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PREA Coordinator
Are you experienced with working in a jail setting and do you have supervisory experience? Do you have greatorganizational skills and are you detail-oriented? If you answered yes to these questions, then you need to apply for thePREA Coordinator position with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. The PREA Coordinator is responsible for developing,implementing and maintaining a reporting program in accordance with Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), serves as thepoint of contact for all PREA issues; ensures compliance with applicable federal mandates; responsible for maintainingcurrent knowledge of all applicable standards and Department policies and procedures relating to PREA standards;monitoring Office PREA standards and compliance strategy; and performs related duties as assigned. Takes proactive stepsto ensure the sexual safety of all inmates in TCSO custody.
This position is eligible for overtime. Travis County offers a premier Total Rewards package that includes a highly ratedretirement plan, vacation and sick leave, 12 company holidays, personal holidays, longevity pay, tuition reimbursement,medical, dental, and vision, and a free employee healthcare clinic.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
This job is located in the Public Safety job family and is a non-sworn employee of TCSO.
Duties and Responsibilities
Directly supervises one staff member and indirectly supervises the TCCC and TCJ PREA Compliance Manager.Advises, guides, trains, and directs as needed concerning PREA implementation. Maintains the EmployeeDevelopment Folder (EDF) and performs annual appraisal for staff. Assists the Compliance and Standards Lieutenantin providing input for the appraisals for the TCCC and TCJ PREA Compliance Manager.
Examines, reviews, and audits department records and data to ensure compliance with PREA mandates. Reviewsreports and investigations to ensure completeness, accuracy and adherence to PREA standards. Advises as needed,answers staff questions and directs revisions and corrections.
Maintains database to track and archive PREA files, reports and statistics. Uses statistics to improve the PREAprogram and requests budgetary needs. Reports statistics annually to the U.S. Department of Justice and otheragencies in accordance with applicable standards.
Provides training in all aspects of PREA, both classroom and online, for new hires, existing staff, supervisors,volunteers, contractors and anyone who may have contact with inmates. Provides ongoing training for all inmates incustody through brochures, posters, videos and in person when needed. Develops PREA training lesson plans andpresentations as needed.
Writes, revises, and updates policies and procedures involving PREA standards. Annually reviews policies foreffectiveness and possible standard deficiencies. Advises staff regarding implementation or interpretation of PREApolicies.
Communicates regularly with Jail Administrator and command staff concerning PREA incidents, procedures, areas ofpotential compliance vulnerability, needs, training, statistics, etc. Meets regularly with command staff to advise andreceive guidance in order to improve the program.
Works toward re-certification by the U.S. Department of Justice and coordinates audits.
Works successfully with other entities to ensure compliance with PREA compliance. Guides, assists, answersquestions and monitors relationships to ensure successful cooperation.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
 
Position: PREA Coordinator
Organization: Travis County Sheriff's Office
Location: Austin,  TX 
United States
Salary: 58,1120.60 - 72,640.75
Posting Start Date: 2/15/2024
Date Posted: 2/7/2024
Requirements Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or closely related field AND one to three (1-3) years directly related, increasinglyresponsible professional experience.;
OR,
Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education andexperience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities ofthis job.
Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements
:
Must obtain TCOLE Basic Jailer Certification within one year of employment.
Must pass U.S. Dept. of Justice PREA Auditor Certification course within two years of employment.
Applicants are required to attach their resume in addition to the online application.
***Physical participation is required to obtain a jailer’s license. A jailer’s license is obtained through Texas Commissionon Law Enforcement (TCOLE). The physical participation includes defensive tactics, which may include basic self-defense, defensive techniques, and inmate handling techniques. TCSO will provide training for licensure***
Preferred
:
One year of supervisory experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
:
Knowledge of:
PREA standards of adult jails.
Jail operations and inmate behavior.
PREA auditing procedures.
Developing and maintaining program data, statistics and reports.
Quality assurance and monitoring strategies.
Texas Jail Standards.
TCSO inmate handbook.
Federal, State, Local and County applicable laws, rules, regulations, permits, licenses, practices, standards, policiesand procedures.
Computer equipment to include word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, databases, maps, records, graphics,project scheduling and management, and other related hydrogeological data applications.
Skill in:
Providing customer service.
Use of computers and related software (Word, Excel, Tiburon, Outlook, PowerPoint, Adobe, etc.) and other standardtools of the profession.
Effectively managing time.
Problem-solving and technical decision-making for developing effective solutions.
Both verbal and written communication.
Managing projects and working in an organized fashion.
Ability to:
Maintain files and databases.
Represent the Sheriff's Office with other agencies, the public and county employees.
Work alone in a motivated way.
Train and teach others in a classroom setting or one-on-one.
Lead groups.
Supervise, guide, motivate, and evaluate the performance of others.
Plan, prioritize, coordinate, and oversee projects.
Work Environment & Other Information
Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 25 pounds occasionally, visual acuity, mental effort, speech andhearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer, and viewing screens for longperiods. Subject to standing, sitting, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, kneeling, pushing,pulling, reaching, twisting, balancing, driving, repetitive motion, and client/customer contact to perform the essentialfunctions. Subject to contact with noise, vibration, extreme temperature, infectious disease, eye strain and possiblephysical harm. Subject to continual contact with persons accused or convicted of crimes.
Travis County employees play an important role in business continuity. As such, employees can be assigned to businesscontinuity efforts outside of normal job functions.
This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties andresponsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on thespecific tasks assigned to the position.
Work Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Monday through Friday
Department: Sheriff
Location: Austin, TX
Drug and Alcohol Test Required
Criminal, Credit, Driving, Education and Employment Background Check Required.
Status: This listing expires on: 3/23/2024
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Organization Information
Name:
Travis County Sheriff's Office
Address:
PO Box 1748

Austin,  TX 78767
United States
Email:
sheriff.personnel@traviscountytx.gov
Phone:
Fax:
Contact:
Human Resources