Provides leadership and direction to the Department. Establishes strategic visions and implementation plans for the Department. Directly responsible for management of employees in the department.
Develops and promotes services, policies, and/or programs to improve the effectiveness or efficiency of the department and that reflect best practices in the field. Develops effective performance measures to assess effectiveness of service delivery methods, identify opportunities for improving service and implement improvements.
Conducts management analysis or problem solving of issues affecting the department. Directs the activities of managers/supervisors in the performance of all managerial functions to plan, organize, prioritize projects/tasks, acquire/assign staff, coordinate, review and ensure the department is in full compliance with existing laws for achievement of both short and long term goals. Directs personnel matters to include hiring, motivating, retaining, employee evaluations, pay increases, terminations, training, disciplinary actions and resolution of department employee disputes. Directs the development and administration of the department or division’s annual budget, including capital and fixed cost expenditures, monitors costs and levels of staffing, equipment, materials and supplies and monitors and approves expenditures as well as implementing cost saving programs.
Maintains good working relationships with other agencies, county, state and federal departments and keeps staff/supervisors informed of joint ventures/resources. Coordinates activities and programs with other departments to expedite work and improve interdepartmental performance using tact and diplomacy. Attends various committee meetings and represents the department on local/state and national boards.
Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, criminology, corrections, counseling, human services development, law, law enforcement, police science, pre-law, public administration, rehabilitative studies, social work, psychology or sociology. Minimum of eight (8) years of experience as a Community Supervision/Corrections Officer that includes the supervision of offenders in the field. Minimum of ten (10) years of related progressive, managerial experience resulting in a high level managerial role. Must obtain Texas CSO certification within one year.