Director of Operations

US-CO-Colorado Springs
6 days ago
# of Openings


The mission of COMCOR is to develop, establish, and maintain community based corrections programs that provide sanctions and alternatives to incarceration, and to provide leadership and coordination throughout the criminal justice community. COMCOR offers a variety of programs for nonviolent offenders that help save jail space in the adult detention center, allowing offenders to maintain their jobs, support their families, and provide restitution to the crime victims and the community. COMCOR works with state and government agencies to provide these alternative programs.




The Director of Community Corrections is a senior level management position reporting directly to the President.   This position provides leadership and oversight of a variety of programs, including Probation Supervision, Pretrial Release, Community Service Monitoring, GPS Monitoring, and Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM), as well as collection of court costs, fines, and restitution payments. Moreover, this position oversees the delivery of a variety of services for non-violent offenders including educational programs on anger management, life skills, substance abuse, shoplifting prevention, and domestic violence,  and group counseling services.  Major challenges for this position include: · Maintaining a high level of customer service in the face of budgetary constraints and an increasing number of offenders. · Ensuring that the organization’s mission is executed with the highest level of ethics, integrity and professionalism. · Fostering and maintaining public trust and confidence. · Developing and maintaining a high morale, collaborative work environment with a focus on team work and mutual respect.


Experience Required: BS / BA / MBA/ Masters 5-10 of Years Working in the Healthcare, Criminal Justice, Substance Abuse Treatment Industries. Management Experience. Communication Skills, Writing Skills, Staff Development Experience.


Position requires a Master’s degree and minimum of ten years directly related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Senior management level experience in a local government organization managing a community corrections or similar probation services program preferred. Experience supervising exempt level staff required.






  • Develop and execute the strategic plan for the organization consistent with the goals and objectives of state and government agencies..
  • Provide expert-level advice and guidance to the organization leadership and Board on community corrections related matters.
  • Effectively partner with the Department of Mental Health/ Substance Abuse/Developmental Services and other County Departments and agencies to deliver a variety of high quality programs and services to the judiciary and offenders.
  • Represent the organization on community corrections matters in a variety of public forums, including regular meetings with key county, state and government key personnel. .
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the organization, including budgetary oversight and the supervision key management-level employees.
  • Ensure the department’s SOPs are in compliance with governmental standards.




Oversee the performance of all components of the organization, develop and implement program goals and objectives, assess program effectiveness, supervise the collection and preparation of program reports and data.


Develop and execute organizational strategy, administrative procedures and directives of the organization toward the efficient operation of the agency and its programs.


Implement and enforce all policies and procedures as adopted by the organization, participate in meetings, assist President in setting meeting agendas, submit various reports to the President as required or requested.


Coordinate with the organization and County Commissioners to develop short and long-term planning and funding goals, assess needs in County for new programs and strategies, modify and/or expand current programming in response to participant, community or funding source needs.


Coordinate research, development and preparation of grant applications and proposals for agency funding, submit applications to various funding sources and administer grants after approval.


Oversee and implement fiscal, program and operational guidelines required by the agency, Board, Commissioners, State and other funding sources.


Act as liaison between the organization, County government, the general public and the Department of Corrections.


Complete and submit required or requested reports to  the State in a timely manner.


Supervise and direct staff, administer personnel programs and procedures, provide orientation and training, plan or delegate work assignments, establish goals, maintain discipline, take disciplinary and corrective actions, including termination of personnel as warranted, update staff on organizational developments, analyze human resource needs, recommend changes in staffing, complete and oversee staff performance evaluations, review job responsibilities, duties and salaries, recruit, interview and hire job candidates.


Formulate personnel policies and procedures in line with the County Employee Policy and the grant and establish work rules that govern conditions of employment with the agency.


Represent the agency to community groups, funding sources, referral sources and professional sources.


Testify in legal proceedings and courts as necessary.


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


Perform any other related duties as requested or directed by the organization.


Maintain annual individual training plan.


Prepare and administer budget.




Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


Must possess Bachelor’s Degree  or higher in criminal justice or a related field.


Demonstrated leadership and management skills and experience in criminal justice field, corrections, community corrections, treatment and/or probation.


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


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


Knowledge of computer software programs used by the agency with ability to troubleshoot problems and inquiries within the agency.


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


Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other County departments, the Courts, Probation, Prosecutor, Department of Corrections, law enforcement agencies, County Commissioners, the organization and the public while being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities.


Ability to operate standard office equipment.


Ability to develop, recommend, maintain and implement effective agency programs, policies, procedure, goals and objectives including reviewing or revising the same and determining appropriate and effective allocation of funds.


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


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


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


Working knowledge/training/experience/certification of Risk Assessment Systems( RAS), cognitive thinking courses, Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI).


Possession of valid driver’s license and proven safe driving record.


Ability to use independent judgment in unstable or risky situations.


A. Responsibilities to the organization:

  1. Implement community corrections programs and policies approved and adopted by the organization.
  2. Develop and submit to the organization

a. Standards for accepting community service referrals.

b. Standards for participants of programs.

c. Standards for determining the effectiveness, quality and recidivism rates of community corrections programs.

  1. Submit proposed budget and grant applications for operations of the community corrections programs.
  2. Submit progress reports to the organization and attend meetings of the organization.
  3. Administer, collect, deposit and report all fees collected for community corrections projects and programs.
  4. Supervise employees of the agency.
  5. Serve under the supervision of the President of the organization.


B. Responsibilities to the Referral Source:

  1. Develop and maintain placement positions for participants in various governments and not for profit organizations of
  2. Correlate activities of community correction programs with the organization, Probation Officers, Judges, Prosecutor and other referral sources.
  3. Report to the referral source the compliance of the participant with the placement requirements for those in agency programs.

C. Responsibilities to the Participant:


  1. Monitor recipients of community service participants to assure compliance with working standards, including work safe environment, work safe equipment and safe supervision.
  2. Maintain records and report to the referral source for each participant to assure ompliance with requirements imposed by the referral source.



ComCor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.








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