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Deputy Director of Programs
Title:Deputy Director of Programs
Department:Detention Services

Job Title: Deputy Director of Programs                                                                                                                       Salary Grade: 24

Division/Department: Court Operations/Detention Services                                                                                       Salary: $80,302.49

Reports To: Director of Detention Services                                                                                                                 Date Posted: 10/15/2018

FLSA Status: Exempt                                                                                                                                                  Last Revised: 10/15/2018

Benefits of Employment


Insurance: Comprehensive Health, Dental, Vision, Life and an Employee Assistance Program. Supplemental Life may be purchased at group rates.


Paid Time Off: Ten (10) holidays, vacation time (after 6 months) of three (3) weeks per year for the first eight (8) years of service, and sick time.


Retirement: Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) with 14% annual employer contribution and Deferred Compensation Plans.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.


The Deputy Director of Programs is a member of the Detention Center management team under the leadership of the Director of Detention Services. This position contributes to ensuring the safe, secure and humane care of the residents and the overall administration of the Detention Services Department.

Manages the operation and administration of a Juvenile Detention Center (correctional institution) for the safety, security and welfare of the residents and staff, according to established detention center standards, policies and procedures.

Responsible for the development, implementation, coordination and procedural practices of programmatic operations and administrative functions for the areas of: Education, Medical, Mental Health Services, Food Services, Volunteers, Religious, Services, Home Detention, Recreation and Social Services.

Ensures that residential youth receive quality services and programming that is age appropriate and focusing on development of academics, social skills, emotional and physical well being.

Directs subordinate supervisors as well as other institutional staff. Interviews, hires, direct trains, evaluates the performance of, and when necessary investigates, disciplines and recommends discharge of facility employees. Makes recommendations for promotions, transfers, demotions and separations, consistent with Court policy and procedures, to ensure a competent staff.

Oversees and/or chairs the multidisciplinary committees responsible for creating special management plans, monitors quality assurance and acts as co-chair of ACA committee. Monitors the behavior management system ensuring privileges and incentives are issued according to protocol.

Monitors the housing classification system to ensure that youth are housed according to risk factors; ensures youth that may be vulnerable are kept with like populations. Creates an maintains a housing classification matrix

Directly responsible for overseeing the planning, implementing, directing and delivery of structured programs activities (groups, recreational activities, counseling, education) in the Detention Center.

Monitors conditions of confinement, sanitation and performance while making daily inspections during routine tours of the facility, redirecting and documenting results and redirecting shortcomings. Maintains communication with other department heads and ensures detention officers’ compliance with mental and medical authority. Reports all concerns with conditions of confinement, allegations of abuse and employee misconduct to the Director of Detention Services


Monitors, inspects, and evaluates operations, programs, services, activities, and conditions.


Oversees and/or conducts inspections, searches, investigations, and evaluations of the facility.


Performs crisis response, containment, and intervention in emergencies. Position requires evening and weekend working hours and ability to respond on call 24 hours a day and make routine unannounced visits to the facility to monitor conditions of confinement and spot check compliance with the 24 hour programming schedule to ensure accountability.


Performs other duties as needed, including acting in place of the Director of Detention Services and other Deputy Directors in their absence.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Has supervisory accountability for other employees, volunteers, or interns. Plans, directs and coordinates activities for a unit. Duties may include scheduling and assigning of work, training in all facets of work, quality control, and decisions impacting the pay, status and tenure of others. Conducts performance evaluations, provides input into and participates in discipline, dismissal, and hiring processes, and is accountable for editing timecards in Kronos for assigned staff.

Equipment Operated

Standard office equipment and office technology such as copy machines, personal computers and telephones.

Confidential Data

All court-related information regarding hearings, etc. that the employee may come in contact with by working in the facility.

Working Conditions

While performing duties of this job, the employee frequently walks, sits, and stands. The employee must have the capacity to work in closed environment and work with criminal offenders, some of whom may be dangerous. Workers may be assigned to work in areas of the institution where there is a risk of violence or communicable disease. Occasionally handles emergency or crisis situations. Frequently subject to interruptions, multiple calls, and inquiries.

Usual Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, to speak clearly, and to hear. Rhe employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Demonstrated leadership and planning skills; ability to supervise, motivate and manage employees; ability to communicate effectively; familiarity with juvenile programs and services.

Education and/or Experience

Master’s Degree preferred, Bachelor’s Degree required preferably in Behavioral/Social Sciences, Public Administration or Corrections


Five (5) years of experience in a public or private residential/detention facility with at least three years experience in a leadership position. An advanced degree (Master’s, Ph.D., JD) in an appropriate field of study may substitute for the above experience. Additionally, qualified candidate must have two years experience in direct work with juveniles.

Licensure or Certification Requirements

Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and maintain valid automobile insurance, with a clean driving record.


Court Expectations of Employee

In accomplishing the responsibilities of this position, the Court expects that the employee will adhere to the mission and values of the Court as well as all Court policies and procedures. In addition, while carrying out the duties of this position, the employee is expected to model high ethical conduct on and off the job, and exhibit a professional and respectful demeanor with all Court employees.


Court Mission Statement

To administer justice, rehabilitate juveniles, support and strengthen families, and promote public safety.


Application Procedure

Current Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division Employees:

  • The deadline to apply is 10/19/2018

  • Please visit to complete and submit the Job Posting Response Form to the Human Resources Division.

  • The Job Posting Response form must be received in Human Resources by the job posting deadline for consideration as a candidate for the posted position.

    External Applicants:

  • This position will remain posted until filled.

  • Please visit to view this posting and to complete and submit the Application for Employment.



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