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Escambia County Board of County Commissioners

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Department Director - Corrections

Job ID: 53648
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Job Description:

Escambia County BCC is seeking a Department Director – Corrections

Salary Range:  Negotiable

Job Closes:  April 4, 2018

The Director of Corrections is a highly responsible professional position requiring an ethical leader skilled in administration and supervision of the Corrections department. The Escambia County Corrections Director plans, directs, coordinates, and supervises the activities of the Department which includes directing the detention and community corrections divisions.


Bachelor's degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration, business administration or a related field and seven years experience in administrative service in corrections, a government or law enforcement agency; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience.
This position requires that the employee be certified by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission in compliance with Chapter 943 Florida Statutes or the ability to obtain the certification within one year of employment and maintain certification throughout employment.

  • Successful completion of criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment
  • Valid driver's license

For more information on job position, benefits and to apply visit:   https://myescambia.com/our-services/human-resources/employment


Benefits/Compensation Package:
· Medical / Dental / Vision plans
· Prescription coverage
· Employee health clinic
· Employee fitness centers
· Employer-sponsored retirement plan or an investment plan
· Deferred Compensation Plan
· Flexible Spending Account(s)
· Employee Assistance Program
· Annual/Sick Leave or Paid Time Off (PTO)
· Group Life Insurance

Amount of Pay:


Other Qualifications:

Supervise and coordinate the activities of subordinate employees, including determining work procedures and schedules; issuing instructions and assigning duties; reviewing work; recommending personnel actions; conducting performance reviews; and conducting departmental training and orientation.

Provide leadership and direction the development of short and long-range plans; research, collect, interpret, and prepare data for studies, reports, and recommendations; coordinate departmental activities with other departments, the county administrator, and agencies as needed.

Provide overall management and oversight of the Community Corrections division, the Escambia County Jail, and Road Prison division.

Establishes and implements department policies, procedures and work performance and safety standards.

Directs the activities of all facility functions, assigns duties and delegates authority to accomplish them.

Ensures that adequate procedures, method, and techniques are established in all programs and operations.

Initiates and/or reviews inmate investigations, Use of Force incidents, inmate complaints and administrative remedies.

Provides the necessary supervision, direction and support to certified and civilian staff with the department.

Provides proper safeguards and conducts regularly scheduled physical inspections for the health, safety and welfare of inmates and staff and the physical property of all facilities.

Ensures the ability of the facility staff to respond appropriately to emergencies.

Monitors statutory requirements and legal decisions that affect administrative decisions or operations of the facility.

Ensure proper maintenance of records, statistical reports, and controls comply with applicable regulations.

Research problems and complaints; resolves complex and sensitive issues, either personally, by phone, or in writing. Maintains records and documents of customer service issues and resolutions.

Ensure all personnel within the department are held to the highest ethical standards, establishes performance standards; provide on-going training to ensure that all inspectors are consistent in knowledge, interpretation and application of local/state/federal requirements.

Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.

Communicates policies and priorities of the County Administrator, Assistant County Administrator, and Board of County Commissioners.

Perform related work as assigned or required.
NOTE: These duties are listed only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position it the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Minimum Education:


Total Years of Relevant Experience:


U.S. Citizenship:



Leadership/Managerial Supervisory



Work Schedule:





Jails & Detention


Senior Manager, Executive

Application Deadline: