Assistant Director, Regional Operations in San Antonio, TX at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 6/27/2018

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    5 - 7 years
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Job Description


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Equal Opportunity Employer.


Performs advanced administration support work for the regional facilities. Work involves establishing program goals and objectives; developing program guidelines, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations; developing schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving program goals; evaluating program activities; developing budget requests; coordinating program activities; and planning, assigning and supervising the work of others. Works under minimal supervision from the Regional Director of Operations with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the activities of staff within the regional facility programs; establishes program goals and objectives; develops and approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals; and oversees program evaluation activities.
  • Participates in regional audits; evaluates facility progress toward meeting regional expectations; assists in policy development; performs special investigations upon request; and serves as a resource to facility Wardens/Administrators in operational needs.
  • Assists in the preparation of program budget requests, overseeing the preparation of program management and productivity reports/studies, and the planning, developing, and operating special facilities.
  • Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others; and provides technical guidance and direction in responding to emergency situations including escapes and unit disruptions.
  • Participates in the oversight of employee disciplinary recommendations; program analyses, and research studies and recommends improvements; and makes routine visits to facility sites to audit programs and activities, assists in problem-solving, and provides technical guidance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Business Administration or related field and a minimum of five (5) years of work experience in a correctional/detention facility or an equivalent combination of education and work experience required. Two (2) years of work experience should include the supervision of employees.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of program objectives, policies, correctional laws, applicable court orders, ACA accreditation processes, procedures and requirements for managing a secure correctional facility as demonstrated by having a combination of relevant work, education and research experience.
  • Must have strong leadership ability, sound judgment, and effective administrative ability. Possesses the abilities to communicate ideas and instructions clearly and concisely. Clearly demonstrates the ability to guide, direct and coordinate the efforts of others.
  • Must have the requisite skills to audit and evaluate program operations and activities, review technical data and direct the preparation of or prepare technical reports.
  • Must be able to use computers and the software typically used by the department.
  • Must be able to travel up to 50% of the time. 


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