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State of Nebraska Corrections Unit Manager - Lincoln Correctional Center in Lincoln, Nebraska

Corrections Unit Manager - Lincoln Correctional Center


$21.40 Hourly


Lincoln, NE

Job Type



Department of Correctional Services

Job Number



3/8/2021 11:59 PM Central

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Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) employs nearly 2,300 team members operating 10 institutions, which house approximately 5,200 inmates, statewide. The department's focus includes inmate programming and education, physical and behavioral health care, re-entry services, and community programs, and is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA). Candidates will model the NDCS Values of integrity, respect, compassion, growth, and excellence as we accomplish our mission, "Keep people safe." Information about the Department can be found at: www.corrections.nebraska.gov. For more information call 402-479-6171. For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please contact ADA Coordinator Hayden Thomas at 402-479-5812 or hayden.thomas@nebraska.gov.

Location of position: Lincoln Correctional Center, 3216 West Van Dorn Street, Lincoln, NE 68522

Examples of Work

Comply with and enforce state statues and Departmental/Institutional Rules and Regulations. Maintain responsibility for the total operation of the housing unit. Ensure sanitation is maintained at a high level by conducting daily inspections, sanitation reports and correcting deficiencies immediately. Observe, evaluate and document subordinate staff performance. Provide on -the-job training and coordinate training for all assigned staff. Effectively communicate all relevant information to line staff, supervisors and other departments. Chair Unit Classification and Unit Disciplinary Committee. Render decisions that are consistent with department policy and the philosophy of the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC)/NDCS. Process inmate grievances according to established protocols. Ensure responses detailed (addresses all elements of the grievance), accurate and in accordance with policy. Prepare suggested responses to Inmate Request within the established deadline. Complete investigations as assigned. Learn and perform the duties and responsibilities of the Unit Administrator's office. Demonstrate leadership, commitment and professionalism on a daily basis. Leadership must be consistent with Department's mission and vision.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, behavioral sciences, human services or a related field and one year of corrections experience, including supervisory experience; OR Associate’s degree in criminal justice, behavioral sciences, human services or related field and three years of corrections experience, including supervisory experience; OR five years of corrections experience, including supervisory experience. No felony or domestic abuse related convictions.

PREFERRED: Experience working in NDCS Custody and/or Unit Management.

OTHER: Transcripts required prior to appointment. Applicants accepting a job offer must pass the following pre-employment exams in this order: medical exam, and at a randomly announced time, pass a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully complete the fully paid NE Corrections Training Program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Successful applicant must: 1) be a positive role model; 2) be able to manage and lead staff; 3) promote teamwork, cooperation and collaboration throughout the facility and create a positive work environment; 4) be able to effectively communicate; 5) be able to effectively manage conflict and make decisions; 6) be dependable; and 7) have a demonstrated understanding of the responsibilities of this position . Experience with STRONG-R/CCRs. Knowledge of inmate grievance procedures.