Inside Joplin features news and commentary about Joplin, Missouri, and the surrounding area, including Webb City, Carl Junction, Carthage, Sarcoxie, Neosho, Granby, Seneca, Diamond, Lamar, Golden City, Liberal, Anderson, and Pineville, with information about Jasper, Newton, Barton, and McDonald counties.
Friday, January 18, 2019
So you want to be a Joplin City Jail administrator
The City of Joplin posted the following advertisement for the position of City Jail Administrator:
Under general supervision, responsible for professional facility management and the administration, coordination and review of the security, treatment of inmates and administrative programs of a detention facility. Work involves directing professional, technical, security, clerical and other staff through subordinate managerial staff. Reports to Police Captain.
General Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are normal for this title. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Attendance and dependability. Must maintain confidentiality.
General Tasks and Responsibilities:
While following tasks are necessary for this position, they are not an essential part of the duties of this position and may also be performed by other employees.
In accordance with City policy, State Standards, Police Department Procedures and other applicable regulations, formulates facility policy and procedures for the proper operation of the facility including videotaping responsibilities.
Plans, supervises, coordinates and reviews programs which will meet the needs for the safety, recreation, security, discipline, education, religion, health, dietary, work and general welfare of offenders and staff.
Through subordinate supervisory and managerial staff, directs the assignment, training, supervision and evaluation of the staff.
Reviews and recommends decisions on all employment personnel actions as appropriate.
Supervises and participates in the development and maintenance of the facility’s operational budget.
Responsible to see that policies and procedures for equipment, inmate’s valuables and bond money are implemented for all jail staff.
Supervises and participates in the study of relevant policy and procedures and makes recommendations for changes as appropriate.
Enforces policy and procedures for the facility.
Supervises and participates in the study of the organization, operations and supervises and makes recommendations for improvements affecting economy, facility improvements efficiency and quality of organization, operations and services.
On a daily basis, interacts with management and line staff, offenders with special needs, local governmental law enforcement agencies, the municipal courts and other related entities.
Directs the participation and maintenance of a variety of standard operating records and reports necessary for proper accomplishment of facility requirements.
Sets and meets facility goals.
Other Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description shall not to be construed as an exclusive or all-inclusive list of the duties associated with this position.
The supervisor may on occasion assign other duties which are not specifically listed in this job description, provided the employee is qualified and certified/licensed to perform these additional functions.
General Physical Requirements:
Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with others and handle difficult interpersonal contacts.
Skill in expressing oneself, clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability
Knowledge of the principles and practices of detention facility management.
Knowledge of pertinent corrections law, rules and regulations.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and training.
Knowledge of the concepts of treatment delivery systems.
Knowledge of suicide prevention, classification and separation.
Knowledge of American Correctional Association and American Jail Association requirements and standards for jails; the National Commission on Correctional Health Care Standards for Jails.
Requires high levels of standing, bending, twisting, squatting, and carrying; manual dexterity to such a degree as to allow proper assembly, maintenance, and operation of job related equipment.
Must be sighted, hearing, and mobile to such a degree as to not compromise safety rules or the safety of self/others while working.
Skill in supervising the preparation of a variety of standard records and reports;
Skill in applying management techniques to problems of administration and devise workable solutions;
Skill in assigning, training, supervising and evaluating the work of others.
A Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, behavioral science, business management, or another acceptable related field.
A minimum of five years of full time supervisory experience, preferably in full time professional correctional work primarily in an institutional setting.
Must not have a criminal record or any felony convictions.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to successfully complete a thorough background check, and successfully complete a physical exam and drug test.