Juvenile Detention Services Administrator

Family Center for Juvenile Justice   Tulsa, OK   Full-time     Other
Posted on November 9, 2023

Job Description
Job Title: Superintendent of Juvenile Detention
Division/Dept: Juvenile Bureau/Tulsa County Family Center for Juvenile Justice (TCFCJJ)
Reports To: Juvenile Bureau Assistant Director (TCFCJJ)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Pay range: $5,885.04-$6,767.80 per month
Grade: 90
Job Title Code: J0178


The Family Center for Juvenile Justice Detention Center is a sixty-three-bed secure residential facility whose purpose is to provide for the secure temporary custody of juveniles following arrest, pending court hearings, disposition of the court, and placements. Detention is a secure temporary setting with a program atmosphere including school, gym, art, and individual and group counseling. Verbal redirection and coaching are utilized methods of obtaining appropriate behavior. The program is closely supervised with clear guidelines of expected and appropriate behavior from juveniles detained. Our dedication is to maintain a program that is safe and secure, that meets the physical and emotional needs of children and ensures that the highest “quality of life” is provided while juveniles and families navigate the juvenile justice process.

Under direction, plans, organizes, directs and participates in Juvenile Detention Facility and associated programs in accordance with policy, procedure, contract requirements and statutory and judicial requirements by performing the following duties.
All candidates conditionally offered transfer, promotion or initial hiring into a DOT/safety-sensitive position shall submit to testing for drugs and alcohol and test negative before performing any job functions that are safety-sensitive or require a CDL. External job applicants with a confirmed positive drug or alcohol test result shall be denied employment and shall be required to wait one year before applying for another position within Tulsa County.

• Responsible for preparing, revising, and administering all applicable requirements relative to the operation of the Detention Facility.
• Plan, organize, direct and participate in a variety of services and programs, including, but not limited to, academic, recreational, religious, social, and professional services.
• Responsible for ensuring and/or preparing, maintaining and updating all automated and other files, records, and reports required and in accordance with all statutory, contract and departmental requirements.
• Ensure that all approved programs are evidence-based best practices that address criminogenic factors with youth; provide auxiliary and recreational activities; including working with Tulsa Public Schools for the education/classroom component of detention.
• Responsible for public education of the vision and mission of the Bureau/TCFCJJ and specifically the role of the Detention facility within the aforementioned.
• Inspect and evaluate the physical conditions of the buildings and submit to the Bureau Director recommendations for repairs and improvements.
• Responsible for all security and safety components in operating a detention facility.
• Provide a certified dietician approved, nutritional diet/food service for youth, and or CNP standards and others required by OJA.
• Ensure the facility complies with OJA, and Title 10-A requirements for secure detention facilities.
• Address personnel matters and requirements to include grievances, worker’s compensation, performance evaluations, staffing patterns, shift assignments and other issues related to employee supervision and productivity.
• Ensure all staff training requirement are met.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Skill in supervising the work of others; in human resource management; in administering budgetary affairs; in overall operation of a public facility; and in using personal computer.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of sociology and public administration; of departmental policies and procedures; of supervisory principles and practices; of computer systems; of ACA Accreditations process and standards of application; of State license standards for detention; of state laws of Title 10; and of Juvenile on line Tracking System (JOLTS).
Ability to plan, organize, and control the work of others; to organize and present facts and opinions clearly and concisely; and to develop social skills in others in the authoritative setting.

Directly supervises up to four or more subordinate supervisors as well as up to seventy other personnel. Conducts supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four year college or university. Preferably, the degree is in sociology, or criminal justice field. This shall be supplemented by 7 years of experience, 3 of which shall have been at the administrative or supervisory level. Up to 2 years of full time graduate training in either social work, corrections, sociology, psychology or law may be substituted for experience on an equal basis. There shall be no substitutions for the original 3 years of administrative or supervisory experience. Related experience is defined as supervisory or administrative experience related to corrections, detention or juvenile court services.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, detect, position; reach with hands and arms; and communicate, convey, express oneself, exchange information. The employee frequently is required to assume a stationary position, move or transverse. The employee is occasionally required to ascend/descend, traverse; position self (to), move; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently transport, move, put, install up to 10 pounds and occasionally transport, move, put, install up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Tulsa County does not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability or political affiliation (except when such person advocates or belongs to an organization which advocates the overthrow of our constituted government by force or violence) with regard to all terms, conditions, eligibilities, and privileges of employment for all positions in the County.
NOTE: Job descriptions are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.