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  • 504669
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jan 30 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:

The Adobe Mountain School is a secure care juvenile correctional facility for the custody, treatment, rehabilitation, and education of committed youth. The Adobe Mountain School is fully accredited as a public education agency or school district, and is located approximately 19 miles north of downtown Phoenix.

The facility is located at:  

Adobe Mountain School

2800 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.

Phoenix, AZ. 85027  

Posting Details:

Salary: $57,016.96*

*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: 19B

Closing Date: 01/30/22

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) is seeking a Youth Corrections Lieutenant to work under the direct supervision of the facility Captain at Adobe Mountain School. This position is responsible for maintaining the security operations of a secure care facility and for the safety of the youth and staff.

Job Duties:

-Supervises Youth Corrections Sergeants to ensure the safety and security of the facility is maintained
-Ensures count procedures are followed
-Monitors the security sections of the facility to ensure safety and welfare
-Maintains all custody and security of equipment and transportation vehicles
-Assigns security staff in emergency situations and ensures procedures are followed
-Maintains security in movement situations, both on and off the facility
-Assists in the training of subordinate staff
-Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
-Security practices in a secure care facility
-Supervision and management techniques
-Agency policies and procedures
-Methods and techniques of training and leadership
-Institutional goals, policies and practices

Skill in:
-Directing, supervising, and evaluating subordinate workers
-Computer and software such as Google Suites
-Verbal and written communications
-Providing position pro-social role modeling
-Crisis Intervention and first aid basic life support

Ability to:
-Maintain safety, security and facility functions under varying circumstances
-Manage stressful situations
-Effectively interact with youth and staff
-Learn Federal, State and Agency rules and regulations
-Learn and follow agency policies and procedures
-Learn youth management and treatment techniques (crisis intervention)
-Learn radio communication as it pertains to statewide radio communication system
-Learn security practices to include therapeutic crisis intervention, restraints, etc.
-Learn educational vocational program requirements
-Analyze situations and take effective action
-De-escalate youth behaviors
-Work closely with adjudicated youth in a secure correctional setting
-Drive on state business

Selective Preference(s):

The preferred candidate will have at minimum:
-Two (2) years of ADJC service and one (1) year of ADJC supervisory experience
-Experience working in a correctional or law enforcement environment and two (2) years of supervisory experience

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation, drug test and a medical/physical examination
Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current valid Arizona-issued drivers license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license records checks, maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
Must have completed the ADJC Training Academy

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


The YC Lieutenant position participates in the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP).

CORP Tier 3 is a Defined Contribution, 401 (a) retirement plan:
-New members have the opportunity to define their contribution amount
-Employer contributes a dollar-for-dollar match equal to 5% of a member's salary
-Employees are fully vested after 3 years of service

Attention Current State of Arizona Employees: Please contact our Human Resources Office if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

Learn More:

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.