Department: Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department
Essential Job Functions: Major functions are listed in order of importance. Performs other duties of a similar nature within the position’s scope of responsibility as may be required.
Develops and implements the overall mission, vision, values, and strategic goals of the Sheriff’s Office. Seeks buy-in from the County Executive, County Council, the public, and other boards and commissions through various presentations, meetings, and public forums.
Develops, projects, and evaluates the department’s budget. Works with senior management to appropriately allocate funds to various programs. Projects future costs and needed funds and implements various cost savings measures.
Evaluates the major divisions and programs within the department. Determines appropriate metrics and holds senior management accountable to goal achievement.
Enforces the law on a county level through subordinate staff.
Develops procedures and guidelines for officers based on legal material and law enforcement experience.
Directs and oversees the development and proper administration of firearms training and operational preparedness.
Oversees staff of the Sheriff’s Department. Empowers others to innovate and foster change initiatives. Cultivates an environment that supports diverse perspectives, approaches and thinking, fairness, dignity, compassion, and creativity.
By County Charter, applicants must have five years of experience in law enforcement or in correctional facilities management, or other management experience, or any combination of experience and education to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Per the Ohio Revised Code, applicants must be residents of Cuyahoga County for one year prior to appointment.
Applicants will possess strong leadership skills with demonstrated ability to plan, implement and sustain major initiatives at all levels of the organization. The candidate we seek will be able to provide significant contributions and create efficiencies through continuous process improvement, innovative thought, and the ability to drive change through inclusive excellence.
The candidate we seek shall be able to determines effective ways of how to achieve the directives set by the County’s strategy & top executive leadership. Sets goals as a means of fulfilling the County’s long-term plans. Runs a major unit within the county and often the resident expert in a specialized field or complex operations.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Newly appointed Sheriffs shall obtain or already possess one or more of the following certifications within one year, or other time period established by Council through resolution, following the date of first assuming office.
A jail operations certificate or comparable certification approved by the National Sheriffs Association;
A certified corrections executive certificate or comparable certification approved by the American Correctional Association;
A certified jail officer certificate or comparable certification approved by the American Jail Association; or
A professional certification or degree related to the management and operation of a jail as may be approved by the Council. The office of a Sheriff who is required to comply with this section and who fails to obtain a certification pursuant to this section is hereby deemed to be vacant.
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For more information and to apply online, please visit: https://www.cuyahogacounty.us/human-resources