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Director of Administrative Compliance

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Director of Administrative Compliance

  • 494297
  • 6900 ATMORE DRIVE , South Richmond, RICHMOND, Virginia, United States, 23225
  • Dept of Corr - Central Admin
  • Public Safety
  • Full-Time (Salaried)
  • Closing at: Feb 17 2023 at 23:55 EST
  • Dept of Corr - Central Admin

Title: Director of Administrative Compliance

Hiring Range: $91,462 - $130,000

Agency: Dept of Corr - Central Admin

Location: DOC Headquarters

Agency Website: https://www.vadoc.virginia.gov/job-opportunities

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

The Virginia Department of Corrections seeks to hire a dynamic leader to serve as the Director of Administrative Compliance (DAC) in the Division of Administration. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Administration and is a member of the Department’s Executive Team. The DAC is the primary liaison with the Office of the Attorney General and manages advice requestsDes. In addition, the selected candidate will be the Contract Administrator for both the medical services contract and the private management contract for the Lawrenceville Correctional Center. These two contracts have a combined yearly value of over $120 Million. The DAC directs the daily activities of the Administrative Compliance Unit, which is responsible for FOIA responses, records retention, MOUs/MOAs, large contract administration, grants administration, Compliance and Accreditation, and oversees staff assisting the Board of Local and Regional Jails. Strong communication skills both verbally and in writing are paramount to success in this position as is the ability to negotiate large and difficult agreements. The ideal candidate will be a collaborator who understands the intricacies of a large state agency. The DAC works across all areas of the Departments and with outside stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications

Considerable knowledge of and prior experience in the various forms of business entities, contract law, contract drafting and experience administering contracts. Demonstrated ability to provide legal guidance on issues related to procurement policies, procedures and practices; and to provide legal support on contract negotiating and drafting, in areas of procurement, facility construction, real property transactions and litigation. Must be able to identify problems and provide resolution. Must possess effective oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated experience in managing and supervising staff. Experience responding to and managing Freedom of Information Act Requests, records retention and general advice requests. Experience with hearings and administrative due process. Experience in using Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related computer software. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in criminal justice, corrections, public administration, sociology, psychology, law, or related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer law degree and admission to practice law in Virginia. Prefer extensive, demonstrated experience in negotiation and contracts.

Special Instructions: 

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

If selected as a finalist with the VADOC, candidates can expect the following:

Background Investigation Requirements: All applicants are subject to a background investigation. Investigations may include fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks based on the position.

Drug Testing Requirements: Applicants applying to a designated safety sensitive position are subject to a pre-employment drug screen. Marijuana use is prohibited for positions that require possession of a firearm or a Commercial Driver’s License in the performance of official duties such as Corrections Officers, Probation Officers, Tractor Trailer Drivers and others.

Application Requirements: Application and/or résumé for this position are only accepted electronically through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Electronic Recruitment System. All applications should be submitted by 11:55pm on the closing date for the position. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or résumés will not be accepted. The decision to interview an applicant is based solely on the information received for this position from the electronic application and/or résumé.

Tobacco Free: All VADOC facilities are Tobacco free. Use of all tobacco products is always prohibited on site. Layoff Preferences: Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of VA employees only) MUST attach these forms when submitting their state application and/or résumé. VADOC is an EEO employer and is committed to supporting workforce diversity, equitable opportunities and inclusivity. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

VADOC values our Veterans and encourages all to apply and receive preference in the hiring process. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other nation service alumni are also encouraged to apply. Click here for more information: Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program - Virginia Department of Veterans Services

Contact Information:

Name: Human Resources

Phone: 804-921-2091



In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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