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Assistant Deputy Director 4551

Recruitment #200207-UNCE-57


 Please send resume, cover letter and transcripts to:


Office of Juvenile Affairs / HR
3812 N Santa Fe, Suite 400
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

or Fax to 405/530-2982
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If you have question contact the HR office @ 405/530-2997


Position is located at the Office of Juvenile Affairs State Office in Oklahoma City, OK


Assistant Deputy Director 

Under direction of the Deputy Director of Community Based Support Division, this position plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the administration of the Community Based Support Division within the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs.

In coordination with the Deputy Director, the Asst. Deputy Director will serve as a technical consultant for Juvenile Services Unit (JSU) field staff across the state and District Supervisors to problem solve difficult cases and high acuity cases; assist District Supervisors with personnel transactions to include consultation and coaching as well as handling personnel strategies and progressive discipline. This position will also ensure compliance with the American Correctional Association (ACA) and/or Performance based Standards (PbS) , supervise the PMP process for the division, monitor training requirements for staff, review claims, approve requisitions and authorize payment for services and purchases with the JSD.  Internal requests, outside inquiries, complaints and grievances regarding JSU/OJA services and programs will be handled by the Asst. Deputy Director.   This position will also assume the duties of the CBS Deputy Director as required and in the absence of the Deputy Director. The Assistant Deputy Director position will ensure compliance with ACA, PbS, Targeted Case Management (TCM) and Residential Behavior Management System (RBMS) from an upper level leadership position.

Assist with plans, organizes and directs the operation of juvenile justice programs and services to include coordination of the activities of the various departments within the agency including  of the Residential Placement Support Services, the Department of Juvenile Justice Services, the Department of Financial Services, and the Department of Support Services.

Assist with the development and implementation of goals, policies and procedures for juvenile justice programs and services; coordinates the activities of the various departments within the agency to ensure uniform application.
Provides parole board leadership.

Assists the Director and the Board in overall agency administration as needed; ensures that programs and services provided are consistent with agency policy and aid in the achievement of agency-wide goals and objectives.

Applies current rules and regulations with respect to selection, appointment, promotion, and retention of personnel; maintains an in-service program for training of staff; ensures in compliance with equal employment opportunity policies and monitors achievement of EEO goals; directs and assists in staff supervision; evaluates staff performance.

Evaluates, interprets, and makes recommendations on enacted and proposed state and federal legislation that impacts juvenile justice programs and services; directs the development of policies, rules, regulations, and procedures to ensure uniform implementation, monitoring and control.

Represents the agency at various meetings and hearings; reviews and makes recommendations on sensitive personnel and administrative problems and issues.
Performs related work as required and assigned.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, regulations and policies relating to human services administration, specifically to programs and policies for children and youth; of the structure, function and management of a large government agency; of the principles and practices involved in planning, organizing, staffing and controlling activities.
Ability to manage employees to accomplish organizational objectives; to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; to analyze complex and sensitive situations and adopting appropriate courses of action; to make sound decisions in a timely manner; to direct and coordinate many diverse involved programs and projects simultaneously; to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships, often involving sensitive and controversial matters

Education and Experience:
The preferred candidate will have completed the curriculum requirements for a master's degree in a field substantially related to the public delivery of a juvenile justice system including but not limited to corrections, juvenile justice, criminal justice, police science, criminology, psychology, sociology, public administration, education, finance, computer science, or a closely related social science and four (4) years administrative and/or management experience in juvenile justice, corrections, or public administration; OR Completion of a baccalaureate degree in one of the fields listed above and five (5) years administrative and/or management experience in juvenile justice, corrections, a community non-profit agency or public administration. 


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