This position serves as the administrator for the DH (Discriminatory Harassment) and PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Investigations Division for the Department of Corrections, including management and oversight of all DH and PREA investigations. The incumbent must have extensive knowledge of litigation and oversight of investigation, including PREA and DH complaints. Additionally, this position provides legal guidance and leadership in the assessment of risk in these areas: state and federal civil rights laws; training, litigation, and policy concerns for the Department of Corrections; reasonable accommodations and other EEO matters. The employee’s assignments involve highly complex and sensitive cases in which the decisions rendered have substantial social, economic, financial, and public policy impact. This position performs at a high level of independent decision making on matters that have significant impact on the operations of the Department. This position reviews highprofile investigations, recommends policy and training changes, advises on legal issues,etc. Decisions may include statutory and legal interpretation and analysis. This position advises Wardens and executive-level staff on a frequent and ongoing basis.
The selected candidate should have extensive knowledge of statutes, administrative rules, and policy related corrections. Extensive knowledge of issues related to prisoner litigation and the judicial review process in state circuit courts. Ability to formulate policies and procedures. Ability to establish and maintain relationships with high level staff, attorneys, and members of the public. Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and law license preferred. Two years of experience in Corrections Administration, Administrative Law, or Corrections Law preferred.