Director of St Joseph County Community Corrections

South Bend, IN

POSITION: Director

DEPARTMENT: St. Joseph County Community Corrections

LOCATION: DuComb Center

STATUS: Full-time



SALARY: Up to $85,187

DATE WRITTEN: 3-18-2024



St. Joseph County provides reasonable accommodation(s) to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation(s) to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation(s) would cause an undue hardship. To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Incumbent serves as Director of St. Joseph County Community Corrections (SJCCC), responsible for administering and directing daily operations and personnel of the Community Corrections Program, supervision of defendants placed on supervision with this agency and overseeing all components of Community Corrections Program.

Incumbent is supervised by and reports directly to the St. Joseph County Community Corrections Advisory Board.

Policy Manual: St. Joseph County Employee Policy Manual and St. Joseph County Community Corrections Policy Manual.


Oversees the performance of all facets of SJCCC program, developing and implementing program goals and objectives, evaluating program effectiveness and policies, providing instruction, supervising data collection and preparing reports as required by Indiana Department of Correction and as directed by Community Corrections Advisory Board (CCAB).

Develops and executes administrative procedures and directions of the CCAB for efficient operation of SJCCC.

Implements and enforces all policies and procedures as adopted by the CCAB. Participates in regularly scheduled CCAB meetings, assists CCAB President in setting the agenda, and submits various reports to CCAB as required.

Coordinates with the CCAB and County Commissioners to develop short and long-term planning and funding goals, assesses needs in the County for new programs and strategies, and modifies and/or

expands current programming in response to client, community or funding source needs.

Coordinates research, development, and preparation of grant applications and proposals for program funding, submits application to various funding sources, and administers grants upon approval.

Oversees and implements fiscal, program and operational guidelines required by the Community Corrections Program, CCAB, St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners, State of Indiana and all other funding sources.

Completes and submits required reports to the State of Indiana in a timely manner.

Serves as liaison between SJCCC, CCAB, governmental bodies, general public and IDOC.

Supervises and directs department personnel, including administering personnel programs and procedures, providing orientation and training, planning/delegating work assignments, establishing goals, maintaining discipline and recommending corrective actions, including termination as warranted, updates staff of organizational developments, analyzes human resource needs and recommends increases/decreases in staff, completes and oversees staff performance evaluations, reviews position responsibilities and salaries, and recruits, interviews and hires job candidates.

Formulates personnel policies and procedures in line with the County Employee Policy and the grant, and establishes work rules that govern conditions of employment with SJCCC.

Conducts staff meetings as required.

Represents SJCCC to community groups, funding sources, contracting agencies, referral sources and professional sources. Makes public presentations as requested.

Testifies in legal proceedings/court as necessary.

Serves on-call and responds to emergencies on a 24-hour basis.

Performs related duties as assigned or directed by CCAB.

Attend and complete training for the purposes of de-escalation and self-defense.


Minimum requirement of Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Management or related field.

Prior supervisory experience in criminal justice field, preferably corrections, community corrections or probation.

Ability to meet all hiring requirements, including passage of a criminal background check.

Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain possession of all required certifications, including, but not limited to, IRAS, CPR, first aid, and biohazard training.

Training and/or experience in evidence-based practices (EBP).

Thorough knowledge and understanding of management principles, practices, methods, and techniques with ability to integrate administrative services with various personnel within the Community Corrections Center.

Thorough knowledge of standard practices, policies, and legal requirements of programs and general operations of SJCCC, with ability to effectively administer programs and supervise department personnel accordingly.

Knowledge of basic bookkeeping practices and financial/accounting systems used by St. Joseph County and all other regulating/auditing agencies, with ability to develop and/or revise appropriate procedures, prepare/administer budgets, and accurately complete financial/statistical reports and documents as required.

Knowledge of computer software programs used by SJCCC, with ability to troubleshoot problems/inquiries within SJCCC.

Working knowledge of the criminal justice system and principles and practices of federal and state program evaluation, with ability to effectively coordinate services, assure proper completion of department requirements, and resolve problems with procedures and operations accordingly.

Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to plan and present public speaking engagements and prepare detailed written reports as required.

Ability to plan, organize, implement, and follow through on short and long-term projects.

Ability to properly operate standard office equipment, such as computer, calculator, telephone, cell phone, copier, and fax machine.

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with professional and non-professional co-workers, other County departments, Courts, Probation, Department of Correction, Sheriff, County Commissioners, Advisory Board, and the general public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities.

Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to state requirements.

Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.

Ability to competently serve the public with diplomacy and respect, including occasional encounters with irate/hostile persons.

Ability to develop, recommend, maintain, and implement effective programs, goals, and procedures for SJCCC, including reviewing or revising department policies and determining appropriate and effective allocation of funds.

Ability to plan and coordinate activities of subordinates, influence others to act favorably, and develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with high-level government officials and funding


Ability to understand, memorize, retain and carry out oral and written instructions.

Ability to compile, analyze and evaluate data, make determinations, and present findings in oral or written form.

Ability to work unsupervised and with others in a team environment, often amidst frequent distractions and interruptions, and under pressure from formal schedules, deadlines, and high volume operations.

Ability to regularly work extended and/or evening hours and occasionally work weekends. Ability to travel out of town for meetings/conferences, sometimes overnight.

Ability to testify in legal proceedings/court as required.

Ability to serve on-call and respond to emergencies on a 24-hour basis.

Possession of a valid Indiana driver’s license and a demonstrated safe driving record.


Incumbent performs extremely complicated/non-standard duties, spending the majority of his/her time with long-range and short-term planning, program development, and policy implementation. Legal and governmental regulations and County/internal guidelines place considerable restrictions on incumbent’s latitude to make decisions.


Incumbent receives administrative direction from the Community Corrections Advisory Board, with purpose and desired results indicated. Incumbent makes extensive, consequential contributions to the development of department objectives, policies and procedures, discussing unprecedented situations with supervisor at incumbent's discretion. Decisions and work product are reviewed primarily for adherence to guidelines and compliance with precedent and legal requirements.


Incumbent maintains frequent contact with co-workers, defendants, other City, County, State, and Federal departments, Court personnel, attorneys, law enforcement, probation, various treatment providers, victims of crime, and members of the general public for the purposes of giving and receiving information and ideas, explaining policies and procedures, rendering service, teaching or presenting subject matter and mentoring others.

Incumbent reports directly to the St. Joseph County Community Corrections Board.


Incumbent performs duties in a standard office environment and in a correctional facility setting, involving sitting/walking at will, keyboarding, close/far vision, color perception, driving, hearing sounds/communication, speaking clearly, and handling/grasping/fingering objects. Incumbent maintains considerable contact with detainees and may be exposed to hostile/irate individuals and/or physical violence.

Incumbent occasionally works weekends and regularly works extended/evening hours and travels out of town for meetings/conferences, sometimes overnight. Incumbent serves on-call and responds to emergencies on a 24-hour basis.


The job description for the position of Director of St. Joseph County Community Corrections describes the duties and responsibilities for employment in this position. I acknowledge that I have received this job description, and understand that it is not a contract of employment. I am responsible for reading this job description and complying with all job duties, requirements, and responsibilities contained herein, and any subsequent revisions