Correctional Superintendent

State of Alaska
Full Time 3 semester per week $2,787 Per month AK Alaska State Corrections Department, Craig, AK 99921, United States Apply before 6/28/2024 5:00


The Department of Corrections, Division of Institutions, is currently recruiting for a Correctional Superintendent 1 position at the Anchorage Correctional Complex (ACC) located in Anchorage, Alaska.
What you will be doing:
The Correctional Superintendent 1 plays a crucial role in the efficient management and administration of the Anchorage Correctional Complex. This entails supervising subordinate supervisors and working leaders while actively engaging in diverse facets of facility operations. The key objective is to maintain orderly operations, prioritize safety, and uphold security standards in alignment with departmental policies, federal and state statutes, and regulatory requirements.

One key responsibility is to assess the current and future needs of the facility to maintain safe and organized operations. This includes supervising security and/or program staff, either directly or through subordinate supervisors. The Correctional Superintendent 1 holds ultimate accountability for the overall safety and security of the adult correctional center, as well as the maintenance compound and training/safety buildings.

To achieve these objectives, the Correctional Superintendent 1 establishes priorities and assigns tasks to subordinate staff. They also evaluate the performance of staff, investigate allegations of employee misconduct, and take appropriate disciplinary action or make effective recommendations. Furthermore, they handle the adjudication or recommend responses to employee grievances and complaints, reporting to the Correctional Superintendent 3.
As a skilled administrator, you will be responsible for overseeing and implementing policies and procedures while effectively managing security, housing, and facility operations. Your role will also encompass supervising a team to ensure smooth workflow and optimal performance. Your expertise will be pivotal in directing operations related to the control, security, and administration of both staff and inmates, as well as the maintenance and management of equipment and property within the correctional facility.

In addition to your primary responsibilities, you will conduct thorough inspections of inmate living accommodations to ensure safety and sanitation standards are upheld. Where needed, you will provide valuable recommendations for necessary improvements to further enhance the facility's overall conditions. Your diligent approach to these duties will play a vital role in maintaining a secure and well-managed correctional environment.
Maintaining regular communication with subordinates assigned to shifts is crucial. This allows the Correctional Superintendent 1 to determine operational needs and make necessary adjustments concerning both staff and prisoners. Prioritization becomes an ongoing requirement in this role.

Our organization, mission and culture:
The Alaska Department of Corrections provides secure confinement, reformative programs, and a process of supervised community reintegration to enhance the safety of our communities.

We are trained professionals committed to a safe, open and respectful organization. We are dedicated to public safety and will always respect the rights and dignity of victims of crime. Offenders in our charge will be treated in a safe and humane manner and will be expected to enhance their ability to reform every day.

The benefits of joining our team:
Work with a dynamic group of individuals.
Work with a variety of experienced DOC professionals.
Promote personal growth of subordinates through training, coaching, mentoring.

The working environment you can expect:
Fast paced environment that provides opportunity for professional development.
Interactions with multi-disciplines within the institution.
Positive working environment.

Who we are looking for:
The successful candidate must have the ability to:
  • Speak and write clearly to include utilizing effective communication techniques.
  • Establish and maintain close and cooperative working relationships to include staff of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of departmental policies and procedures related to the operation and administration of correctional institutions.
  • A leader who promotes positivity.
  • Flexible to adapt to sudden changes in staffing and responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college.


One year of experience as a Correctional Officer 4, Correctional Supervisor, or Adult Probation Officer 3 with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.

Bachelor's degree substitution:

Work experience performing the full range of security duties in an adult correctional institution or performing adult probation or parole duties in a community, will substitute for the required education (3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours equal one month). The work experience is met by service as a Correctional Officer 2-4, Correctional Supervisor, or Adult Probation Officer 2-3 with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.

There is no substitution for the specific experience.

Special Note:

Appointment to Correctional Superintendent 1 is conditional, pending successful completion of a thorough background investigation, psychological evaluation, drug screening, and medical examination.

Possess a valid driver's license issued within the United States at time of appointment.   

On-call availability may be required.

Individuals not continuously employed since February 9, 1991, by the State of Alaska Department of Corrections in a "correctional officer," "probation officer," or "parole officer" position, as defined by 13 AAC 85.900, are subject to requirements established by Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC). As a condition of continued employment, these individuals must obtain a basic correctional or probation officer certificate issued by the APSC within 14 months of hire.

Any employment action that resulted in discharge, resignation in lieu of discharge, or discipline, must be disclosed at the time of application to vacancies within this classification. Applicants who fail to provide this information will be deemed to be ineligible for interview or further consideration. Applicants with an employment action that makes them ineligible for certification under APSC regulations will be ineligible to receive an interview or further consideration.

For purposes of the minimum qualifications for this job class, "misdemeanor" means:

1) A crime classified as a misdemeanor in Alaska at the time the crime was committed.

2) A crime committed in another jurisdiction for which there was a conviction in that jurisdiction by a civilian or military court is a "misdemeanor" conviction if the crime has elements similar to those of a misdemeanor under Alaska law at the time the offense was committed.

3) An offense punishable as a misdemeanor in Alaska or under the law of another jurisdiction, that results in a completed suspended imposition of sentence, expungement of record, or a pardon, is considered a "misdemeanor" conviction unless the offense was committed by the person before the age of 21.

A qualified applicant may not:

Have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court.

Have been convicted during the past ten (10) years by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court of a crime of dishonesty or moral turpitude, of a crime that resulted in serious physical injury to another person, or of two or more driving under the influence offenses.

Have illegally manufactured, transported, or sold a controlled substance during the past 10 years, provided you were under 21 years of age at the time.

Have illegally used a Schedule IA, IIA, IIIA, IVA, or VA controlled substance during the past 5 years, provided you were at least 21 years of age at the time.

Have used marijuana during the last year, provided you were at least 21 years of age at the time.

Have been denied certification by the Alaska Police Standards Council or the responsible certifying agency in any other issuing jurisdiction unless the denial, revocation, or surrender has been rescinded by the council under 13 AAC 85.270 or by the responsible certifying agency of the issuing jurisdiction.

Have ever used a controlled substance while employed as a certifiable municipal, state, federal peace officer, correctional officer, adult probation officer, or military law enforcement officer.

Additional Required Information

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Background Investigation Requirements

Applicants who are 
not currently certified (or hold grandfathered status) as a Correctional Officer with the Alaska Police Standards Council will be required to successfully pass the background investigation, medical examination, drug screening and psychological evaluation. IMPORTANT NOTICE - BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINE A full criminal history check is required for all applicants. YOU WILL NOT MOVE FORWARD IN THE PROCESS WITHOUT COMPLETING AND SUBMITTING YOUR NOTARIZED F-3 PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT FORM.The F-3 Personal History Statement Form and Background Packet can be downloaded at:Once completed and notarized return to: 
As part of the personal history, applicants will be required to submit copies of the following documents:
  • Certified Highschool/GED transcripts (must be received directly from certifying institution and show date of graduation)
  • Birth certificate or valid passport
  • HS Foreign Equivalency Evaluation, if applicable
  • Naturalization certificate, if applicable
  • DD-214 form, if applicable (must show date and type of discharge and reason for separation narrative for all periods of service in each branch of the military, such as the DD-214 Long Form and NGB-22 Form)
  • Military Evaluations, if applicable
The background investigation requires candidates to complete a background packet, which includes attaching the above required documents in order for our office to verify you meet the minimum qualifications and requirements set forth by the Alaska Police Standards Council. Upon hire, applicants will also be subject to fingerprinting. 

  • Resume
  • 3 Professional References
  • Last 3 Performance Evaluation

The cover letter must describe how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Please describe your education and/or work experience as it relates to the minimum qualifications listed on this position.

The cover letter must describe your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they pertain to this position. Give specific examples to demonstrate your experience and/or education; and the cover letter must be in standard business format.

All Department of Corrections employees are required to be fingerprinted. The successful candidate must pass a criminal history check.

Please be aware – this position requires the use of the Alaska Corrections Offender Management System (ACOMS) and the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN). A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use ACOMS and APSIN. DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice. Additionally, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance. Approved clearance must be maintained for these systems based on the duties assigned to this position.
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position.  Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview.

If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer's name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported, and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

This position requires the use or possession of a firearm or ammunition. In accordance with the federal Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 (PL 104-208), if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, you may not hold this position.
A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is an offense that is (1) a misdemeanor under Federal or state law; and (2) has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.
If you have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, do NOT apply for this position.

The Department of Corrections follows and maintains federal and state requirements and standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which apply to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including:
  • Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution;
  • Convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or,
  • Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above.
The above is in compliance with PREA and its implementing regulations, 28 C.F.R. Part 115, Subpart A, Section 115.17, Hiring and Promotion Decisions.

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at the address above. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

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Contact Information

Oscar Zapata
Administrative Officer 2
Phone: (907) 269-4204
Fax: (907) 269-4208