adapt to continuously evolving environment
-Work in a secured correctional environment
-Drive on state business

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate will possess three (3) or more years of teaching experience (K-12) and/or one (1) or more years in education administration and/or preferred professional experience in correctional education.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Requires a Superintendent Certification—grades K-12 or be eligible for certification as a superintendent
Master’s degree or above including at least 60 graduate semester hours from an accredited institution. Official transcripts required.

Additional Requirements:
- Successfully pass an oral interview
- Successfully clear a comprehensive background investigation, and post job offer drug test
- Possession of, and ability to retain, a current valid Arizona-issued driver license*
*Please note, employees who drive on state business are subject to driver license record checks, and must maintain an acceptable driving record, and will be required to complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

Requires acceptable performance history as demonstrated by:
-No formal discipline within one year preceding this job posting close date, and
-An overall rating of “meets expectations” or higher on the most recent employee performance evaluation


As an employee of the Department of Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections you will be entitled to a comprehensive benefits package that can become effective as soon as two weeks after starting!

Benefits include:
-Paid sick leave, 12 days per year with no carryover limits
-Paid vacation leave which includes 10 holidays per year
-Competitive Health Plans including the Triple Choice Plan (TCP) provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield AZ and United Health Care
-Delta Dental PPO and Cigna DHMO Dental Plans
-Avesis Vision Plan

Additional benefits include:
-Available 24/7 Telemedicine
-Flexible Spending Accounts for eligible medical, dental, vision, and dependent care expenses
-Long-Term Disability which pays 66⅔% of weekly pre-disability earnings
-Optional Short-Term Disability which pays up to 66⅔% of your weekly pre-disability earnings
-Life Insurance: $15,000 Basic Life and $15,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment paid by the State
-Optional Supplemental Life and Dependent Life Insurance available

Employee Wellness:
-Health Impact Program: Earn up to $200 annually by participating in free preventative health screenings, immunizations, lifestyle/mindfulness classes, and physical activities
-Employee Assistance Program (EAP): 12 free mental health counseling sessions per year, and available 24/7 support for work/life solutions, dependent/elder care, college planning, wills, legal guidance, financial resources, funeral planning and more

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


Superintendent of Education position participates in the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP).

- CORP Tier 3 is a Defined Contribution, 401 (a) retirement plan
- Employer matches contributions
- Contributions are made on a pre-taxed basis
- Employees can choose investments that suit their goals and risk tolerance
- Employees are fully vested after 3 years of service

Contact Us:

To learn more about the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, you can visit our website https://adjc.az.gov/

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-364-1023. 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.