Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) operates 10 institutions housing approximately 5,300 inmates state-wide.
Under the leadership of a Deputy Director, wardens serve as chief executive officers of their assigned institution and are responsible for the planning, operation, direction and management of the institution utilizing identified initiatives, strategic plan goals, directives and administrative rules of NDCS. We are seeking a transformational leader who brings performance based management skills, a commitment to servant leadership and the drive to inspire a culture of trust, creativity and commitment to the critical work of the agency and those it serves.
The current warden opportunity is at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, a 960-bed, male, maximum-medium security facility. This is an appointed discretionary position and is not subject to the State of Nebraska Classified System Personnel Rules and Regulations. NDCS is accredited by the American Correctional Association. Information about the Department can be found at www.corrections.nebraska.gov.Submit a letter of interest and resume to Erinn Criner, Human Talent Director, at [email protected] by June 26, 2019. Your letter of interest should be no more than 500 words.
$110,000-120,000 (based upon experience)
Examples of Work
Proactive, visionary leader who incorporates systems thinking and strategic planning to direct the overall institutional operations and services consistent with the Department's mission. Supports and models evidence based practices, vision points and effective communication. Successful candidate promotes collaborative teamwork concepts, staff mentoring and recognition, while providing clear expectations and objectives. Initiative to promote innovative correctional operations, inmate programs and job skill opportunities is essential. Other key responsibilities include: budget preparation and management, adherence to ACA standards, ensure comprehensive security checks and audits; establishment of institutional goals and objectives and the means to accomplish them. Good public relations with inmates and their families, governmental and private sectors, as well as the community.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in appropriate discipline and five years related administrative experience with demonstrated administrative ability and leadership OR completion of a career development program including work-related experience, training, or college credits equivalent to the bachelor's degree.
OTHER: Must be able to demonstrate sound decision making skills consistent with current correctional practices and theory, including five years of progressively responsible prison management positions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Proven public relations skills necessary, along with experience in the application of change management, effective communication, continuous quality standards, core values and visionary thinking. Desired applicant must have commitment to help people realize their individual potential consistent with the purpose and philosophy of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.