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Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department



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Assistant Director

Job ID: 53936
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Job Description:

THIS IS NOT A CONTRACT POSITION. EMPLOYMENT AT WILL POLICY APPLIES

I.            Basic Function:

               Provides management direction to HCCSCD and HCCSCD units as assigned.

II.           Organizational Relationships:

               Reports to the Director.

III.         Specific Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and directs the day to day operations and administrative functions of a department through assignments to management personnel and by regular meetings to review each manager’s progress on major projects and performance in his/her area of responsibility.
  • Develops and implements agency policies and procedures (including chain of custody) to ensure supervision, assessment, and treatment services are delivered effectively and in accordance with CJAD standards, and established state and county laws and regulations.
  • Works with managers and staff at all levels of the organization to explore solutions, resolve problems, redistribute resources, and adjust priorities to meet the changing program needs of the department and to ensure progress in meeting department goals and benchmarks.  
  • Serves as a principle advisor and decision maker in the development of personnel policies, staff selection, promotion process, and disciplinary processes.
  • Participates in the development and administration of the department’s budget, including the evaluation and projection of resources needed, expenditures, and recommend mid-year or other adjustments.  
  • Provides parameters and performance objectives for vendor contracts participate in the negotiation of new contracts, and ensure that vendor performance is being monitored to ensure compliance with the contract and County and State law.
  • Oversees the development and execution of a cohesive community justice plan and research agenda to support agency policy and planning decisions.
  • Maintains and review outcome data and department benchmarks through a review of monthly and quarterly reports, research and evaluation data, caseload audits, performance appraisals, and regular meetings with managers. 
  • Provides leadership, direction, and oversight in the development, cultural shift, and implementation of evidenced based practices in the department, County, State, and public safety continuum. 
  •  Builds cooperative relationships with the judiciary, community providers, the defense bar, the Office of the Public Defender and the District Attorney, Sheriff’s Department, police, education, social agencies, and other community stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with criminal justice professionals and politicians throughout the State of Texas and the Nation to align public policy and resources with evidenced based practices.               
  • Provides fact sheets and testimony before various legislative committees regarding local and statewide community supervision performance outcomes, the impact of budget cuts on the local jails and the state prison population in admissions and costs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  • Provides expertise and education regarding evidence based practices in community corrections to local and state leadership.

 

IV.         Nonessential Functions:

Contributes to and helps create a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a cooperative and amicable manner with supervisors, coworkers, subordinates and members of the public.    

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

V.           Work Environment

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting.

VI.         Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear.

Benefits:

Eligibility for paid benefits such as health coverage and life insurance, subject to applicable waiting periods;

Eligibility for family health and dental coverage, short- and long-term disability, an optional 457(k) deferred compensation plan, and flexible medical and/or daycare spending accounts, subject to plan terms;

Automatic participation in the Texas County and District Retirement System, a Texas state retirement plan; currently set at 7% of salary;

Paid Sick Leave, to be initially accrued at 3 hours per 2-week pay period; however, Sick Leave is only available for use after 3 consecutive full months of employment. Accrual of Sick Leave is retroactive to your actual start date;

Paid Vacation Time, to be initially accrued at 3 hours per 2-week pay period; is available for use as it is accrued; as are Department-paid holidays.

Amount of Pay:

Frequency of Pay:

per bi-weekly

Other Qualifications:

Mandatory:    Advanced degree (Master’s or Doctoral) from an accredited college/university in criminology, corrections, counseling, clinical psychology, law, social work, sociology or a related field.  Must possess a strong command of evidence-based practices in criminal justice.

 

 

Salary is competitive

Minimum Education:

Master

Total Years of Relevant Experience:

5
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Function:

Administrative Support Functions, Leadership/Managerial Supervisory, Policy, Research, Planning and Evaluation

Status:

Full-time

Posted:

03.05.2019
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Discipline:

Community Corrections

Level:

Executive

Application Deadline:

04.05.2019