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Jail Administrator – Garfield County Sheriff’s Office


Jail Administrator – Garfield County Sheriff’s Office

Posted on: August 20th, 2019   Topic: Employment Opportunities

The Jail Administrator is responsible to plan, organize, implement operations and programs in the Detention Center. The Jail Administrator shall assign and direct subordinates, ensuring that all policy, rules, regulations, orders, procedures, and directives are enforced and implemented. The Jail Administrator shall make independent decisions or recommendations in the hiring, promotion, transfer, discipline or discharge of Detention Center employees in accordance with employee policy and procedures manual. The Jail Administrator is directly accountable to the Sheriff and Undersheriff for the implementation of all the Sheriff’s orders and direction concerning the operation of the Division.

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.

Must be knowledgeable of computer hardware, software and accessories as well as Oklahoma Dept of Mental Health, Fire Dept and Oklahoma Dept of Corrections general Statutes regarding housing and care of prisoners. Must know about safety issues, proper safety procedures, Oklahoma Life & Safety Codes and be flexible & adaptable to change. Must be able to keep accurate records and make detailed reports.

High school degree
Possess or successfully complete Statutory Ok Detention Officer & Jail Admin. Certification
Standard’s division timelines
Five years’ work experience as a Detention Officer or related field.

·LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must possess above average oral and written communication skills.

·MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate percentages, fractions, decimals, volumes, ratios, present values, and spatial relationships. Ability to interpret basic descriptive statistical reports.

·REASONING ABILITY: Ability to use functional reasoning in performing influence functions such as supervising, managing, leading, teaching, directing and controlling.

Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness, and creativity required in situations involving the direction, control and planning of the Detention Center programs.

·Valid Driver’s license

·PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to operate, maneuver and/or steer equipment and machinery requiring simple but continuous adjustments; such as a vehicle, taser, restraint devices, calculator, tape recorder, computer terminal, first aid equipment and camera(s).

Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing semi-skilled movements such as data entry.

Ability to exert moderate physical effort in sedentary to light work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling.

Ability to recognize and identify degrees of similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, forms, sounds and odors associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks.

·WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in a Detention Center and may involve confronting abusive and/or threatening inmates.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Provides supervision and interpretation of procedures to Detention Center supervisors and personnel. Develop, implement and monitor policies and procedures for Detention Center operations and ensure that these are readily available to personnel in the facility.

Manage facility supervisors and counsel personnel as required. Develop job descriptions, employee objectives and perform supervisory employee performance evaluations. Provide professional development guidance for all assigned personnel.

Meet with the Sheriff, Garfield County Criminal Justice Authority, Undersheriff and other management staff to discuss policies, procedures and programs that affect the operation of the facility. Participate as needed to assist with department-wide planning and program development. Attend meetings as required to represent the Detention Center as requested by the Sheriff or Undersheriff.

Receive the complaints and notification of the grievances of the employees and use independent judgment in making a recommendation to effectively adjust the complaints and grievances.

Prepare the facility budget, monitor and manage the budget and prepare reports and analysis as required. Be responsible for the fiscal status of Detention Center operations, this includes: managing accounts receivable and managing accounts payable.

Research, plan, organize and conduct facility training as required. Responsible for training of facility personnel in compliance with the Garfield County Detention Center Training standards and the Sheriff’s objectives. Attend training programs as required to keep current on issues affecting facility operations and monitor the required in-service training program.

Utilize a wide variety of specialized computer systems to prepare data for program evaluation requirements. Utilize the information and data to plan, organize and implement program changes in the facility as required.

Manage the required programs related to the classification, housing, booking and releasing of inmates. This management ensures that: inmates are informed of jail rules, proper inmate release dates are accomplished, the facility maintains fire and safety codes as required and facility responsibilities related to the transportation of inmates are accomplished.

Communicate with a variety of agencies and administrators regarding the Detention Center operations. These communications include; Public Defenders Office, Garfield County Emergency Management Dept, GCCJA, ICE, United States Bureau of Prisons, Oklahoma Dept of Corrections, State & Local law enforcement agencies, District Attorney’s, City Clerk & their staff, County Clerk & their staff, County & City Judge, members of the Clergy and medical professionals.

Manage all aspects of contracted services in the facility. These contracts include; inmate housing (state & federal), inmate food service, inmate commissary service, inmate medical & health service and alcohol & drug abuse screenings.

Insure that all inmate complaints are investigated. Manage all aspects of the inmate disciplinary program and proceedings; provide due process as required by law.

Any other duty as assigned

·SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Carries out 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.

Salary/Benefits: Competitive wages based on experience. The county pays 100% of health care premium for the employee. Retirement benefits. Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time. County take-home vehicle and uniforms provided.

To Apply: Please read the entire job listing at: or Send resume’s to

Closing Date: September 15, 2019

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