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Corrections Manager

  • Corrections Manager
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Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$41,184.00 – $94,944.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,716.00 – $3,956.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is administrative and managerial work planning, directing, and coordinating programs and services for the Missouri Department of Corrections.

(This classification is part of the broad-banded management service.)


Job Duties

Directs or assists in the overall planning, development, and administration of the assigned correctional programs or services; assists in directing the development and implementation of departmental planning issues.

Directs or assists in the general management of policy development, program planning and coordination, and the evaluation of policy and/or organizational changes and new programs.

Reviews and/or revises programs to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, policies, plans, and procedures.

Participates in the development, implementation, and interpretation of new or revised program, departmental, or legislative initiatives.

Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff.

Plans, directs, evaluates, and coordinates assigned probation and parole services, including coordination of personnel issues and supervision of assigned staff.

Directs or assists in the direction and supervision of activities in a correctional facility, including programs designed for the social adjustment and rehabilitation of offenders.

Directs or assists in the direction, implementation, coordination, and monitoring of the institutional offender placement and transfer process.

Participates in the development of budget requests; monitors expenditures according to budget allocations/appropriations; and recommends and/or initiates cost-saving measures.

Conducts investigations and institutes special studies; prepares and/or reviews reports and related information to evaluate existing organizations, policies, procedures, and practices.

Analyzes and interprets federal and state legislation for its effect on the administration of state correctional programs.

Participates in conferences, training sessions, and meetings.

Represents and/or serves as liaison for the assigned area of responsibility; cooperates with and makes presentations to federal, state, local, and community organizations, and other groups pertaining to the assigned programs.

Negotiates or administers contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements with federal, state, local, and community organizations.

Exercises considerable initiative and judgment in planning and carrying out assignments under general administrative direction; work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and evaluation of operational results.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.) (More specific qualifications may be required for particular positions allocated to this class depending on the assigned duties and responsibilities. This may include specialized and/or additional education, experience, and/or licensure/certification not stated in the minimum qualifications.)

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; and,

Four or more years of experience in one or a combination of the following areas: experience at or above the level of Corrections Supervisor I or Food Service Manager I with the Missouri Department of Corrections, or professional experience in social services, probation and parole, corrections casework, guidance and counseling, education, mental health, health, substance abuse, recreation, public or business administration, or a closely related area.

(Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Education, Counseling, Rehabilitation, Nursing, Public or Business Administration, Recreation, or a closely related field may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required experience at a rate of 24 earned graduate credit hours for one year of experience.)

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of the organization, personnel, and general operating requirements of the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Comprehensive knowledge of the provisions of federal and state laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to the operation of correctional programs.

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of institutional and community-based treatment for offenders.

Comprehensive knowledge of current social, economic, and correctional issues and trends and the resources available to meet identified needs.

Comprehensive knowledge of human behavior, attitudes, and motivation, and the ability to apply it to a program for the rehabilitation of offenders.

Comprehensive knowledge of managerial techniques and administrative practices.

Comprehensive knowledge of governmental budgeting, fiscal management, and grant and contract management.

Ability to review, analyze, interpret, and/or prepare federal or state laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to the assigned program.

Ability to testify as an expert witness.

Ability to analyze and evaluate policies and operations, and formulate recommendations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental officials, legislators, law enforcement agencies, staff associates, and the general public.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to provide leadership and supervision to professional, technical, and related program staff.

Ability to manage change, provide program management, and achieve results.

Ability to develop short and long-range plans that meet established objectives and contribute to the overall goals and mission of the agency.

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