State of Arizona - Goodyear, AZ (30+ days ago)3.6

Arizona Department of Corrections

Safer communities through effective corrections.

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.


Inmate Programs & Reentry/ Education

Arizona State Prison Complex (ASPC) – Perryville

2105 North Citrus Road

Goodyear, AZ 85395


The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) is seeking an ARIZONA CERTIFIED ELEMENTARY, SECONDARY OR SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER to provide instruction in various academic subjects to inmates who have not achieved a high school diploma.


- Instructs inmates who have not achieved mandatory literacy and/or full academic achievement through K-12

- Implements teacher-designed lesson plans and exhibits collaboration between classroom and Special Education teachers for the benefit of students

- 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


- 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.

- 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).

- Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Card


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:

- Communicating verbally and in writing

- Teaching and facilitation

- Establishing and maintaining effective work relationships

- Organization and multi-tasking

- Typing

- Time management

Ability to:

- Work in a prison environment

- 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


- Experience teaching grades 7-12

- No Child Left Behind (NCLB) certification

- Highly Qualified Status in Language Arts, English, or Math

- Structured English Immersion (SEI) endorsement


Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation and a drug test*.


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.


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 ADC Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.


If you experience technical issues while applying for this position, please call 602-542-4700 or email [email protected]

*We are committed to providing a drug and alcohol free workplace. ADC conducts statewide random drug testing for all employees in a safety-sensitive positions.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Employment Unit Manager at (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.