Job: Detention Adminstrator

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Job Description

Overall Job Objective


First review of applications will be Thursday, October 26, 2017.

Classification Responsibilities: 
A Detention Administrator is responsible for planning, organizing, managing, and evaluating the functions, supervisors, and staff within the Police Holding Facility, which entails primarily administrative work.  Management of this section includes overseeing the Holding Facility, Prisoner Transport, and Corecivic (private jail) contract.  Duties include:  preparing, managing, and implementing the section budget, including forecasting additional funds for staffing, food for inmates, repairs and improvements, Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MSCO) inmates, holding and booking fees, equipment, and supplies; monitoring and controlling expenditures; administering and monitoring of Corecivic (private jail) contract, including verification of inmate sentences, ensuring inmates remain in jail according to sentencing; adjusting/revoking work release rights, conducting City management and council presentations, etc.; preparing and reviewing performance evaluations; working with employees to recognize job performance issues and correct deficiencies; taking disciplinary action and conducting/assisting with Internal Affairs investigations; coordinating the recruitment and hiring of staff; planning and directing training programs for employees; evaluating, developing and implementing policies, procedures, and practices, including fingerprinting and booking rights; analyzing processes and procedures to identify and resolve problems; responding to unusual or difficult court orders, inquiries from other City departments or outside agencies; investigating or supervising the investigation of complaints; and preparing and/or reviewing reports, Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs) and Memorandum Agreements (MOUs), such as weekly overtime, use of force, holding facility phone renewals, training for Detention Officers with MCSO, immigration and custom enforcement (ICE) functions with Department of Homeland Security (DHS), etc.  This class performs related duties as required.
Distinguishing Features:  This classification has been designated as a non-classified, non-merit system, at-will position.  The Detention Administrator is a civilian classification responsible for managing all aspects of the holding facility and prisoner transport.  An employee in this class represents the department on committees, task forces, and inter-governmental projects.  The incumbent must ensure that holding facility standards are met and the necessary documentation is maintained.  Supervision is received from a Police Commander who reviews work through conferences, reports, and results achieved.  This class is distinguished from Detention Shift Supervisor by the administrative duties performed and additional responsibilities in the areas of supervisory, fiscal, and decision-making capacity.  This class is FLSA exempt-executive.

Qualifications & Requirements

Employee Values:  All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications Required.  Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Police Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field.  A minimum of four years of supervisory or management experience in police administration, corrections, or a detention facility.
Special Requirements.  Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's License by hire date.  Because of the confidential, sensitive nature of information handled, successful completion of a background investigation and polygraph is required.  Candidates given a conditional job offer will be required to successfully complete a psychological evaluation.
Substance Abuse Testing.  Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment/pre-placement and random alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.
Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.  Certification as a Jail Manager or Supervisor from the American Jail Association or American Corrections Association is preferred.

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Human Resources
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211