The fundamental reason this position exists is to manage a team of employees in the Probation or Intake Division of the County Juvenile Court. Major responsibilities include performing administrative duties, supervising staff members, communicating with other departments and organizations outside the facility, directing the screening and processing of complaints submitted to the Juvenile Court for review, making jurisdiction and venue determinations, recommending case processing. Established social work methods are used to rehabilitate delinquent children and to equip them as useful members of the community. Employees have considerable latitude in planning and monitoring treatment of cases. Supervision from the Chief Probation Officer is received through conferences and reviews of results obtained.
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling or a closely-related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in professional juvenile court intake or probation work. Education will substitute for experience on a year for year basis.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
Must be willing to be on-call 24 hours for emergency situations. Must be willing to submit to a background check and drug test and have a valid driver’s license.