State of Nebraska Corrections Lieutenant - TSCI in Tecumseh, Nebraska

Corrections Lieutenant - TSCI


$23.00 Hourly


Tecumseh, NE

Job Type



Department of Correctional Services

Job Number



10/19/2018 11:59 PM Central

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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 this agency and those it serves. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) operates 10 institutions housing 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). Information about the Department can be found at: With a current vacancy at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in Tecumseh, NE (a maximum, custody facility), NDCS is accepting applications for the position of Corrections Lieutenant. The incumbent will model the NDCS Values of integrity, respect, compassion, growth, and excellence as we accomplish our mission, "Keep people safe."

For more information, contact TSCI at 402-335-5998. For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please contact ADA Coordinator Lisa Mathews at 402-479-5812, or

Examples of Work

Responsible for specific shift of a custody force. Conduct special investigations; resolve problems between inmates. Supervise the performance of all assigned security staff, and indirect supervision of other institutional staff. Conduct roll call and handle administrative paperwork. Supervise custody activities such as searches, institutional tours, visitor & inmate escort, and initial commander in emergency situations.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Post-high school coursework/training in Criminal Justice or related Behavioral field and three years of progressively responsible corrections experience. Experience or coursework/training in supervision and leadership. Must be able to legally possess firearms and ammunition. No felony or domestic abuse related convictions.

PREFERRED: One year of supervisory experience.

OTHER: Must have a valid driver's license. Successful completion of background check. 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

Must be able to work all three shifts to include weekends and holidays. Successful applicant must:

  • be a positive role model;

  • be able to manage and lead staff;

  • promote teamwork, cooperation and collaboration throughout the facility and create a positive work environment;

  • be able to effectively communicate;

  • be able to effectively manage conflict and make decisions;

  • be dependable; and

  • have a demonstrated understanding of the responsibilities of this position.