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Oklahoma Job Opportunities

The following are law enforcement job opportunities in the State of Oklahoma:

Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority

Position: Jail Administrator

Posted: 10/10/2019

Salary:Annual Salary: $100,000 to $140,000

Posted Description:

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority (“Authority”), an Oklahoma public trust created in the spring of 2019 for the purpose of operating the Oklahoma County Detention Center (“Detention Center”) located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, intends to assume operation of the Detention Center in early 2020.

The Authority is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to serve as the Jail Administrator for the Detention Center and the Authority (“Jail Administrator”), which will be the first Jail Administrator of the Authority.

The candidate should possess a unique blend of experience, visionary leadership, technical competence, and superior communications skills to spearhead strategic planning and drive bottom-line results. The person selected must have a strong commitment to creation of a culture that promotes the welfare of Detention Center employees and the humane and compassionate treatment of Detention Center inmates.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Will include but are not limited to the following:

* Serving as Chief Executive Officer of the Authority.

* Day-to-day operations of the Detention Center, including but not limited to management of staff, security and emergency response, administrative services, and inmate programs and treatment to enhance rehabilitation and reintegration.

* Overall operations of the Detention Center and all related activities, to include security, food service, and maintenance.
* Coordination and oversight activities for administrative services including the collection of documentation to respond to legal and public information queries and for daily problem solving.

* Development, implementation and management of staff utilization and allocation, including posts and positions, and creation of staffing and workforce effectiveness plans.
* Responsibility for the fiscal status of the operation of the Detention Center; planning and preparing the annual budget, analyzing costs and benefits of different levels of programs and overtime management; tracking and reporting inmate care and concerns, grievances, and quality of life issues.
* Coordination and implementation of training for uniformed and civilian employees, security incidents and emergency security programs and policies.
* Ensuring compliance and adherence to policies, rules, and regulations including the application of local, state and federal laws.
* Administration, auditing and evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of contracted services.
* Performance of public relations tasks, including community and citizen involvement, and responsibility for communications with outside agencies, including the United States Department of Justice.
* Utilization of specialized computer systems to prepare data for program evaluation, and use of information and data to plan, organize and implement program changes for the Detention Center as required.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

* Knowledge of best principles and practices of business management, public administration, budget formulation and execution, and personnel and human resources management.
* Knowledge of effective, safe and secure jail administration management and operations practices, evidence-based programs and effective treatment, and pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and policies.
* Skill in effective communication to establish and maintain effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
* Ability to conduct complex analytical studies of Detention Center and Authority operations and functions through a wide variety of specialized computer systems; and, preparation of data for program evaluation that results in data-driven decision making and development of plans of action to solve problems.
* Ability to make verbal and written presentations in a clear and concise manner.
* Ability to plan and organize workforce and financial resources to bring about effective and efficient operation of the Detention Center.
* Ability to create a culture that promotes the welfare of Detention Center employees and the humane and compassionate treatment of Detention Center inmates.
* Ability to assist the Authority in the development and evaluation of alternative plans for modified and/or new Detention Center facilities, to include ancillary facilities, and implementation of plans for such facilities that may be approved by the Authority in the future.

General Information:

Applications should be sent to the following email address:
or, may be delivered to:
Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority
c/o John Michael Williams, General Counsel
522 Colcord Drive
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102-2202

Application Process:

For consideration, please submit a complete application packet including all documents listed below by 5:00 PM on October 10, 2019:
* Current resume or curricula vitae.
* Letter of interest.
* Contact information for five current references.
* A two-page essay explaining why you are the best candidate for this job, addressing your management philosophy, a vision for our Detention Center, and your key professional accomplishments.
Note: The successful applicant must satisfy all requirements of state and federal law.

Equal Employment Opportunity Environment and Commitment to Workforce Diversity:

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creation of a diverse workplace, free of discrimination, reflecting the diversity of our community, which will allows us to best respond to the needs of all persons we serve in an effective and culturally sensitive manner.

Garfield County Sheriff’s Office

Position: Jail Administrator

Posted: 08/20/2019

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 time lines
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 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. 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

Woodward County Sheriff’s Office

Position: Deputy- Full Time

Posted: 05/07/2019

· Be a citizen of the United States
· Be at least 21 years old
· Have a high school diploma or GED and be able to achieve a passing score on the POSSE exam.
· Possess a valid driver’s license.
· Possess good moral character and be able to achieve a passing evaluation on the MMPI exam.
· Have not been convicted of any felony or any misdemeanor (within the exception of minor traffic infractions) within the last 5 years.  Must not have been convicted of any crime of domestic violence or moral turpitude.
· All applicants must undergo an extensive background check and drug test.  A physical assessment test may be administered for all uncertified applicants.

To Apply: 
Applications may be obtained at the Woodward County Sheriff’s Office 
1600 Main Street, Suite 1
Woodward, OK 73801


Or by email

Atoka County Sheriff’s Office

Position: Deputy- Full Time

Posted: 05/06/2019

Atoka County is currently accepting applications for a full-time deputy. The Deputy must be a self-starter with a good work ethic. The Deputy should be able to work as a solo peace officer with little supervision as well as a member of a team. The Deputy must be self-motivated, require minimal supervision, and promote high standards of honesty and integrity.

• Must be 21 years or older and a U.S. Citizen.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Have no felony or major misdemeanor convictions and no pending criminal charges.
  • Have no involvement with illicit drugs use or abuse.
  • Have no arrests for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence within the last five years.
  • Must have a high degree of ethical standards and moral character.
  • Must have sound judgement and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be community oriented.
  • Must be able to work when needed, days, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to perform police duties without any physical limitations or special accommodations.
  • Must pass background investigation, drug screening test, and psychological assessment test.
  • Must be willing to relocate to Atoka County.

General Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Patrol
  • Process Service
  • Investigations
  • Prisoner Transport


  • Starting Salary is $2,300/month
  • Patrol vehicle, uniform, sidearm, rifle, shotgun provided

To Apply: 
Interested persons should apply in person, or fax a resume to 580-889-3527 or mail to:
Atoka County Sheriff’s Office
200 East Court Street
Atoka, OK 74525
Attention: Sheriff Tony Head

For any questions contact the Atoka County Sheriff’s Office at 580-889-2424.