Youth Corrections Assistant Facility Director
Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration - Colorado

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The current vacancy being recruited for is at the Marvin Foote Youth Services Center in Englewood/Tech Center area. The eligible list generated from this posting may be used to fill future vacancies at the other facilities as need arises.

The purpose of this position is to provide operational oversight of all programs and personnel assigned to the agency. The position must ensure program integrity, program integration, continual improvement in process, sound, accurate and timely internal and external communications, quality problem solving, professional representation of the Division, adherence to statute, regulation, policy, procedure and standard by all staff, community access to the facility as necessary and permissible, and quality relationships with vendors. The position also must serve on internal management teams and processes, must advise the Facility Director on operational concerns, must assist with the formation of the annual budget or ongoing expenditures, must provide leadership, management and quality control of the efforts of subordinate supervisory staff through good supervision, represent the facility in the community in ad-hoc groups, provide on-call coverage to the facility and must act as the Facility Director as needed in the absence of the Director. This position must see that the 5 Key Strategies of the Division are upheld in the program, must support and faithfully implement directives and initiatives of the Division, and must endeavor to bring to success the vision, mission, values and goals of the agency.

The position has four major duty areas: Facility Administration, Program Administration, Human Resources Management, and Supervision .

Specific Duties Include:
  • Assist in the overall administration and management of a secure multi-purpose facility, which includes detention, assessment and treatment services.
  • Provide supervision to the group life staff with ancillary supervision of maintenance, operational supervision of food services, educational and medical services.
  • Provide direct supervision to facility Correctional Officer III’s (facility supervisors).
  • Oversee the general day-to-day operations of the facility.
  • Develop, coordinate, and monitor facility safety and security operations.
  • Assist with the oversight and monitoring of agency program budgets.
  • Review and Initial all inspections and reports.
  • Oversee and coordinate the facilities compliance with DYC/CDHS Audit Standards, Health Department Regulations, DYC policies, and facility implementing procedures.
  • Coordinate service provision to detained youth in collaboration with support service providers (i.e. education, mental health, courts, medical and volunteers).
  • Responsible for all phases of development of facility programs.
  • Facilitate ongoing and direct communication with collateral agencies, community groups, and division and regional programs (i.e. community forums, regional planning, Client Manger meeting, etc).
  • Coordinate interview of prospective employees and assist in the hiring process.
  • Investigate appeals and grievances of staff and residents.
  • Conduct preliminary investigations of critical incidents.
  • Conduct pre-disciplinary meetings and administer corrective and disciplinary actions.
  • Assist in the development/review of staff schedules
  • Review time cards for accuracy and compliance with FLSA, DYC policy, and Facility procedures.
  • Prepare reports and other documents required by DYC policy and procedures.
  • Review Division policies and facility procedures and make recommendations for changes.
  • Maintain and update agency standard files.
  • Perform public relations tasks such as conducting agency tours and speaking to community groups and classes of all levels.
  • Oversee planning and implementation of new employee orientation and staff training in compliance with DYC policies and standards.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions and Conditions of Employment:

The Colorado Constitution, Article XII, Section 13 requires that applicants for state classified government jobs be residents of Colorado.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications listed below to continue in the selection process for this position. Work experience must be specifically documented on your application.

Sixty (60) semester hours (2 years) of college course work in Criminal Justice, Corrections, Correctional or Police Science, Criminology, Psychology, Social Work, or Sociology.

Five (5) years of professional experience in the juvenile justice system working with detained or adjudicated youth in a correctional setting, which must have included two (2) years of formal supervisory and administration experience.

The supervisory experience must have been over staff in a residential facility serving adjudicated and/or detained youth. The administration experience must have included such duties as assisting management in planning, development, implementation, and compliance of the juvenile justice organizational unit or program budget, policies, and objectives necessary to achieve defined goals.

Two (2) years of professional level corrections experience in a juvenile justice system working with detained or adjudicated youth in a correctional setting may be substituted for the required education (Total of seven (7) years of appropriate experience).

Preferred Qualifications:
Secure programming expertise including experience with pre-adjudicated and adjudicated youth.
Understanding of adolescent development, treatment issues, and daily institutional needs and patterns.
Girl's Program expertise including knowledge of best practices for girls programming in a secure setting.
Expertise in maintaining oversight of contractors and acting as liaison for contractors Essential Competencies:

Oral communication skills, administration and management, customer service, public safety and security, complex problem solving, judgment and decision making, critical thinking, personnel management, supervision skills, time management, written communication skills, leadership, analyzing data computer skills.

Conditions of Employment:
  • Ability to work on-call (available by phone) evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work shift work as required
  • Must be 21 years old or older
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado drivers license
  • Must pass a drug screen
  • Must pass a Colorado Bureau of Investigations and Federal Bureau of Investigations background check. Included in the background check is a current and/or previous employer check. Your current and/or previous employers within the past 10 years must be listed on your job application (most recent in descending order), even if the job or duties are unrelated to the position for which you are applying. Incomplete employer information or omission of former employers may result in a disqualification of your application.
Supplemental Information:
Selection Process:
Please submit a cover letter, which addresses your experience as it relates to the qualifications listed above, and include a resume.

The selection process will consist primarily of a review of applications against the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position. Applications will be reviewed in comparison to all others in the applicant pool in order to identify a top group of up to 6 candidates who may be invited for a final interview. Applicants will be notified of their status via email.

Please be aware the application review is based solely upon the information provided in your application packet, including the Work Experience and Supplemental Questions sections of your application. Therefore, it is imperative that you provide extensive detail in these sections of your application.

Appeal Rights:
If you are removed from consideration for this position, please note the following:

You may protest this action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days of notification of removal of consideration. PLEASE NOTE: Scores and ranks are NOT considered as conduct or content of an examination and are not appealable. A standard appeal form is available at: . The appeal form must be signed by you or your representative and delivered to: State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, 633 17th Street, Suite 1320, Denver, CO 80202-3604, Fax: 303-866-5038. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.