Posted: May 20, 2020

Chief of Management Services

Salary: $90,001.60 - $115,003.20 Annually
Application Deadline: Jun 8, 2020
Safety/Security & Legal
SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission

The Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) currently has an opening for a Management Services Chief.  This important leadership position is based at the IDOC Central Office in Boise, Idaho. The Mission of the Idaho Department of Correction is to protect the public, our staff, and those within our custody and supervision through safety, accountability, partnership and providing opportunities for offender change.  A skilled, creative, dynamic, and collaborative Management Services Chief is vital to IDOC's mission and success.

DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW: The Management Services Chief is the head of the Management Services Division and is an integral part of the IDOC Leadership Team. The position is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing IDOC operations at the direction of the Director or his designee. This is an excellent career opportunity for an individual with strong financial skills who understands fiscal responsibility, budgeting, and how to successfully implement strategic initiatives for organizational betterment. The right candidate will have a demonstrated ability to build, cultivate, and maintain strong and successful relationships and a record of providing leadership that fosters cooperation and teamwork. This position requires traveling approximately 10% of the time to facilities throughout the state.

Hiring lists may be created from open competitive, IDOC department promotional, or statewide promotional applicants. The applications may also be used for future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months.



Example of Duties


  • Provide oversight of the Division of Management Services which includes: Fiscal Services, Budget & Payroll, Capital Construction, Contract Management, Building Operations, Central Records, and Quality Assurance
  • Responsible for all fiscal and budgetary operations of the Department
  • Represent the Department in all aspects of the budget process, including but not limited to, prioritization of enhancements, holdback discussions, revenue projections, financial forecasting, etc.
  • Coordinates capital projects/construction with the Department of Public Works and IDOC's construction team
  • Oversight of all IDOC contracts and procurement
  • Coordinate work assignments and ensure effective communication between Leadership, the Division, and staff
  • Investigate, troubleshoot, and resolve/recommend solutions to complex or unusual issues
  • Develop and implement policies and strategies to provide diverse and complex management services and the exercise of fiduciary responsibility
  • Make determinations on Division-wide issues, policy, and resource allocation
  • Ensure consistency and compliance with all laws, rules, and policies related to Department operations and responsibilities
  • Plan and coordinate special administrative projects and assignments
  • Oversee personnel-related actions such as hiring, training, promotions, transfers, discipline, problem solving, and staff recognition
  • Coordinate development of strategic plans, monitor progress, and recommend actions necessary to ensure achievement of strategic planning goals
  • Develop stakeholder partnerships, represent the Division at public gatherings, and deliver presentations at various functions


Minimum Qualifications


  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in finance, public administration, business administration, or related field
  • At least 8 years of full-time work experience in statistical analysis, budgeting, auditing, evaluation and implementation, and project management  
  • At least 10 years of full-time work experience that included ALL the essential elements of management (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling)


Supplemental Information

To be hired, candidates will have a history and background supportive of department mission goals and will be subject to:

  • Completing a Background Investigation Questionnaire and pre-employment drug testing 
  • Having a federal and state criminal background check to include fingerprints 
  • Having a history of law-abiding behavior 
  • Felonies, misdemeanors, illegal drug usage, DUI's, adverse driving convictions and employment history may make you ineligible for employment
Non-hiring restrictions are in place for candidates who: 
  • Have been convicted of Domestic Violence or similar types of violent behaviors 
  • Have a dishonorable discharge from military service 
  • Currently are using, dealing or are associated with illegal drugs 
  • Have close friends or relatives under IDOC care & custody where the vacancy exists 
  • Are currently under IDOC supervision or probation (must be released from IDOC supervision or probation for at least one year) 
Thank you for your interest in employment with Idaho Department of Correction!
OVERTIME NOTICE: At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation. Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263. Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under the state and federal laws and regulations.


State of Idaho
304 North 8th Street

Boise, Idaho, 83720