Juvenile Detention Supervisor

Recruitment #18-CO0302-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to manage a shift of Juvenile Detention Officers who are responsible for the care, custody and control of children in a secure detention facility. Major work responsibilities include performing crisis management; counsels detainees and staff; supervising two or more full-time employees; performing administrative duties; conducting and coordinating in-service training; and contributing to department objectives by assisting co-workers, accepting additional assignments and performing related tasks. Employee reports to the Juvenile Detention Director and the Assistant Juvenile Detention Director.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have six (6) years of experience working with juveniles in an institutional setting.  Education from a recognized college or university with a major or minor in Criminal or Juvenile Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or closely related field will substitute for experience on a year for year basis.  
NOTE: Preference will be given to applicants with at least one year of supervisory experience.

Special Requirements

Employee is required to work shifts which include weekends and holidays and is subject to on call responsibility. Must have sufficient strength and flexibility to physically subdue a juvenile in a volatile, possibly dangerous situation. Willingness to attend workshops and training sessions.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill a current vacancy(ies) and any vacancies that may occur from the date of the established list of eligible candidates. The current vacancy is with Montgomery County Youth Facility. Applicants will be screened and qualified based on the education and experience on the application and minimally qualifying supplemental questionnaire. For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. Qualified candidates are certified as equally qualified.


Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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