Job Description:The Utah Department of Corrections (UDC) is seeking a new team member with an educational or professional background in law and administration. The Administrative Services Bureau is looking for a self-starter excited to develop their talents by leading a wide array of important agency functions to help ensure those under Corrections' custody and supervision receive appropriate services and care. The ideal applicant is motivated by Corrections' mission namely to keep the public safe while helping individuals change their lives for the betterment of all of society. Additionally,the candidate should fully grasp or be ready to learn the complex and demanding jobs performed daily by a wide variety of Corrections' personnel from officers-agents and therapists to accountants and doctors.This Program Manager will be in charge of holding hearings related to offender ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) appeals; providing legal insights to supplement offender grievance considerations; reviewing language for agency policies and procedures; reviewing and classifying documents as part of responses to GRAMA requests,subpoenas and court orders; helping to change and implement document retention schedules; assessing judgement and commitment paper work,and more.Principle Duties:To excel at this job,the ideal candidate should demonstrate the following competencies and characteristics,among others:Deadline oriented able to ensure hearings occur in a timely manner to address ADA concerns,documents are gathered and produced to meet GRAMA or subpoena time constraints,policy is reviewed thoroughly and swiftly to be readied for training and implementation.Implementer capable not only of issuing decisions or guidance,but also of following up to ensure any needed changes to processes or business procedures are enacted.Self-starter able to reach out and conduct multi-divisional collaboration to ensure the agency as a whole is consistently addressing administrative issues that need universal approaches.Communicator able to bring various stakeholders together and help ensure there is consistent knowledge and understanding behind changes in decision and direction.Researcher well-versed at searching precedent court opinions,understanding the judicial processes,and knowledgeable on constitutional or other legal obligations and basic rights.The Ideal Candidate:The ideal candidate also would possess the following:Law degree (JD) and licensed attorney in the state of UtahFoundational knowledge of Corrections law (jails,prisons,supervision)History working with policy and procedure documentsFirm grasp on fundamental principles or how to read and research: U.S. Constitution,Federal Law,State Statute,Administrative Code,policyGeneral understanding of retention schedules and implementationFamiliarity and-or history working with GRAMA law,subpoenas,court orders,HIPAA,and other details involving right to know and privacy rightsProficiency with computers,spreadsheets,Word,Excel,LexisNexis or similar legal resourcesAdvanced ability to self-start-self-generate work,prioritize work,and pursue appropriate projects without day-to-day guidanceWhy You Should Join Our Team:This is an exciting time for Corrections as we take the lead in the historic overhaul of our criminal justice system. As one of the State's largest agencies,we are constantly on the lookout for high-character people. You will receive great health and retirement benefits,as well as generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance. This is an outstanding opportunity for an outstanding individual. Click here to see a summary of the benefits that we offer.For additional information about the Utah Department of Corrections please click here.