The Facility Director is responsible for managing facility personnel, participants, assets, and budget according to the statement of work, GEO’s policies and procedures, and contractor's standards to ensure contract compliance.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities.
• Manage the monthly line item budget in order to maintain fiscal budget control.
• Monitor staff performance to ensure performance standards are met. Use disciplinary action or performance evaluations to correct unsatisfactory performance. Prepare staff performance evaluations on or before the due date so that employees are aware of areas in need of improvement and areas in which they do well so that an action plan for further development is prepared.
• Recruit, hire, and orient staff per established employment procedures to ensure qualified applicants are hired, and to minimize turnover and exposure to litigation.
• Prepare administrative reports that clearly and concisely reflect the operations of the facility and participants status, and disburse these reports to the appropriate agencies, if required, and to the Administrative Office.
• Receive, review, and act on employee grievances and appeals within established procedures, to ensure concerns are resolved consistent with company policy and in a fair and timely manner.
• Act as the primary liaison with outside agencies to build positive working relationships.
• Maintain and submit all personnel records to Administrative Office, as defined by procedures, and as requested to comply with government requirements and provide documentation in the event of litigation.
• Conduct regularly scheduled staff meetings to keep staff informed of company status and individual facility; foster a team environment and encourage staff to express concerns, report observations, offer recommendations and suggestions.
• Design and implement programs for public information and education to promote community involvement and support through understanding of the goals, purpose and role of the facility.
• Oversee staff scheduling to ensure compliance with maximum contract requirements to ensure fair and equitable staff schedules and to control overtime.
• Ensure facility staff are trained and knowledgeable in the operation of the fire alarm system
• Be familiar with institution transfers with positive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis B virus (HBV) status for purposes of pre-release management and access to care. In instances of notification, the contractor will take precautions to ensure only authorized persons with a legitimate need to know are allowed access to the information in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974.
• Be familiar with Employee Handbook, Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual and Operating Procedures Manual in order to fairly and consistently administer policy and procedures to staff and inmates.
• Maintain confidentiality obtained through job duties regarding employees, vendors, participants, outside agencies, etc., so that sensitive information is only given on a "need to know" basis.
• Comply with work rules and policies as explained in the company Employee Handbook and the facility Policies and Procedures Manual; and respond positively to directives from Management to ensure conformance to standards.
• Communicate effectively with all levels of staff in a manner that promotes a team spirit and a sense of cooperation.
• Required to perform fingerprinting of proposed staff.
• Participates in program review team meetings.
This role may have "on call" responsibilities.
• Bachelor’s degree in business, criminal justice, behavioral, social science or related field required.
• Five (5) years administrative experience in community corrections or correctional setting and a minimum of two years in a supervisory position.
• Work experience may be substituted for academic studies exchanging one year of work experience in a related field for one year of academic education.
• Total work experience needed in lieu of the combination of education and work experience is six years, with two of the years in a supervisory position.
• Knowledge of fiscal processes and fundamentals of management.
• Able to handle a variety of complex tasks; work with public officials; express thoughts logically, in English, in written and verbal form using correct grammar; manage personnel, including hiring, evaluating, disciplining, terminating; determine and manage to budget; delegate, motivate, control and schedule; effectively communicate with participants, line staff, and other executive staff members. React quickly and appropriately in emergency situations.