Probation: Supervising Program Officer

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PROGRAM MANAGER

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, Probation/Supervision Division, Albuquerque, NM.

Summary/Duties: Under direction, supervise court Probation staff in the documentation, development and administration of program recommendations, referrals and monitoring of court-ordered pre and/or post adjudication defendants/offenders. Provide direct supervision of two (2) or more probation staff members assigned to this position. Assist with the hiring, evaluating and disciplining of the professional and clerical staff of the Probation Division. Advise and assist in planning, organizing and developing/revising procedures for the Probation Supervision Division. Investigate defendants’ educational, family, criminal and social background, and/or previous treatment compliance. Assess and determine risks and needs of defendants for treatment and counseling. Review police and court reports. Analyze, verify, justify and report treatment and sentencing recommendations to the court. Develop, interpret and implement supervision plan for defendant. Monitor defendants’ compliance with sentencing and conditions of probation by establishing interaction and regularly scheduled meetings. Perform crises management and conflict resolution with defendant and family when necessary. Schedule hearings and notify parties involved. Appear in court to elaborate on, defend or respond to information in pre-sentencing report. Inform and subpoena witnesses. Confer with state and defense attorneys and provide advice and recommendations. Continually report status of defendant to the court. Maintain current roster of defendants. Secure, manage, update and govern individual case files by assuring that files contain necessary copies of essential and relevant documents. Compile monthly statistical reports. Respond to inquiries on defendants assigned to other probation officers. Provide information and referral to former clients. Aid other law enforcement agencies or probation officers with investigations and supervision of other defendants. Have the ability to get along with others and to work under stress. May perform other duties to meet the operational needs of the Court.

Qualifications:

Salary: $23.090 - $28.863 Hourly. (2013)

DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER 1

Mohave County Probation Offices. Kingman, AZ.

Summary: The Mohave County Probation Department seeks to establish a hiring register of qualified applicants for the position of Deputy Probation Officer. Deputy Probation Officers are responsible for the supervision and investigation of adult or juvenile offenders. This involves reviewing and investigating cases, interviewing offender and families, preparing court reports and recommendations, and supervising adult and/or juvenile probationers.

Qualifications: Successful applicants must be 21 years of age and must possess a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university preferably in the behavioral or social sciences, a valid Arizona driver’s license and be of good moral character.

Salary: $18.56 - $19.49/hr (2012).

OPERATIONAL REVIEW SPECIALIST V

Juvenile Justice Services.

Summary: This position is responsible for performing on-site operational reviews in all Arizona juvenile probation departments statewide. Primary emphasis is on auditing and monitoring the compliance, verifying caseload population reports, determining compliance with statutes, administrative orders, funding agreements and program plans, and assisting with verifying accounting/budgeting/financial management systems, policies and procedures.

Duties: The Operational Review Specialist communicates with a variety of county personnel to resolve issues, clarify findings and provide technical assistance as needed to obtain data. Other duties include: preparing detailed written reports highlighting operational review findings, areas of compliance, deficiencies and recommended corrective action to be taken; and presenting findings and follow-up with the courts or counties to ensure corrective action plans are completed in the proposed timeframe.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, accounting, public administration, behavioral science or related field and vie years experience in juvenile justice, criminal justice, or related field.

Salary: $48,867 (2012).

DEPUTY CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER

Maricopa County, Adult Probation Department. Phoenix, AZ.

Summary: The position requires significant experience in managing others and applying professional knowledge, skills and abilities to achieve key operational results. This position reports to the Chief Probation Officer and performs work of considerable difficulty in preparing and maintaining the budget, administration, development, organization, and direction of Adult Probation services and performs other related work as required, including facilitating and fulfilling the Adult Probation Department, Court and County Strategic Plans.

Duties: Continuously interprets County and Probation Department policy and directives to the management staff of the various divisions and institutions to ensure the department’s goals and objectives are consistent with the County’s mission and strategic plan. Routinely reviews operations and secures compliance with policy, Court Administrative Orders and State mandates. Constantly concerning personnel, procedures and services. Consistently evaluates continuing operations for effectiveness in accordance with evidence-based practices and, if indicated, initiates corrective action through discussion with the management staff involved. As needed, assigns and reassigns professional and clerical personnel according to the needs of the Court and department. Routinely evaluates budgetary needs and participates in budget conferences with the Chief Probation Officer including preparing and administering the annual budgets according to the guidelines of Budgeting For Results. Regularly reviews budget estimates and requests with the management staff with a view to maintaining good fiscal practice, conformity with policy and maximum economy. Frequently assists the Chief Probation Officer in all roles including creating a vision that is realized through the development and implementation of the department’s strategic plan. Studies and reports on anticipated needs, services, and staff safety issues for evidence-based practices in field operations and implements as needed. Leads the effort in master planning for future facilities in the probation department, which includes new and expanded designs, as well as the more efficient utilization of existing facilities. Evaluates the overall effectiveness of training programs and plans for future staff development needs. Enlists the support of community groups and professional organizations to obtain strategic direction and collaborative partnerships for the overall administration of the department. Develops, plans, and follows through on change initiatives and acts as a champion for that change. Works effectively with Judges and other Court personnel in a collaborative manner to resolve court-wide issues. Acts for the Chief PO during absences.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate must possess the minimum of a Master’s Degree from an academically accredited college or university with a major in the behavioral or social sciences, public administration, management, criminal justice, or a related field and seven years of experience in management or administrative positions in a criminal or juvenile justice field.

Salary: $87,713 - $110,448 (2012).

COURT SERVICES SUPERVISOR 2

Superior Court of New Jersey, Camden Vicinage, Probation Division/Adult Supervision.

Summary: Under the direction of a Court Executive 1B (Vicinage Assistant Chief Probation Officer) and/or Court Executive 2B (Vicinage Chief Probation Officer) the Court Services Supervisor 2 will supervise, monitor, coordinate and oversee the activities of a designated probation team.

Duties: Additional duties include, but are not limited to, compiling and evaluating performance data, conduct monthly team meetings, case reviews, improvement plan meetings, and review and improve overall case management as needed. Monitor officer safety and preparation for field work. Conduct performance evaluations as required. Ensure compliance of staff with all policies, procedures, directives and best practices. Counsel and coach staff as needed in addition to following the progressive steps of discipline. Perform related work as required.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree. Three years of increasingly responsible professional experience, one year of which shall have included experience in case management, supervision and monitoring and intervention with offenders, enforcement of court orders; calendar management or program administration including: development, coordination, analysis, implementation, administration or research. Camden, NJ.

Salary: $59,854 - $103,921 (2012).

COURT SERVICES SUPERVISOR 2

Probation Division, Warren County Courthouse. Belvidere, NJ.

Duties: Under the direction of the Chief Probation Officer, Assistant Chief Probation Officer and other supervisory personnel, the selected individual will supervise, manage and lead a team comprised of professional staff responsible for the following case types: regular Superior Court Probation; sex offenders; domestic violence; pretrial intervention; conditional discharge; municipal and cases that are transferred out of the state through the ICOTS system; ensure all required case plans are submitted and reviewed in the appropriate timeframes; review modified case plans as they are changed; monitor and ensure that officers are meeting all Outcome Based Standards as they pertain to home visits, home inspections, treatment, payments, community service, reporting and case closure; work with Judge(s) to schedule and track various Violations of Probation that are filed, scheduled and moved through the system; work an alternate flex schedule of one late evening per month (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM) to cover late evening reporting on Tuesday or Wednesday evening and to accompany officers participating in Field Supervision; ensure officers prepare and adhere to the monthly and weekly field schedule; review field agendas in advance to ensure maximum safety for the officers; serve as key contact for the Finance Division regarding collection and processing of mandatory penalties, managing returned items and the escheat process for unclaimed monies; serve on the adult managers group and other subcommittees as needed; participate in the recruitment process as required; coach and develop staff; conduct semi-annual performance reviews; identify training needs; provide direction to staff for achieving division goals; initiate discipline as necessary, consistent with division, vicinage and judiciary policies; and perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree. Three years of increasingly responsible professional experience, one year of which shall have included experience in case management, enforcement of court orders, calendar management, or program administration including: development, coordination, analysis, implementation, administration or research.

Salary: $59,854 - $103,921 (2012).

DIVISION DIRECTOR, DETENTION SERVICES

Arizona Superior Court, Puma County. Tucson, AZ.

Summary: The Detention Division Director is responsible for the safety, security and welfare of children in secure custody. Provides leadership, administration and management of the Detention Center of the Juvenile Court. Organizes and assigns personnel and budgetary resources in order to achieve the Court Center’s goals and objectives consistent with the Court’s Core Values. Provides leadership for staff’s effective and efficient therapeutic engagement of youth and families to facilitate their skill development in order to enhance short- and long-term community safety. Monitors programs and operations implementation, development, and evaluation.

Duties: Provides day-to-day leadership and administration for Detention functions and activities under the direction of the Deputy Court Administrator and Court Administrator. Organizes detention work groups and their leadership in order to successfully accomplish detention activities, functions, and goals. Builds effective work groups for the delivery of quality Detention services. Develops short- and long-term goals for detention under the direction of the Court Administration and in collaboration with the members of the Court Management Team. Develops budgets, monitors and approves expenditures, modifies budget allocations to meet current needs and revenues; prepares budget reports. Assesses the needs of youth in secure custody and their transition to the community. Develops, implements, and facilitates programs and processes to effectively serve the youth in custody to reduce recidivism and the inappropriate and unnecessary use of detention. Evaluates programs to determine effectiveness. Monitors personnel development, recognition, and evaluation. Oversees detention staff hiring and termination in coordination with Human Resources and Court Administration for the fair, effective, and efficient use of human resources in the delivery of Detention Division Services. Develops policies and procedures consistent with the mission, vision and core values of the juvenile court. Prepares and delivers clear and effective written and oral presentations. Establishes collaborative, long-term relationships with judges, court administration, groups, and agencies, at the local, state and national level, internal and external to the court. Builds communications, identifies and anticipates issues, and influences decisions for the enhancement of services for youth in custody. Performs other duties as assigned by the Court Administration.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in behavioral or social sciences, public administration, criminal justice, or a closely related field and seven years of progressively responsible supervisory/managerial experience in Juvenile Justice, preferably in a court organization. Or a Master’s Degree and five years of progressively responsible administration experience or any equivalent amount of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources and the Court Administrator.

Salary: $69,966 - $104,948 (2012).

PROBATION SURVEILLANCE OFFICER I

Probation Division. Lake Havasu City, AZ.

Summary: Under general supervision, undertakes and performs a variety of entry level tasks associated with the surveillance of adult and juvenile probationers and the supervision and oversight of work crews assigned to perform community restitution as a condition of probation.

Qualifications: Requires high school diploma or GED and two years of relevant, progressively responsible law enforcement, criminal justice, military, community service program work experience including six months of management or supervisory related experience.

Salary: $16.04 (2012).

DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER I

Mohave County Probation Offices. Kingman, AZ.

Summary: Deputy Probation Officers are responsible for the supervision and investigation of adult or juvenile offenders. This involves reviewing and investigating cases, interviewing offender and families, preparing court reports and recommendations, and supervising adult and/or juvenile probationers.

Qualifications: Successful applicants must be 21 years of age and must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university preferably in the behavioral or social sciences, a valid Arizona driver’s license and be of good moral character.

Salary: $18.56 - $19.49/hr (2011).

COURT EXECUTIVE 1B

Probation Division Child Support Unit, Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson Vicinage. Jersey City, NJ.

Summary: The Hudson Vicinage is seeking a highly motivated, dynamic professional to perform and lead in a challenging environment. Under the general direction of the Court Executive 2B (Vicinage Chief Probation Officer), this individual is responsible for the administration, direction and coordination of all activities for a major section of the Probation Division.

Duties: Specific duties include assisting in the oversight of the enforcement, collection and disbursement of court ordered monies; implementing polices, statutes, court rules and directives; recommending operational practices; recommending assignment of personnel; determining goals and objectives; administering grievance procedures and disciplinary actions; arranging training for personnel; supervising and evaluating staff. This position requires interaction with all divisions of the Judiciary and several external partners. Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree. Three years of increasingly responsible administrative experience, one of which shall have included experience in planning, organizing and coordinating program or case related activities.

Salary: $71, 675 - $107,985 (2011).

VICINAGE ASSISTANT CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER

Superior Court of New Jersey, Child Support Enforcement Unit. Atlantic City, NJ.

Summary: Under the general direction of the Court Executive 2B (Vicinage Chief Probation Officer), this individual is responsible for the administration, direction and coordination of all activities for a major section of the Probation Division.

Duties: Specific duties include assisting in developing and administering polices, statues, court rules and directives; preparing and administering the budget; recommending assignment of personnel; determining goals and objectives; administering grievance procedures and disciplinary actions; overseeing the collection and disbursement of all court ordered monies; arranging training for personnel; supervising and evaluating staff. Does related work as required.

Qualifications: Three years of increasingly responsible administrative experience, one of which shall have included experience in planning, organizing, and coordinating program or case related activities.

Salary: $69,251 - $104,333 (2011).

DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER I

Mohave County Probation Offices. Kingman, AZ.

Summary: Deputy Probation Officers are responsible for the supervision and investigation of adult or juvenile offenders.

Duties: This involves reviewing and investigating cases, interviewing offender and families, preparing court reports and recommendations, and supervising adult and/or juvenile probationers.

Qualifications: Successful applicants must be 21 years of age and must possess a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university preferably in the behavioral or social sciences, a valid Arizona driver’s license and be of good moral character. Successful applicants must also undergo and successfully complete a criminal history/background investigation (felony and misdemeanor convictions may be disqualifying depending upon the number, severity and recency) and a Credit Check. Offers of employment are conditioned upon the candidate’s successful completion of a psychological evaluation, polygraph examination and pre-employment drug/alcohol screen.

Salary: $18.56 - $19.49/hr (2011).

COURT SERVICES OFFICER 1

Office of Trial Court Services, Probation Services Division, Intensive Supervision Program, Administrative Office of the Courts. Trenton, NJ.

Summary: The selected candidates must be able to handle a variety of technical and client support functions in a fast-paced office environment in addition to preparing ISP assessments and assisting ISP field supervision officers in developing community sponsors, network teams, group and individual community service sites, and officers in verifying curfews, treatment and community service attendance; coordinating volunteer services of ISP graduates; and performing other related duties.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree. One year of experience in case management in the field of probation or community development.

Salary: $46,448 - $76,097 (2011).

COURT SERVICES SUPERVISOR 2

Superior Court of New Jersey, Union Vicinage, Probation Division, Adult Supervision. Elizabeth, NJ.

Summary: Under the general direction of the Court Executive 2B (Vicinage Chief Probation Officer) or other high level supervisor, is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of field officers who supervise adult offenders in the community.

Duties: Specific duties will include verifying all new cases and modifying existing cases; reviewing and approving violations of probation; classification overrides; reviewing and critiquing case notes; approving field itineraries; overseeing the use of CEP; approving transfer cases to other jurisdictions; ensuring compliance with all major Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) policies and procedures; completing performance appraisals in a timely manner; maintaining positive communications with other divisions, police, prosecutor and community based agencies; participating on state-wide committees that focus on supervision matters; ensuring that the goals of the organization are met and performing related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree. Three years of increasingly responsible professional experience, one year of which shall have included experience in case management; supervision, monitoring and intervention with offenders; enforcement of court orders; calendar management; or program administration including: development, coordination, analysis, implementation, administration or research.

Salary: $57,830 - $100,406 (2011).

DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER I

Mohave County Probation Department. Mohave County Probation Offices, Kingman, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City.

Summary: Deputy Probation Officers are responsible for the supervision and investigation of adult or juvenile offenders. This involves reviewing and investigating cases, interviewing offender and families, preparing court reports and recommendations, and supervising adult and/or juvenile probationers.

Qualifications: Successful applicants must be 21 years of age and must possess a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university preferably in the behavioral or social sciences, a valid Arizona driver’s license and be of good moral character.

Salary: $18.56 - $19.49/hr (2011).

DEPUTY PROGRAM MANAGER – GUARDIANSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (GAP)

Probate Division, District of Columbia Courts. Washington, D.C.

Summary: Incumbent will assist in expanding the operations of the Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP). GAP partners with graduate schools at several local universities, in which candidates for master’s degrees in social work are appointed as Student Visitors to monitor the well-being of adult wards under Court supervision.

Duties: Incumbent will serve as a second field instructor to Student Visitors who will: visit wards of the Court; review their status and care; meet with court-appointed guardians; identify any unmet needs of the wards; and report to the Court, as needed. Incumbent will assist in training students; conducting weekly conferences with students; meeting with university field liaisons to discuss student progress; reviewing guardianship reports; selecting cases for review; planning and facilitating guardianship classes; providing guidance and case consultation to guardians, family members, service providers, and members of the public; participating in program evaluation; making recommendations regarding future program direction; acting in absence of the GAP program manager; and performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: A master’s degree in Social Work and possession of a current LGSW license (LICSW preferred) to practice social work in the District of Columbia, PLUS one (1) year of experience with social service programs (may include internships). Applicants must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and have access to an automobile.

Salary: $62,467-$81,204 (2011).