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Director, Parole Secretariat (GMG-SEG 1) Offender Management Branch

Date Posted
18th July 2017
Reference
VAC-26390
Sector
Government & Public Sector, Security & Armed Forces
Job Type
Not Vacant
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Director, Parole Secretariat (GMG-SEG 1) Offender Management Branch – Not Vacant

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE:

Manages the operations of the Unit, to develop and implement policies, standards and guidelines in order to enhance the rehabilitation and re-integration of criminal offenders into society; Provides secretarial services to the Parole Board.

 

The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares Cabinet Submissions, Briefs and Annual Reports for the Parole Board
  • Plans and coordinates monthly Board meetings
  • Provides secretarial services to the Parole Board
  • Reviews applications for submission to the Parole Board for consideration
  • Makes decisions or recommendations that may require interpretation of the Parole Act, Rules and Regulations
  • Monitors Parolees Island-wide and implements follow-up actions
  • Prepares and submits recommendation on behalf of Parolees for the Governor General’s Prerogative of Mercy
  • Manages the completion of Parolees case files in accordance to stipulated guidelines prior to submission to the Board
  • Ensures that parolees case files are dispatched to the supervising Agencies in a timely manner
  • Ensures that all applications and petitions received by the Unit are processed in accordance with the Parole Act. Rules and Regulations
  • Maintains records of release, inmates eligible for parole and monitors parolee
  • Responds to queries in respect to inmates regarding all conditional releases
  • Liaises with the relevant Agencies and stakeholders of the Parole System (Police, Court Offices, Correctional Services, King’s House and Attorney General’s Department)
  • Partners with critical stakeholders concerned with the parole process
  • Provides advice to the Permanent Secretary, Minister and the Parole Board by keeping abreast of all activities relating to Conditional Releases
  • Prepares status reports for submission to the Permanent Secretary, Minister and other Agencies
  • Prepares and monitors Unit’s Budget
  • Prepares and reviews Operational Plan, Unit and Individual Work Plans to ensure that operational and Unit objectives are met
  • Evaluates employees performance through the review of completed work assignments and work techniques
  • Liaises with HRD to ensure that staff developmental needs are identified and addressed
  • Develops Contingency Plan
  • Represents the Ministry at International Conferences/meetings relative to the scope and responsibility of the job

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

Ability to:

  • Meets deadlines and manage time effectively
  • Evaluate program and policies and make recommendations accordingly
  • Network and build relationships
  • Conduct investigations and evaluate findings
  • Recognize pathological behaviour
  • Data gathering, Report writing & presentation skills

 

Knowledge of:

  • The Parole Act, Corrections Act and Offences against the Person Act
  • Techniques of Parole Supervision and Treatment
  • Operations of Department of Correctional Services

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • First Degree in Criminology, Social Work, Psychology or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • At least five (5) years experience at the managerial level
  • Holder of a valid driver’s licence

 

SPECIALIZED TRAINING:

  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Counselling Techniques

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE JOB:

  • Working in high risk environment
  • Direct contact with inmates
  • Working under stressful conditions
  • Occasionally travels to Court and Correctional Institutions
  • Required to work beyond normal working hours

 

Please note that we thank all for responding but only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

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