Arizona Department of Corrections

Safer communities through effective corrections.


Inmate Programs & Reentry/Education

Arizona State Prison Complex (ASPC) – Lewis 26700 S. Hwy 85 Buckeye, AZ 85326


LOCATION ALERT - This position is located at the Arizona State Prison Complex – Lewis which is between Buckeye and Gila Bend; this is 55 miles from central Phoenix.

This position manages all aspects of education and library services, directly supervising teachers, librarians, and other education staff within ASPC- Lewis.


  • Supervises teachers, librarians and other education staff; responsible for interviewing, selecting and hiring activities

  • Evaluates teacher performance and classroom management skills through periodic classroom audits

  • Prepares work schedules and reviews work products

  • Administers performance appraisals and discipline

  • Mentors and develops subordinate staff

  • Communicates various human resources (HR) information to the Education HR Liaison and ensures required documents are provided timely

  • Manages all aspects of education and library services for the complex

  • Ensures consistent and appropriate services are provided

  • Coordinates/schedules use of the facilities for classes and teaching assignments

  • Monitors the delivery of Special Education Services

  • Ensures programs are administered in accordance with contract stipulations and comply with ADC policies and security practices

  • Meets with staff and parents, if a minor, to discuss policies, educational activities and inmate learning or behavioral problems

  • Provides counsel and guidance to inmates regarding academic, personal, behavioral or vocational issues, along with enforcing attendance

  • Compiles various required reports, analyzes data, and manages budget

  • Drives on State business

  • Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment


Knowledge of:

  • Contemporary concepts, methods and practices of education supervision and classroom teaching

  • Federal and state guidelines,laws, rules and regulations relating to Education

  • Personal computer and software including Microsoft Office Suite

  • Principles and practices of management and supervision

Skill in:

  • Written and verbal communication

  • Teaching and facilitation

  • Leadership and motivation

  • Decision making and problem solving

  • Conflict resolution

  • Building and maintaining interpersonal relationships

  • Time management, organization, and multi-tasking

Ability to:

  • Work in a correctional environment

  • Provide clear and concise directions to staff and students

  • Work independently with minimal supervision

  • Learn, adhere, and enforce departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures

  • Effectively and impartially supervise a diverse group of education professionals


  • Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university

  • Must possess a current Arizona Department of Education Teaching Certificate in Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education

  • Must possess a current Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Card

  • 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 drivers license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).


  • Possess a Master’s Degree

  • Possess a current Arizona Department of Education Principal Certificate

  • Correctional teaching experience

  • Supervisory experience in an education environment

  • 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 a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Sick leave

  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

  • Health and dental insurance

  • Retirement plan

  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance


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.


Contact the ADC Employment Unit at (602) 255-2430 for assistance with the application process.

*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.

Post Date: 10/17/2016

Close Date: 10/31/2016


Grade: 1

Location: BUCKEYE

Salary: 49,175.00-80,385.00