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Assistant Jail Administrator

Oneida County

Job Description

SUMMARY    The Assistant Jail Administrator is responsible to assist the Jail Administrator in the operations and programs in the Correction's Division. Assumes the duties, responsibilities, and the authority of the Jail Administrator in the Jail Administrator's absence. The Assistant Jail Administrator shall assign and direct subordinates, ensuring that the employee handbook, all policy, rules, regulations, orders, procedures and directives are enforced and implemented. The Assistant Jail Administrator shall make independent decisions or recommendations in the hiring, promotion, transfer, discipline or discharge of department employees in accordance with the Sheriff's Office Policy and Procedures, Oneida County Code, and Wisconsin Statutes. The Assistant Jail Administrator is directly accountable to the Jail Administrator to assist with the implementation of all of the Sheriff's orders and direction concerning the operation of the Corrections Division. 

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 Manage inmate complaint process and investigate complaints as required. Manage all aspects of the inmate disciplinary program and any related proceedings by providing due process as required by law.

 Manage division supervisors and counsel personnel as required. Assist in the professional development of division personnel and perform supervisory employee performance evaluations. Relieve from duty any personnel considered incapable of performing required duties.

Manage Huber law and work release programs. Supervision of Classification Officers and prepare, maintain, and interpret jail records in accordance with jail policies, state law and applicable administrative rules.

Manage all required inmate health care programs for the needs of inmates and coordinate with outside agencies for inmate rehabilitation.

 Manage and organize people and resources toward the effective and efficient pursuit of department and division objectives.

Meet with the Jail Administrator and other management staff to discuss policies, procedures, and programs that affect the operation of the division. Participate as needed to assist with department-wide planning and program development. Attend meetings as required to represent the division, as requested by the Jail Administrator.

 Any other duty as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES    Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Ability to follow oral and written instructions or directions and exercise sound leadership skills.

 Ability and willingness to assume responsibility and ability and willingness to supervise others.

 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, associates and the public.

 Ability to make appropriate decisions under both routine and high stress conditions.

 Ability to exercise and demonstrate professionalism, good judgment, integrity, discretion, dependability, enthusiasm and initiative.

 Ability to plan, organize, implement the operations and programs in the Division.

 Must have above average ability to use computers and computer aided technology (software/hardware/peripheral item) including, but not limited to Internet use and search, Microsoft Word and Excel, Outlook Express and New World Systems. 

 Must be able to work without direct supervision and exercise initiative.  Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality of assigned information.  Must be able to develop and maintain working relationships with department personnel, other law enforcement, and government agencies. 


High school degree.

State Certification as a Corrections Officer.

Five years work experience as a Corrections Officer or related field. 

Associate Degree required.  


Must possess above average oral and written communication skills.


Ability to calculate percentages, fractions, decimals, volumes, ratios, present values, and spatial relationships.  Ability to interpret basic descriptive statistical reports. 


Ability to use functional reasoning in performing influence functions such as supervising, managing, leading, teaching, directing and controlling.

 Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the direction, control and planning of the Corrections Division programs. 


Must be certified (or eligible to be certified) as a Corrections Officer by the Wisconsin Department of Justice - Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) in the State of Wisconsin. 

Valid Wisconsin Driver's license with no restrictions.


Ability to operate, maneuver and/or steer equipment and machinery requiring simple but continuous adjustments, such as a vehicle, taser, restraint devices, calculator, tape recorder, computer terminal, first aid equipment, air pack, preliminary breath tester (PBT), and camera. 

 Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing semi-skilled movements such as data entry. 

Ability to exert extreme physical force to restrain and subdue persons.  Ability to exert moderate physical effort in sedentary to light work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling.

 Ability to recognize and identify degrees of similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, forms, sounds and odors associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks.


Work is performed in a correctional facility and may involve confronting abusive and/or threatening inmates.