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.
Mathematical Ability
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.
Physical Requirements
  • 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.
Environmental Adaptability
  • 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.
General Qualifications:
  • 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.

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