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Spokane County


1116 W Broadway Ave
Spokane, WA 992600200

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Job Category: Government

Employment: Full Time

Salary: $95,609.28 - $129,011.28

Experience: Bachelor's Degree in a related field plus seven (7) years progressively responsible experience, including three years in a supervisory and managerial capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties


Listing Expires: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

The responsibilities of this classification include strategically directing the planning, operations and activities of the Detention Services Department which includes Spokane County Jail and Geiger Corrections Facility. This is an at-will position serving at the pleasure of the County Executive (CEO).

$122,379.87 - $165,134.43 annually. Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, median retirement fund contributions, and current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates (including medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, and leave). The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.
First review of applications will occur as soon as a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, it is advisable to apply as soon as possible. 
Plans, directs, manages and coordinates resources of Detention Services in which related services are provided through multiple programs. Performs critical administrative, management and supervisory work in directing the activities and staff of the department in which related services are provided through multiple programs including: planning, directing and managing resources; creating, implementing and monitoring budgets; developing long and short-range plans; and making policy and resource allocation determinations for the approval of the Board of County Commissioners.
Directs, prioritizes, supervises, motivates and evaluates professional, technical and support staff including: recruiting and selecting staff; assigning, reviewing and monitoring work; advancing employee engagement and development; ensuring training; resolving staff conflicts; approving leave; conducting performance reviews and evaluation; and determining discipline.
Collaborates and interacts with various department heads, local and state officials, community based organizations and groups, businesses, schools and the general public to explain department goals, priorities and projects and to resolve sensitive and technical issues.  Participates in public forums; gives public presentations; and provides media information.
Monitors fiscal operations of the department and authorizes expenditures; directs funding and grant operations; develops, establishes and implements budgets; reviews and monitor subcontract budgets; approves contract terms and conditions and payment to contractors and consultants; and ensures financial activity reports are provided as required.
Develops general programs and strategies to accomplish the plans and objectives established by the County Executive and/or Board of County Commissioners (BoCC); formulates, develops and adjusts programs, strategies and operating policies and procedures; and maintains a system of quality.
Organizes and evaluates department workload and makes resource allocation recommendations to the County Executive regarding staffing, technical, physical and equipment resource needs, or use of consultants or contractors.
Understands and keeps up-to-date on local, national, and international policies and trends that affect the organization and shape stakeholders' views; is aware of the organization's impact on the external environment.
Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for
organization change. Influences others to translate vision into action. Formulates strategic objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interest of the organization, capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.
Manages effective relationships with labor unions through labor/management meetings to foster an environment of collaboration.  Directs collective bargaining activities.
Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Online application required for consideration: