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Correctional Services Supervisor

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$25.11 $35.15 $4,352.32 $6,092.55 $52,223.00 $73,112.00


Supervises and monitors inmates or offenders placed under a court-ordered custody or alternative sentencing program.


  • Receives general supervision from a department or program manager or supervisor.
  • Exercises direct supervision over inmates/offenders and clerical and/or professional staff.The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
  • Exercise direct, first-level supervision of positions, employees, operations, and activities within Correctional Services. May include coordinating staff training; assigning and reviewing work; participating in the interview and selection process; making recommendations impacting pay, status, and disciplinary action; evaluating performance independently or in conjunction with a higher-level supervisor/manager; and approving time off.
  • Act as a resource or expert in program area; provide technical guidance to less experienced staff. Serve on-call duty to provide assistance and direction to staff.
  • Provide assistance to management staff in the development, review and implementation of program policies, procedures, and services.
  • Serve on inmate/offender disciplinary committee; coordinate schedule for case reviews.
  • May assume manager duties on a temporary basis and as assigned.
  • Provide program back up, on call consultation, and technical assistance to staff.
  • Participate on department management team and internal committees, coordinate and conduct regular staff meetings, serve as liaison to local collateral agencies, provide public communication and education, respond to inquiries and complaints.
  • Determine initial and on-going eligibility for programs including screening medical suitability for work programs; request and review criminal histories on incoming inmates/offenders.
  • Coordinate and conduct inmate classes, services, and programs.
  • Provide community service, home detention and work release recommendations for clients who are transitioning; recommend security classifications.
  • Process warrant requests for inmates who have failed to appear for programs.
  • In accordance with the parameters of the program, supervise and/or monitor inmates/offenders in a half-way house or work release facility, electronic home detention, day or weekend reporting program; off-site work crews; or in transporting juveniles or adults between detention facilities, courts, or work sites.
  • Conduct orientations to new inmates/offenders to explain facility and/or program rules and procedures.
  • Monitor inmate living and work areas; assign and supervise work assignments; supervise meal service.
  • Monitor the safety and security of facility and control of contraband including conducting searches of inmates/offenders and living areas; conducting security checks of facility, facility perimeter, windows, doors, and work areas; conducting checks of inmate possessions, mail, and visitors; and supervising visits.
  • Work with courts, probation, and other law enforcement agencies regarding inmate compliance with programs; coordinate with community agencies, employers, and related groups to facilitate employment, work projects, transportation, or community service commitments.
  • Perform administrative and record keeping duties in support of program; document inmate/offender behavior and program activities; maintain inmate/offender records; process various billing and/or program and related agency documents.
  • Testify in court or for the Parole Board as required.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Principles, practices, and objectives as related to crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and security methods in an inmate/offender detention program.
  • Scope and application of laws and regulations pertaining to correctional facilities, inmate confinement, and/or alternative sentencing programs.
  • Practices and techniques of counseling and interviewing.
  • Court and criminal justice processes and systems.
  • Record keeping and reporting procedures.
  • Principles of human behavior.
  • Supervisory principles, procedures, and methods including selection, training, discipline, and evaluation.
  • Routine software and business applications including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.
  • Community Service Programs Only: Safe operation of a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures.
  • Supervise and mentor professional and support staff in a productive and positive manner.
  • Supervise inmates and organize large inmate groups to accomplish designated tasks.
  • Effectively respond to conflict situations and people in conflict.
  • Perform CPR and respond in a medical emergency.
  • Communicate effectively orally, in writing and via various forms of electronic media.
  • Supervise and mentor professional and support staff in a productive and positive manner.
  • Effectively respond to conflict situations and people in conflict.
  • Provide professional customer service to clients and the public.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • Three years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Public Administration, or a related field.
  • ASD positions only:  Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Commercial Driver's License with passenger endorsement.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, Adult CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications by date of hire.
  • Case Management positions only:  Possession of, or ability to obtain, Advanced Sex Offender Supervision certification.
  • Maintain continuing education hours annually or as required.

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