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The GEO Group, Inc.

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Program Manager, Criminal Justice- Salinas, CA

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Job Description:


It's time to leverage your management skill and criminal justice expertise to take your career to the next level! We are seeking a Program Manager to direct all activity in the planning, development, implementation, monitoring and supervision of Company programs and services using principles of the "What Works" system. This role is a key management position and responsible for the operational and financial management of a reporting office or group of offices. So if you have knowledge of the criminal justice system and strong leadership abilities, we want to hear from you!



Program Manager (Criminal Justice)



Job Responsibilities

As a Program Manager you will deliver consistent quality of services by developing and maintaining an environment that promotes excellence in all operations. You will be responsible for ensuring that all programs function in a manner that satisfies contractual obligations, state and federal laws; and Company policy.
Additional responsibilities:

  • Generating timely and accurate reports on the status of program operations and communicating to customers
  • Developing and implementing strategies to enable the office or offices, to achieve operational and financial objectives
  • Evaluating all business processes and developing and implementing process improvements to increase efficiency
  • Managing all revenue and expenses and monitoring, analyzing and reporting on financial outcomes
  • Participating in the financial planning process
  • Managing relationships with existing customer base to ensure a high quality of service, resolving issues promptly and ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Identifying potential customers, influencers and decision makers in the community in order to build relationships, raise level of Company name recognition and communicate Company results
  • Developing new business opportunities
  • Providing direct participant services and/or carry a participant caseload using principles of the "What Works" system
  • Interviewing, hiring and training employees; assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees
Program Manager (Criminal Justice) 



As a Program Manager with The GEO Group, Inc., you will be part of a stable, established and yet still growing organization with a great deal of diversification, which will present you with a range of different challenges. Since we do prefer to promote from within, you will have opportunities to move to other facilities, as well as to different divisions within the company. We value your hard work and professional dedication and will reward you with a competitive compensation package that includes full benefits.
Your benefits will include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Term life insurance (includes spouse and dependents)
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k)
  • Stock purchase program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Legal program - Legal Club of America
  • Paid time off
  • Direct deposit
  • Theme park and attraction discounts
Program Manager (Criminal Justice) 

Amount of Pay:

Other Qualifications:


To be successful in this management role you will need excellent communication skills, attention to detail, good presentation skills and strong problem solving abilities. It is also essential that you excel at conflict resolution and de-escalation. Do you have what it takes to be an effective Program Manager? If so, apply today!
Additional requirements:



  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, Psychology, Criminal Justice or related field; Master's Degree, preferred
  • 2-3 years of experience in criminal justice or case management
  • 1 year supervisory experience
  • Working knowledge of criminal justice system and court procedures
  • Understanding of criminal justice market and customers
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately
  • Ability to perform basic financial management and budgeting
  • Basic computer skills
  • Marketing skills
  • Ability to work with diverse participants and staff
  • Ability to work some weekends of evenings

Total Years of Relevant Experience:



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