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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Department of Corrections
Job Title: Corrections Coordinator
Salary: $40145.59 Annually


Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.


Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

Hours are 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM / Monday - Fri

Location of work:

700 S. Hydraulic

Job Objectives:
Administrative position directing the screening and booking of all new JDF admissions; coordinates the selection of youth for detention alternatives; supervises the Home Based Supervision Program and the Weekend Alternative to Detention Program within the Division of Corrections.

Essential Job Functions:
Ensures JDF population is maintained at or below licensed capacity; contacts DCF to plan reduction of population when required. Screens and reviews all new admissions and residents to Juvenile Detention Facility; decides admissions and releases based on criteria, guidelines and population; completes all necessary paperwork and certificate of notices. Exercises discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance. Coordinates detention hearings; provides clerks with necessary information; communicates with the Wichita Police Department and the District Attorney’s office to ensure new complaint or charge is filed for hearings; attends detention hearing daily and completes necessary paperwork for the court. Serves as liaison for Kansas Department of Corrections-Juvenile Services, USD 259, Probation, Judges, District Attorney, and Court personnel. Supervises and monitors the Home Based Supervision Program, the Weekend Alternative to Detention Program, writes criteria and develops forms; solicits the program to various agencies. Ensures that all staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs. Assists in the hiring, discipline and employee evaluation process. Prepares regular reports regarding the activities of assigned programs. Conducts internal quality assurance audits. Receives and responds to calls from the general public requesting assistance with their children; performs crisis intervention; schedules and conducts prevention sessions; provides tours of JDF facility for youth and their families. Performs related work as required. Responsible use of County resources. Frequent contact with client’s family members, court officers, law enforcement and service providers. Requires sufficient strength and coordination in the ability to apprehend and restrain violent residents; carry the weight of residents; and defend one’s self from attack. Work may be conducted in a noisy, crowded area, with exposure to illnesses, diseases, blood borne pathogens, allergens, etc. Requires sufficient strength and coordination in the ability to apprehend and restrain violent residents; carry the weight of residents; and defend one’s self from attack. Work may be conducted in a noisy, crowded area, with exposure to illnesses, diseases, blood borne pathogens, allergens, etc. Ability to endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of residents. Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination to perform skilled repetitive movements such as keyboarding and use of office equipment. Requires sufficient abilities in vision, hearing, and sense of smell in order to complete tasks which involve perception, discernment, written, verbal, and listening skills. Requires bending, color identification, gripping hands and fingers, hearing voice conversations, keyboarding, occasionally lifting/carrying light to moderately heavy objects, operating passenger vehicle, pulling, pushing, reaching, running, rapid stair climbing, sitting, standing and walking for long periods. Dependable and timely attendance is required. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, other employees, residents and the public. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Ability to meet critical success and performance standards. Ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise activities of subordinates. Cultural competence with a strong commitment to diversity that contributes to a positive and respectful work environment; demonstrates strong emotional intelligence. Knowledge of basic health, safety and first aid practices and methods . Knowledge of methods and techniques utilizing evaluations and reporting social behavior. Knowledge of personnel management techniques. Knowledge of providing security in a correctional facility. Knowledge of psychological and sociological factors which influence human behavior. Knowledge of the judicial process. Knowledge of the policies, procedures and standards for the assigned facility. Skill in the use of a personal computer, related software, and basic office equipment.

Job Standards:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice or a related field. Three years of experience in a corrections facility, including supervisory experience. Transcript verifying education credits is required. Professional references are required to verify the related work experience. Must possess first aid, CPR and physical restraint certification or the ability to acquire within initial period of employment. Valid Driver’s License and good driving record that meets the requirement of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage Policy. Personal vehicle for use when county vehicle is not available (employee reimbursement is provided by County). Proof of liability insurance on personal vehicle. Pass legal background check, Child and Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry checks, KCJIS Security Policy (fingerprint) check, and pre-employment screen for alcohol and drugs. Must also meet the required conditions contained in KSA 65-516 and KAR 28-4-356.

Testing/Screening Requested:
None

Equipment:
PC, office equipment

Work Environment:
Work is performed in an office environment and in the community. Will have some exposure to hostile people. Must be available to work outside of normal business hours when needed.
 

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.

 

 



Vacancy Number: 20002964

Open Date: 5/12/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 7/12/2017 11:59:59 PM