Full Job Description
Louisiana Department of
Public Safety & Corrections –
DAVID WADE CORRECTIONAL CENTER
THIS POSITION WILL BE FILLED BY
PROMOTION OF A PERMANENT CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF
LA DPS&C – CORRECTIONS SERVICES (Adult DOC)
The selected employee may be required to serve a trial Detail prior to being permanently promoted.
In the supplemental questions section, applicants must authorize the HR Office of DPS&C-Corrections Services to contact prior employers to check references under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) to be considered for employment.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
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Please list your security experience separately by job title so that years of higher level security may be calculated. Ex. Cadet-Master Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, etc..
This is a 24 hour facility.
Any degree, certificate, special license, or DD-214 must be verified by official documentation prior to hire.
Applicants may be required to work shift work.
This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.
The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections - Corrections Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on any non-merit factor including disability.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring supervisor/manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.
For information about this job posting contact:
David Wade Correctional Center
Human Resources Department
Fax: (225) 342-5968
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Any of the following will qualify:
1. A baccalaureate degree plus five years of professional level experience in a correctional or penal institution; in a headquarters office having overall jurisdiction over correctional or penal institutions; or in a Prison Enterprises headquarters office. Two years of this experience must have involved permanent, direct-line supervisory responsibility over two or more professionals.
2. A baccalaureate degree plus five years of experience in a correctional or penal institution with responsibility for the security, custody, and rehabilitation or classification of offenders in a position at least equivalent in scope of responsibility and/or complexity of work performed to a Corrections Captain in State service. Two years of the experience must have been in a position equivalent in scope of responsibility and/or complexity of work performed to a Corrections Major in State service.
3. A baccalaureate degree plus five years of experience in Prison Enterprises with the responsibility for the security, custody, and rehabilitation of offenders in a position at least equivalent in scope of responsibility and/or complexity of work performed to Prison Enterprises Quality Assurance Manager, Prison Enterprises Regional Manager, Prison Enterprises Industries Manager, Prison Enterprises Marketing Manager, Prison Enterprises Agriculture Manager and above. Two years of the experience must have been equivalent in scope of responsibility and/or complexity of work performed to Prison Enterprises Assistant Deputy Director.
Additional professional or sub-professional experience in qualifying fields will substitute for the required degree on a year for year basis.
A master's degree will substitute for one year of the required experience listed under any option.
A Ph.D. will substitute for two years of the required experience listed under any option.
Advanced degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
An applicant who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a felony, or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by State and Federal laws is granted.
In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) (Part 115:17) of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations an applicant who has been found to have engaged in any form of sexual abuse; engaged in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable or refused will be disqualified.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To serve as deputy chief administrator of a large, complex adult correctional facility.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Administrative direction from Correction Warden 4.
Direct line over Assistant Warden(s) or other department managers at the facility.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services, Office of Adult Services.
Differs from department managers by responsibility for directing the total program of a correctional facility.
Differs from Correction Warden 4 by absence of final responsibility for the correctional facility.
Examples of Work
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Serves as the chief administrator of the facility with responsibility for all operations in the absence of the Correction Warden 4.
Supervises department managers, including business administrator, offender records, staff personnel managers, physician, and assistant wardens.
Assists in developing policies and procedures for all facility programs.
Assists in coordination with prison enterprises of farm and industrial operations.
Review and analyzes information to determine appropriate course(s) of action.
Prepares reports recommending appropriate courses of action.
Assists in directing and participates in facility responses to emergency situations including escapes and searches, work stoppages, hostage negotiations, and other violent and nonviolent disorders.
Monitors subordinate staff effectiveness and conducts routine inspections of the facility and grounds to ensure proper administration of policies and procedures governing operations.
Maintains written, verbal, and direct personal contact with headquarters executive and support staff offenders, families of offenders, units of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and legal counsel for offenders, staff, and the state.
Performs public relations work with news media and civic organizations.
Reviews offender and staff disciplinary actions and processes.
Conducts hearings and chairs investigative boards as required.
Assists in the preparation and management of the annual operating budget.
Assists in the supervision of the design and construction of correctional facility enhancements.
Responds on a 24-hour a day basis to significant unusual occurrences at the facility.