Position Announcement: Deputy Chief for Jail Operations (Deputy Warden)
Department: Orleans Justice Center
Reports to: Assistant Sheriff for Jail Operations (Warden)
Direct Reports: 10+
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office (OPSO) provides the care, custody, control, and rehabilitation of incarcerated individuals. We are committed to providing the highest level of service and security to the court systems, the execution of court mandates, and the protection of individuals’ rights and freedoms. Our Mission will be achieved through innovative leadership, programs, as well as the dedication and diligence of our employees. The Deputy Chief Deputy Chief for Jail Operations is expected to aid in the planning and coordination of the operations of the entire jail division.

Duties and responsibilities include maintaining the physical operation, security, and maintenance of the entire jail division through established policy and procedures. The Deputy Chief should be able to formulate policies, manage daily operations, and plan the use of materials and human resources.

Job Responsibilities

• Supports the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with jail and corrections standards.
• Manages the internal compliance audit process for operational and program areas.
• Maintains clear and effective leadership goals and best practices relevant to OPSO policies and procedures.
• Directs administrative activities directly related to OPSO jail systems.
• Manages staff work schedules for effectiveness and efficiency and assign specific duties.
• Addresses employee performance issues and makes recommendations for disciplinary action as necessary.
• Develops training and competencies in accordance with jail and correction standards.
• Coordinates financial budget activities that effectively manages facility resources.
• Performs personnel functions, such as recruiting selection, training, or evaluation.
• Establishes appropriate security classification and program classifications for the placement of jail residents.
• Reviews, maintains and ensures the implementation of the standards for the humane treatment of jail residents as set forth in applicable administrative rules.
• Establishes and implements the security procedures for effective emergency/disaster response.

Minimum Experience and Educational Requirements

• A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or a related field is preferred.
• A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in corrections is required.
• A minimum of five (5) years of management and/or leadership experience in any professional environment.
• Certified Jail Manager (CJM) or Certified Correctional Trainer (CCT) preferred.
• Experience in direct supervision jail management.
• Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present information in a concise way is required.

Required Skills and Competencies

• Ethical and moral practice
• Working knowledge of the routines, procedures, and techniques of corrections work
• Practical experience with the operation of a corrections classification system
• High level of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills
• Cultural Awareness
• Thorough knowledge of correction facility education & rehabilitation programs
• Attention to detail and process
• Innovative & strategic thinking skills
• Familiarity with recent developments in the treatment of jail residents; medical and psychiatric attention, development of social attitudes, development of employment potentials and leisure interests
• In-depth knowledge of federal, state, and local relationships that impact the operations of a correctional facility
• Experienced in training and supervisory techniques
• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
• Strong relationship management attributes
• Leadership & navigation
• Advanced Communication Skills


$90,000.00 – $120,000.00, commensurate with experience.

Job-related environmental factors

The employee routinely works in an indoor environment but may occasionally work in outdoor weather conditions.

Physical demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 50 pounds.

For more information, please visit: http://www.joinopso.us

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.