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Job Title: Chief of Security (Major)      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:187393
Agency:Kansas Juvenile Correct. Cmplx
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through:Aug 21, 2017
Job Description:

Monitors overall facility safety and security to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.  Ensures health, housekeeping, and safety standards are maintained in each living unit through personal observations and through working with Juvenile Corrections staff.  Ensures offenders have a safe environment by monitoring staffing patterns and making adjustments where necessary.  Conducts inspections of personnel on assigned shifts to examine alertness, outward behavior, and appearance of staff, noting deficiencies and corrective action needed.  Ensure all security staff work to maintain discipline and control of residents in their living units, at meals, in classrooms, at work sites, during activities and programs, and while they are being escorted throughout the facility and off facility grounds as necessary.  Also, direct the systematic, routine and random shakedowns of juvenile offenders and facility grounds.  Identifies problems, proposes recommendations and supervises implementations of changes in security methods and procedures.  Ensure the Special Operations and Response Team, S.O.R.T. is adequately trained and prepared to respond to emergency calls and actions. Respond to facility/unit emergency and crisis situations utilizing the appropriate contingency plans. 

Follows and sets an example for JCO (Juvenile Correctional Officer) staff by observing the Code of Ethics while avoiding any behaviors that could be damaging to team and facility harmony. Monitors the performance of personnel within KJCC.  Instructs and develops subordinate supervisors in the appropriate management of personnel including supervisory communication skills, motivational techniques, rewarding of employees, enforcement of policies and procedures, progressive discipline, staff scheduling, management of overtime, etc.  Regularly reviews the performance of subordinate supervisors through visual observation on each shift and review of reports.  Monitors the performance of all employees through post visitation on all shifts, review of reports, performance reviews and discussions with supervisors.  Provides written documentation to the Superintendent on staff performance issues and in consultation with the Superintendent determine the correct disciplinary actions disciplinary actions.  Identify training needs and work constructively and effectively with the training department.  Maintains knowledge of current trends and actions within the juvenile corrections arena and proactively makes change in policy to improve operations and prevent facility and state liability. 

Provides direct supervision to the Captains.  Provides indirect supervision to all Juvenile Corrections Officer III’s (Lieutenants), Juvenile Corrections Officer II’s (Sergeants), and Juvenile Corrections Officer I’s.  Consult and arbitrate in cases of conflict among and between Juvenile Corrections staff and others; resolve both intra-departmental and inter-departmental disputes. Make recommendations for formal investigations to be pursued when deemed appropriate.  Responsible to review/audit evaluations of staff supervised by immediate subordinates.  Responsible for completing annual evaluations on subordinate staff. Uses established supervisory practices in managing the uniformed security staff. The incumbent also directs supervision of various sections which includes: Admissions and Discharges, and Inmate Visiting. 

Serves on various committees such as policy review and development, accident review, critical incident, and Medical Advisory Committee Makes recommendation to the superintendent concerning position analysis for the current facilities and various options that are proposed Compile necessary budget materials such as capital improvement items, repairs, organization charts, staff/resident ratios, performance and impact measures, etc.  Causes the development of appropriate policies, procedures, and post orders and ensures their enforcement.  Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual activity summary reports for the Juvenile Corrections Division.  Establish a positive and constructive relationship with all departments while maintaining teamwork among the entire Juvenile Corrections ranks.   

Works cooperatively with Human Resources and Training Departments in the recruitment, hiring and training of new staff.  May participate in the interview process for JCO’s making recommendations for hire.  Implement post assignment scheduling and assure that all posts are filled on all shifts at all times, to the extent that staffing level permits.  Participates in the interview of prospective employees and promotional applicants.  Makes recommendation to the Superintendent of personnel decisions including selection, promotional and disciplinary actions.

Necessary Special Requirements:

  • Candidates must have reached their 21st birthday at the time of appointment;
  • You must submit your complete application and all supporting documents by the closing date of the announcement (See “How to Apply” section);
  • If not currently employed by the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) you will be required to take and pass a TB screening and a drug test approved by the Office of Personnel Services prior to being appointed to this position unless the incumbent is moving from one safety-sensitive position to another safety-sensitive position within the same agency performing substantially similar duties;
  • Be free of felony conviction, you will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination to include a DCF check;
  • If not currently a Juvenile Corrections Officer with the KDOC you will be required to complete a physical examination.
  • Possess a valid Kansas driver’s license.

Minimum Requirements:
A bachelor’s degree with major coursework in criminal justice, social sciences, behavioral sciences, or public administration and three years of experience in the field of corrections, including at least one year of supervisory and administrative/management experience.

Additional experience may be substituted for the required education as determined relevant by the agency.

Preferred Skills and/or Qualifications:
Management/ supervision of an agency department for a minimum of 3 years.  Specific work experience in juvenile corrections and confinement trends and best practices. 

Salary: $48,484.80 - $64,937.60 DOQ

HOW TO APPLY: The application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS.

STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form: (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form at

STEP 3: Submit your online application to the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex.

STEP 4: Submit additional required documents to Beth Visocsky at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex.

Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents to Beth.  Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Required Documents: Online State of Kansas Application form Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex Cover letter, resume, academic transcripts, Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate.  The Child Abuse Registry Form does not require the processing fee; do not send any payment with the form. The entire applicant paperwork packet is to be turned in to Beth Visocsky.

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days.  Applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Recruiter Contact Information:

Name: Beth Visocsky
Phone: 785-354-9810
Fax: 785-354-9877

Agency Information:

Kansas Juvenile Corrections Complex
1430 NW 25th St.
Topeka, KS 66618

How You Will Be Evaluated:
Once you complete and submit your application materials, your application will b

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Class/Uncl: U    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 001    Hiring Rate: $0.00    Pay Frequency: Biweekly   

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