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Douglas County  2990
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*WORK CREW MANAGER
Pay Range GC19

INTRODUCTION

This classification assumes responsibility for management and coordination for adult offender work programs. The manager promotes, develops, coordinates and evaluates programs for adult offenders assigned by the courts to community work programs. assess program needs then develops; implement and interpret policy and procedure; develop and monitor budget; supervise support staff.

EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES

(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Manage the adult offender work program. Plan, develop, implement and evaluate work programs for adult offenders assigned by the courts to community work; coordinate with other department staff and the courts. develop short- and long-range goals, objectives and evaluation of the program; prepare and monitor program budget. Establish and interpret policy and procedure. Develop training programs for offenders.

2. Develop relationships with federal, state, county and city agencies. Contact agencies and negotiate short and long-term contracts for work projects. Periodically evaluate connections.

3. Direct, supervise, assign work to, set priorities and monitor work performance of support staff; offer assistance as needed. Maintain standards of efficiency of employees through training and established goals and objectives. Ensure programs are in compliance with department goals and objectives and that employees are working safely. Assume accountability for work performed within the program. Is involved in selection, training, and evaluation of staff. Develop and interpret policy and procedure.

4. Promote community service, work crew and forestry programs of the department through public relations and education; make presentations to community organizations and other agencies; interpret policy and procedure to the public.

5. Assess physical and emotional conditions of offenders. Assign offenders to community service or work crew according to their court orders or sanctions. Monitor offender compliance and progress and keep parole and probation officers and the Courts informed of offender’s progress.

6. Research and prepare variety of records, statistical and costing reports, involving statistical data and analysis to support projects, equipment usage and replacement and staffing.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION

Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of principles, methods and techniques of effective business management including personnel management and fiscal management to develop, implement and evaluate programs; considerable knowledge of human behavior and adjustment problems as it relates to adult offenders; considerable knowledge of behavior intervention, management and support strategies; considerable knowledge of community resources; considerable knowledge of program planning, evaluating and implementing programs to meet specific objectives. reasonable knowledge of the adult criminal judicial system, law enforcement agencies; reasonable knowledge of landscaping, carpentry, plumbing and power tool equipment. Skill in: Writing clear and concise correspondence, records, reports and statistical data; interviewing and listening techniques and principles; group dynamics. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; prioritize, develop and coordinate projects; contract and budget preparation; work within a team; relate to a diverse population of people; conduct research, establish and maintain records, reports and statistical data; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures, establish new policies when applicable, and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; adjust to priority changes; effectively organize time and meet established deadlines; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, other public agencies, law enforcement agencies, the community, the media, offenders and the public.

Education, experience and training: Bachelor's degree in business management, or related field and two years work related experience which includes program management and supervision OR six years satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience or training. At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver’s license.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION

This classification works under the guidance from the parole and probation director. The employee works independently in administering a complex area of responsibility and confers with supervisor for professional advice. Discretion is required in applying general goal and policy statements, in development of recommendations, policies and procedures and in resolving program problems. The employee develops approach to each case, prepares the procurement plan and carries out industry analyses independently up to the point of recommendation for award. Work is accomplished within a broad framework, with authority and responsibility in area of service. Periodic reviews of work performance are conducted in terms of expected results.

GUIDELINES

Work is performed within established department policy, procedure, directives; federal, state, county and local statutes, rules, regulations, ordinances; court rulings; equipment reference manuals; accepted procedures within parole and probation profession. Employee uses judgment in interpretation of guidelines and to evaluate and choose appropriate guidelines. Employee contributes to modification of existing guidelines by recommending changes to policy and procedures or adapting guidelines to problems encountered.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed primarily in an office environment with occasional field work. Work may require color identification, hearing voice conversations, keyboarding, lifting up to 14 pounds, sitting, standing and walking. A reasonable amount of driving is required.

 
   
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