Assistant Youth Rehabilitation Institutional Superintendent (#MDDZ04)
$65,185.00 Yearly Min / $81,481.00 Yearly Mid / $97,777.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

The class incumbent administers security programs and manages all administrative support functions within the facility.

  • Direct supervision of a staff of  6-8  (Nurse Supervisor, Food Service Director, Maintenance Supervisor, Volunteer Services Administrator, Supervisor of Supply/Warehouse/Purchasing, Y.R. Treatment Supervisors).

Nature and Scope

The class incumbent reports to the Institutional Superintendent and is responsible for planning and directing the institution's security programs for youth, including establishing,  implementing, monitoring and evaluating  policies, procedures and programs. In addition, the incumbent directly supervises personnel and operations of support units to include medical services, food services, facility maintenance, supplies/warehouse/purchasing, and volunteer program in order to provide for  service integration, planning and coordination. Work also includes participating in the planning and development of programs for the care, custody and treatment of youth within the facility and overseeing specialized in-house and contractual treatment programs. Typical contacts include program managers, contractual staff, public officials and public citizens /groups for the purpose of identifying service needs, evaluating performances and arranging/coordinating schedules and activities.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Plans, directs, monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of the institutions' residential, transportation and  security programs. Makes recommendations for new/revised policies and procedures and directs implementation of same upon approval.
  • Manages all support functions (medical, food services, maintenance or supplies) for the facility. Develops and manages budget and fiscal activities of each support unit.
  • Participates in the planning and development of programs for the care, custody and treatment of youth within the facility. Oversees individual client case processing, group programming and all operational procedures for specialized treatment programs.
  • Plans, assigns, reviews and evaluates subordinate staff.
  • Provides program evaluation/monitoring, planning and consultation and administrative liaison with specialized contracted programs (Grace and Snowden Cottages).
  • Maintains and prepares a variety of reports.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of institutional security programs and systems.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of juvenile justice systems.
  • Knowledge of the principles and theories of child development and adolescent psychology.
  • Knowledge of state and federal guidelines and requirements for youth residential programs as they relate to health, welfare and safety.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of administrative management.
  • Knowledge of the budget process, state and federal fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Ability to identify programmatic needs of incarcerated juvenile population.
  • Ability to develop program plans and formulate corrective action strategies.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Assistant Youth Rehabilitation Institutional Superintendent
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas: 

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Behavioral Science, Social Science, Business Administration or related field.
  2. Six months experience in health or human services work such as applying theories, principles, laws and practices of health or human services programs and services that assist with and improve life for individuals, families, or communities such as financial support, employment, unemployment, housing, health care, disease prevention, substance abuse, child protective services, physical/mental health treatment and prevention or rehabilitation.
  3. Six months experience in health or human services program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of health or human services programs and services; planning and establishing short and long range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
  4. Six months experience in developing policies and procedures.
  5. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
  6. Knowledge of budget management and control which includes managing a budget for the purpose of keeping expenditures within the limitations of available appropriations and available revenue and maintaining, monitoring, projecting and controlling a budget within set policies and procedures.