Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Deputy Director of Pardons & Paroles

Recruitment #210118-1401MP-002

Introduction


Are you seeking an opportunity to advance your career while making a difference? 
If so, we have the opportunity for you! 

The State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Paroles is an autonomous state agency with administrative support provided by the Department of Correction. The Board possesses discretionary authority to grant pardons for criminal convictions and to grant parole to eligible and appropriate offenders in the community under supervision as a means of supporting their successful reintegration into law abiding society. 

We are currently recruiting for an anticipated vacancy for Deputy Director. This position is a hazardous duty, 40 hours per week position that will report directly to the Executive Director. 

The Deputy Director will have the opportunity to manage and lead five Parole and Community Services Supervisors overseeing four divisions: 
  • Hearings
  • Revocations
  • Pardons
  • Interstate
The Board of Pardons and Paroles is an integral part of the legal system and plays a crucial role in Connecticut's criminal justice policy. The Board's work is driven by moral and ethical responsibility to do our part in making Connecticut a great place to live and work. We encourage you to join us in making a positive impact on our community!

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Board of Pardons and Paroles or 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). 

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation to support their qualification(s) for this position.

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. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at Tyler.Cashman@ct.gov

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Correction, Parole and Community Services Division 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 reintegration; 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.

PARDONS AND PAROLES: Direct and oversee a comprehensive statutorily governed offender release hearing process in 20 correctional facilities; coordinate, plan and manage division activities; assist in formulation of program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in the preparation of agency budget; maintains contact s with individuals both within and outside of agency who might imp[act on program activities; oversees development, administration and supervision of discretionary and special parole programs and relapse re-entry programs; ensures continuity of parole violations and implementation of structured decision making, Statewide Collaboration Offender Risk Evaluation System (SCORES), incremental sanctions for parole violations 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; 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 in absence of Executive director; 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 reintegration 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 reintegration; 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 and Community Services 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience implementing knowledge of legislative and governmental processes and dedication to meeting the goals and objectives of the Board's mission and vision;
  • Relevant experience and superior knowledge with parole and pardon hearings as well as violation proceedings and the interstate compact for adult offender supervision;
  • Supervisory experience managing a specialized unit or division at the Board of Pardons and Paroles or a specialized unit or division at the Department of Correction Parole and Community Services with a proven track record of performance including a record of personal and professional integrity.  

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of assault or injury by offenders or others.

Conclusion

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.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.