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Deputy Director of Juvenile Programs

Date: Jul 22, 2022

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Corrections 

Pay:  $69,879 annually  

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM  


Performs professional administrative, management, program and staff development work within the Department of Corrections (DOC). Leads and oversees a variety of correctional facilities and field services programs serving juveniles. Leads and manages the department’s compliance with regulations, standards and policies including use of evidence-based practices and performance measurement. Fills in for the director during periods of absence.


  • Juvenile Programs Management - Oversees and/or administers corrections programs in compliance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures; determines needs in areas of corrections by review of statistics, reports and discussions with officials. Develops and reviews operational policies and procedures; completes administrative reports; sets objectives and mechanisms to measure results; initiates corrective actions as needed. Serves as the liaison with associated agencies as designated.
  • Performance Management - Manages staff which includes recruitment, hiring, review of work, coaching, discipline, training, and evaluation of employees; reviews and approves discipline; reviews informal grievance and performance records to determine necessary actions. Champions and demonstrates the county values, DOC vision, mission, philosophy and practices to strive to continuously improve results as measured by the Key Performance Indicator (to reduce recidivism). Assists in developing and coordinating the DOC training program. Stays abreast of current research and issues in the field to respond to changes and improve operations and/or services.
  • Quality Assurance - Assists in developing and monitoring of the annual operating programs budgets and expenditures, and ensures effective internal controls are in place and being carried out by staff; provides final approval of each program unit’s annual plans, determines any needed adjustments, and approves submittal of major expenditures. Ensures that all programs staff are trained and evaluated on their performance, knowledge of and adherence to policies and procedures specific to their jobs. Identifies potential grant or other funding resources through targeted research and networking contacts to enhance correctional programming.


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Psychology, or a related human services field. Transcript verifying education credits is required. Six years of progressively responsible experience in corrections, including a minimum of two years in juvenile programs and two years supervisory experience. Professional references are required to verify the related work experience. 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


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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