Department of Corrections Director

Location: Wichita, KS, US
Company: Sedgwick County
Department: Corrections



Pay:  $89,186.00 - $130,515.00 annually dependent upon experience, education, and certifications.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exempt | Flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Contact Information: [email protected] Apply on the Sedgwick CountyCareer Site:


Establishes, directs, manages, and evaluates the adult and juvenile correctional services operated by Sedgwick County.  Coordinates all department services with other criminal justice and social service agencies. Supervises department deputy directors. Serves the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) as the Sedgwick County expert on community-based corrections.

Department Management:

  • Assures department’s financial solvency by leading staff in developing, reviewing and revising annual state and county budgets, grants, revenue collections and ongoing fiscal activity and reports
  • Participates in Capital Improvement Projects Program with responsibility for leadership and advocacy to obtain BOCC approval
  • Contributes to and coordinates comprehensive community planning and positive goal setting for the Department of Corrections (DOC) by accurately assessing the correctional needs of the County, designing and implementing appropriate programs
  • Prepares and presents annual comprehensive plans to the Advisory Boards and BOCC
  • Serves as the administrative contact with the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) for the 18th Judicial District 

Compliance Management:

  • Develops and oversees personnel responsible for implementation of policies and procedures for each department that are consistent with DOC goals, values of the County, other criminal justice agencies, and consistent with Department for Children and Families (DCF) licensing regulations, KDOC and American Correctional Association (ACA) standards
  • Ensures that all department staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures 

Corrections Programming:

  • Leads, operates, monitors, and evaluates an array of correctional and preventative services in the community in both adult and juvenile areas
  • Prepares and presents oral and written reports concerning funding, program activities, and correctional service needs to county officials, community groups, advisory boards, criminal justice organizations, legislators and the public
  • Consults with and testifies before State legislative bodies to support local needs, participates as a member of various boards, committees, and task forces

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Corrections, Psychology, or a related human services field.   Transcript verifying education credits is required. Ten years of progressively responsible experience in corrections, including experience in juvenile programs, experience in adult programs and 5 years supervisory / personnel management experience. Professional references are required to verify the related work experience. Valid Driver’s License and good driving record that meets the requirement of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage Policy.  Personal vehicle for use when county vehicle is not available (employee reimbursement is provided by County).  Proof of liability insurance on personal vehicle. Pass legal background check, Child and Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry checks, KCJIS Security Policy (fingerprint) check, and pre-employment screen for alcohol and drugs.  Must also meet the required conditions contained in KSA 65-516 and KAR 28-4-356(d), (1 – 5).

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Corrections, Public Administration or related field.  Transcript verifying education credits is required.  Five years of experience in criminal justice administration or community corrections with experience in administration and a supervisory/ personnel management capacity.   Professional references are required to verify the related work experience.