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Deputy Director of Operations - Parole Services

Date Posted:  May 10, 2022
Requisition ID:  353741

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

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The Deputy Compact Administrator/ Extradition Director  will directly oversight of all Interstate Compact, Extradition Operation, and Investigations within the Parole Division.  The manager in this position is responsible for implementation of all Department of Correction Policy, Procedures, and Division Directives as it relates to operation functions of managing the Division. This ensures that all laws and the rights of individuals are protected. The manager may supervise professional and/or administrative staff as they implement their individual responsibilities.  This position acts as an immediate liaison between the States and the Indiana Department of Correction to develop positive partnerships with participating states and territories of the Interstate Compact Agreement.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a manager within the Division who monitors, evaluates, and interacts with assigned staff as needed but at minimally monthly.  This helps to ensure that best possible outcome for assigned staff to meet the goals set forth in their own work profile.
  • Oversees Parole Field, Extradition, and Investigation operations meeting the Department Mission, Vision, and Division Goals.
  • Serves as a hiring manager for District Offices or Division Programs as it pertains to human resources.
  • Review and approve all reports that requires a manager signature.
  • Serves as a liaison with Parole Districts, Staff Development and Training, contracted venders, and community organizations.
  • Ensure that releasing parolees are positioned for successful re-entry and develop positive partnerships with community organizations.
  • Completion of annual appraisals, annual work profiles, snapshot reviews, field reviews, cash spot bonus requests, positive/negative fact files, and discipline as outlined in Department Policy and Division Directives. 
  • Design, develop, and implement office logistics and procedures.
  • Works in conjunction with the Director of Parole Services to continually update and improve Division Directives as needed.  
  • Represents the Division of Parole Services at professional meetings, conferences, and other events as directed by the Director of Parole Services.
  • Performs related duties and tasks as requested.

Preferred Experience:

  • Specialized knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of Parole and Post Release  management
  • Extensive knowledge of department or parole operations
  • Working knowledge of state government administrative structure
  • Ability to coordinate the work of diverse professional and support personnel
  • Ability to work under emergency conditions.
  • Ability to perform related duties as assigned
  • Ability to communicate both orally and written
  • Ability to work within a culturally diversified environment.
  • Ability to adhere to the Department’s dress code and grooming standards.
  • Ability to test negative on all drug tests.
  • Ability to prepare concise and accurate reports
  • Ability to complete all required training
  • Ability to organize, prioritize duties, and meet given deadlines.
  • Ability to establish a working-relationship with staff and parolees
  • Ability to accept supervision and constructive feedback
  • Ability to successfully complete all required training and certifications
  • Ability to recognize, analyze and formulate solutions to problems
  • Ability to maintain a positive image to staff and public
  • Ability to operate computers  and/or applicable office equipment
  • Knowledge of State’s ethic rules and regulations
  • Knowledge and ability to utilize conflict resolution techniques
  • Working knowledge of source materials and references including state and federal laws that impact parole services


  • Establishes program goals, priorities and methodology;
  • Extensive knowledge of an entire program area;
  • Extensive knowledge of all source materials and references, including Federal and State laws governing the programs;
  • Extensive knowledges of the organization of the agency and of State and Federal agencies dealing with the programs;
  • Working knowledge of accounting and budget principles;
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, interpret and correlate very technical material and make recommendations on implementation in current programs;
  • Ability to develop and implement new principles and policies and discern any far reaching implications;
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with Federal and State agencies.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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