CAPTAIN: ADMINISTRATION & SUPPORT – CUMBERLAND COUNTY JAIL

CAPTAIN: ADMINISTRATION & SUPPORT – CUMBERLAND COUNTY JAIL


Picturesque Cumberland County is the State’s most populous county having a population of 289,977. Its largest city is
Portland and the county geographically extends from Casco Bay to the Lakes Region. Cumberland County has the second
largest body of water in the state, Sebago Lake, which provides numerous recreational opportunities. The County is the
economic and industrial center of the state, having a strong corporate presence of major domestic and international
companies. The County has over 350 dedicated employees, all focused on providing the best customer service to the
County residents. Cumberland County is represented by five elected county commissioners and the county manager
runs the daily operations.


JOB PURPOSE: Responsible for meeting the correctional facility requirements set by the state and certification board by
directing and managing the inmate rehabilitation (educational & vocational) programs and (inventory, commissary, and
intake) and community service, and work release activities of a 570 bed jail in compliance with Maine law, jail standards,
professional correctional practices and American Correctional Association Standards. Work includes planning,
organizing, direction, and coordinating the support and community service programs.


QUALIFICATIONS: B/S in Law Enforcement, Business Administration, or related field preferred. Successful completion
of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Basic Corrections Course. Previous extensive experience in increasingly
responsible positions in adult corrections at the supervisory/management level. Minimum of three (3) years supervising
correctional staff, performing jail support and community services in a correctional setting following a direct supervision
model.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILIES:
 Ensures quality program by supervising and evaluating educational, vocational, and support services personnel.
 Develops and maintains a continuum of correctional options by maintaining a close working relationship with a
wide range of community resources.
 Designs and develops system improvements by conferring with agency personnel and other correctional
professionals.
 Assists in the budget planning process by ensuring appropriate data and evaluations are compiled for the jail
administrator.
 Handles inmate grievances or complaints pertaining to areas of responsibility by reviewing, investigating, and
responding to the same.
 Handles inmate sanction appeal by reviewing disciplinary board decision
 Ensures quality educational & vocational instruments by reviewing, testing, and analyzing the same.
 Ensures all standards for pre‐release of inmates are met by monitoring the operation of the pre‐release center.
 Complies with federal, state, and accreditation requirements by studying existing and new legislation;
anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed action.
 Oversees Intake and Transport Operations to include serving as the liaison contact for Offender Boarding and
Criminal Justice Agencies.
 Maintains staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and
appraising job results.
 Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; establishing personal
networks; participating in professional societies.
 Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
 Supports the Sheriff’s safety and health policies by attending required safety training programs; communicable
disease point of contact, reporting all accidents, and suspected safety hazards to supervisor. Serves as the Jail
representative on the County Safety Committee.
 Fulfills job function by participating as an active member in training; participating on Sheriff task forces and
performing other responsibilities as assigned.
 Meets correctional standards and professional practices by researching, analyzing, and planning an inmate
educational and vocational system.
 Ensures staff has proper uniforms and equipment to perform assigned duties by monitoring the purchase of
the same.
 Ensures the cleanliness and condition of the facility by completing inspections.
 Ensures the receipt, storage, inventory, commissary issue, and transport of a variety of items which may
include perishable foodstuffs, office supplies and equipment, surplus property, and similar articles.
 Ensures supervision of religious activities providing for the moral and spiritual guidance of inmates of a
correctional facility.


Cumberland County offers an excellent and comprehensive benefits package and is proud of its talented and dedicated
workforce. Come join our team and culture of engaged employees. Our strong management team is dedicated to
providing employees with inspiring leadership, a positive and friendly workplace, support, encouragement and the
necessary tools for success. We offer tuition reimbursement, wellness programs, and professional development and
training opportunities.


Pay range is $68,307.20‐98,675.20; depending on qualifications and experience. Download an application at
www.cumberlandcounty.org/Jobs.


Applications accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants, please submit a cover letter, resume, PREA form
and Employment Application via mail, fax, or email to:


Human Resource Department
142 Federal Street, Suite 110
Portland, Maine 04101
jobs@cumberlandcounty.org
FAX: 207‐871‐8378


Cumberland County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected Veteran status.





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