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CORRECTIONAL CAPTAIN

CODE:  520900    PAY GRADE:  21    ($16.48 - 22.44/hr.) 

Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.69 biweekly

Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $363.77 biweekly
  • Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $345.58 biweekly
  • Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $327.39 biweekly
  • Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $309.20 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2011.

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  17.87% of pay

OPENING DATE:  April 25, 2013

CLOSING DATE:  May 8, 2013

Only Employees With Promotional Status In The Department Of Corrections May Apply.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This is investigative and protective services work of a supervisory nature in monitoring, overseeing, and evaluating staff on a work-shift or program activity in an adult correctional facility.  The position monitors and oversees institutional security functions. To include, scheduling / post assignments, payroll, overseeing prisoner transports, searches, as well as managing incidents, assisting with investigations, etc.  The position makes recommendations in the development and implementation of the operational procedures and maintains records. During non business hours this position is often times the senior official on grounds. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

In order to qualify, you must have five (5) years of education from an accredited educational institution, training, and/or experience in correctional institution security and/or prisoner care and custody programs which include at least two (2) years of responsible correctional supervisory experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

TYPICAL DUTIES in this job classification include:

The Bureau of Human Resources reserves the right to use any other selection devices necessary in order to identify those candidates who are most qualified.   

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

You must complete the on-line application by logging on to our Web Page (www.maine.gov/bhr/state_jobs), clicking the Open Competitive Jobs link, and clicking Apply Now under this job title.

The Bureau of Human Resources is unable to provide copies of submitted materials.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


SUPPLEMENTAL QUALIFICATIONS FORM

Correctional Captain (520900)

APPLICANT’S NAME:  ________________________________________________________

INSTRUCTIONS:

SECTION I: Minimum Requirements

    Work Experience Guidelines for this section ONLY:

 

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Work Experience must be full time equivalent (40 Hours/Week).

 

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To convert credit hours to months of experience use the following calculations:  Total Credit Hours / 2.5 = Months of Experience.

 

Please select the statement which best describes your education and/or experience.

 

I have five (5) years of education from an accredited educational institution, training, and/or experience in correctional institution security and/or prisoner care and custody programs which include at least two (2) years of responsible correctional supervisory experience.

 

I do not have five (5) years of education from an accredited educational institution, training, and/or experience in correctional institution security and/or prisoner care and custody programs which include at least two (2) years of responsible correctional supervisory experience.

Section II:

Using the definitions below as your guide, indicate your skill level for each of the areas listed by marking the appropriate boxes.  Your responses will be verified during the interview and reference check process.

Definitions:

None -

I have no training, education, or experience in this area.

   

Level 1 -

I have successfully completed training or coursework in this area

 -OR- I have some experience performing this task under close supervision.

   

Level 2 -

I have experience performing this task and am fully capable of performing this task independently.

   

Level 3 -

I have experience training staff or providing assistance to other staff in this area.

Section II:

I have:

None

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Supervised subordinate employees including responsibility for completing performance evaluations, employee discipline, and making recommendations for hiring and termination.

       

Investigated prisoner grievances and complaints, conducted initial investigations, and resolved the issue or recommended resolutions.

       

Reviewed and evaluated the educational training needs of subordinate staff.

       

Directed, observed, and monitored searches of living areas and prisoners to prevent contraband.

       

Monitored and evaluated current security practices and procedures within area of responsibility and provided recommendations for changes as necessary.

       

Coordinated with and participated as a member of the unit management team to ensure facility programs follow accepted security policies and procedures.

       

A familiarity with correctional institutional rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

       

Made decisions and acted quickly in emergency and dangerous situations.

       

Monitored and assured compliance with American Correctional Association Standards in security areas.

       

Monitored, observed, and inspected prisoner cell blocks, housing units, and living areas.

       

A familiarity with institutional recordkeeping and reporting principles, practices, and requirements.

       

Worked with prisoner classification issues.

       

Worked with prisoner programming issues.

       

Worked with prisoner work-release issues.

       

Used the Correctional Information System (CORIS).

       

Supervised and overseen the movement of prisoners to and from work assignments, meals, etc.

       

Overseen the surveillance of institutional grounds and buildings.

       

Tabulated and recorded prisoner counts.