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The Geo Group
Conroe, Texas, 77301, United States
November 05, 2018



This position is responsible for the overall management of the transportation area for the USMS transportation contract including ensuring that all transportation activities are coordinated between the three hub locations and scheduled on a timely basis, sufficient staff is available and ready to transport detainees to various locations, and all operations are in compliance with federal, state, and organization laws, rules, and regulations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

* Ensures that the Transportation staffing plan is maintained according to contract guidelines. Recruits, interviews and makes final recommendations of new candidates to Rio Grande HR department. Assists in explaining and reviews all employment forms to ensure accuracy and thoroughness.

* Ensures and implements the policies and procedures related to transportation of detainees throughout the area. Develops training and mentoring opportunities to assist staff in carrying out their work in a safe and efficient manner.

* Provides overall supervisory duties of the Transportation Supervisors and direct supervision to the Transportation Officers assigned to the contract. Approves scheduling of Transportation Officers. Approves performance improvement plans for staff as needed. Approves disciplinary recommendations to include placing work staff on work improvement plans when Transportation Officers fail to follow the policies and procedures for transporting detainees. Recommends additional disciplinary action up to and including termination if Transportation Officers’ performance has not improved.

* Ensures the continual development of the Transportation Officer's knowledge and skills by facilitating training classes and material. Approves refresher defensive driving courses to ensure Transportation Officers are knowledgeable on current policies and procedures.

* Promotes the Transportation area within and outside of the facility to attract new employees are retain existing ones. Manages the Transportation budget for the contract. Provides analyses and recommendations for improvements of the area. Works with and locates vehicle contractors in the area to ensure mechanical needs are available for the facility. Manages maintenance costs without jeopardizing safety components. Reviews maintenance service schedules and repairs of all assigned vehicles. Ensures that all defects identified by the Transportation Officer or an inspector are promptly repaired.

* Ensures effective record keeping and scheduling of vehicle service and inspection dates.

* Ensures that all roadside assistance is provided in a timely basis including coordinating with federal, state, and local law enforcement as required for assistance with transport and security issues until additional transport units arrive.

* Ensures that all reports and investigations of accidents are conducted and thoroughly written in a timely basis. Provides additional investigations if necessary. Maintains a facility accident report record of all vehicle incidents no matter how minor.

* Participates in the facility’s safety committee, and GTI safety reviews of vehicle incidents.

* Ensures compliance with federal, state, and organization laws, rules, and regulations. Provides subject matter expert knowledge on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) compliance and regulation issues.

* Attends outside meetings with organizational, federal, or state representatives. Prepares presentation material for GEO board meetings, management conferences and client related meetings

* Upon request gives guest lectures or presentations to civic, client, and other work-related groups or organizations.

* Maintains regulatory knowledge by attending at least eight (8) hours per year of transportation or regulatory topics related to transportation activities. Creates networks with transportation authorities to ensure the facility is knowledgeable on transportation activities.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

* College degree in Criminal Justice, Business Administration or related field OR Seven (7) years of experience in detainee and inmate transportation with demonstrated experience in leading, directing, or supervising the work of others.

* Obtain a minimum of a valid “Class B” (CDL) with a Passenger (P) endorsement within six (6) months of appointment to position.

* Eighty (80) hours of verified and certified driver’s training from an approved agency or private company.

* A current driver’s license with no preventable accidents, suspensions for driving convictions, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or more than two (2) moving violations on any type of vehicle for the past three (3) years.

* Passing a company and Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol test.

* Demonstrated experience to function in a supervisory capacity.

* Must have completed an approved training program resulting in a certification of satisfactory completion in Corrections, Law Enforcement, or Military.

* Must have completed necessary training as defined by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

* Must obtain and maintain certification in CPR, First Aid, Defensive Tactics and Firearms.

* Extensive knowledge of federal and/or State/Contracting Agency laws relating to corrections.

* Ability to communicate and interact with a variety of personalities.Ability to interpret complex written/oral communication, documents, and instructions. Ability to make and implement decisions without assistance.

* Ability to give instructions in a manner that provided teamwork and a cooperative spirit.

* Ability to maintain high tolerance to mental stress.

* Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions. Ability to work in varying climatic conditions.

* Proven proficiency in the operation of a personal computer and software related to report writing, employee scheduling and information submission to the GEONET.

* Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

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