Corrections Promotional Exams
The Corrections Supervisor Promotional Examinations were developed with the help of subject-matter experts (SMEs), or individuals who hold or supervise these positions in agencies across the country. These individuals provided us with information on the relevant knowledge areas that should be evaluated in a written examination. The examinations that have been developed to test these areas are based on popular texts dealing with supervision, administration and operations in correctional settings. Exams have been developed for two key promotional positions within correctional agencies: First-Line Supervisor and Middle Manager.
Based on the essential tasks outlined in a job analysis process, several areas of measurement were chosen as critical for inclusion in each examination. Following are the knowledge areas measured for both Middle Manager and First-Line Supervisor positions:
- Administration & Operations
- Human & Group Behavior
- Constitutional Law
- Personnel Management & Supervision
- Inmate Management & Supervision