MONTGOMERY COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Code No. 7942
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND (Non-Merit)
DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION AND REHABILITATION
DEFINITION OF CLASS:
This is executive level work directing the operation of the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation. Contacts are with high-ranking legislative and executive officials within County Government, officials of equivalent rank in other governmental jurisdictions, private sector and community organizations or groups, and public policy advocacy groups. The purposes of the contacts include presenting, justifying and defending controversial positions where conflicting and opposing viewpoints, goals and objectives are strongly advocated and must be reconciled to develop suitable alternatives or arrive at acceptable compromises or to be part of collaborative public policy development across a broad range or disciplines.
The employee in this class plans, develops, implements, and evaluates County correction and rehabilitation policies and programs by directing subordinate managers to: operate secure facilities for the incarceration of all pre trial, unsentenced and sentenced prisoners committed by the Courts; operate a treatment oriented Pre Release Center and home detention program for selected offenders as an alternative to incarceration; provide medical, educational, other social services and community release programs to meet basic human needs and ensure rights of prisoners; facilitate the integration of incarcerated individuals into the community through work release programs and individual counseling; provide an alternative community services program for offenders deemed least likely to repeat their offenses; and ensure a sensitivity exists for victims' issues and community based concerns. The work is performed under broadly defined missions and functions and general administrative direction with little technical guidance. The employee exercises full and final accountability for all matters associated with completing work assignments including determining the work to be performed and the methods used. Results of the work are considered technically authoritative and evaluated in terms of the department's role in facilitating the rehabilitation of inmates. Guidelines consist of broad policy directives and basic legislation and require the employee to use considerable judgment in interpreting the intent of the guidelines and generating specific policies and guidance for use by subordinate managers in developing various components of the overall prisoner rehabilitation system. The complexity of the work is reflected in the need for planning, directing and integrating a broad range of correction and rehabilitation functions, programs and services. The work requires consideration of societal, rehabilitation, public safety, and community issues and impacts, and development of solutions that accommodate conflicting objectives from a variety of organizations, groups and individuals. The work of directing the correctional and rehabilitation program is essential to the mission of the County Government and affects all residents in the County. The work is primarily sedentary, performed in a typical office setting, and subject to common everyday risks.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (Illustrative Only)
Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the activities of the centers,
programs, and facilities within the Department.
Directs and supervises the preparation of the Department's annual budget and prepares and maintains various reports and records.
Formulates and enforces policies and procedures governing the administration of all County correctional activity, including custody and security, treatment programs and medical and religious services.
Plans and directs comprehensive research and planning activities in relation to anticipated or on going correctional programs.
Directs all administrative services of the Department including supply control, food service, budget management, staff training and personnel management.
Plans and directs a comprehensive volunteers in corrections program and speaks before community, civic and other groups on the objectives and activities of the Department.
Establishes and conducts periodic specialized training programs for Correctional staff designed to promote cooperation, efficiency, staff and inmate safety and professional corrections growth and development.
Defines all policies and procedures governing the Department's relation ship with Courts, law enforcement agencies, parole and probation services, local and State mental health hospitals and State Department of Correctional Services.
Serves as County representative to local, area wide, and national correction organizations.
Performs other related duties as required.
Experience: Extensive (7 years) experience in the administration of
a correctional facility, with at least four (4) years in a managerial
or supervisory capacity which included responsibility for fund and budget
administration, program planning, implementation and administration.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Corrections, Criminal Justice, Social Science, Public or Business Administration or related areas.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of Federal, State and County laws as they apply to custody, control and correctional policies and procedures.
Extensive knowledge of the theory and principles of institutional and program management, especially in the areas of security and control, behavior patterns and attitudes of individuals or groups of persons in custody, the social factors which result in institutionalization, methods employed in committed offender treatment, staff mentoring, organizational development and collaborative management.
Extensive knowledge of managing the confinement of both men and women.
Extensive knowledge of the development and operation of work release, education, , reentry, mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorder programs.
Thorough knowledge of psychological and psychiatric concepts and terminology applicable to the field of corrections.
Skill in planning, developing, implementing and administering a broad range of correctional and rehabilitation functions and programs carried out by large numbers of employees with a wide range of skills.
Skill in negotiating agreements which accommodate the conflicting interests and viewpoints of numerous groups and organizations.
Skill in oral and written communication sufficient to develop defenses of, and justifications for, decisions reached.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other governmental agencies, private organizations, and the general public.
Ability to attend meetings and perform work assignments at locations outside the office.
MEDICAL GROUP: Medical History Review.
Class Established: April, 1972
Revised: July, 1987