This position reports to the Regional Vice President and supervises Assistant Directors of Operations and Facility Administrators for a major geographic region of the U.S.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Plans and directs operations and administrative activities in the region including long-range goals, strategies, and objectives.
- Oversees the activities of Facility Administrators or Wardens within the region; establishes program goals and objectives for each facility; and develops and approves priorities.
- Establishes and maintains close working relationships with all clients.
- Actively promotes the Company and seeks new business opportunities.
- Reviews the financial and operating performance of the facilities against operating plans and standards, and oversees changes as needed. Targeted areas to closely monitor include census, labor usage and food costs.
- Assists in the preparation of program budget requests, overseeing the preparation of program management and productivity reports or studies, and the planning, developing, and operating special facilities.
- Monitors staffing at all facilities to comply with contractual requirements.
- Ensures the safety and security of inmates, detainees, and employees at the facilities.
- Evaluates the performance of Facility Administrators or Wardens and makes recommendations regarding compensation.
- Participates in the oversight of employee disciplinary recommendations; program analyses, and research studies and recommends improvements; and makes routine visits to facility sites to assist in problem-solving and provides technical guidance. May be required to respond to employee complaints and/or conduct investigations into alleged employee misconduct.
- Prepares reports and special studies relating to policies, operating procedures, rules, and regulations.
- Represents the organization as necessary at the local or regional level. Prepares official responses to queries from internal or external customers from either the public or private sectors.
- Ensures that communications within the region are effective and appropriate.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degreepreferred with at least five (5) years in a senior level corrections capacity. (Education and work experience may be substituted at management’s discretion.)
- Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws concerning correctional facilities and inmates, detainees, or residents.
- Expertise in the methods of corrections administration.
- Ability to both write and speak effectively. Ability to write comprehensive reports. Ability to make presentations to a variety of audiences.
- Knowledge of the attitudes, problems and behavior of persons under restraint.
- Ability to administer a custody facility, to instruct and supervise subordinates in work requirements and modern concepts of corrections and to direct inmate and resident activities.
- Ability to meet and deal effectively with the public and with governmental personnel.
- Ability and willingness to travel extensively to meet the needs of the facilities, clients, and company.
- Ability to work extensive hours with “around-the-clock” availability.
- Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.