CHIEF JU PROB OFFICER/SUPV I (60004)
$41,277.60 - $65,695.20
Location: Greene
GENERAL
The Alabama Administrative Office of Courts (AOC) is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals to fill a vacancy in the class of CHIEF JU PROB OFFICER/SUPV I (60004) for Greene County. Applications for this position will be accepted until Friday, February 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM.
Note: This is a confidential (non-merit) appointment. Confidential employees are exempt from merit system rules and regulations relating to appointment, tenure, and appeal.
WORK SETTING

 

This is professional management and supervisory work involving monitoring and documenting behavior of juveniles under the jurisdiction and supervision of the Juvenile Court.  Employees in this class plan, develop, coordinate and implement programs to monitor and document juvenile behavior following a complaint and/or petition within the juvenile justice system involving children in need of supervision (CHINS), delinquent and dependent children, and other juvenile proceedings. The nature of work performed requires that employees establish and maintain effective working relationships with the child, family members, county and state employees, law enforcement officials, court officials, social service providers, school officials, and the public. The principal duties are performed in a general office environment, courtroom and at field sites throughout the county.  Employees in this class serve as a Chief Probation Officer in a one to 3 person office.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Juvenile Judge or a Chief Juvenile Probation Officer II or III.  Employees in this class exercise considerable initiative, judgment and independent decision-making based on experience and knowledge of policies and regulations.  Unusual or complex matters are referred to the Juvenile Judge or a higher level Chief Juvenile Probation Officer.

TYPICAL DUTIES

(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties which may be performed.)

Manages and supervises a professional and clerical staff if applicable.  Assigns and supervises the work of Juvenile Probation Officers in the management of a caseload of children within the juvenile court system.

Provides administrative direction to probation activities, including preparation and implementation of the budget; manages Juvenile Probation Services fund and related fiscal matters.

Manages a caseload of juvenile offenders, including supervising children on court-ordered probation, informal adjustments and consent decrees.

Performs intake and magistrate duties, including initiating juvenile cases and making informal adjustments according to the Alabama Rules of Juvenile Procedure, receiving and evaluating misdemeanor criminal complaints, and screening admissions of children to detention and shelter facilities.

Conducts background investigations on children, enters and maintains data in the State Judicial Information System.

Compiles, investigates, verifies and presents reports to court officials; develops and presents recommendations to juvenile judge regarding sentencing and incarceration of children.

Attends 72-hour hearings and other court hearings as appropriate.

Organizes community serviced and resources to develop local programs to benefit children and families; assist children complete applications and forms for official referrals. 

Counsels and advises children and their families regarding pertinent personal, social, educational, financial, vocational and health matters.

Completes application referrals on children referred for placement; researches alternative placement and makes applications as ordered by the court.

Communicates with children in placement on a regular basis and visits at facilities when children are in residential placement.

Monitors aftercare; sets up rules and terms of aftercare, completes necessary paperwork and has regular conferences with the child to review progress.

May conduct school visits to monitor children on probation; may monitor curfew and conduct home visits to monitor children on probation.

May coordinate the participation of community services organizations with children.

Enforces adherence to court ordered conditions of probation; investigates and processes probation violations and makes recommendations regarding revocation of probation.

Reports and receives any infraction of probationary rules and takes appropriate actions.

Presents information in court relating to juveniles on probation and serves as a liaison between the court and the child’s family.

Ensures children keep current with restitution payments; assist children in finding employment.

May physically supervise collection of urine samples from children as ordered by the court.

Maintains professional certification as a juvenile probation officer by attending workshops and conferences as approved by the Administrative Office of Courts Judicial College.

May conduct classes dealing with issues affecting at-risk youth, including drug and alcohol abuse, shoplifting, and violence in the home and related topics.

            Speaks on juvenile topics at community functions and schools.

            Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND/OR SKILLS

Considerable knowledge of current principles and practices associated with juvenile probationary activities.

Considerable knowledge of laws and statutes concerning juveniles in Alabama.

Considerable knowledge of counseling practices and casework techniques.

Considerable knowledge of social, economic and psychological forces related to the causes and problems of juvenile delinquency.

Considerable knowledge of social and medical services provided by public and private agencies to facilitate juveniles on probation, consent

        degrees and after care programs.

Skill in the use of modern office equipment, personal computers and related software.

Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations.

Ability to work with at-risk children and their parents.

Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Ability to analyze facts, maintain records, prepare reports and exercise sound judgment.

Ability to perform as lead worker over lower level professionals and clerical staff.

Ability to speak in public and transmit written communications to other members of the juvenile probation office staff. 

Ability to plan, assign, review, and evaluate the work of professional and clerical employees.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with local and state agencies, administrative officials, associates and the

        general public.

            Ability to maintain certification as a Juvenile Probation Officer in the state of Alabama.  

Ability travel and to be on call on nights, holidays and weekends.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in counseling, criminal justice, psychology, sociology or a closely related field with preferably experience as a Juvenile Probation Officer.  Must possess and maintain a valid Alabama driver’s license.

 

 Policy on Accepting College Coursework, Post-Secondary and Advanced Degrees

 

1.   Specific college coursework required for a job, as well as, Bachelor’s, graduate, post graduate, and doctoral degrees will be accepted from the schools accredited by any of the six regional accreditation associations in the United States listed below:

 

·        Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

·        Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

·        Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

·        Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

·        New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE)

·        Western Association of Schools and Colleges-Senior College and University Commission (WASC-SCUC)

 

2.   Coursework or degrees from schools that have notbeen accredited by one of the above listed regional accreditation associations may be accepted if a regionally accredited school considers the coursework or degree to be an acceptable prerequisite for admission to an advance degree program.  For example, if a regionally accredited school accepts an applicant’s bachelor’s degree for admittance into a graduate degree program, the Administrative Office of Courts’ (AOC) Human Resources Division will accept the college coursework if a regional accredited school accepts the coursework towards a post-secondary degree (e.g., a bachelor’s degree).  This must be documented by a letter of acceptance from the regionally accredited school. The AOC Human Resources Division will review such requests on a case-by-case basis.

 

Note:  This policy is subject to change.  Other state agencies, and/or branches of government may have additional requirements.

 

*The term “regionally accredited school” refers to an institution of higher education accredited by one of the above listed accreditation associations.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Must possess and maintain current certification as a Juvenile Probation Officer in the State of Alabama or be able to obtain certification within first twelve months employment.

HOW TO APPLY
Qualified individuals should complete the Alabama Unified Judicial System’s Employment Application (Form PERS 22 Rev. 5/12), which can be obtained at the AOC Human Resources Office, or the web site at: (http://humanresources.alacourt.gov), or the local offices of the Alabama State Employment Service. Resumes may be submitted with the application, but will not be accepted as a substitute for the application form.



Forward all materials to:
Administrative Office of Courts
Attention: Human Resources Division (60004)
300 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36104-3741


Applications must be received at the above address on or before Friday, February 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM. Applications received after that date will not be accepted. Selected applicants will be scheduled for interviews at a later date.

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