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CHIEF OF CLASSIFICATION in Lawton, OK at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 6/13/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Lawton, OK
  • Date Posted:
    6/13/2019

Job Description

Facility: Lawton Correctional Facility

Compensation Base: $35,000.00

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

This position is responsible for the daily direction and supervision of detainee intake and release operations and related areas. In the absence of the Chief of Security, it also directs and supervises security staff and operations. This position seeks to meet the needs of the company and contract agency improving processes without compromise to the safety and security of both the client population and staff employees.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the daily intake and release functions for the facility.
  • Ensures compliance with all regulations, rules, policies and procedures for intake and release and security operations.
  • Directs and supervises the employees in intake and release, and security at other times, including selection, hiring, evaluating job performance, employee training and development, promoting, and any disciplinary action, and termination.
  • Develops policies relating to intake and release operations: Makes revisions to current policies as required.
  • Serves as committee member on training, budget, and policy review boards.
  • May assist management in establishing long-range plans and corresponding schedules to achieve facility goals and objectives.
  • May assist management in ensuring the ability of staff to respond appropriately emergencies.
  • May assist in efforts to assure continued and coordinated community planning for inmate needs.
  • Meets periodically with shifts to discuss operational issues.
  • Responds on a 24-hour, 7-day basis to significant, unusual occurrences.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in the behavioral sciences or related;
  • or
  • Four (4) years of work experience in a correctional/detention facility,
  • or
  • An equivalent combination of work experience and education required. Two (2) years must consist of duties related to the supervision, custody, classification, and treatment of adult inmates at a correctional facility housing 200 sentenced inmates.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of program objectives, policies, correctional laws, applicable court orders, procedures and requirements for managing a secure correctional facility as demonstrated by having a combination of relevant work, education and research experience.
  • Must be mature, flexible, intellectually alert, able to command the respect and confidence of inmates and staff, and philosophically committed to the objectives of the facility.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

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