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


Job Title: Deputy Director of Security                                                                 Salary Grade: 24

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

Reports To: Director of Detention Services                                                       Date Posted: 6/18/18

FLSA Status: Exempt                                                                                        Last Revised: 6/11/18


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 Detention Services 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.

Develops and implements appropriate security and facility procedures and monitors the Detention Center operations including, but not limited to, the Detention Center budget, programs and services.

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.

Directs and personally monitors detention security functions and activities to maintain the custody and security of juvenile offenders. Monitors quality assurance process and acts as co-chair of ACA committee.

Monitors conditions of confinement and sanitations by performing daily inspections. Maintains communication with other department heads and ensures detention officers’ compliance with mental and medical authority.


Plans, implements, directs, and coordinates various correctional programs and activities.

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.


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.

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) and Deferred Compensation Plans.


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 June 22, 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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