Correctional Captain (AGENCY ONLY)

Warren, Maine, United States | Correctional Services | Full-time

Apply by: Oct. 27, 2020



 Code: 5209                         Pay Grade:  23 $42,848.00 - $58,489.60
                                              This rate does not include a $2/hr Incentive Stipend & $0.60/hour                                                   Institutional Stipend

Open: October 14, 2020 

Close:  October 27, 2020



The Department of Corrections is accepting applications for Correctional Captain at the Maine State Prison, Warren, Maine.  This position is open to Department of Corrections employees only.


This is investigative and protective services work of a supervisory nature in monitoring and overseeing staff on a work-shift or program activity in an adult correctional facility.  Work includes scheduling and assigning staff, directing the activities of subordinate personnel, implementing operational procedures, and maintaining records.  



  • Knowledge of correctional institution rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and unit management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of prisoner motivation and psychology.
  • Knowledge of problems associated with institutional life.
  • Knowledge of prisoner rehabilitation and treatment programs.
  • Knowledge of methods and objectives of discipline.
  • Knowledge of institutional recordkeeping and reporting principles, practices, and requirements.
  • Ability to supervise subordinate staff and prisoners.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to write clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to interpret and enforce institutional rules, regulations, policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to handle critical and stressful situations.
  • Ability to observe and evaluate situations and behavior.
  • Ability to make decisions and act quickly in emergency and dangerous situations.
  • Ability to model appropriate behavior, attitude, ethics, and morals.
  • Ability to utilize standard desktop computer technology (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet, e-mail).


Five (5) years of education, training, and/or experience in correctional institution security and/or prisoner care and custody programs which includes at least two years of responsible correctional supervisory experience.


Contact Information: 

Alicia Clark, Human Resources, at (207)287-4498 or  



Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly

Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $470.99 biweekly
  • Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $447.44 biweekly
  • Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $423.89 biweekly
  • Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $400.34 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: 20.67% of pay. 


Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.