DUTIES SUMMARY Manages the 24-hour a day, 7 days per week operation of the Huntington Beach Police Department Jail.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is a civilian, mid-management position reporting to the Administrative Operations Division Commander. The Detention Administrator has full responsibility for the safe operation of the jail facility, ensuring that all state and federal laws are followed in the booking, housing and transportation of all inmates. This title does not supersede the authority of the Police Chief, as referenced in Title 15 of the State of California Penal Code.
The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills, communication skills and have the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with staff and professional harmonious relationships with inmates. The ideal candidate will also have working knowledge of the laws pertaining to the safe transportation and detention of inmates and experience working within a jail unit.
Examples of Essential Duties:
Ensure the welfare and safety of all inmates confined within the facility; supervise all subordinate personnel within the jail facility. Other duties include, but are not limited to, staffing the jail at established minimums as set by the department; prepare and maintain an accurate and acceptable annual budget; establish effective work schedules; write performance evaluations; prepare requests for state and federal grants; investigate grievances and citizen's complaints; facilitate training of jail personnel at levels set by the Board of Corrections; ensure compliance of all Federal, State and local laws and regulations; ensure the successful completion of the annual fire and health inspections and the Board of Correction bi-annual inspections for facility certification; ensure all equipment and facilities are maintained in good working order, including the booking, housing and sobering cells, trusty's quarters, restrooms, kitchens and storage areas; establish and maintain a regular schedule for Trusty and Pay-to-Stay programs, including work to be performed inside and outside the facility by trusty's; establish and maintain a continuous inventory of food and medical supplies for inmates; maintain inventories of all property including uniforms, bedding, clothing, utensils and other materials issued inmates and employees. May be required to testify in court.
Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. A typical combination includes:
Knowledge of: Federal, State and local ordinances regarding the housing and care of inmates: use of effective restraint techniques; principles and practices of jail management; effective supervisory practices and techniques.
Ability to: Maintain professional, cooperative and harmonious relationships with inmates and members of the jail staff; effectively select, train, supervise and evaluate personnel in the many functions of the jail; create and maintain effective working schedules; effectively communicate policies and procedure, as well as related Federal, State and local laws; write state and federal grants; research, analyze and evaluate new equipment, programs, techniques, methods and procedures; create revenue generating programs; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; commit to providing quality customer service.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Criminal Justice or related field.
Other: Must have successfully completed the State of California Detention Officer Supervisory Course or equivalent.
Experience: Five (5) years experience within the jail unit of a law enforcement agency, including two (2) years in a supervisory position.
License: Must have a valid California Driver's License by the date of appointment.
Additional Salary Information: PERS Retirement
Internal Number: 0486-0619
About City of Huntington Beach- Police Department
The Huntington Beach Police Department currently has 222 funded sworn positions. These officers careers range from Patrol Officers, Detectives, Narcotic Investigators, Directed Enforcement Team, Gang Unit, SWAT, Beach Detail, Air Support Unit and Motorcycle Traffic Officers.
There are 121.5 civilian positions in the police department. Some of those are Parking Control Officers, Records Clerks, Communication Operators, Crime Scene Investigators and Detention Officers.
These individuals are responsible for providing law enforcement services to over 200,000 residents and 11 million visitors to Huntington Beach every year. All 32 square miles of the city and 8.5 miles of beaches are patrolled by the police department using cars, ATVs, motorcycles, helicopters and on foot.
The Huntington Beach Police Department employees are committed to serving the community with honor.