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The Administrator of Chaplaincy Services is responsible for directing and monitoring the implementation of religious programs. This position is governed by state and federal

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Supervises a large pastoral staff by interviewing and recommending applicants for hire, monitoring work progress, counseling staff, developing performance evaluation standards, and evaluating the performance of or ensuring the evaluation of incumbents. Develops and directs the implementation of chaplaincy policies, programs, goals, and objectives. Evaluates and monitors the effectiveness of programs and events. Develops and monitors staff, material, and equipment needs and justifies budgetary requirements. Plans and schedules department-wide religious programs, activities, and events. May orient new admissions to available religious services and assistance. Counsels inmates and staff with religious and/or personal needs including personal crisis, grief, guilt, and domestic problems. Coordinates public relations with community and religious groups to provide information, visit churches, and solicit donations to the ministry. May interview and select free-world religious representatives qualified to talk to inmates, and orients volunteers concerning chaplaincy policies and procedures. May conduct general worship services for inmates and patients by providing sermons and religious instructions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management. Knowledge of theological counseling theories and methods. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct the work of subordinate supervisors. Ability to make oral and written presentations. Ability to plan, research, and prepare detailed written reports. Ability to interview, offer spiritual support, and counsel clients. Ability to assess the effectiveness of programs, services, and policies and make needed changes.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in counseling, religion, theology, or a related field; plus three years of experience in chaplaincy services and denominational endorsement, including one year in a leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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