UNIT MANAGER (DOC), #I15

BASIC PURPOSE:

Positions within this job family are assigned responsibilities which involve serving as the administrator and supervisor of a multi disciplinary team of staff members who are assigned to work within a specific offender unit or multiple community work centers; directs the operations of a semi-autonomous unit within a minimum or maximum-sized institution or separate community work centers.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

LEVEL DESCRIPTOR:

Level I:             Code: I15A             Salary Band: L

The Unit Manager (DOC) job family consists of only one level and incumbents are responsible for performing all functions associated with the assigned position as the administrator and supervisor of a multi disciplinary team of staff members who are assigned to work within a specific offender unit or multiple community work centers or in directing the operations of a semi-autonomous unit within a minimum or maximum-sized institution or separate community work centers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required include knowledge of modern penological practices; of public administration; of principles and practices of effective supervision; of contract negotiation; of procurement procedures and requirements; and of human behavior. Ability is required to enforce rules and regulations with firmness, tact and impartiality; to exercise sound judgment in emergency situations; and to supervise and direct the work of others.

Education and Experience requirements consist of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university which shall have included twenty-four semester hours in any combination of penology, psychology, sociology, social work, criminology, education, police science or criminal justice administration and four yeas of experience in correctional records management or social casework which involved the classification and assignment or field supervision of offenders or in a professional administrative position with responsibilities for maintaining inmate records, establishing procedures or serving as an assistant to a warden or in a position which involved responsibility for the activity of inmates in a correctional facility; or substitution of a master’s degree in one of the above fields of study listed above for one year only of the required experience; or an equivalent combination of education, substituting one year of experience in correctional work for a government agency for each thirty semester hours of the required education.