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Jail Population Manager

Cuyahoga County
Cleveland, OH
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: dental, life insurance, medical, vision,
Job Description

Job Summary: 

The Jail Population Manger is a senior position that develops and executes an integrated, long-term strategy and policy development focused on the composition of the jail inmate population. This position is responsible for monitoring, coordinating, and facilitating the most efficient processing and placement of the inmate population. The jail population manager obtains, analyzes, and reports on quantitative data analysis to identify trends and potential systemic causes of processing delays as well as opportunities to expedite releases and transfers.

The position provides facilitation and is a resource to criminal justice stakeholders to establish priorities and develop and implement policies and practices for the most effective population management. This position serves as a liaison with the sheriff’s department including corrections, courts, prosecutors, defense bar, community corrections programs, diversion center, state and federal safety organizations, and other criminal justice decision makers as it relates to jail population management.

 

Minimum Requirements:

1. Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Research Methods, Public Policy, Public Administration, or a closely related field is required, JD or a master’s degree is preferred.

2. Five (5) years of experience in a criminal justice environment is required, experience in Cuyahoga County preferred.

3. Experience with Crystal Report or another database reporting tool is preferred. A certification in process improvement such as Lean Six Sigma is preferred.

 

Essential Job Functions:

1. Advises and informs the County Executive, Chief of Staff, Public Safety Chief, and other key members of senior leadership on critical jail population issues and best practices

2. Develop strategic objectives and policies based on collaboration and buy-in from all criminal justice stakeholders focused on the composition of the jail inmate population and the most efficient processing and placement of the inmate population

3. Monitor, coordinate, and facilitate the most efficient processing of inmates including, but not limited to, bookings, alternative program screening and placement, case processing, and transfers and releases

4. Maintain records and reports in relation to the population, bookings, releases, state prison transports, custody status, inmate demographics, and physical and mental health diagnoses

5. Develop, implement, and coordinate processes to classify and monitor inmates admitted from all stages of the criminal justice system in order to identify opportunities to expedite releases, transfers, and placement in diversion and on specialized court dockets

6. Track various categories of inmates in order to identify potential systemic causes of processing delays as well as individual cases needing action

7. Serve as a liaison with all criminal justice stakeholders including the sheriff, court, prosecutor, defense bar, community corrections programs, and other corrections decision makers on behalf of the jail as it relates to population management

8. Respond to inquiries concerning an inmate’s status; provide resolution, information or direction accordingly

9. Engage in ongoing communication and coordination, produce reports, and make presentations to all criminal justice stakeholders and the public to establish priorities, and to develop and implement effective policies and practices for appropriate inmates from the county jail to transition into alternatives to detention while maintaining County safety

10. Performs other duties related to population management as assigned

Company Description
Founded in 1808, Cuyahoga County is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio. Covering 458.3 miles along Lake Erie, the County contains two townships and 57 cities and villages. As of the 2010 census, the County had 1,280,212 residents, making it one of Ohio’s most populous counties. In 2010 the County adopted a charter form of government with an elected County Executive, an elected 11-member County Council, and an elected Prosecutor.

With over 4,500 employees, the County promotes regional growth, economic opportunity, individual well-being, regional collaboration, and superior service. We want a vibrant and prosperous region where everyone thrives, and all things are possible. Our workforce includes commissioned law enforcement officers; corrections officers and medical staff who work with jail inmates; social service workers supporting some of the County’s most vulnerable residents; job and family service specialists who keep families together and help job seekers find meaningful work; engineers and tradesmen who design, build, and maintain the County’s infrastructure; loan officers who help businesses finance growth and job creation; a consumer affairs team who make sure residents are treated fairly by businesses; sustainability experts building a local clean energy economy, and a host of professionals who support the work of government. If you want a challenging career where you can make a difference in our community, then come work at Cuyahoga County.

Cuyahoga County welcomes candidates of all backgrounds, including women, minorities, veterans, and those with disabilities. We want the best and brightest employees to build the government of today and tomorrow. We offer a total compensation package that includes competitive wages; medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees, their spouses, and dependents; retirement contributions through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS); flexible spending accounts for medical, dependent care, and transportation related expenses; term life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance; an optional deferred compensation program; 11 paid holidays; accrued paid vacation and sick leave; and paid leave for new parents, those facing the loss of a loved one, and employees serving in the military. County employees with student loan debt may also be eligible to participate in the federal government’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Cuyahoga County

Why Work Here?
If you want a challenging career where you can make a difference in our community, then come work at Cuyahoga County.

Founded in 1808, Cuyahoga County is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio. Covering 458.3 miles along Lake Erie, the County contains two townships and 57 cities and villages. As of the 2010 census, the County had 1,280,212 residents, making it one of Ohio’s most populous counties. In 2010 the County adopted a charter form of government with an elected County Executive, an elected 11-member County Council, and an elected Prosecutor. With over 4,500 employees, the County promotes regional growth, economic opportunity, individual well-being, regional collaboration, and superior service. We want a vibrant and prosperous region where everyone thrives, and all things are possible. Our workforce includes commissioned law enforcement officers; corrections officers and medical staff who work with jail inmates; social service workers supporting some of the County’s most vulnerable residents; job and family service specialists who keep families together and help job seekers find meaningful work; engineers and tradesmen who design, build, and maintain the County’s infrastructure; loan officers who help businesses finance growth and job creation; a consumer affairs team who make sure residents are treated fairly by businesses; sustainability experts building a local clean energy economy, and a host of professionals who support the work of government. If you want a challenging career where you can make a difference in our community, then come work at Cuyahoga County. Cuyahoga County welcomes candidates of all backgrounds, including women, minorities, veterans, and those with disabilities. We want the best and brightest employees to build the government of today and tomorrow. We offer a total compensation package that includes competitive wages; medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees, their spouses, and dependents; retirement contributions through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS); flexible spending accounts for medical, dependent care, and transportation related expenses; term life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance; an optional deferred compensation program; 11 paid holidays; accrued paid vacation and sick leave; and paid leave for new parents, those facing the loss of a loved one, and employees serving in the military. County employees with student loan debt may also be eligible to participate in the federal government’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

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