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Corrections Captain

Salary Range: $30.97 to $44.62 per hour ($64,665 to $93,167 per year)

Work Locations: Positions may occur at Minnesota Correctional Facilities located in Faribault, Lino Lakes (Twin Cities Suburbs-North), Moose Lake/Willow River, Oak Park Heights, Red Wing, Rush City, St. Cloud, Shakopee, Stillwater, and Togo.

Job Duties: Direct the overall operations of the security in a correctional facility and is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the work of the security division. Serve as chief security officer in a correctional facility accountable for protection of the public and staff; offender safety; anticipation of events that affect the facilities' security and orderly operation; and monitoring security systems and methods of control. Assists management with development and administration of labor agreements and plans, and participates as a member of the facility management team.

Minimum Qualifications:

1) Minimum of two years supervisory experience (e.g. Corrections Lieutenant, Corrections Supervisor or equivalent) directing a residential corrections’ security program/unit (e.g. living unit, program unit, squad, utility, or equivalent) in a secure correctional setting sufficient to plan, organize and direct the work of subordinates in a correctional setting.

2) Experience in conducting investigations and writing investigation reports.

3)  Knowledge of effective security equipment and practices, emerging security technologies, program operations and policies, post orders, perimeter security, offender security, custody and movement control of offenders, staff and visitor safety, contraband, mobilization and response for all institution emergencies, offender rules and conduct, transportation of offenders, and staff scheduling, training and development.

4) Knowledge of human resources principles, procedures and systems sufficient to manage and maintain a harmonious labor relations environment in accordance with collective bargaining and affirmative action/equal opportunity policies.

5) Written and oral communication skills sufficient to relay sensitive information to staff, the public, law enforcement agencies, attorneys, offenders, and other state agencies and to elicit cooperation from staff and offenders to resolve difficult and potentially dangerous situations affecting the safety and security of offenders, staff, and the public.

6) Human relations and conflict resolution skills sufficient to effectively solve problems in a manner that is sensitive to organizational structures, cultures, as well as the needs of groups and individuals; and to elicit cooperation from staff and offenders to resolve difficult and potentially dangerous situations affecting the safety and security of offenders, staff, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Completion of a two-year degree program
-Completion of a Bachelor’s degree program 
-Knowledge of fiscal management principles and procedures sufficient to develop and/or administer budgets
-Experience in committee and/or project leadership/management 
-Experience applying or completion of training in a continuous improvement method(s), such as -Lean, Six Sigma, etc. 
-Training or experience in Evidence Based Practices (EBP) such as cognitive/behavioral programming, motivational interviewing, and transition from prison to community (TPC).


Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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