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Inmate Services Manager
Job Type Full-time
Job Status Sourcing
Date Posted 03/21/2018
Location Santa Barbara County
Company Information Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
4434 Calle Real
Santa Barbara , CA 93110
Website: http://SBSheriff.org
Job Description SALARY / BENEFITS:
Salary: $75,900.21 - $105,237.13 Annually plus $6,149 unit cash allowance

TO APPLY or learn more about the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office,
please visit our website at www.SBSheriff.org

We are accepting applications to fill a full-time Inmate Services Manager vacancy in All Locations for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.

The list established will be used to fill current and future vacancies at All Locations (separate lists for the different locations will not be established). Therefore, applicants must check "All Locations" on the application agency wide question and supplemental questionnaire. Candidates must be willing to accept an assignment at any location throughout Santa Barbara County.

Position: This position requires the incumbent to travel between the Main Jail in Santa Barbara and the Northern Branch Jail in Santa Maria. The Northern Branch Jail is currently under construction and opens in early 2019. At this time, the position is assigned to the Main Jail in Santa Barbara however there is flexibility with being assigned to the Northern Branch Jail in Santa Maria. Work schedule is based on normal hours of business operations.

The candidate selected for this position will, under direction, supervise the work of staff delivering programs for inmates in the County jail; partner with corrections organizations, educational institutions and community organizations to identify and deliver programs designed to increase the likelihood of inmate success upon release from the jail and decrease the potential to commit crime again; and perform other duties as assigned.

•A broad understanding of criminal justice populations/agencies serving the populations; preferred, but not required
•An in-depth understanding of cognitive-based and other evidence based offender programs
•Ability to identify program failures and/or difficulties and implement strategies that will provide successful outcomes
•Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in team settings as well as with managers and executives
•Ability to monitor trends and research offender based programs and determine what is appropriate for a jail setting

Examples of Duties:
1. Manages a Unit within the Sheriff's Office by developing and maintaining budgets.

2. Manage development of all inmate programming – Educational, Treatment, Vocational & volunteer.

3. Develops, cultivates and maintains effective relationships with community groups and members.

4. Monitors trends of programming and makes adjustments as needed.

5. Conducts administrative duties such as trend analysis, special events.

6. Supervising, training and evaluating personnel.

7. Develops and coordinates partnerships with other criminal justice agencies, both local and non-local.

8. Manage daily operation of Programs Unit that includes identifying and implementing Cognitive Behavioral training curricula, budgeting, plan, assign, organize, prioritize, review, delegate the work of self and others.

9. Establish standards and evaluate performance, prepare accurate and comprehensive records.

10. Maintain effective work relationships with Command staff, subordinates, colleagues, members of the public, community organizations and the media

11. Plans and schedules the work of employees, interns and volunteers delivering training programs to inmates; hires, trains and sets performance expectations of staff; monitors, provides feedback, coaching and evaluation of staff performance; deals with performance issues in a timely and appropriate manner.

12. Researches, identifies and secures competency-based and other evidence-based training programs specific to the needs of inmates; collects and evaluates program performance measures and makes improvements to existing programs to increase inmate success upon release; writes reports to document findings, recommendations, program progress.

13. Collaborates with other corrections organizations, educational institutions and community-based-organizations to secure and improve programs, exchange information, resolve issues and enlist support; prepares and delivers orally and in writing materials to educate stakeholders and the public on the goals and results of the programs.

14. May provide direct program services to inmates including intake, assessment, counseling, treatment plan development and placement.

15. May recruit and oversee interns from Certified Alcohol and Drug Counseling programs in accordance with school guidelines and requirements; monitor counselor/clinical certification requirements of interns.

16. Leads a significant departmental program or key service area that may have multiple major programs, project and/or functions; sets program goals and measurements; and assumes accountability for program results.

17. Makes broad policy decisions for the program/business, the work that is performed, and the expansion of services.

18. Oversees the program budget development; balances fiscal priorities; prioritizes and allocates resources within the program; and coordinates resources with other programs or departments.

19. Supervises others, including Administrative and/or Team/Project Leaders.

20. Exercises a high-level of independent action and decision making at the program level.

Qualifications 1. Master's degree in social work, psychology, criminology or a related field AND four (4) years of professional experience identifying, assessing, implementing and evaluating cognitive behavioral and evidence-based practices in a recovery, transitional or correctional setting; OR,

2. Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, criminology or a related field AND five (5) years of professional experience identifying, assessing, implementing and evaluating cognitive behavioral and evidence-based practices in a recovery, transitional or correctional setting; OR,

3. Nine (9) years of a combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities, AND

4. The core competencies listed below and the ability to immediately demonstrate these competencies consistent with the position's level in the leadership series and the specific work assignment

•Intensity: Goes after the goal with passion; is results oriented, and gets the job done. Key Concepts: Risk-taker; results-oriented; and initiative driver.

•Ethical Behavior: Does what is right regardless of temptations and pressures to do otherwise; upholds the public's trust; and conducts self-according to a set of principles. Key Concepts: Respect; trust; responsible; fair; and caring.

•Influence: Affects successful outcomes for the organization through the use of masterful leadership, collaboration, and a keen understanding of the organization, its goals, and the interests of all parties. Key Concepts: Engaged; collaborative; strategic orientation; situational awareness; organizationally savvy; inspirational; energizing-empowering; team orientation; and change agent.

•Commitment: Successfully builds relationships with and promotes involvement of diverse groups; considers the needs of diverse clients when developing policies and procedures related to service; works closely with diverse groups to identify and deliver services that meet their needs and the strategic objectives of the program; establishes customer service as the single purpose to which all resources are dedicated; focuses on delivering the best services possible to the public; focuses on customer needs; and is committed to public service. Key Concepts: Public servant; and customer service.

•Interpersonal Skills: Possesses and uses versatile communication styles and approaches; understands the underlying psychology of why people act as they do and changes approach to affect positive outcomes; builds rapport throughout the organization; and develops human potential. Key Concepts: Staff development; communication; listening; delegation; recognition; and buy-in.

•Resiliency: Is adaptable; takes direct action; leads by example; exhibits tenacity. This leader is ready, flexible, self-reliant, and has a reputation for finding opportunities in difficult situations. Key Concepts: Action-orientation; adaptability; flexibility; agility; tenacity; survivability; courage; confidence; and intuition.

•Craftsmanship: Rejects the "good enough for government work" attitude; takes ownership of work done and results accomplished; takes pride in delivering quality services to customers; seeks out opportunities to develop new and creative solutions and programs; imagines possibilities; defines a vision, and works to bring vision into reality. Key Concepts: Innovative; imaginative; inventive; pride-in-work; accountability; self-development; and self-starter.

Ability to:
•Apply the principles of supervision and management
•Establish, communicate and model performance and behavior standards and hold self and staff accountable for meeting those standards
•Plan and organize work of self and others to maximize productivity and efficiency
•Monitor skills and needs of staff and expand staff skills through training, coaching and developmental activities
•Evaluate and articulate present performance and future potential to create better opportunities for better use of staff abilities
•Learn the operations of a County jail and policies and procedures of the Sheriff's Office
•Support the larger mission of the Sheriff's Office
•Think and act ethically and foster a work environment where integrity is rewarded
•Monitor trends and research in offender training programs, maintain a current knowledge base and use the knowledge to continually and actively seek to improve training programs as well as to generate original ideas, encourage new ways of thinking, and explore options and develop innovative solutions
•Read, interpret and explain program research and results
•Apply research methodology, basic statistics and technology in the collection and analysis of programs
•Isolate causes from symptoms and compile information and alternatives to illuminate problems or sources
•Gather, evaluate and interpret program and inmate data to identify, evaluate, implement and improve programs that best positively impact inmate success
•Organize and deliver oral and written presentations that effectively inform or persuade audiences
•Clearly and concisely articulate technical information to persons of all backgrounds including management, staff, organizations and the public
•Prepare accurate, clear, concise and grammatically correct correspondence and reports
•Establish rapport and maintain productive and effective working relationships with others
•Build consensus and collaboration to debate and resolve issues

Knowledge of: Social, cultural, psychological, biological and economic factors impacting clients in a recovery, transitional or correctional setting.

Knowledge of and the ability to: Remain current in the theory, application and best practices in cognitive-based and other evidence-based training programs.

Additional Requirements: •Incumbent must be able to travel independently;
•Work is in a locked facility and may require interaction with hostile and/or aggressive individuals suspected of committing and convicted of violent crimes;
•A valid California Class C Driver's License is required at the time of appointment.
•Appointee must satisfactorily complete a probationary period of twelve (12) months
How to Apply APPLICATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE DEADLINE: 4/05/2018 by 5:00 PM PST; post marks not accepted. Applications and job bulletins can be obtained 24 hours a day at www.sbcountyjobs.com


1. Review applications and supplemental questionnaire to determine those candidates who meet the employment standards.

2. Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ): Qualified candidates will be emailed a notice to complete and submit a Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) by the stated deadline date. Failure to submit a PHQ by the deadline will result in disqualification from the selection process. PHQs are reviewed and given a Pass or Fail result. Candidates who Pass will advance to the next step in the selection process.

3. Application Ranking. Applications that meet the employment standards will be evaluated and scored. Candidates' final score and rank on the eligibility list will be determined by the information provided on their application. This process may be eliminated if there are fewer than 11 qualified candidates.

Candidates must receive a percentage score of at least 70 on the Application Ranking to be placed on an employment list. An adjustment may be made to raw scores based on factors listed in Civil Service Rule VI. Those candidates who are successful in the selection process will have their names placed on the employment list for a minimum of three months. At the time the employment list is established, all candidates will receive written notice of their score on the exam(s), rank on the employment list, and exact duration of the employment list.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION PROCESS: The Sheriff's Office conducts a polygraph examination and in-depth background investigation. If you feel your past may hinder your future from working for the Sheriff's Office or you are not sure how to answer the Personal History Questionnaire, please contact Sheriff's Human Resources at (805) 681-4270. An HR investigator will assist you in determining whether or not any issues will eliminate your suitability for employment with the Sheriff's Office.

Appointee muss successfully pass the following:
Polygraph Examination will measure the accuracy of information disclosed during the background investigation process.

Background Investigation includes an interview and in-depth background investigation of police records, personal, military, and employment histories; inquiry of persons who know you and evaluate whether you respect the law and rights of others; are dependable and responsible; have demonstrated mature judgment in areas such as the use of drugs and intoxicants; are honest; and is a safe driver.

The following BACKGROUND DISQUALIFIERS will be considered:•An admission of having committed any act amounting to a felony within five years in California or in another state which would be classified as a felony in California
•An adult felony conviction in California, or with a conviction for an offense in another state which would be classified as a felony in California
•Currently on Probation or Parole
•Adult felony and/or misdemeanor conviction(s) may be disqualifying depending on type, number, severity, and how recent
•Conviction of/or sustained petitions for any sex crime
•Recent use and/or possession of illegal drugs; Failure to reveal prior use will be disqualifying
•Unfavorable work history
•Poor credit history
•History of committing domestic violence
•Dishonesty or failure to reveal pertinent information

Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64) and California POST Selection Standards:
Since POST standards adhere to both state and federal laws, the possession and/or sale of marijuana remains prohibited by federal law under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Therefore any candidate who uses / possesses and/or the sale of marijuana within the last year will result in disqualification.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: The County of Santa Barbara is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants. Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter listed on the job posting. We require verification of needed accommodation from a professional source, such as a doctor or a learning institution.

Recruiters will correspond with applicants by e-mail during each step in the recruitment process. Applicants are reminded to check spam filters continuously during the Recruitment & Selection Process steps listed above to ensure they do not miss required deadlines. The County of Santa Barbara will not release any applicant's e-mail address to a third party.

The County of Santa Barbara respects and values a diverse workforce and strongly promotes strategies and activities to recruit, develop and retain qualified persons of varied backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences and races.

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