District of Columbia Department of Corrections

Washington, DC

 Correctional Institution Administrator (Warden)


Position Title:  Correctional Institution Administrator (Warden)

Company:  District of Columbia Department of Corrections

Position Location:  Washington, DC

Employment Status:  Full Time


About DCDOC:  The District of Columbia jail serves as a point of entry for all persons who have been arraigned and committed for incarceration by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and the U.S. District Court, including detainment by the authority of the United States Marshall Service.

The mission of the DOC is to ensure public safety for citizens of the District by providing an orderly, safe, secure and humane environment for the confinement of pretrial detainees and sentenced inmates, while providing meaningful opportunities for community reintegration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The incumbent serves as the Warden and is responsible for the overall management of the facility.  This undertaking includes, but is not limited to the safekeeping, care, protection, discipline, programming, and release of inmates remanded to the custody of DOC. 

Provides technical authoritative advice and guidance to top level management on complex, controversial, and /or sensitive institutional management, as well as, legislative or regulatory matters.

Consults with superiors and other Executive Staff members for assurance of operational continuity. Ensures through subordinate staff, the effective delivery of operational services to include safe and secure housing, food services, training, psychological services, and other services. Coordinates with the offices of the Deputy Directors, to ensure delivery of program services such as: case management, health provisions, records management, religious services, recreation and educational services.

Participates in policy leadership discussions to ensure achievement of the Departments’ goals and objectives.  Develops long and short-range plans within approved and anticipated budget parameters, making operational changes as dictated by unanticipated budget variations.

Establishes effective community relations and ensures appropriate information sharing regarding the mission, goals, and accomplishments of the facilities with the public, the media, the city’s executive leaders and District and Federal legislative leadership


Specialized Experience is directly related experience that included substantial involvement with a correctional program and provided a thorough knowledge of correctional techniques, or experience in meeting and dealing with people that demonstrated the ability to work effectively with inmates and associates in a correctional environment.  Specialized Experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  To be creditable, one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression.

Managerial/supervisory experience is required.

Pay and Benefits:

Minimum Range $127,030  -   Maximum Range 177,839

As a District government employee, you will be eligible to receive health and life insurance benefits, and retirement benefits. Additional information about these benefits is available on the D.C. Department of Human Resources’ (DCHR) website at www.dchr.dc.gov.


Application Information

Please apply for this position online at:  careers.dc.gov. 

Job ID 20765