Graduation from an accredited college with a major in the social sciences and a minimum of six (6) years of professionally responsible full-time experience in the corrections field with three (3) of those years in a supervisory or senior level role. An advanced degree may substitute for one (1) year of experience.
Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.
Nature of Work:
Manages and supervises correction programs under supervision of Community Services Director; evaluates programs and staff; develops plans and operates department within budget guidelines; implements new programs and prepares reports for Advisory Board and the Joint Powers Board. Areas of responsibility include: Adult and juvenile probation, victim services and a regional treatment and detention center for youth.
Examples of Work:
Manages and supervises the activities and operations of Community Corrections staff, including selection, evaluation, assignment of tasks and staff development
Develops and implements new programs or services within department of Corrections as well as sharing similar collaborative efforts with related Community Services
Monitors department expenditures to ensure operations remain within budget guidelines
Monitors, assesses and evaluates both staff and performance of existing programs and contracted programs
Prepares both financial and program reports for Community Corrections Advisory and Joint Bowers Boards and Boards of DFO County Commissioners
Develops strategic plans and meets with Accounting to develop department budget
Coordinates department operations with other departments and service areas by serving on committees, boards and task forces
Participates in public relations affecting Community Corrections with media, public agencies and forums, professional associations and the Minnesota State Legislature
Recommends and authorizes hiring, transfer, suspension, promotion, discharge, assignments, rewards or discipline of employees, direction of the work and adjustment of other employees’ grievances on behalf of the employer
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Thorough knowledge of criminal justice system and related agencies
Thorough knowledge of evidence based practice in corrections
Proven ability to communicate correctional theory and philosophy both to staff and to the public
Proven ability to supervise and evaluate professional and clerical staff
Ability to review and critically appraise proposals, reports, investigations, recommendations and decisions
Ability to establish and maintain effective professional and public relations
Ability to speak and write effectively
Ability to interpret, coordinate and direct program and services outcomes through evaluation and data analyses
Ability to assist other staff in improving diagnostic and treatment skills, monitoring caseloads to insure records and reports are current and submitted on time
Ability to motivate individuals, both staff and committees, to effectively and efficiently deliver services to Court Services clients In compliance w/ the Americans with Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical/Environmental Demands: This position requires a majority of time (up to 75%) spent in a seated position. Some standing or walking is required and objects to be lifted or carried are rarely more than ten (10) pounds. Rarely is any form of adverse movements such as reaching or bending required. Excellent sensory skills are important (sight, hearing and speech) as well as ability to communicate effectively. Fine motor skills are necessary for repetitive activities such as writing and computer work. Some exposure to adverse working conditions such as extreme heat and cold when working outside Persons with disabilities: the above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.