Corrections Canteen Supervisor- Omaha Correctional Center

Support Staff
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services - Lincoln, Nebraska

Jun 17, 2022

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Application Deadline:
Jul 8, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$17.10 hourly
Top Pay:
$24.42 hourly

Job Description

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The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) employs nearly 2,300 team members operating nine institutions, which house 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). Candidates will model the NDCS Values of integrity, respect, compassion, growth, and excellence as we accomplish our mission, "Keep people safe."

Information about the Department can be found at: For more information call 402-595-3963.For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please contact ADA Coordinator Mike Carr at 402-479-5812 or

Range of $17.096-24.423/hour hiring rate PLUS an additional $3/hour facility differential for hours worked.

Examples of Work

The Omaha Correctional Center has an exciting career opportunity as a Canteen Supervisor. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing supervision and leadership to the Canteen through a team oriented work environment, promoting open communication.

Responsibilities include supervise and train canteen employees and inmate workers in canteen principles, policies and procedures. Ordering, receiving, stocking inventory and maintaining cleanliness and sanitation in the canteen. Review, approve and process Inmate Special Orders and Inmate Direct Orders.

Investigate inmate grievances and write responses to answer inmate questions and resolve differences. Maintain and perform periodic inventories to provide an accurate record while complying with policies and directives. Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds with assistance.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21+
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: Experience in performing or supervising canteen functions

PREFERRED: Minimum of 1 year supervisory experience. Experience with stock rotation, inventory, sanitation and ordering product for a retail and/or grocery operation. Experience and/or training with Microsoft Word, Excel and Correctional Inmate Tracking (CIT). Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds with assistance.

OTHER: 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

Knowledge of: record keeping practices and administrative reporting; bookkeeping/accounting, filing, inventory control, and merchandising.

Ability to: communicate orally and in writing with staff, agency management, and inmates; understand and apply written and oral instructions and administrative policies and guidelines; make decisions pertinent to interpretation of applicable operational memorandums and guidelines; interact with staff members; and inmates to establish and maintain proper relationships; operate a computer, calculator, adding machine, and cash register; adapt to prison environment.

Contact Information

Melissa Mendy

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
P.O. Box 94661
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
phone: 402-805-7593

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