State of Arizona

Date: Oct 21, 2021
City: Buckeye, AZ
Salary: $45,002 - $66,938 / year
Contract type: Full time
State of Arizona

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.

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) is seeking an ARIZONA CERTIFIED ELEMENTARY, SECONDARY, or SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER to provide instruction in High School academic subjects to inmates who have not achieved a high school diploma

Job Duties:
  • Implements teacher-designed lesson plans and exhibits collaboration between classroom and Special Education teachers
  • Makes academic assessments, tracks progress, and maintains accurate educational records
  • Develops and corrects diagnostic tests
  • Uses effective classroom management techniques and ensures the security of all testing instruments
  • Provides monthly work evaluations to management and consults with highly qualified teachers on subject matter concerns or questions
  • Escorts and supervises inmates, tutors, aids, or clerks in the educational building/classroom
  • Drives on State business
  • Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):
Knowledge of:

  • Laws, rules, regulations, and policies governing education and teaching
  • Current instructional methodologies and counseling techniques
  • Appropriate testing procedures and interpretation of specific tests
  • Personal computer and software sufficient to perform daily tasks

Skill in:

  • Written and verbal communication
  • Teaching and facilitation
  • Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
  • Multi-tasking and organization
  • Typing
  • Time management

Ability to:

  • Work in a prison environment
  • Provide academic instruction and counseling to inmates
  • Provide individual and group instruction and education counseling
  • Work cooperatively with other education staff
  • Learn and adhere to departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures

Selective Preference(s):
  • Highly Qualified Status in Social Studies, Language Arts, English, or Math
  • Structured English Immersion (SEI) endorsement
  • Previous instruction in High School Math

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university, and a current valid Arizona Department of Education (ADE) Teaching Certificate in the approved area of Elementary, Secondary and Special Education.
  • 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 driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Card

Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation and a drug test.

Effective August 1, 2019, an applicant’s employment will also be contingent on the successful completion of a medical/physical examination

We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:

  • Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
  • Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options
  • Exceptional retirement program
  • Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
  • An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our
benefits page


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 ADCRR Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 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.

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