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Job Title: Warden - Pocatello Womens Correctional Center
Hiring Organization: Idaho Department of Correction
Salary Range: $31.50-$40.00
Closing Date: 11/18/2013
Job Location: Idaho
Description: SPECIAL NOTIFICATION: This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

The Mission of the Idaho Department of Correction is to promote a safer Idaho by reducing recidivism.

The Warden manages the operations of the Pocatello Women's Correctional Center (PWCC). PWCC is Idaho’s largest prison for female offenders, housing over 300 females of all custody levels, including a behavioral health unit. The facility has its own receiving and diagnostic unit for assessing and processing new female commitments into the system. In addition to programs, PWCC offers academic and vocational opportunities and facility also operates a work release program for female offenders.

This is an excellent career opportunity to work in an evolving and changing organization, and demonstrate the ability to provide leadership to staff and foster cooperation and teamwork.


  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, directs and controls the prison’s operations and programs to establish operational priorities
  • Coordinates operations within the facility with other elements within the organization to ensure program objectives and standards are established and attained consistent with overall goals
  • Projects staffing, material and equipment needs for the operation and programs managed at the prison, developing budgetary requests in support of those needs
  • Oversees the institutional budget to ensure expenditures are within budgetary limits and are in compliance with state regulations and purchasing procedures
  • Oversees maintenance of the physical plant, establishes priorities and ensures that the institution is maintained in accordance with State Fire Marshall’s regulations, established health standards and safety practices as mandated by the Division of Building Safety
  • Develops institutional procedures in response to changes in statutes, administrative policy and accepted standards
  • Determines organizational structure within the institution, develops operational plans and establishes the institution’/s strategic plan, goals and objectives
  • Responds to sensitive issues raised by the media, advocacy groups and the public
  • Hires, orients and evaluates the performance of subordinate managers and/or staff
  • Maintains an effective line of communication with staff at all levels through reoccurring meetings, briefings and time walking the facility listening to staff concerns
  • Maintains an effective line of communication with offenders by touring the institution, listening to their concerns, and responding to their written correspondence and grievances
  • Monitors activities and develops reports to Division regarding key operational practices and/or indicators for potential problems and takes appropriate action
  • Oversees, tests and approves institutional emergency plans and maintenance of emergency response personnel, providing direct management for all critical emergencies such as natural disasters, riots, or hostage situations
  • Insures departmental programs and education policies and directives are followed
  • Works with outside stakeholders in successful transition for offenders
  • Insures compliance with laws, audits, and certifications are in order
  • Insures food service is managed efficiently and meets all health/safety codes
  • Works with law enforcement in dealing with illegal activity
  • Monitors gang and intelligence information to insure staff, offender and public safety
  • Works with lawmakers, constituents in problem solving issues

  • Seven or more years experience directly supervising staff to include Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling (A degree in a related field may substitute for two years of experience)
  • Five or more years experience working in criminal justice which included at least two years working with adult offenders

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher and/or 10 years management and leadership experience in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Understanding and experience related to modern correctional practices; the behaviors and challenges of prison populations, security requirements and techniques and practices and principals of institutional programming
  • Experience and/or understanding of budgeting, personnel management, management principals and relevant case law
  • Ability to effectively communicate and resolve conflicts that arise between staff, offenders and stakeholders
  • Experience managing offenders and education or experience in best practices for offenders
  • Special Instructions: HIRING INFORMATION:

    To be hired, candidates will have a history and background supportive of department mission goals and will be subject to:

    • Completing a Background Investigation Questionnaire and pre-employment drug testing
    • Having a federal and state criminal background check to include fingerprints
    • Having a history of law-abiding behavior
    • Felonies, misdemeanors, illegal drug usage, DUI's, adverse driving convictions and employment history may make you ineligible for employment

    • Non-hiring restrictions are in place for candidates who:

    • Have been convicted of Domestic Violence or similar types of violent behaviors
    • Have a dishonorable discharge from military service
    • Currently are using, dealing or are associated with illegal drugs
    • Have close friends or relatives under IDOC care & custody where the vacancy exists
    • Are currently under IDOC supervision or probation (must be released from IDOC supervision or probation for at least one year)

    EXAMINATION: You must submit your resume and cover letter on-line to be considered! You will receive a pass/fail score based on the experience, training and education information that you provide in the Cover letter and Resume. Notification of your results will be available on-line when the exam review process has been completed. Please be sure to support in your resume, how you meet the Minimum and Desired Qualifications as listed above.

    To view the one question for this exam please click on "Preview Exam" below. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen.


    Click on any Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist Information and Exam for this position.

    When updating your online application information, please select/add:

    Department of Correction under "Agencies"

    Full-time under "Job Type/Shift"

    Pocatello under "Cities"

    Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency. You must complete all items in the Application Checklist under General Information and Optional Information to include Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type/Shift, Skills, and Generic Job history Resume.

    COMPETITIVE STATE BENEFIT PACKAGE AVAILABLE (also see the link following the salary -Plus Competitive Benefits!)

  • Flex Spending plan
  • Sick/Vacation Leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Deferred Compensation plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ample Free Parking
  • IDAHO--America's Best-Kept Secret (see the State website at http://www.visitidaho.org/things-to-do/)
  • For more information on the Idaho Department of Correction, visit our website: www.idoc.idaho.gov

    ~Professionalism, Respect, Service, Teamwork ~

    This is the Department of Correction - we invite you to become a part of us. Working at the Idaho Department of Correction can be a challenging opportunity and a rewarding experience.
    Additional Online Information: https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=NONCLS045815
    Contact Information: Taryn Schonafelt
    HR Senior
    1299 N Orchard Ste110
    Boise, Idaho United States
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