Just wondering does anyone know what the job duties are for a "Deputy Director"?
Deputy Director Central District
Deputy Director Central District - Yolande Johnson
Yolande Johnson | Deputy Director Central District
Yolande Johnson was named deputy director of the Central District for the Illinois Department of Corrections on February 1, 2012. In that position, she oversees the operations of the Central District reception and classification center, correctional centers and adult transition centers.
A veteran employee of IDOC, Johnson has served with the agency since 1987 when she joined the department as a correctional officer at Stateville Correctional Center. Johnson was promoted there to a correctional counselor I in 1989, correctional counselor II in 1991 and correctional casework supervisor in 1993. She later served in various positions at Tamms Correctional Center beginning in 1997 that included clinical services supervisor and unit superintendent before being named in 2001 as assistant center supervisor at Urbana Adult Transition Center. In 2002, Johnson was appointed assistant warden of programs at Vienna Correctional Center. She later was named warden at Pinckneyville Correctional Center in April 2007 and then warden at Vienna Correctional Center in September 2007. Johnson was appointed warden at Tamms Correctional Center in 2008 and served in that capacity until her most recent position.
Johnson earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice in 1991 and a master of science degree in corrections and criminal justice in 1994, both from Chicago State University. Johnson also served as an adjunct instructor for Introduction to Corrections at Joliet Junior College from 1996 to 1998.
Deputy Director Northern District
Deputy Director Northern District - David Gomez
David Gomez | Deputy Director Northern District
David Gomez was named deputy director of the Northern District for the Illinois Department of Corrections on February 1, 2012. In that position, he oversees the operations of the Northern Reception and Classification Center and Northern District correctional centers and adult transition centers.
Prior to joining IDOC, Gomez served with Cook County Department of Corrections for 20 years. He joined Cook County DOC in 1991 as an officer and advanced through the ranks to sergeant in 1997 and lieutenant in 2000. Gomez was promoted to the position of captain in 2002 and served as watch commander of divisional operations and unit commander of Support Services. In 2010, he was named superintendent, overseeing the areas of Operations and Compliance and Support Services for Cook County DOC. He served in that capacity until his most recent position at IDOC.
Gomez completed courses in corrections from Harold Washington City College of Chicago. He also has completed specialized training that includes Special Operations Response Team Training with the Federal Bureau of Prisons; Management Development with the U.S. Department of Justice; High Risk Movement/Protection with the U.S. Secret Service; Interviews and Interrogation; and Gang Identification and Activities.