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The Work Release Program Supervisor is responsible for supervising a small staff and coordinating the operation of a work release program. This position is

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Supervises an administrative support staff by interviewing applicants and recommending hire/termination, approving leave, making work assignments, evaluating the work performance of incumbents, and training employees. Reviews and gathers information from inmates’ application, electronic inmate data base, and files to determine inmates’ eligibility to participate in the work release program. Interviews and approves eligible inmates for the work release program and presents information to the classification committee and corresponds with inmates. Processes inmates’ transfers to the work release program by completing various forms, coordinating with other sections in the department for support, and coordinating movements of inmates from the correctional units to the work release center. Travels throughout the community corresponding with employers to establish and maintain new and existing jobs for inmates. Ensures employer has signed appropriate employment agreement forms. Schedules job interviews for inmates, prepares gate passes, and arranges appointments and transportation to and from job sites. Monitors inmates’ employment adjustment by visiting employment sites to observe inmates performing job duties, meets with employers and employer supervisors for input on inmates’ performance and adjustment, and resolves problems to maintain good public relations between the Department and employers. Develops work release standards operating procedures and policies, evaluates program effectiveness through observation, and makes program procedural changes as needed. Counsels with inmates, investigates inmate complaints, and participates in work release hearings to assist with problem resolution and documents. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of correctional institution rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of counseling practices and techniques. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to develop procedures and lead work release center operations. Ability to select and process inmates for work release centers. Ability to monitor inmates’ activities. Ability to counsel inmates.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, criminal justice, or a related field; plus two years of work experience in correctional administration, correctional operations, or a related field, including one year in a supervisory 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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