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UNIT MANAGER in Lawton, OK at GEO Secure Services

Date Posted: 3/13/2023

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    Lawton, OK
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Job Description

Facility: Lawton Correctional Facility

Pay: $49,920.00 Annually

Bonus (if applicable):


Benefits: Employees working a normal work week (30 hours or more) will enjoy a competitive benefits package for an energized workforce with options for you and your family including:

• Paid time off        • Paid holidays         • 401(k)
• 401(k) matching      • Health Insurance        • Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance       • Life Insurance          • Flexible spending account
• Health savings account    • Tuition Reimbursement     • Reduced tuition rates
• Employee discount     • Employee assistance program • Pet insurance
• Disability Insurance     • Paid training           • Other benefits available

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Are you looking for a career you can feel good about? We hire only those that strive to do their best. By joining our family, you'll receive the honor and recognition that comes with working for the industry's global leader in evidenced based rehabilitation. 

Who We Are: 

GEO provides complementary, turnkey solutions for numerous government partners worldwide across a spectrum of diversified correctional and community reentry services. From the development of state-of-the-art facilities and the provision of management services and evidence-based rehabilitation to the post-release reintegration and supervision of individuals in the community, GEO offers fully diversified, cost-effective services that deliver enhanced quality and improved outcomes. 

Why Work for GEO: 

  • At GEO, we believe that diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of a variety of views, perspectives, and backgrounds are integral parts of our company's success. 
  • We believe that work is more than a place you go every day. It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things. 
  • Employee benefits play an important role in making The GEO Group a great place to work. At GEO, we believe in the three pillars of employee wellbeing: physical, emotional, and financial. With comprehensive benefits and competitive wages, we trust that you will find all the resources you need here to be successful. 


Positions within this job family are assigned responsibilities which involve serving as the administrator and supervisor of a multi-disciplinary team of staff members who are assigned to work within a specific offender unit; directs the operations of a semi-autonomous unit within a correctional institution.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises and evaluates the performance of unit staff members; provides on-the-job training to staff members as required; monitors case management activities; maintains a clean, safe, humane and secure unit environment.
  • Regularly coordinates unit operations with other institution programs and operations.
  • Administers the operation of the budget work programs established for the unit; procures needed equipment and supplies; negotiates food service contracts.
  • Provides for the maintenance, security and control of offender records assigned to the unit.
  • Serves as chairperson of the Unit Disciplinary and Classification Committee; may serve as a member of the institutional Disciplinary Committee.
  • Acts as a liaison with private and public agencies such as the courts, the Pardon and Parole Board, and
    elected officials.
  • Submits reports as needed to the warden and/or deputy warden covering data such as incidents reported, food served, leisure time activities and other significant events.
  • Consults with institutional administration, security personnel and inmates as necessary in their resolution of emergency or extraordinary correctional problems.
  • Responsible for administration of unit programs as well as planning, developing and implementing
    group and individual programs tailored to the needs of the inmates; negotiates public works contracts.

Job Requirements

Level Descriptor

The Unit Manager (DOC) job family consists of only one level and incumbents are responsible for performing all functions associated with the assigned position as the administrator and supervisor of a multi-disciplinary team of staff members who are assigned to work within a specific offender unit or in directing the operations of a semi-autonomous unit within a correctional institution.

Minimum Requirements

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required include knowledge of modern penological practices; of public administration; of principles and practices of effective supervision; of contract negotiation; of procurement procedures and requirements; and of human behavior.
  • Ability is required to enforce rules and regulations with firmness, tact and impartiality; to exercise sound judgment in emergency
    situations; and to supervise and direct the work of others.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of experience in correctional records management or social casework which involved the classification and assignment, field supervision, apprehension or investigation of offenders, or in a professional administrative position with responsibilities for maintaining inmate records.
  • Establishing procedures or serving as an assistant to a warden, or in a position which involved responsibility for the activity of inmates or management of a food service or maintenance unit in a
    correctional facility; or substitution of a master’s degree for one year only of the required experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of experience in correctional work for a government agency for each thirty semester hours of the required education.
  • Must possess a valid state driver's license. (Oklahoma State Requirement).


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