The Division of Parole & Community Services is recruiting for the position of Deputy Director. This position districts staff and operations of the parole managers who oversee the five district parole offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Norwich or Waterbury, as well as seven specialized units and 160+ staff members assigned to the Division including community supervision, enforcement and re-integration. This is a full time 40 hours per week position, Monday - Friday.
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Correction, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. *For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period. For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).
Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact James Faulkner at James.Faulkner@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Correction, Division of Parole and Community Services or Board of Pardons and Paroles, this class is accountable for assisting in the direction of staff and operations.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
PAROLE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES: Directs the staff and operations of multiple parole and community services district offices including community supervision, enforcement and re-integration; coordinates, plans and manages district activities; directs and oversees a comprehensive offender management plan for multiple district offices; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of district budgets; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of district who might impact on program activities; directs implementation of offender community re-entry programs; oversees development, administration and supervision of discretionary and special parole programs and relapse re-entry programs; ensures continuity of treatment upon release for offenders; ensures a systematic approach in meeting public, staff and offender safety; promotes cooperative inter-agency dynamics; resolves or assists in resolution of complex cases; develops or assists in development of new community programs; coordinates with residential and non-residential non-profit service providers; develops and implements training programs and standards; prepares reports and documentation supporting release authority; may testify in court; may recommend legislation and participate in legislative process; may assume responsibility of division in absence of Director of Parole and Community Services; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of community re-integration principles; considerable knowledge of offender management plan development and offender community re-entry programs; considerable knowledge of functions and activities involved in contemporary treatment, rehabilitation and training programs; considerable knowledge of modern correctional methods and practices; considerable knowledge of parole revocations and rescissions and due process; considerable knowledge of the interstate compact; considerable knowledge of static and dynamic risk assessments, application of graduated sanctions and evidence based decision making; considerable knowledge of criminal pardons; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to administer comprehensive parole programs; considerable ability to oversee the supervision of offenders in community-based settings; considerable ability to resolve complex parole issues; ability to develop community-based programs which facilitate successful offender re-integration; ability to research, interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of experience in parole, probation, case management or group counseling.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity.
Note: For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Parole Supervisor.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) yeas for a Bachelor’s degree.
2. A Master’s degree in corrections, parole, counseling, criminal justice, human services, psychology, social work or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
- Proven track record of performance including a record of personal and professional integrity and supervisory experience managing a district office and/or specialized unit in the Parole & Community Services Division.
- Strong track record of working effectively in a complex departmental environment is desirable.
- Must be politically astute, proactive, enthusiastic, and dedicated to meeting the goals of the agency’s strategic initiatives.
- Advanced education (bachelor’s or master’s degree) in Criminal Justice or other related field is also preferred.
- Must have experience managing organizational change and development, implementing evidenced-based policy and practices, and collaborating with key stakeholders across the criminal justice and non-profit community
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of assault or injury by offenders or others.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.