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  JOB TITLE:
Independent Jail Compliance Director, Orleans Parish Jail Facilities
SALARY RANGE:
$150,000-$200,000.  To be finalized by the U.S. District Court.
SUPERVISED BY: 
U.S. District Court, Judge Lance M. Africk
SUPERVISION EXERCISED OVER:
All jail operations and personnel, including supervision of contracts for inmate services (food service, medical). 
WORK SCHEDULE: 
Full-time.  As the jail is a 24-hour, seven-day a week operation, the schedule and workload will vary depending upon facility needs.
APPLICATION PROCESS: 
By July 20, 2018,
Send a resume or curriculum vitae and cover letter to opso.compliancedirector2018@usdoj.gov
QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants for this position must possess a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or a related field and seven (7) years of experience in an urban jail environment with at least five (5) years at a leadership level, or significant experience working in local adult corrections that the Candidate can equate to the stated qualifications. Candidate shall have excellent management and leadership skills, experience and success in change management, knowledge of modern corrections practices, facilities and technology, and excellent written and verbal skills, including experience in stakeholder, community, and media relations.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree or certification as one or more of the following: Certified Corrections Executive (CCE) or Certified Jail Manager (CJM).  Experience leading a direct supervision jail. Work experience in a jail with an average daily population of more than 1000 inmates in an urban or suburban setting.  Leadership experience of management teams.  Accountability based management practices.  Experience implementing jail reform. Experience with formulating, presenting, and overseeing jail budgets to local governmental entities. 
SUMMARY:  The Independent Jail Compliance Director is responsible for implementing the requirements of the attached Stipulated Order for Appointment of Independent Jail Compliance Director, and bringing the Orleans Parish jail facility into compliance with an existing federal court Consent Judgment.  The Independent Jail Compliance Director shall provide the direction, control and guidance necessary for the safe and effective operation of the Orleans Parish jail facility applying accepted professional standards and in accordance with the existing Consent Judgment.  Responsibilities include directing hiring and retention of staff, directing staff discipline and terminations, staff training, organizational structure, incident reporting, internal investigations, quality management, classification, inmate disciplinary procedures, inmate grievance procedures, detainee housing, visitation, sanitation, and medical, dental and mental health services. It further includes human resource management including salary structure, performance appraisal, and promotional processes; oversight of building maintenance; formulating and managing the jail budget; negotiating and overseeing contracts for inmate services (food service, medical); and maintaining proper records.
 
The Independent Jail Compliance Director must exercise consistently sound judgment and initiative, be familiar with current emerging evidence-based practices in jails, national standards and regulatory mandates and remain current in law enforcement and jail administration philosophy, concepts and procedures.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: Knowledge of the principles and practices of jail operations and management, direct supervision, pertinent laws, modern correctional evidence-based practices and procedures, ability to oversee collection, analysis, and presentation of relevant data, oversee critical incident reviews/root cause analysis, and current emerging technologies regarding jail operations. Ability to assure communication of technical information and ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to subordinates and employees of OPSO. Problem-solving, prioritization of work objectives, and gaining investment and support by employees of OPSO. Ability to mentor  and oversee training of subordinates and employees of OPSO, manage multiple priorities and demands, develop the next generation of leaders in OPSO, prepare concise reports and make appropriate recommendations, understand and interpret laws, policies and procedures related to jail operation, delegate duties and assignments to achieve objectives, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates and OPSO staff, vendors, consultants,  contractors, government officials, community stakeholders, and the Sheriff.  Engage in frequent collaboration and communication with the Court-appointed Monitors, Counsel for the Plaintiff Class, and the Department of Justice.
APPOINTMENT:  The Independent Jail Compliance Director is nominated by the parties, and appointed by the Court.  The Independent Jail Compliance Director is not an employee nor a contractor of the City of New Orleans, the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Justice, or the MacArthur Justice Center. 
 
Essential Duties:  Job duties are ultimately defined and governed by the Stipulated Order for Appointment of Independent Jail Compliance Director and Consent Judgment, and include:
  • Develop and implement strategies for sustainable compliance and improvement consistent with the requirements of the Consent Judgment and Stipulated Order for Appointment of Independent Jail Compliance Director. 
 
  • Direct short-term and long-term strategic planning and policy development.  Evaluate operations to include policies, procedures and practices and make necessary changes to ensure sustainable compliance with the objectives and goals of the Orleans Parish Jail Consent Judgment.
 
  • Provide clear and concise instruction to subordinates and OPSO staff for achievement of goals and objectives.  Mentor and coach subordinates and OPSO staff to develop leaders.
 
  • Establish and manage periodic internal compliance audit processes for operational and program areas. Assure that critical incident review/root cause analyses are conducted to address findings, recommendations, and action plans to mitigate future harm.
 
  • Review and evaluate overall OSPO workforce effectiveness and individual performance of OPSO staff members.   Initiative changes as necessary in the assignment of subordinate staff necessary to support objectives and organizational needs. 
 
  • Ensure OPSO employee performance standards are initiated and issues addressed.  Administer OPSO employee disciplinary action as necessary.  
 
  • Interview candidates for executive/management positions and implement selections, reassignments, and other personnel actions.  Assemble a management team to assist the Independent Compliance Director in achieving sustainable compliance with the Consent Judgment.
 
  • Direct the development and implementation of pre-service, in-service and specialized training programs to ensure all OSPO employees and contractors receive the training necessary to competently perform their duties and to bring the facility into sustainable compliance with the Consent Judgment.
 
  • Project and formulate budget requirements based on Consent Judgment objectives and future needs and plans.  Present budget to City Council.  Efficiently manage facility resources, including staff, equipment and supplies.
 
  • Work collaboratively on a routine basis with the Court-appointed Monitors, the Department of Justice, and the Attorneys for the Plaintiff Class to develop, measure and assess the requirements of the Stipulated Order and Consent Judgment. Provide requested information and documentation to the Monitors, the Department of Justice, and the plaintiff class in a timely and thorough manner.
 
  • Meet and confer with community groups and stakeholders on areas of mutual interest.
 
Controlling Documents:
 
Consent Judgment: 
https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/crt/legacy/2013/06/12/opp_consentjudg_6-6-13.pdf   
 
February 11, 2015 Stipulated Order:
https://www.justice.gov/crt/case-document/file/1035402/download
 
April 22, 2015 Stipulated Order:
https://www.justice.gov/crt/case-document/file/1035407/download
 
Stipulated Order for Appointment of Compliance Director:
https://www.justice.gov/crt/file/868816/download
 
Monitors’ Reports:
http://www.nolajailmonitors.org/monitors-reports.html
 
 
 
Job Description
Job Title:  Chief of Corrections
Department: Chief of Corrections Staff Reports To (Title Only):  Independent Compliance Director / Sheriff
Supervisory Responsibility (Yes):   #Direct Reports: 
#Indirect Reports: 
EEOC:
 
Job Code:  
 
FLSA:  Exempt Pay Grade: 
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:
 
 
Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office seeking an innovative leader, who is an excellent manager, has strong interpersonal skills, and who can promote the mission and vision of the OPSO.
 
The Chief is responsible for providing the direction, control and guidance necessary for the safe and effective operation of the jail facility within accepted professional standards and in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations and the existing Consent Agreement. The incumbent will direct and monitor the overall operation of the facility to ensure the safety and security of the jail for detainees, staff and visitors. Specifically this includes directing and monitoring offender work, education, spiritual needs, classification, disciplinary procedures, grievance process, recreation, housing, visitation, sanitation, medical, dental, and mental health services: directing human resources assigned to the facility; and monitoring building maintenance to include general upkeep of the property, managing the facility budget, and proper recordkeeping.
 
The incumbent must exercise consistently sound judgement and initiative, be aware and familiar with current legislation, legislative changes, national standards and regulatory mandates and remain current in law enforcement and jail administration philosophy, concepts and procedures.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/DUTIES:
 
 
  • Manages liability and exposure risk. Studies, analyzes, and evaluates a variety of complex organizational and operational challenges and issues, makes recommendations for resolution or improvement, and oversees change implementation.
  • Directs long-term and short-term strategic planning and policy development. Develops and interprets policies and procedures. Evaluates policy and procedure to ensure compliance with the objectives and goals of OPSO. Participates in policy leadership discussions. Provides clear and concise instruction to staff for achievement of goals and objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with jail and corrections standards, including all applicable laws. Monitors compliance with legal requirements and acceptable program standards.
Establishes and manages a periodic internal compliance audit process for operational and program areas.
  • Reviewers and evaluates overall workforce effectiveness and individual performance of key staff members.
  • Oversees the organizing and managing of work. Ensures employee performance issues are addressed. Administers employee disciplinary action as necessary. Interviews candidates for positions and recommends selections, reassignments, and the other personnel actions.
  • Assists in the implementation and development of training programs to ensure all employees receive the amount and type of training programs to ensure all employees receive the amount and type of training necessary to competently perform their duties and to comply with jail and corrections standards.
  • Projects budget requirements based on management objectives and future needs and plans. Efficiently manages facility resources including staff, equipment and supplies. Manages operational and program changes consistent with budget realities, setting priorities based upon sound correctional management principals. Directs the operation of the jail within the scope of the approved budget.
  • Ensure effective communication, both verbal and written, with inmates, staff, visitiors, the public and media. 
JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
 
Educational  and Experience or formal training
Requirements:
Applicants for this position must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or a related field and seven (7) years of experience in an urban correctional environment with at least five (5) years at a management and/or leadership level. Candidate should have excellent management and leadership skills, cutting edge knowledge of modern corrections methods including the Direct Supervision Model of inmate management, facilities and jail construction knowledge, technology skills, and excellent written and verbal skills, including community and media relations. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree or certification as one or more of the following; Certified Corrections Executive (CCE), Certified Jail Manager (CJM), or Certified Correctional Trainer (CCT). Experience in direct supervision jail management and/or experience in a jail with more than 2000 inmates, daily population, and direct supervisory experience of management teams.
 
Salary:
 
An attractive salary package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered to the selected candidate.
Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume with salary requirements to careers@opso.us or via mail to Gina Curley, 2800 Perdido Street, New Orleans, LA 70119.
 
 
DOUGLAS COUNTY (NE)
Human Resources Department
1819 Farnam Street, Suite 505
Omaha, NE 68183
http://hr.douglascounty-ne.gov/employment
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:
Director of Corrections
EOE – M/F/Vets/Disabled
 
Salary
$46.11 - $76.85 Hourly
$95,909.52 - $159,849.72 Annually
 
OPENING DATE:  07/11/18
CLOSING DATE:  08/03/18 04:30 PM Central Time
 
JOB TYPE:  Full Time
WORK LOCATION:  710 South 17th Street Omaha
DEPARTMENT:  Corrections
 
 
THE POSITION:
Incumbent works under the direction of the Board of Corrections or designee, with day-to-day oversight from the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), directing the operations of the Douglas County Department of Corrections while adhering to applicable rules, regulations and accreditation standards.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Direct management staff over daily operations (e.g., finance, inmate holding, records, etc.) ensuring proper enforcement of rules and regulations governing conduct of staff and inmate population.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, supervisors, County employees, elected officials, attorneys, law enforcement, judges, other agencies, and the public.

Foster and facilitate relationships with outside agencies and external stakeholders in order to achieve a high degree of cooperation, efficiency, and service.

Comply with Civil Service policies and regulations, collective bargaining agreements, county policies, and laws to create a cooperative, safe, respectful and quality work environment.

Supervise assigned staff, monitoring workload; provide training and assistance as needed.

Perform management administrative responsibilities (e.g., performance appraisals, orientation, disciplinary recommendations, scheduling, etc.) for assigned employees.

Promote a safe working environment for all employees through various activities (e.g., education, review of safety policies, enforcement of safety procedures, etc.).

Review and implement measures to improve departmental efficiency while maintaining proper safeguards and adherence to accreditation standards.

Recommend and implement policies governing inmate/staff relations and other related programs. 

Establish short and long-term goals, develop priorities, and recommend overall funding allocations.

Recommend policy and procedural changes to the Board of Corrections.

Prepare departmental annual budget request for submission to the Board of Corrections. 

Evaluate funding requests and approve expenditures within adopted budget.

Encourage and review recommendations from staff.

Review performance and training results in order to determine program effectiveness and implement modifications to improve outcomes.

Determine the appropriate action in the event of emergencies (e.g., riots, suicides, disasters, etc.).

Facilitate debriefing in order to review the results and evaluate the response.

Review reports concerning incidents at the Department of Corrections. 

Notify superiors of incidents and respond appropriately to inquiries from the public, media and families.

Regularly review security and transportation policies, procedures and equipment in order to maintain the highest standards of safety and security for employees, inmates and the public. 

Represent the Department of Corrections in associations with other criminal justice agencies.

Cooperate with the County Attorneys' Office in litigation matters and provide necessary information.

Maintain a current knowledge of trends, best practices, and advances in the Corrections field.

Ensure that the facility maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and materials and that staff and inmates have appropriate accessibility to the facility including library, dietary and medical.

Participate in the procurement and review of third party vendors as needed. 

Foster and maintain effective working relationships with collective bargaining unit representatives to facilitate mutual goals and objectives.

Participate in negotiation of collective bargaining unit agreements.  

Safely operate a motor vehicle when required to travel on County business.

Report to work at assigned location with regular and predictable attendance.

Perform other related duties as assigned.
 
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Corrections Behavioral or Social Sciences, Business Administration or Public Administration required.

Master's degree or above preferred.

Seven (7) years of experience in a correctional facility required.

Four (4) years of administrative or senior management experience in a correctional facility required.

Certified Jail Manager (CJM) designation preferred.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and own mode of transportation at the time of hire and throughout the course of employment.

Participation in corrections professional association activities preferred.
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Work is generally performed indoors in an office setting within a correctional facility. The noise level is usually moderate and occasionally loud. Hours of work are generally standard day-shift hours. However, work hours will include weekend, emergency call-in and overtime hours. Incumbents may encounter uncooperative or irate persons while performing duties. 
 
Work requires some physical activity, including extended periods of sitting and standing, frequent walking, and occasional balancing, kneeling, bending and reaching.  Work also requires the ability to frequently lift and carry supplies, equipment and documents weighing up to 10 pounds, and occasionally up to 35 pounds.
 
Required sensory abilities include vision, hearing and touch.  Visual abilities, correctable to normal ranges, include close, distance and color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Communication abilities include the ability to talk and hear within normal ranges. Incumbent must possess the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computers and other equipment.

 
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://hr.douglascounty-ne.gov/employment
               - OR -
Douglas County Civic Center
1819 Farnam Street, Suite 505
Omaha, NE 68183

Douglas County Health Center
4102 Woolworth Avenue, Room C-222
Omaha, NE 68105
Requisition # 8159