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Posted: 10/8/2019
Job Reference #: 20022-1
Categories: Government
Keywords: government

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Job Title: Corrections Sergeant

Closing Date: 10/14/2019
DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i.e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle
Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not
be considered.
Job Number: 20-022
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: Department of Rehabilitation & Supervision

City: Sacaton, AZLocations: 639 W. Seed Farm Road
Area of Interest: Public Safety
Salary Type: Base Pay
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $24.94 Hourly
Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

The Corrections Sergeant assists the Corrections Lieutenant in providing supervision, leadership, guidance,
training, direction and control, necessary for the operation of the facility. Assists the Lieutenant with the
oversight of two shifts containing 30-40 Detention Officers. Provides the Lieutenant information regarding the
performance of the detention of?cers to determine their effectiveness in meeting requirements and providing
service. Assists the Lieutenant with employee performance evaluations and disciplinary action in a timely
manner. Determines resource needs and allocates resources for successful daily activities/duties. Assists
Lieutenant with assigning duties and coordinates activities with staff. Assists staff through individual and group
meetings in analyzing problems. Oversees Correctional Court Personnel, Correctional Workcrew Supervisors,
and all other Special Assignments as directed by the Chief Administrator. Manage and maintain all Department
of Rehabilitation and Supervision ?eet vehicles. Review actions taken by immediate subordinate to assure
compliance with technical, managerial, and administrative requirements. Assists Lieutenant in developing and
revising standard operating procedure and/or policies. Explains and defines DRS and GRIC procedures,
objectives and goals to subordinate supervisors for facility compliance and effectiveness

o Completes daily shift briefings, three post and log inspection checks of the Detention Officer's posts, conducts
inner and outer perimeter security checks, conducts monthly fire and other emergency drills.
0 Collection and review of shift documents to include shift briefings, review and sign incident reports, review
Detention Officer's staff documentation and maintain supervisory records.
0 Development of daily post assignments and work schedules in order to mitigate overtime and provide safe
staff to inmate/juvenile ratios.
0 Prepares statistical reports as needed, ensure all Adult inmate and Juvenile residents information is being
properly entered in the jail management system.
0 Complet routine audits regarding 30 minute health/welfare checks utilizing Guard Plus Software.
0 Respond to emergency situations, including physical confrontation as directed by command staff or when
necessary for adult and juvenile divisions.
0 Ability to carry and safely employ department approved non-lethal defensive weapons when directed.Assist Correctional Officers with special inmate/residents problems.Enforce standards, rules, regulations, codes, statutes and laws including but not limited to those provided by
Title 25 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Jail Standards, and American
Corrections Association (ACA) J ail/Detention Standards.Provide safety and security to the correctional institution through direct and indirect inmate/resident
supervision, health and welfare checks, pat and strip searches, off-site transports, escorts, head counts,
contraband mitigation, key control, fire safety, OSHA compliance, perimeter security and inmate/resident
hand book enforcement.Ability to use self-defense techniques, department approved firearms, Tasers, electronic restraint devices
(ERD), chemical agents, batons, hand/leg restraints and less-lethal munitions during everyday job duties to
include while on transports.Provide admission services to inmate/residents bookings/intakes by providing fingerprinting, photographs,
recording inmate/resident data, entering data accurately and thoroughly into Jail Management System, storing
personal property as assigned.Provide medical and mental health screenings, interviews, classification assessments, and inmate/resident
orientations as assigned.Coordinate, supervise and assist in facilitation of inmate services, rehabilitative programs and related activities
established by institutional standards to include but not limited to: access to medical care, courts, mail, legal
mail, food services, recreation, library services, inmate phone system, work programs, religious services,
laundry, and counseling services.Supervise inmate/resident movement, maintain discipline and prevent the introduction of contraband into the
facility; documenting all observations and activities.Effectively operate computers and other automated equipment and electronic devices of a complex nature to
record data, enter data, extract data and/or review data.Maintain and prepare accurate reports, activity logs, serious incidents reports, memorandums, depositions and
statements.Work closely with other criminal justice agencies and government personnel and officials, such as law
enforcement, court, fire, EMS, mental health counselors and Tribal Social Services.Conduct inmate/resident releases in accordance with all court orders and established protocol and standards.
Responsible for the off-site transports of inmates in accordance with policies and procedures.Perform other related duties as assigned.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:Knowledge of shift work and shift procedures.Knowledge of adolescent and/or adult needs and problems.Ability to problem-solve and make good decisions in various situations.Ability to work under stressful conditions and respond to emergencies or stressful situations calmly, quickly
and decisively.Ability to maintain discipline in a fair and tactful manner consistent with program rules.Have keen observation qualities to remember details of incidents with residents.Knowledge of commonly used laws, codes, statutes and standards governing the incarceration of criminal
offenders.Knowledge of basic counseling tactics and interpersonal communication skills.Ability to learn and apply standards, rules, regulations, codes, statutes, laws, policies and procedures.
Ability to supervise, redirect, coach, counsel, instruct and restrain adult, juvenile, male and female
inmates/residents in a mixed classification setting; applying institution approved Physical
Intervention/Restraint Techniques.Ability to communicate effectively with inmates, gain their respect and confidence; establishing and
maintaining constructive relationships.
0 Ability to stand on hard surfaces for extended periods, work outdoors in extreme weather conditions,
physically restrain or engage in forceful movement of an inmate/resident and walk for extended periods of
0 Ability to work with individuals with a range of moods and behaviors, working with individuals in a
potentially hazardous situation involving physically aggressive and/or violent behavior; and/or blood borne
pathogen exposure.
0 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Officials,
and the general public.
0 Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a Drug-Free workplace.REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma or GED and two (2) years of experience as a corrections or detention officer with adult or
juvenile inmates and which includes one (1) year in a corrections/detention supervisory role.


Must be at least 21 years of age; with no felony or domestic violence convictions.Must successfully pass a basic Correctional/Detention Academy or equivalent; Physical Ability Test (POPAT),
Fitness for Duty Exam and Firearms Certification as a condition of employment.Must pass a federal adjudication/background check, Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) testing and DPS fingerprint
clearance as a condition of employment. Background checks are required for positions that involve regular contact
with or control over Community Children in accordance with The Indian Child Protection and Family Violence
Prevention Act, 25 U.S.C. Sections 3201 through 3210 and C.F.R. Part 63 and positions that have regular
contact with the Elderly.Required mandatory reporter pursuant to Title 7, Chapter 2 (7.205), B.
Required to attend Title 7 Mandatory Reporting training on a yearly basis.Required to obtain a Tribal Driving permit. Valid state driver’ s license with a current proof of driving record
for the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be
submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the
application.Supervisory, Hourly Position
Reports to Director or designee


- Medical - EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network

- Prescription Program

- Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/$150
(family) deductible for basic and major services

- Vision - plan benefits are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-

- Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through
METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.Other Voluntary Benefits -
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

- Short Term Disability

- Long Term Disability

- Employee Assistance Program
- 12 Paid Holidays

- Vacation Leave

- Sick Leave

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference
Act (Title 25, US. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving
the full and equal opportunity Without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin,
Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River
Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the
required documentation to the completed Employment Application.Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)


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