CLASSIFICATION NO. 771
COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS MANAGER
Under general direction, to plan, organize, manage and direct the personnel, programs, and activities for Community Corrections probation and parole programs or residential work release corrections programs for adult offenders; and to do other work as required.
The Community Corrections Department is responsible for supervising adult offenders on post prison, parole or probation, including assessment, rehabilitative, restorative, transitional and programs, and residential services.
The Community Corrections Manager has broad management and operational responsibilities to oversee the provision of probation and parole services, a variety of corrections programs, and appropriate custodial and case management services for residential services clients. The incumbents report to the Corrections Director who is responsible for administration of field probation and parole services and residential services under a contract with the Sheriff's Office.
The Community Corrections Manager differs from the Residential Services Supervisor which supervises residential services security staff and professional staff providing direct case management and counseling services to adult probation and parole clients. The Community Corrections Manager also differs from the Probation and Parole Supervisor who plans, organizes and supervises the activities and personnel performing professional probation and parole case management and administrative support services.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Develops and administers corrections, probation and parole, and/or residential services operational plans, policies, and procedures; develops and oversees implementation of procedures and guidelines to meet established goals and standards; ensures compliance with Federal, State and local statutes, rules and regulations.
- Develops annual and supplemental budgets for residential services, probation and parole programs, and corrections programs; monitors revenues and expenditures; researches alternative funding sources; prepares grant proposals.
- Oversees and monitors supervisory staff responsible for personnel such as parole and probation officers, corrections officers, case managers, office staff and food services staff; maintains contact with adjudicating authority, other public agencies, and other County employees; participates in program management meetings; supports supervisory staff in resolving complaints made by the public and/or program participants.
- Conducts research studies and prepares reports; analyzes solutions and costs; improves corrections programs through implementation of innovative, efficient programs.
- Hires and directs supervisory, professional, paraprofessional, administrative and food services staff to provide quality service to citizens and County staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments.
- Coordinates the activities of contractors and County personnel providing maintenance, repair and purchase of equipment, supplies and services for corrections programs; prepares and negotiates contracts; monitors services to evaluate performance and ensure compliance with contract specifications.
- Coordinates property acquisition and facility siting activities for department offices and citizen or client service locations; obtains appropriate permits and inspections to meet applicable local, state and federal building, safety, health codes, and regulations.
- Serves as department representative and liaison to governmental agencies and the public; participates in task forces to coordinate and develop intergovernmental programs; promotes departmental activities with the public.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of: Practices and procedures of the adult criminal justice system, including sentencing, restitution, and supervision in the community; administration of correctional programs; laws, policies, rules and standards applicable to the administration of a community based residential services program or probation and parole programs; behavior and adjustment problems of adult offenders; corrections theory and methods including security procedures; principles and practices of public administration, including program planning and analysis, budgeting, contract preparation and administration; personnel management; participatory management theories; techniques of grant preparation and administration; funding sources and financing methods; techniques of negotiation and public relations.
Skill to: Develop and implement operational policies; develop and evaluate goals, procedures, objectives and programs; plan, assign, organize, evaluate and direct work of supervisory, professional, administrative and food service staff; direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality productivity and effectiveness; incorporate team participation in decision making; respond to changes desired by citizens and County staff; establish and maintain effective relationships with law enforcement, probation, court personnel, service agencies, contractors, County employees and the public; prepare and justify budget requests and grant proposals; prepare clear and concise reports; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; resolve complaints tactfully while dealing with the public or residents.
Within six months of hire, must be able to pass a post offer physical examination and be eligible for DPSST certification.
Must successfully pass an extensive background investigation including national fingerprint records check.
Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.
MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS
Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.