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Job Category: Executive Director
Reference #: 201800488
Job Title: Assistant Chief Jail Administrator
Hiring Organization: Bexar County Sheriff's Office
Salary Range: $8,230.00 Monthly
Closing Date: 01/04/2019
Job Location: Texas
Description: Assistant Chief - Jail Administrator - Sheriff's Office Apply at www.bexar.org Salary $8,230.00 Monthly Location Bexar County Sheriff's Office - 200 North Comal Street San Antonio, TX Job Type Full-time Regular Department Bexar County Sheriff's Office Job Number 2018-00488 Closing 1/4/2019 11:59 PM Central • DESCRIPTION • BENEFITS • QUESTIONS Summary Under administrative direction, is responsible for the administration of safety and security for all Bexar County Detention facilities. Position manages critical incidents and fosters a healthy environment; leads the assessment and correction of all safety and security standards and ensures compliance with all applicable standards required. Position oversees the management of inmates, acts as the subject matter expert for jail standards and inspections, internal prison intelligence, inmate treatment and providing immediate remedies for critical incidents. Duties and Responsibilities • Formulates and implements policies, programs, rules and regulations to ensure effective administration of the jail; develops and implements standard operating procedures to address inmate behavior and management of staff • Provides direct supervision and monitors performance of all members of the Adult Detention Center and ensures appropriate levels of staffing and proper management of inmates and detention staff • Briefs Sheriff daily on operations activities and status of daily operations and incidents; attends Sheriff Command briefings to report on operational and staffing issues and updates; responsible for daily supervisor meetings to discuss problems/concerns, provide advice or direction, disseminate new or adjusted directives and regulations • Oversees the regular formal and informal inspections of the jail facilities; coordinates and facilitates State and Federal inspections and implements recommended changes • Formulates and implements programs and policies to alleviate deficiencies; plans, directs and coordinates work plans, project and program areas of responsibility by and through direct reports • Ensures activities are performed in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures; ensures the proper management of all required programs related to the housing, booking, and releasing of inmates. • Ensures that inmates are informed of jail rules, proper inmate release dates are accomplished, the detentions facility maintains fire and safety codes as required, and responsibilities related to the transportation and care of inmates are being followed • Assumes responsibility of all services, activities, inmate records, inmate transfers, inmate medical health, inmate mental health and treatment; reports and identify areas which require adjustment or action • Resolves day-to-day operational problems and concerns of staff, outside agencies and the public to ensure prompt response and service; produces and maintains accurate and timely information on the daily operations of the jail • Communicates with a variety of agencies and administrators both internal and external regarding the detention operations and management; performs community relations and citizen relations work as needed • Researches and evaluates Jail safety problems or concerns and prepares information to be utilized in clarifying or resolving issues. Reports findings and/or conclusions to Sheriff • Collects, analyzes, researches, compiles, current and historical data for various reports on inmate housing and other jail related information • Manages by example the necessary techniques and responsibilities of a Deputy Sheriff Detention Officer • Performs other duties as required Minimum Qualifications • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Management or other managerial field; ten (10) years of supervisory or managerial experience and five (5) years' experience working in jail administration; or a combination of education and experience • Knowledge of the principles and practices of business management, public administration and jail administration; knowledge of the principles and practices of management and supervision in order to effectively operate a bureau within the Sheriff's Office; knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and county laws, codes and the policies of the Sheriff in order to make appropriate decisions concerning Adult Detention Center operations; knowledge of the principles and practices of budget formulation and execution in order to plan for and oversee the financial operation of a bureau; and knowledge of the principles and practices of collective bargaining and good personnel (human resources) management in order to effectively deploy human capital. • Skill in creating and maintaining effective working relationships both within and outside the Sheriff's Office; and skill in communicating with a variety of agencies, administrators (stakeholders) regarding Bexar County Sheriff's Office operations, e.g. Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Commission on Jail Standards, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security, the Bexar County District Attorney's Office, San Antonio Police Department, University Health System, various law enforcement agencies, members of the clergy, medical professionals, regulatory organizations. • Ability to lead and retain motivated employees; ability to conduct complex analytical studies of agency operations and functions, using a wide variety of specialized computer systems to prepare data for program evaluation (Data-driven decision making); ability to make verbal and written presentations in a clear and concise manner; ability to plan and organize manpower and financial resources into an effective and efficient organization; ability to gather and analyze data, come to a conclusion and develop a plan of action to solve problems; ability to evaluate situations, based on training and experience, and make good decisions; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, co-workers, other County employees, Department/Division Heads, Elected/Appointed Officials, outside agencies and the general public. • Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 5-10 lbs.; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard and basic office equipment. Subject to handling, walking, sitting, standing, bending and reaching to perform the essential functions • Must possess and maintain a valid Texas Driver's License • Must pass a psychological examination and a criminal background check by the Sheriff's Office • Must satisfy the requirements of the Jail Administrator Examination as defined by TCOLE within 180 days of hire • Must pass certification as a Texas Jailer by TCOLE within 180 days of hire date and maintain certification • Must clear a pre-employment physical and a pre-employment drug screen test • May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek Working Environment and Physical Demands: • Working conditions are primarily in an office within a jail environment with occasional exposure to irate or hostile individuals Supplemental Information Computers are available to view current job postings and to complete the application process at 211 S. Flores Street, San Antonio, TX 78204, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Phone: 210.335.2545 THIS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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