CORRECTIONS LIEUTENANT COLONEL
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Saint Gabriel, LA

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Five years of experience in a correctional or penal institution with responsibility for the security, custody, rehabilitation or classification of inmates. Two years of this experience must have been in a position equivalent in scope of responsibility and/or complexity of work performed to a Corrections Captain in State service.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Law enforcement experience (e. g., State Police, deputy, or police officer) which included POST certification, investigations experience or training experience may be substituted for the required general experience on a month for month basis.

Experience as a Louisiana State Police Major will substitute for the required specialized experience on a month for month basis.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must have attained eighteenth birthday at time of application.

An applicant who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a felony, or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.

Must have a valid drivers license.

NOTE:
Prison Enterprises industry or farm operations jobs are qualifying as experience in the rehabilitation of inmates.

Examples of jobs in State service which qualify for the general experience include Prison Enterprises Farm Supervisor, Prison Enterprises Farm Manager, Prison Enterprises Assistant Supervisor 1 and 2, and Prison Enterprises Supervisor 1 and 2.

Only the job titles Prison Enterprises Quality Assurance Manager, Prison Enterprises Regional Manager and above will be considered equivalent in scope and responsibility and/or complexity of work performed as a Corrections Captain in the state service, and therefore qualifying for the specialized experience.

***This position will be filled by promotion of a Permanent Classified employee of Louisiana Correctinal Institute for Women. Only those applicants are eligible to apply***

_______________________________________________________________ ***This position has a Special Entrance Rate of $3312.40 per month.*** _______________________________________________________________

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No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy. If a paper application is submitted, the Supplemental Questions which coincide with the job posting must be answered and attached to the application.
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****Failure to provide your qualifying work experience will result in your application not being considered.****
This is a 24 hour facility. Any degree, certificate, special license, or DD-214 must be verified by official documentation prior to hire. Applicants may be required to work shift work. This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.

For more information about this vacancy contact:
La Toya Taylor
(225) 342-6536 Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 94304
Baton Rouge , LA 70804 -9304

Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To serve as Chief of Security at a Class 4A adult facility or to serve as an assistant within a unit having 400 or more inmates or to serve as an unit manager in a large organizational unit.

Level of Work:
Manager.

Supervision Received:
Administrative direction from a higher-level administrator.

Supervision Exercised:
Direct line over Corrections Majors.

Location of Work:
Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services, Office of Adult Services /Juvenile Services.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Corrections Major by responsibility for serving as Chief of Security or Assistant Chief of Security.

Differs from a Corrections Assistant Warden or Deputy Warden by the absence of final administrative responsibility to the warden for the security functions.

Examples of Work:
Serves as a Chief of Security at a Class 4A adult or juvenile facility.

Serves as an Assistant Chief of Security at a unit having 400 or more inmates.

Advises Corrections Colonel, Assistant Wardens, Deputy Wardens, and Wardens on matters dealing with comprehensive security programs within an institution.

Consults with other institutions within the DPSC on security matters.

Participates in the American Correctional Association (ACA) audits and basic jail guideline audits.

Recommends and reviews disciplinary actions to be taken against offenders or staff.

Consults on security matters with the Secretary and Assistant Secretary of the DPSC.

Responds on a 24-hour a day basis to major institutional unusual occurrences.

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