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Warden, East Mississippi Correctional Facility

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Location: Meridian, MS
Job ID: 55970
Facility: East Mississippi Correctional Facility

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Position Summary:

Reports to the regional operations vice president through the regional facility administrator.  Directly supervises the deputy warden of operations, deputy warden of programs, business manager, human resources manager, investigative supervisor, compliance coordinator, and administrative assistant.  Responsible for the overall management of the facility in compliance with American Correctional Association (ACA) standards, Management & Training Corporation (MTC), and Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) directives.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, coordinate, and direct the total administrative and programmatic activities of the facility.
  • Provide staff training; evaluate staff performance and implement organizational and personnel actions in accordance with the Decision Analysis Table (DAT).
  • Develop departmental budgets; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Develop and implement new and revised policies and procedures affecting the facility.  Ensure each policy and procedure is reviewed annually.
  • Coordinate with the vice president, and regional operations on matters involving contract modifications, future proposal preparation, and negotiation.
  • Review shift assignments for MTC security staff to ensure all shifts are adequately staffed to meet the requirements of facility procedures and post orders. Ensure the proper number of custodial supervisors and officers for the security of the inmate labor force on work assignments. 
  • Coordinate, plan, and direct placement of all personnel in the event of riots, escapes, and other emergencies.
  • Direct and oversee risk management matters.
  • Monitor staff selection process of potential employees to ensure adherence to all applicable laws, MTC, and state regulations, and select qualified applicants to fill vacancies as needed.
  • In conjunction with the human resources manager and MTC corporate human resources, direct the imposition of staff disciplinary action according to MTC personnel policy and procedures.
  • Direct preparation of work and other related reports on inmates for the classification committee and permanent record of inmates, showing progress and estimating rehabilitative prospects; direct inspections of living accommodations of inmates for proper sanitation, deciding whether or not improvements are necessary and taking appropriate action where needed.
  • Oversee the overall maintenance of buildings and permanent improvements of the facility; direct and approve requisitions, inventory, and issuance of all unit supplies, materials, and equipment.
  • Regular and predictable onsite attendance is required.
  • Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed.  Provide regular feedback to staff regarding social skills procedures and intervention techniques.
  • Maintain accountability of staff, inmates, and property; adhere to safety practices.

It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in correctional management, criminal justice, public/business administration, education, counseling, or other related field and eight (8) years experience as a manager/administrator of criminal justice programs involving incarcerated inmates required.  Must be a skilled communicator with the ability to effectively interact with community and customer representatives, staff, and inmates. 

Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabled status, veteran status, genetic information, national origin, or any other category protected by federal law. MTC participates in E-Verify. We strive to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans, in our job application and hiring process. If you are interested in employment opportunities with the Management & Training Corporation Corporate office and need assistance, please contact our Corporate Recruiter through [email protected] or 801-693-2600.


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