Youth Rehabilitation Institution Superintendent

Recruitment #010620-MDDZ79-370500

Summary Statement

The class incumbent is responsible for directing, planning and coordinating all treatment and security programs for a youth rehabilitation facility.

  • Oversees a staff of 5 managerial/administrative, 20 professional and 80 para-professional, clerical and/or labor/trades employees at a 24 hour facility.
  • Annual operating budget:  30-35 million dollars.

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.

  • Manages and directs all institutional programs. Oversees the implementation of new/revised programs and operating procedures. Evaluates the effectiveness of same.
  • Ensures health, safety and welfare of all institutional residents by providing proper staffing and programs to meet the needs of students.
  • Provides guidance and direction to staff to ensure the proper training of employees and effective program operations.
  • Acts as liaison with community groups to present institution's goals, objectives and programs and to promote community involvement in institutional activities.
  • Prepares budget estimates and monitors expenditures to ensure operational cost do not exceed budget appropriation.
  • Represents management in the negotiation of labor contracts and/or resolution of grievances or employee concerns.
  • Works with parents and other interested parties to resolve problems and alleviate concerns regarding students assigned to the institution.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Youth Rehabilitation Institution 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. Three years experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
  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 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.
  5. Six months experience in developing policies and procedures.

Conditions of Hire

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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