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Corrections Coordinator

Date: Jan 3, 2022

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Corrections 

Pay:  $19.64 per hour | This position has been approved for a salary increase effective January 1, 2022. The new rate of pay will be $22.74 per hour. 

Work Schedule: M-F 8am to 5pm, or as needed by facility. 


Performs administrative and professional work managing, coordinating, and supervising a correctional program or program component of the Department of Corrections.


  • 35% - Program Management - Provides oversight for the successful operation of a corrections program or program component. Ensures a safe and secure facility that provides humane living conditions for each resident. Plans, schedules, delivers, documents, and evaluates service delivery in accordance with policies and procedures. Assists in developing, writing, editing, implementing and evaluating policies, procedures and standards to make continuous improvements in service quality. May coordinate intakes and releases. Provides department trainings; strives to develop best practices. Ensures that staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs. Serves on the supervisory team and may be required to provide managerial presence on any shift, any day of the week. Exercises discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance.
  • 30% - Performance Management - Assures the quality hiring of staff and their adequate training to meet all regulatory requirements. May make recommendations as to the hiring, promotion or any other change of status of subordinate employees. Supervises employees, documents services, ensures services meet regulatory and/or procedural standards; coordinates actions with other department units and provides staff and/or resident instruction/training. Schedules and evaluates staff performance; manages and prepares payroll; approves requests for sick and vacation leave; mentors, coaches and disciplines subordinate staff.
  • 30% - Quality Assurance - Reviews written and verbal reports daily concerning procedural problems; behavior of clients, safety and security issues and makes appropriate decisions in accordance with policies, procedures, and instructions. Reviews and edits critical work products; performs quality assurance audits. Coordinates services and activities with other department units to ensure necessary interface to achieve results. Serves as program liaison with community agencies. Maintains communication availability for crisis management contacts. Manages unit expenses within allotted resources; approves purchases; maintains inventory of supplies and equipment and refill on schedule to avoid lapses.


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or a related field. Transcript verifying education credits is required. Four years of experience in a corrections or human services field, including supervisory experience. Professional references are required to verify the related work experience. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must possess first aid, CPR, and physical restraint certification or the ability to acquire within initial period of employment. Must become certified in required assessment tools and/or behavioral cognitive groups and facilitate behavior change groups (varies depending upon position and location). Valid Driver’s License and good driving record that meets the requirement of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage Policy. Personal vehicle for use when county vehicle is not available (employee reimbursement is provided by County). Proof of liability insurance required on personal vehicle. Pass legal background check, Child and Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry checks, KCJIS Security Policy (fingerprint) check, and pre-employment screen for alcohol and drugs. Must also meet the required conditions contained in KSA 65-516 and KAR 28-4-356.


Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology or a related field.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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