The Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC) is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Corrections Manager II (Major), KJCC– Topeka, KS. This is a manager level position designed to provide leadership and direction to the operations department and to those staff therein who are providing direct services to juvenile offenders. The individual in this position provides consultation to department staff, ensuring compliance with agency IMPPs and KJCC general orders; ensuring the use and implementation of evidence-based practices in working with juvenile offenders; quality assurance of best practices related to security, supervision and interaction with juvenile offenders; and implementation of programs and services as directed by the Superintendent.
Deadline has been extended to October 26, 2018. Previous applicants need not apply.
Salary starting at $48,484.80 depending on qualifications. Unclassified (At-Will), Full-Time, Nonexempt, Benefits Eligible.
Supervision / Administrative
Manages plans,organizes,and administratively directs the operations department at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC).Develops,updates,and implements departmental plans which are aligned with the facility mission and direction, and which clearly define the goals, objectives and standard procedures for facility operations. 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. Available for individual and group supervision to provide consultation to subordinates, utilizing both informal coaching and performance reviews to provide direction and feedback related to work performance strengths and areas needing improvement. Provides consultation, assistance, and direction to all operations staff to assist with barriers or issues concerning the supervision and management of juvenile offenders and serves as a role model in the appropriate use of behavior management techniques. Updates position descriptions for operations staff, monitors priority outcomes, and provides back up services in subordinates absence or delegates this to another program team member.
Operations / Team Facilitation
Works directly with Programming, Behavioral Health,Education,and other departments within the facility to foster and model a multi-disciplinary approach to juvenile offender management.Provides consultation to these teams and participates in these processes as necessary to assist with addressing challenging issues and problems. Meets regularly with administrative staff and operations staff to disseminate relevant information and to discuss issues/solutions. Provides oversight and ensures that information is shared and communicated between operations and all other affected departments, fostering a team approach. Works with staff to develop and implement programs, activities, interventions which are in line with best practices. Serves on various facility/departmental work teams, committees, and boards as assigned by supervisor and is a member of the KJCC Executive Team and PREA Compliance Committee. Conveys ideas and information clearly and comprehensively, effectively expresses self in presentation of ideas. Communications include verbal and written presentations, in both formal and informal settings.
Responsible for oversight of 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 juvenile offenders have a safe environment by monitoring staffing patterns and making adjustments where necessary. Monitors the performance of all employees through post visitation on all shifts, review of reports, performance reviews and discussions with supervisors. Ensure all security staff work to maintain direct supervision and interaction with juvenile offenders in their living units, in classrooms, at work sites, during activities and programs, and while they are being escorted throughout the facility and off facility grounds as necessary. Provides written documentation to the Superintendent on staff performance issues and in consultation with the Superintendent determine the correct disciplinary actions disciplinary actions. 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.
Professional Team Member
Serves as a role model for the agency by promoting the mission of the facility/agency through collaboration and cooperation. Promotes a satisfactory and harmonious work environment utilizing teamwork and effective communication and avoids behaviors that would be disruptive or destructive to agency harmony. Collaborates with colleagues and interdisciplinary professionals. Completes other duties as assigned by supervisor or through initiative to maintain successful processes within the Operations department.
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. Agency Approved Substitution: Up to two addtl years of experience in corrections, criminal justice administration, law, or a closely related field may be substituted for the education at the rate of one year of experience for 30 credit hours.
Preferred Skills and/or Qualifications:
Prior experience working with juveniles. Prior institution/correctional experience. Knowledge of modern concepts and principles related to offender risk management, including Evidence-Based Principles and Core Correctional Practices. Certification in cognitive-behavioral programs, such as Thinking for a Change, Motivation to Change, Aggression Replacement Therapy, etc. (Can be obtained post-hire). Management/ supervision of an agency department for a minimum of 3 years.
HOW TO APPLY: The application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS.
STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/register-personal-data (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/fboxapp
STEP 3: Submit your online application to the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex
STEP 4: Submit additional required documents to Recruiting at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex. Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents. 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.
Online State of Kansas Application form (send to Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex). Copy of driver’s license, Resume, Cover Letter, and Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate and Applicant paperwork (which will be emailed once application for job is received) to: KDOC_KJCC_Recruiting@ks.gov
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 http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html 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:
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 be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary specia