Hammond Meets With Gobble On Jail Position

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sheriff Jim Hammond met Thursday with former East Ridge City Manager Tim Gobble concerning an open position running the Hamilton County Jail.

Mr. Gobble, the former sheriff of Bradley County, operated the jail for a number of months when the jail operator at the time became ill. Then he took the East Ridge job.

Ron Parson has been heading up the jail, but he was demoted after a stinging internal affairs report on his verbal treatment of correctional officers.

The sheriff's office is running an advertisement seeking applicants for the post. 

The salary range is $62,504 - $78,131.

Here is the posting:

Deputy Chief of Corrections

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of a full time Deputy Chief of Corrections through Monday, April 29, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. EST. The Deputy Chief exercises operational control of the Hamilton County Jail, the correctional staff, inmates, visitors, volunteers, and other persons conducting business with and within the facility.  The major objective is to maintain a stable, coherent, and predictable facility where inmates and staff are relatively safe, conditions are humane, and the facility is sanitary. Applicant should have knowledge of ACA Standards for Adult Local Detention Facilities, the TCI Minimum Standards for Local Correctional Facilities, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care Standards for Health Services in Jails, the principles and practices of correctional institutions, the criminal justice system as it relates to correctional institutions, the inner workings of the courts systems in Tennessee; and fire and life safety codes.

Must have either

·         a  bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in criminal justice or public administration and 8 years correctional facility experience

·         or 8 years of law enforcement experience, including 5 years at the supervisory level

·         or 13 years correctional institution experience including 5 years at the supervisory level or higher.

Salary Range: $62,504.00 - $78,131.00 (annualized)

With application, must provide employment history (part time and full time) from high school to the present and a copy of high school transcript or GED, college degree, drivers license,  social security card, and, if military experience, DD Form 214, and, if law enforcement certified, a copy of academy certificate and POST certification.

Applications and requested documents must be received by the Human Resources Office of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, 601 Cherry Street, Room G-25, Chattanooga TN 37402, by Monday, April 29, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. EST.

We do not accept faxed applications.

Any questions contact the Human Resources Manager at 423-209-7014, or by email at cmiller@hcsheriff.gov.


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