Operations Compliance Manager (Transportation) in Los Angeles, CA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 4/30/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Experience:
    3 - 5 years
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Job Description


Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position is responsible for the overall management of a regional transportation area by ensuring that all transportation activities are coordinated and scheduled on a timely basis, sufficient staff is available and ready to transport detainees to various locations, and all operations are in compliance with federal, state, and organization laws, rules, and regulations and with contracting agency’s national transportation standards.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates, organizes and leads in airlift operations, emergency evacuations of facilities and prisoner relocation movements.
  • Ensures compliance with all state and federal contracted terms and conditions.
  • Ensures all drivers are fully qualified in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and state DOT requirements prior to and throughout their employment.
  • Makes final recommendations of new candidates to the Director of Transportation, GTI for approval. Reviews all employment forms to ensure accuracy and thoroughness. 
  • Ensures and implements the policies and procedures related to transportation of detainees throughout the area.
  • Provides overall supervision to the Transportation Managers and Supervisors and indirect supervision to the Transportation Officers assigned to the contracted area as it relates to compliance with USDOT and GTI Policy and Procedures.
  • Approves performance improvement plans for staff as needed. Approves disciplinary recommendations when Transportation Officers do not follow the policies and procedures for transporting detainees.  Recommends additional disciplinary action up to and including termination if Transportation Officers' performance has not improved.
  • Develops training and mentoring opportunities to assist staff in carrying out their work in a safe and efficient manner. Ensures the continual improvement of the Transportation staff's knowledge and skills by facilitating training classes and materials. Approves refresher defensive driving courses to ensure Transportation Officers are knowledgeable on current policies and procedures. 
  • Promotes the Transportation area within and outside of the contracted area to attract new employees and retain existing ones.
  • Ensures compliance with proper preventative maintenance schedules. Manages maintenance costs without jeopardizing safety components.
  • Reviews maintenance service schedules and repairs of all assigned vehicles. Ensures that all defects identified by the Transportation Officer or an inspector are promptly repaired. 
  • Ensures effective recordkeeping and scheduling of vehicle service and inspection dates.
  • Ensures that all roadside assistance is provided in a timely basis including coordinating with federal, state, and local law enforcement as required for assistance with transport and security issues until additional transport units arrive.
  • Ensures that all reports and investigations of accidents are conducted and thoroughly written in a timely basis. Provides additional investigations if necessary. Maintains accident report records of all vehicle incidents no matter how minor.
  • Participates in the GTI safety reviews of vehicle incidents.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and organization laws, rules, and regulations. Provides subject matter expert knowledge on the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT); state DOT and compliance and regulation issues.
  • Attends outside meetings with organizational, federal, or state representatives.
  • Maintains regulatory knowledge by attending at least eight hours per year of transportation or regulatory topics related to transportation activities. Creates networks with transportation authorities to ensure the GTI operation is knowledgeable on transportation activities.
  • Ensures compliance with GTI's and U.S. Department of Transportation Alcohol and Drug testing program.
  • Ensures all contractually required data is captured in the company's database system.
  • Conducts audits of all GTI within the region assigned on an annual basis.
  • Ensures all vehicles have GTI vehicle tracking devices installed and working. Tracks all vehicle movements in the OCC visually through GTI's monitoring tracking system.
  • Ensures all security aftermarket equipment is in working order.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED certificate.
  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in detainee and inmate transportation with demonstrated experience in leading, directing, or supervising the work of others.
  • Obtain a minimum of a valid "Class B" (CDL) with a Passenger (P) endorsement within six (6) months of appointment to position.
  • Obtain eighty (80) hours of verified and certified driver's training from an approved company trainer and as defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation within six (6) months of appointment to position.
  • A current driver's license with no preventable accidents, suspensions for driving convictions, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or more than two (2) moving violations on any type of vehicle for the past three (3) years.
  • Passing a company and Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol test.
  • Demonstrated experience to function in a supervisory capacity.
  • Must have completed an approved training program resulting in a certification of satisfactory completion in corrections, law enforcement, or military.
  • Must have completed necessary training as defined by the Department of Transportation (DOT).
  • Extensive knowledge of state/contracting agency laws relating to corrections.
  • Above average writing, investigative and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to participate and organize conferences.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with a variety of personalities.
  • Ability to interpret complex written/oral communication, documents, and instructions.
  • Ability to make and implement decisions without assistance.
  • Ability to give instructions in a manner that provided teamwork and a cooperative spirit.
  • Ability to maintain high tolerance to mental stress.
  • Ability to understand and carry out moderately complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work in varying climatic conditions.
  • Proven proficiency in the operation of a personal computer and software related to report writing, employee scheduling and information submission.
  • Ability to travel extensively with possible extended periods of time to support GTI Operations.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.