This position will be responsible for the management of department initiatives and objectives to achieve and maintain state, federal and national accreditations. The incumbent of this position will also oversee assessments, audits and inspections of department records and operations to evaluate the status in complying with policies and procedures, state and national standards and PREA audits, in addition to preparing report findings for the Orange County Corrections Management Team. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing, managing, coaching, and evaluating staff through effective communication and delegation. This position will also ensure internal communication exchange is established regarding any inquiries relating to department standards, policies, and procedures in a timely manner.
Work is performed under the general direction of the Support Services Division Major. Performance is reviewed through conferences, observation, reports, meetings and results achieved.
Manages the departmental/agency processes and initiatives to achieve and maintain federal, state, and national accreditations. Oversee assessments, audits and inspections of department records and operations to evaluate the status of compliance with policies and procedures, state and national standards and prepare report findings for the Corrections Management Team.
Conducts accreditation standard file reviews in PowerDMS for regulatory compliance, proofs of compliance, accuracy and quality of content.
Directs and coordinates Accreditation Support Team meetings consisting of division/unit representatives designated by division managers and Executive Management Team to facilitate the development and review of department policies and procedures. Responsible for ensuring all policies, procedures and standard operating procedures are reviewed annually.
Prepares and submits correspondence and reports to include but not limited to the American Correction Association (ACA), Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission (FCAC), Florida Model Jail Standards (FMJS) jail inspectors, the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and oversees the preparation and submittal of correspondence and reports to National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) and ensures internal communication with staff is established regrading inquires related to department standards, policies, and procedures.
Participates in audits and inspections.
Assists designated personnel in maintaining accreditation readiness and compliance with current accreditation standards.
Provides consultation on standards interpretation upon request.
Manages the system-wide Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) operating procedures and standards.
Oversees PREA related program services, educational materials and training to internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective support of the agency's goals and objectives.
Manages, facilitates and coordinates of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) critical incidents, issues, training needs, dissemination of new updates and implementation of new programs, policies and procedures directly impacting the Corrections Department.
Conducts in-depth studies and analysis on state and nationally recognized jail and community corrections standards to determine areas of knowledge and special expertise warranted in the development of agency policy and procedures.
Ensures internal communication exchange is established regarding any inquiries relating to department standards, policies and procedures with department staff in a timely manner.
Oversees the Inmate Grievance policies and procedures to ensure the appropriate handling of inmate grievance written responses and internal investigations.
Facilitates and manages reports with detailed analysis of collected data on submitted grievances and data related to sexual abuse incidents within the Department.
Provides direction and assistance with the coordination of staff training on inmate grievance process, PREA National Standards, and other accreditations when necessary.
Supervises, coaches, directs and evaluates subordinates through effective communication, delegation, and follow-up. Responsible for the completion of employee performance evaluations and discipline.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Criminal Justice, Corrections Behavioral or Social Services, Business or Public Administration or a closely related field, and four years of experience in an administrative or management capacity in a corrections setting or equivalent related work experience in accreditation and policy writing, to include two years of supervisory experience.
Experience that demonstrates an understanding of PREA to compare the requirements to a facility’s operations.
Proficiency with Power Document Management System (DMS)
Experience requiring interpretation and application of policies and procedures and collection.
Posting Open: April 3, 2020
Posting Close: April 17, 2020
Subject to close without notice
External applicants: $30.37-$38.28/hour
Internal (Orange County employees): $30.27- $46.29
The work location for this position is the Orange County Correctional facility in Orlando, Florida
If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you are responsible for providing the required eligibility documentation by the close date of the posting. Please submit a cover letter and copies of documents, not originals, to Orange County Human Resources Division, PO Box 1393, Orlando, FL 32801-1393 or fax to (407) 836-0098 (only Veterans' Preference documentation will be accepted by fax). Your cover letter should include the position posting number you are applying for, the title of the position and the last 4 digits of your social security number.
If your education was obtained in the United States, the County recognizes degrees or diplomas which are accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). If you have obtained education from a country other than the United States, your degree or diploma must be evaluated to determine the United States equivalency by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluations (AICE) at your expense.