County: Berks

Job Description

Directs and oversees, through facility supervisors, and/or other County departments, the various operational support departments of the jail system which may include: Maintenance and Grounds (Including, but not limited to oversight of building and grounds maintenance, construction and renovation projects, vehicle and equipment maintenance and inventory, key/tool/weapon control systems, and code and inspection compliance.); Community Service Coordination and Resource Allocation; Booking/Records Division (Including inmate commitments, releases, transfers, property and mail.); Food Services and Warehouse Operation; Budget and Accounting (Including oversight of Budget and Purchasing functions, inmate accounts, commissary and telephone contracts and janitorial services.); Information Technology (Coordinates resources through the County Information Technology department). Develops and revises policy/procedures, post orders, plans, etc., in conformance with BCJS Standard Operating Procedures, PA Department of Corrections, collective bargaining agreements and all applicable federal and state laws concerning conditions of incarceration, inmate programs and services as necessary. Researches and proposes operational programs and processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness of services. Provides guidance to staff based on experience and an understanding of the approved, legal and ethical methods and best practices in the delivery of jail services. Responds to staff grievances/complaints and provides leadership regarding labor management issues. Attends and testifies at labor related hearings. Oversees departmental internal investigations into allegations of misconduct by inmates and/or employees and initiates the appropriate course of action. Conducts formal and informal employee disciplinary reviews. Ensures all departmental reports, correspondence, documentation, and records/files are completed, processed and maintained correctly and in a timely manner, in accordance with applicable policies and procedures. Effectively compiles and analyzes jail operational statistics and oversees the preparation of reports for official records. Represents the jail at meetings (Prison Board, Senior Staff, etc.), conferences, training and community relations functions and/or other events. Serves as liaison to outside agencies and testifies and presents evidence in civil and criminal proceedings related to daily operations. Conducts final interviews of applicants for departmental position vacancies according to applicable guidelines, and oversees the supervision of all departmental staff through consistent and frequent communication and direction. Provides consultation, information and assistance to the Warden and jail staff. Also, assumes responsibility for the management and operation of the entire jail, in the absence of the Warden and Chief Deputy Warden.

Deadline Date: Friday, February 15, 2019

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Suzette Melendez

Application and Resume can be submitted: - In person or by U.S. mail to: County of Berks- Human Resources Department 633 Court Street, 8th Floor Reading, PA 19601 -By email to: -By fax to: 610-478-6084

(610) 478-6118