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Senior Inspector (Correction)

Date Posted
30th October 2017
Reference
VAC-27293
Sector
Security & Armed Forces
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Investigates breaches and irregularities in the Correctional Services Institutions and makes recommendation to ensure that standards and operational procedures are maintained

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

Professional/Technical:

  • Conducts special investigations into any or all facets of the Correctional Services Departments operations;
  • Conducts hearings into any aspect of the operations of Correctional Centres including staff and inmate related matters;
  • Interrogates complainants, accused persons and witnesses; examines physical evidence such as log book, medical reports, post mortem examinations, researches appropriate policy, rules, standards, etc.;
  • Investigates alleged breaches of Correctional Services Department’s rules and regulation complaints by or through the Minister, Directorate of the Ministry, Department of Correctional Services, Inmates, Prison Staff the Public Defender, International Organizations, Human Rights or member of the public and makes recommendations for policy/procedural change(s) and or disciplinary action.

 

Managerial/Administrative Responsibility Areas:

  • Examines documents and records at Correctional Services Institutions in order to establish facts and detect discrepancies and to ensure compliance with requisite standards and procedures;
  • Prepares reports and makes recommendations accordingly;
  • Participates as a member of the Inmate Classification Committee to determine the suitability for transfer to serve their sentences at medium and or at minimum security institutions;
  • Conducts unscheduled visits to institutions or hospitals where inmates are held to assess the adequacy of security systems (light, number of staff on duty and their alertness, locks on gates etc.);
  • Reviews reports prepared by Inspectors;
  • Reviews and submits completed Work Plans for direct reports;
  • Participates in the classification of inmates and summary of proceedings.

 

Human Resource:

  • Supervises Inspectors in the conduct of assignments;
  • Monitors the performance of direct reports;
  • Conducts Performance Reviews for staff twice per year.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Investigative skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively and efficiently
  • Knowledge of the legal system
  • Computer literate

 

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • First Degree in Social Sciences;
  • Two (2) years’ experience in a similar capacity;
  • Specialized training in Investigative and Coaching techniques and Customer Service.

 

Special Conditions Associated with the Job

  • High security and risky environment;
  • Undertake unscheduled visits whether night or day during weekends to hospitals where inmates are under guard;
  • Interface with Offenders of serious crimes.

 

Salary range $1,348,545 – $1,602,996 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post. 

 

Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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