at Arkansas Government Job in Texarkana, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Date: Dec 6, 2021

Req ID: 2360


Texarkana, AR, US, 71854


Anticipated Starting Salary: $29,046.00

Position Number: 48000055

County: Miller

Anticipated Starting Salary: $29,046.00

Location: Southwest AR Center – Texarkana

The mission of the Department of Corrections is to be a public safety resource for Arkansas families by providing professional management solutions and evidence-based rehabilitative initiatives for offenders.

Position Information

Class Code: T083C

Grade: GS04


Salary Range: $29,046.00 – $42,117.00


The Arkansas Department of Correction/Department of Community Correction (ADC/DCC) Correctional Officer I is responsible for maintaining security, and overseeing the work of inmates in a correctional facility or observing the behavior of residents and documenting records as required. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Supervises the security and conduct of inmates in cells, during group meetings, meals, bathing, at recreation, during visitations, and on work and other assignments. Maintains perimeter security from tower by watching for escapees and/or disturbances. Maintains security at front gate by logging in visitors to unit. Performs security checks of building and grounds including shakedowns and strip searches of inmates. Maintains log for work release inmates. Writes incident reports and takes disciplinary action on inmates/residents violating rules. Escorts inmates/residents to visitations, court, and work assignments. Attends shift briefing to discuss incidents, problems, and weak points in security. Performs other duties as assigned.


Frequent shift work, exposure to danger, and emergency on-call duty may be required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of department policies and procedures. Knowledge of the characteristics of and response to human behavior. Ability to monitor inmates/residents activities and write reports. Ability to perform security checks of buildings and grounds. Ability to conduct investigations. Ability to exercise self-defense tactics.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Texarkana

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Job Posting: JC183680455

Posted On: May 15, 2021

Updated On: Dec 07, 2021