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Administrator of Corrections

Kansas City, MO

The City of Kansas City is seeking an Administrator of Corrections. RESPONSIBLILITIES Plans, implements, coordinates, manages and administers a correctional program/institution. Provides constructive services within a framework of adequate custodial measures as well as the formulation of correctional policies/procedures in keeping with modern penology concepts and departmental standards and policies. Reports directly to the City Manager and, on a daily basis, works in close cooperation with the Courts Administrator, Chief of Police, and elected Judiciary. Assists in the development of policies and procedures which govern the administration and operation of the correctional program/institution. Directs through subordinates, the custodial and treatment programs of the correctional program/institution including security measures, housing, feeding, clothing, medical, religious, recreational, educational, social service, and work activities. Directs and participates in the recruitment, selection, training, retention, promotion, or dismissal of correctional program/institution personnel. Maintains population control over detainees and sentenced municipal offenders. Facilitates with Municipal Court, KCMO Police Department, and City Manager's Office through a City Justice Program Coordination Committee. Collaborates with social service and behavioral health organizations for programming for inmates. Oversees incarceration alternatives and develops plans with the coordination of the Municipal Court. Interprets the correctional program and establishes/maintains good public relations through news articles, speeches, and guided tours of correctional program/ institution buildings, grounds, and facilities. Inspects the correctional program/institution buildings, facilities, and grounds regularly for security, cleanliness, and operation of other custodial activities. Monitors activity of program/institution employees, identifying safety and health hazards and correcting unsafe working conditions via the appropriate supervision. Directs the preparation and presentation of employee safety and health training modules consistent with the sound psychology of positive behavioral change. Keeps abreast of professional and technology developments. Participates in programs of related professional organizations to update knowledge of a correctional program/institution. Evaluates publications concerned with safety and health management of a correctional program/institution. Candidates for this position must be experienced in corrections operations, innovative in administering programs designed to reduce recidivism and promote transition back into the community, and able to communicate effectively with Department Directors, the Courts, City Council, Community Leaders, and other external stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to operate with considerable independence consistent with the high standards of Kansas City. REQUIRES an accredited Bachelo'’s degree and 5 years of progressively responsible work in the correctional field, including 3 years in a responsible administrative or supervisory position; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must possess a valid state-issued driver's license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. Resumes and qualifications will be evaluated upon receipt. Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the process and prior to January 21, 2020. On-site panel interviews will be tentatively scheduled for mid-February. Ideally, the selected candidate will join Kansas City in April 2020 (or a mutually agreed upon date). Electronic submittal of resumes is preferred via email to Candidates are requested to submit a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume for consideration. This is a confidential process and references will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Mr. Nick Marano or Ms. Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. The City of Kansas City, MO is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Salary Range: *$8,813-$10,262/month. Placement within salary range will be determined by candidate's qualifications and experience as deemed appropriate by the City Manager. The City may also negotiate relocation assistance with the successful candidate. EOE.

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