Detention Facility Director

Open only to Montgomery County Detention Facility Employees

Recruitment #19-CO0460-01

Nature of Work

The Detention Facility Director provides administrative leadership to the Montgomery County Detention Facility and oversees the daily operations of the facility.  The responsibilities of this position include developing and monitoring facility policies and procedures; directly supervising a Detention Facility Assistant Director; indirectly supervising Captains, Lieutenants, Sergeants, Officers and civilians; overseeing facility operations, investigating and resolving complaints; preparing and monitoring the facility’s budget, acting as a liaison between the inmates and the officers and between the facility and the court and legal systems; and helping ensure the safety of staff and inmates .  The Director receives minimal supervision in the form of work product review.  Assignments are made by the Sheriff and the Chief Deputy in the form of concepts or ideas.  The incumbent is responsible for devising methods and practices and for the administration of the final concept or idea.  Errors in judgment on the part of the incumbent could result in law suit and/or loss of safety and/or life by personnel and inmates.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or public administration or a closely related field and five years of correctional supervisory/management experience including at least two years at the level of Detention Facility Assistant Director in an institution comparable to or larger than the Montgomery County Detention Facility in size and comparable to the inmate population with respect to age and severity of offense.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the Montgomery County Detention Facility. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and  supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If more than five qualified applications are received, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to rank applicants.  Tied scores will not be broken (in accordance with Personnel Rules and Regulations, Rule VII, Section 3). If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.


Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

This position is open only to Montgomery County Detention Facility employees who have completed their probationary period and meet the minimum qualifications.

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