Subject to the rules of the department of rehabilitation and correction, the director of rehabilitation and correction may appoint a deputy warden for each institution under the jurisdiction of the department. A deputy warden shall be in the unclassified service and serve at the pleasure of the director. The director shall make an appointment to the position of deputy warden from persons having criminal justice experience. A person who is appointed to a position as deputy warden from a position in the classified service shall retain the right to resume the position and status that the person held in the classified service immediately prior to the appointment. If the person is relieved of the person's duties as deputy warden, the director shall reinstate the person to the position in the classified service that the person held immediately prior to the appointment as deputy warden or to another position that is certified by the director, with approval of the department of administrative services, as being substantially equal to that prior position. Service as deputy warden shall be counted as service in the position in the classified service that the person held immediately preceding the appointment as deputy warden. A person who is reinstated to a position in the classified service as provided in this section is entitled to all rights and emoluments accruing to the position during the time of the person's service as deputy warden.
Effective Date: 03-17-1998