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Warden Miami Correctional Facility

Date Posted:  Aug 5, 2022
Requisition ID:  387041

Peru, IN, US, 46970

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Miami Correctional Facility:
Miami Correctional Facility is located on the former Grissom Air Force Base, on the southeast corner of the Grissom Aeroplex, just south of Peru, Indiana, in Miami County.  This facility is classified as a medium/high maximum security correction facility, housing a maximum of 3,188 offenders.  At the DOC, we promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry.  As the model of best correctional practices, we strive to return productive citizens to our communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity, and professionalism.


The salary for this position may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

As the Warden, you will be responsible for managing a state correctional facility, with responsibility for all programs and custody operations.  In this position, you will be responsible for the formulation and implementation of all operating, security, and program functions of the facility. You will interpret and carry out the policies of the Department of Correction.  You will supervise a large staff to maintain and enforce safety, security, and custodial measures and direct the management of the facility. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Provide overall management of all aspects of facility operations. This includes development, establishment and implementation of facility goals, policies, and procedures. 
  • Direct the programs and operations of the facility which may include contractual entities in accordance with the policy guidelines and program directives provided by the Department of Correction. 
  • Manage the operations and performance of contractual entities (i.e., Food Services, Medical Services etc.) as well as overall vendor management.  
  • Direct staff selection, training, and evaluation of staff performance. 
  • Coordinate the program operations of the facility in accordance with other central office divisions. 
  • Management of facility budget. 
  • Ensure appropriate and effective management of offenders. 
  • Partner with various groups on outreach programs regarding facility operations. 
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development. 
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.   


The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.  

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Ten (10) years of full-time, paid professional experience in corrections, criminology, law enforcement, psychology, social work, or related fields. 
  • Five (5) years of full time, paid experience as a supervisor in any of the above areas. One (1) year of the above supervisory experience must have been within a correctional or rehabilitative facility.    
  • Broad knowledge of the correctional law, regulations, and court decisions. 
  • Advanced knowledge of methods and operations used in treatment, rehabilitation and resocialization. 
  • Advanced knowledge of public administration principles. 
  • Ability to manage and direct the programs and activities of a facility. 
  • Ability to effectively handle unprecedented challenges that may arise in a correctional facility. 
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow. 
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides supervision for offenders and requires a high level of judgment and care.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans.
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave; 
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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