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Housing Unit for Military Veterans (HUMV) Program Manager

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office
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June 11, 2018
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Middlesex Sheriff’s Office

 

The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office will be considering applicants for the following employment opportunity:

Housing Unit for Military Veterans (HUMV) Program Manager

The Housing Unit for Military Veterans (HUMV) Program Manager will be responsible for managing and overseeing the HUMV and supervising other case managers assigned to the HUMV assisting incarcerated military veterans.  As a member of the Program Services staff, this position reports to the Assistant Superintendent of Program Services and must be able to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the HUMV.  The applicant must be able to work a flexible schedule.  This is an exempt, full time, at-will employment position.

 

Additional responsibilities of the HUMV Program Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Managing and maintaining comprehensive program participant files and track ISP compliance for recidivism analysis.
  • Filing monthly, quarterly, and annual statistical and narrative reports as required.
  • Reporting outreach efforts and date collection regarding HUMV clients post release.
  • Evaluating grant proposals, contracts, RFP’s
  • Implementing, managing and complying with oversight provisions of grants and contracts.
  • Mentoring, training and supervising former inmates now in the community to serve as peer mentors to currently incarcerated individuals.
  • Coordinating, planning and preparing all special events in the HUMV.
  • Recruiting, assessing and interviewing candidates from other facilities throughout the state for unit suitability.
  • Promoting and maintaining weekly guest speaker series.
  • Representing the MSO at Veterans Courts as requested.
  • Supervising unit case manager, student interns, contracted vendors and unit volunteers.
  • Planning, developing and implementing veteran service programs.
  • Evaluating, on an annual basis, current programming and implementing modifications as required.
  • Preparing preliminary budget forecast for HUMV.
  • Serving as liaison with probation, parole and other criminal justice partners.
  • Selecting, training, scheduling and evaluating (as appropriate) program vendors, volunteers and staff in the HUMV.
  • Maintaining and developing comprehensive partnerships with community-based organizations and governmental agencies.
  • Providing staff support for selected groups, attending and presenting at meetings and conferences as directed.
  • Developing and facilitating a post-release support group for former participants.
  • Working with command staff to assign appropriate custody staff who will support the mission of the unit.
  • Working closely with the Public Information Office to coordinate special guests, media coverage and unit tours.
  • Coordinating family outreach, service coordination and preparations for successful re-entry.
  • Providing support services, treatment and assisting with finding long term treatment programs to veterans re-entering the community from a correctional facility.
  • Ensuring that veterans receive services available to assist them with their treatment while incarcerated.
  • Working out of the Framingham District Court during veteran court sessions and be an integrated member of the treatment team.
  • Performing and/or assist in other duties as required by the Assistant Superintendent of Program Services or designee.

 

Working Conditions: This position requires:

  • Direct contact with inmates/detainees in a secure correctional setting.
  • Standing and walking for prolonged periods of time.
  • Possible exposure to adverse weather conditions.
  • Possible need to lift and/or carry heavy objects up to 100 pounds.

This position may encounter verbal and physical abuse from offenders while working in a correctional facility and will be required to interact with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Two (2) years of documented experience working with veterans;
  • Strong knowledge/access to services/benefits available to incarcerated veterans from community based organizations, as well as state and federal agencies;
  • Ability to work with the veteran’s court treatment team and attend veteran court sessions and assist with court procedures on a weekly basis;
  • Must have own transportation.

 

Additional Qualifications:

The individual selected for the position of HUMV Program Manager shall be cognizant of the confidential and sensitive nature of working in a law enforcement agency.

  • Master’s Degree and prior experience working in a correctional setting are preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access is also preferred.
  • Strong written, communication, organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and generate timely reports.

 

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.  Must be a Massachusetts resident, have an active valid driver’s license and the right to legally operate a motor vehicle in Massachusetts and pass a criminal background check.

 

Salary: Starting annual base salary from $74,395 plus additional benefits.  Interested candidates must fully complete the online MSO application and attach a cover letter and resume through the online application process.  Only fully completed applications with required attachments noted above will be considered.  The online application process can be found under the ‘Employment’ tab at www.middlesexsheriff.com.

 

Submissions must be received by Friday, July 2, 2018 at 5:00p.m.

 

The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer

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