Correctional Compliance Program Specialist

South Portland, Maine, United States Full-time

Correctional Compliance Program Specialist

Code: 5210                                            Pay Grade: 24 - $40,227.20 - $54,516.80

Open:  November 8, 2018  

Close: November 27, 2018


The Department of Corrections has a current vacancy for a Correctional Compliance Program Specialist located at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, Maine.  This position is open to Department of Corrections personnel and all outside applicants. 


This is professional services work in coordinating and managing operational standards and department policies for correctional facilities and community corrections in Maine.  Work includes monitoring performance management standards, compliance, policy implementation and processes within municipal, county, and/or state correctional facilities and community corrections. Work may also include participating as a member of a statewide audit team reviewing and investigating operational practices and unusual occurrences within the State and County Correctional System.  Work is performed under limited supervision.


Coordinates and maintains performance management systems to track compliance with accreditation standards and other performance standards.

Develop and implement correctional facility standards to ensure compliance with departmental goals, objectives and policies.

Interprets and applies federal and state laws and accrediting agency standards to determine revisions to established state and local correctional facility standards.

Inspects adult and juvenile correctional facility physical plants and operations in areas such as administration, food service and sanitation, custody and security, adult and juvenile, male and female accommodations, control and discipline, medical and health services, activities and programs, rights, facility equipment and systems, and training to identify deficiencies.

Prepares and submits inspection reports which identify violations of correctional facility standards and federal and state laws and regulations to provide information, make recommendations, and initiate corrective actions.

Applies statistical methods to analyze and present data.

Reviews and analyzes policies, procedures, rules, and regulations to recommend revisions and improvements to management.

Monitors American Correctional Association standards to ensure compliance with procedures and processes, identify problems, and recommend corrective action.

Reviews and maintains standard operating procedures and related documents to identify errors, inconsistencies, and possible procedural impact to assist in making necessary revisions and recommendations for change.

Investigates citations and negotiates settlement to resolve issues.

Reviews and reports on plans for renovation and new construction and consults with outside agencies to ensure plans follow established standards.  

Knowledge of American Correction Association Standards.

Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations relating to correctional facility standards.

Knowledge of OSHA rules and regulations.

Knowledge of penal codes.

Knowledge of State of Maine municipal, county, and state correctional facility standards.

Knowledge of life and safety codes.

Knowledge of law enforcement.

Knowledge of investigation principles, practices, and techniques.

Knowledge of statistical methods.

Knowledge of correctional classification systems, discipline, and security.

Knowledge of correctional supervision.

Knowledge of contemporary architecture and designs for correctional facilities, lockups, and short term detention centers.

Ability to read and understand architectural blueprints.



Five years of education, training, and/or experience in correctional institution security, social services, prisoner care and custody programs, and/or community corrections programs and services.




Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly

Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $444.68 biweekly
  • Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $422.45 biweekly
  • Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $400.21 biweekly
  • Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $377.98 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.


Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 16.9% of pay.

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