Community Corrections Director - Crook County Sheriff's Office

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Job Title:              COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR                


Reports To:          SHERIFF

Salary:  $29.43 - $40.37 / Hour

I.      Job Purpose:

This position works independently in administering a complex area of responsibility and confers with the Sheriff for professional advice.  Discretion is required in applying general goals and policy statements, in developing of recommendations, policies and procedures and in resolving problems within the Community Corrections Division. This position is responsible for the management, coordination and delivery of parole and probation services as a Division of the Sheriff’s Office in Crook County, with an emphasis on public safety and community protection.  This position will provide these services by conceptualizing, developing and implementing policies, procedures and program priorities consistent with policy established by the Sheriff.  These services will also be provided by determining the most effective utilization of resources in order to carry out the division’s goals and objectives for providing services to the offender, criminal justice community and the citizens of Crook County. This position represents the Community Corrections Division on the Sheriff’s management team and meets regularly with the chief administrators of local criminal justice agencies and departments. This position also acts on behalf of the Supervisory Authority (Sheriff) and makes decisions dictated by policy on the delivery of services required of the Supervisory Authority.  This position may speak for the Sheriff in the official’s absence or at the request of the official on matters relating to Parole and Probation. The work is primarily performed in an office environment. This position is responsible for duties that require certification by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

•           Number of Employees Reporting to This Position: 5

•           Reporting Positions: Community Corrections Coordinator and Parole and Probation Deputy

II.        Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:

Perform administrative and supervisory duties as Commander:

  • Manage the office for the Community Corrections Division.
  • Supervise, lead, evaluate and provide training for professional and support staff.
  • Recommend staff selection, training, evaluation and disciplinary actions.
  • Complete annual performance evaluations on Deputies and staff.
  • Represent the Community Corrections Division to the public, community groups, public officials, and schools, as well as promote division activities to the public.
  • Receive and resolve staff concerns and conflicts.
  • Provide employees with technical and/or professional assistance.
  • Interpret Sheriff’s and county personnel policies, procedures and association contracts.
  • Develop Community Corrections Division programs.
  • Develop and monitor budgets at the division level.
  • Monitor procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Monitor operations for compliance to the policies and procedures for the division.
  • Review and audit reports, memos, disciplinary reports, rosters, staff schedules and other related paper work.
  • Oversee Community Corrections Division record keeping.
  • Present monthly statistics and reports to the Sheriff.
  • Develop and maintain a division operations plan.
  • Manage the computer data programs and procedures. 
  • Oversee and/or inventory and purchase supplies and materials.

Perform duties required as a member of the Supervisory Authority:

  • Review facts of individual parolees and recommend placement in the appropriate programs. (i.e. treatment, work center, electronic monitoring, jail, etc.)
  • Meet with appropriate agencies and court for coordination of assignments.

May be required to perform duties of Parole and Probation Deputy:

  • Perform daily parole and probation duties as performed by Parole and Probation Deputy.
  • Submit reports and review reports submitted as required and update data in the computer system.
  • Confer with citizens regarding complaints, concerns and requests.
  • Take command of emergency situations within the office and field.

III.      Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability and skill to communicate effectively.
  • Ability and skill to gain cooperation of others.
  • Ability and skill to learn and apply policies and procedures of the office.
  • Ability and skill to learn and interpret and apply state laws and statutes.
  • Ability to work with confidential data and reports regarding legal matters on a regular basis.
  • Ability to learn and apply modern practices and methods of community corrections operations.
  • Ability and skill to work with others and to contribute to a positive work environment.
  • Ability to push/pull objects, lift objects off the ground, from elevated surfaces and carry in excess of 100 pounds.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to talk on the phone/radio while using computer.
  • Ability to talk on radio while operating a vehicle.
  • Ability to read instructions, manuals and road signs.
  • Ability to hear alarms, voice conversation, etc.
  • Ability to grip and hold a person to maintain control. Hold/restrain a struggling person.
  • Ability to bend over at the waist, kneel, reach, twist at the waist, walk, run to pursue fleeing person and stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to expend large unexpected and continued amounts of energy to capture and restrain parolees.
  • Ability to hold/fire and qualify with office issued weapons.
  • Ability to routinely operate a vehicle in a safe and prudent manner according to policy.
  • Must wear issued body armor when performing job duties.
  • Must wear/use PPE when in any situation where exposure to biohazard is likely.
  • Ability to use technology.
  • Work effectively with angry, hostile or upset citizens or clients and maintain a calm demeanor.
  • Able to make effective and appropriate decisions under times of stress.
  • Cope with the physical effects of acute emotional personal stress (fear, anger, etc.).
  • Cope with the physical effects of acute emotional stress of others. 

IV.      Qualifications: 

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent, Bachelor’s Degree; or extensive experience in the community corrections field in Oregon with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a supervisory position in a parole and probation office, may be substituted for the Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license by time of appointment.
  • No criminal record or extensive traffic violation record.
  • Must hold DPSST Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Certificates for Community Corrections.
  • Must attend DPSST Supervisory training within one year of appointment and obtain DPSST supervisory certificate within five years of appointment.
  • Must hold or be able to obtain LEDS Certification.
  • Must be able to obtain a CJIS Security Clearance.
  • Prior to or on date of hire:
    • Able to complete a thorough employment and/or criminal history check.
    • Able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug test (not required for all positions).
    • Final candidates will be required to provide official proof of college degree and certified transcripts (not required for all positions). 

V.        Position Details:

  • The duties outlined in this job description are not all inclusive and additional duties and tasks will be assigned as required.  Not all duties listed will be assigned to all employees in this classification.
  • Position is subject to 24-hour call-back.
  • Position has exposure to weapons or firearms, exposure to biohazards, driving at high speeds in all types of weather, and exposure to weather extremes.
  • This position is subject to and shall subscribe to the Oath of Office and shall be subject to the laws, rules, policies and procedures of the Sheriff’s Office, the County and the State as they apply to all employees.
  • Fair Labor Standards Classification: Exempt
  • Position is NOT part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and Association Representation does not apply; However, Salary Schedule, COLA increases, insurance benefits, PTO and Sick benefits, as well as retirement contributions shall be calculated using the same criteria as the terms outlined for CBA members.
  • Crook County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Location: Prineville, OR
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