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Job Title:   Deputy Warden

County:   Norton

Req. No:   188400

Agency Name:   Norton Correctional Facility

Posting Type:   Agency  --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type

Applications accepted through:    DEC 17, 2017

Job Description:

 Job Description: This top level management position serves as Deputy Warden of the Norton Correctional Facility (NCF) a medium/minimum custody adult male facility.  This position works under limited supervision, considerable use of initiative and independent judgment is necessary. The incumbent in this position is responsible for assisting the Warden in the operation of the facility; preparing and implementing directives, orders, and policy statements; ensuring compliance with applicable standards; planning and coordinating in emergency situations; planning, organizing, and directing the, Activities Department, Physical Plant Maintenance, Contract provider Services, inmate Work Crews, Wheels for the World Program, Inmate Disciplinary process, Pastoral care Department, Inmate Laundry, Records and Classification, prison based and non-prison based private industry, NCF mail room, and Policy Procedure and Compliance.   Assists in planning and development of the facility’s budget for personnel, equipment, and capital improvements. Assumes responsibility for the Warden in his/her absence. Assists in guiding, directing, supporting, and monitoring staff in their efforts to pursue the Department’s Mission and Vision Statements. Assists in developing strategies and resources for contributing to the success of the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Security Audit program. Maintains knowledge of, enforces, and monitors staff and inmate compliance with all applicable Kansas Statutes Annotated (KSAs), Kansas Administrative Regulations (KARs), KDOC Internal Management Policies and Procedures (IMPPs), NCF General Orders, Post Orders, and Emergency Plans. Implements both written and verbal directives and assignments issued by the Warden. Makes frequent inspection tours of the facility and departments under his/her supervision, takes corrective action where deficiencies are noted. Assists in resolving problems between offenders, KDOC and stakeholders. Responsible for the oversight of classification management of the inmate population including custody assignments, programs, risk reduction/release planning, and institutional transfers. Responsible for reviewing recommendations pertaining to classification changes. Initiates population control methods reducing inmate transfers within the facility and by reducing inmate idleness.

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree with major coursework in criminal justice, the social sciences, the behavioral sciences, or public administration and three years of experience in the field of corrections, including at least one year of supervisory and administrative/management experience. Additional experience may be substituted for the required education as determined relevant by the agency.

Agency approved experience/education substitution: Up to two (2) additional years of experience in corrections, criminal justice administration, law or a closely related field may be substituted for the education at the rate of one year of experience for thirty (30) credit hours. 

Performance Standards: Knowledge of KDOC and institutional policies, procedures, administrative regulations, and operational memorandum. Knowledge of the attitudes, problems, and behavior of individuals under restraints. Knowledge of the methods, procedures, and practices of controlling and supervising inmates confined to a corrections institution. Knowledge of institutional General Orders, State and Departmental regulations, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental, fiscal, and personnel administration. Knowledge of modern concepts, principles, and practices related to the rehabilitation of criminal offenders.  Ability to communicate information effectively and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with inmates, subordinate employees, other KDOC officials and representatives of public and private agencies. Ability to interpret and apply rules, regulations and Departmental and institutional policies and procedures and to effectively analyze situations and to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting Departmental policies and procedures. Ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate staff. Ability to formulate policies and procedures for assigned areas. Ability to supervise the work of subordinate professional, technical, and supervisory personnel. Ability to assume the role of Warden during his/her absence, and supervise all operations and programs of a correctional institution. A full position description and required essential physical functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below. 

TO APPLY:  You may apply on-line at  www.jobs.ks.gov; or Contact the Human Resources Office at Norton Correctional Facility (785) 877-6643 to obtain an application and supplemental documents; or Email kdoc_ncf_hr@ks.gov to obtain an application.  If you haven’t already done so, please register or update your personal data with the State of Kansas at www.jobs.ks.gov, including submission of copy of your DD214 if applicable.   You must notify us of your intent to apply by the closing date.  Applications and any required documents must be received by the paperwork deadline of this announcement. Please call by that date to confirm receipt of your application and required documents.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:  Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.

Selection Process:  Applicants selected for interview will be evaluated by an interview panel using performance/behavior based interview questions, and possibly a performance or written test. The interview panel will make recommendations to the Warden for final approval.  A second interview may be conducted.  Applicants will be subject to background check and criminal history investigation; must pass a drug screen and a TB test unless promoting, transferring, or demoting from another safety sensitive position within the same agency.

Veteran Preference Eligible (VPE):  This position is eligible for veterans’ preference.  Interested veterans must submit a DD 214 to the Department of Administration to be verified as a veteran under K.S.A. 73-201 prior to the vacancy close date.  Verified veterans who meet the selection criteria for this position will be invited for an interview.

Reasonable Accommodation:  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact (785) 877-6643.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations

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