Director of Jail Programs - Denver Sheriff Department, Denver, Colorado

Created 03/19/2023
Reference 619617
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Colorado
City Denver
About Our Job

The City and County of Denver is seeking a dedicated leader for the position of Director of Jail Programs for the Denver Sheriff Department (DSD). Founded in 1858, Denver is the capital of Colorado and has a consolidated city and county government. Denver is known for its natural beauty, great food, amazing weather, a diverse and flourishing cultural scene and a true focus on quality of life.The DSD is the largest sheriff department in the State of Colorado.

The DSD is comprised of two divisions, Administration and Operations, and has an extremely diverse staff with over 1,000 uniformed and non-uniformed members. The DSD operates two separate jails and performs law enforcement/public safety functions for the District and County court systems. The DSD executes state inmate transportation and national extradition duties, has fugitive and K-9 units, operates the vehicle impound facility, as well as security atDenver HealthMedicalCenter and runs inmate programming and services.

Some of the Responsibilities of the Director of Jail Programs will include:
  • Establishes overall program goals and oversees the development of comprehensive program policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards to ensure proper application and use by coordinating and revising administrative processes.
  • Directs the evaluation of a program(s) to determine if the program(s) is achieving its goals and objectives and meeting the needs of participants and the community.
  • Supervises three direct reports who supervise approximately 20 staff.
  • Supports Programs Team staff to best serve their clients by addressing any identified barriers, pursuing funding to bridge any identified gaps, promoting staff well-being, and providing opportunities for training, advancement, and professional development.
  • Collaborates with community partners to provide in-custody and transition services to incarcerated clients, to provide a range of individualized and culturally competent services and ensure continuity of care.
  • Administers the overall financial operations of a program(s) including developing the annual operating budget, monitoring financial activities, developing required budget reports, preparing justification for equipment, facilities, and staffing levels, and submits final program budget for executive management approval.
  • Manages contracting and procurement processes and monitors contract compliance.
  • Reviews and approves all invoices and payment requests.
  • Ensures funding for all program staff and activities, including developing grant proposals and proposals for funding through the City budget.
  • Directs modifications of existing program services or creates new program(s) services based on client need, community feedback, and/or new legislative requirements.
  • Acts as spokesperson for a program(s) and interacts with internal and external interest groups.
  • Directs the development and preparation of press releases, promotional and public information materials, special and technical reports, and annual reports.
  • Develops and recommends solutions for complex problems and highly sensitive issues that cross functional and administrative boundaries or where there may be significant coordination requirements that impact the future of a program(s).
  • Works to maintain and improve relationships with officials, other agencies, community groups, and state and federal departments.
  • Administers grants, including fulfilling all reporting requirements and managing grant budgets.

About You

Our ideal candidate will:
  • Be committed to the philosophy of leading with humanity while supporting and working with employees and employee groups.
  • Be a strong communicator (written and verbal) and collaborator
  • Have at least 3 years of managerial experience within correctional or criminal justice programming
  • Prior experience in researching, applying for, and administering grants
  • Graduate level degree
  • Have experience supervising supervisory staff (second level supervisors)

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Management, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, or a related field.
  • Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of supervisory experience.
  • Education and Experience One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of posthigh school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.


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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$93,744.00 - $154,678.00

Starting Pay
Based on Experience and Education

Denver Sheriff Department

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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Employer City and County of Denver

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