UNIT MANAGER in Lawton, OK at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 10/1/2019

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    Lawton, OK
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Job Description

Facility: Lawton Correctional Facility

Compensation Base: $35,200

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


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 or multiple community work centers; directs the operations of a semi-autonomous unit within a minimum or maximum-sized institution or separate community work centers.


  • Supervises and evaluates the performance of unit/work center staff members; provides on-the-job training to staff members as required; monitors case management activities; maintains a clean, safe, humane and secure unit/work center environment.

  • Regularly coordinates unit/work centers operations with other institution programs and operations.

  • Administers the operation of the budget work programs established for the unit/work centers; 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 or superintendent 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/work center 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

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.

Education and Experience  requirements consist of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university which shall have included twenty-four semester hours in any combination of penology, psychology, sociology, social work, criminology, education, police science or criminal justice administration and four yeas of experience in correctional records management or social casework which involved the classification and assignment or field supervision 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 in a correctional facility; or substitution of a master’s degree in one of the above fields of study listed above for one year only of the required experience; or an equivalent combination of education, substituting one year of experience in correctional work for a government agency for each thirty semester hours of the required education.


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