DEPUTY DIRECTOR in Colorado Springs, CO at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 5/15/2018

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Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position is located is a GEO GROUP facility - Cheyenne Mountain ReEntry Center (CMRC) which is a medium security prison with 700+ male offenders.  


Under limited supervision, position will implement operating procedures in the area of planning, organizing and directing the daily operation of the facility, provides direct supervision to supervisory staff, recruits, hires, trains and supervises personnel, according to Company policies and procedures, and Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) standards to ensure contract compliance. Oversees facility operations with special emphasis on security program measures, policies, and staff compliance. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, and direct the daily operations of CMRC in a manner consistent with GEO policies and procedures, operational policies; and CDOC and policies and procedures. 
  • Develop and implement Evidence Based Programs to support the treatment needs of the CMRC offender population.
  • Collaborate and work in partnership with the CDOC Private Prison Monitoring Unit (PPMU) to develop and implement strategies to comply with CDOC policies and procedures. 
  • Develop training and policies that enhance the professional development of the staff.
  • Plan, evaluate, and supervise duties and performances of staff in areas assigned to ensure performance standards are met. 
  • Provide guidance and training to supervisory staff on behavioral and disciplinary problems in order to coach improved performance.
  • Prepare written reports and correspondence to ensure that necessary management tools are available when needed.
  • Confer with judges, probation and parole officers, police, social agencies, community groups, etc., to interpret the institutional program and objectives and develop cooperative working relationships.
  • Acts as the facility liaison with outside agencies in the absence of the Facility Director.
  • Functions as the Facility Director in the absence of the Facility Director.
  • Conduct employment interviews and make hiring selections based on objective criteria and after having completed appropriate background and reference checks.
  • Conduct staff meetings with security and program supervisory staff to ensure compliance with facility procedures, Company policies, and with the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) standards. 
  • Ensure supervisory staff complete proper documentation and processing of incoming offenders and for those being released.
  • Investigate and respond to offender grievances in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that logs are maintained on offenders who have been served disciplinary reports for their infractions of facility rules and regulations and conduct offender disciplinary hearings.
  • Ensure that all employees participate in in-service training to meet the requirements for continued personal and professional development.
  • Participate in staff meetings by sharing observations and recommendations regarding the facility, offenders, and staff in order to identify and solve problems and functions as unified teams.
  • Maintain confidentiality obtained through job duties regarding employees, vendors, offenders, outside agencies, etc.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of staff in a manner that promotes a team spirit and a sense of cooperation.
  • Comply with GEO work rules and policies as explained in the company Employee Handbook, Facility Policies and Procedures Manual; and respond positively to directives from management in cooperative spirit to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned or required.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master's Preferred); each year of experience as described below in excess of the required five (5) years may be substituted for thirty (30) semester hours from an accredited college or university on a year-for-year basis;
  • Five (5) year of full correctional administration; which included at least two (2) years of full time experience in the supervision of employees;
  • Must be able to handle multiple complex tasks; 
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports;
  • Ability to delegate, plan, motivate, control schedule and train;
  • Effectively demonstrate supervision skills;
  • Working knowledge of the criminal justice system;
  • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrate team building work habits;
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills;
  • Must possess the ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion;
  • Must be able to work flexible work schedules to meet the needs of the facility;
  • Must be computer literate and proficient in word processing;
  • Familiar with basic psychological theories, current counseling modalities, case management techniques, knowledge of basic management principles;
  • Experience with corrections and criminal justice system. 


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