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Job Postings: Clermont County Common Pleas Court- General Division
Director of Probation Services
Posting Start Date: 9/7/2023
Posting End Date: 9/21/2023
Salary Range: $70,000- $90,000
General Job Summary:
Under supervision of the Court, the Director of Probation Services is required to have skills and abilities in the areas of:
a. Personnel administration
b. Program assessment, planning/implementation and administration
c. Effective communication
d. Public relations, to coordinate Court services and existing social services within the Clermont County community.
The Director coordinates all departmental services to the Court, including the supervision of probationers utilizing all of the available rehabilitation resources to protect the community. As a representative of the Court, the Director enforces all orders of the Court.
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Director of Probation Services acts as the administrator in the continual development and implementation of programs offered for the supervision and rehabilitation of probationers, procedures for the systematic management of probationers supervised by Probation Officers within a department, and procedures for the production and maintenance of all records of individuals referred by the Court to the department for services.
The day to day responsibilities of the Director of Probation Services include but are not limited to:
I. Manage strategic planning
a. Classify mandates of probation services established by the Court and legislation
b. Review cost and impact analysis
c. Evaluate organizational effectiveness
II. Assign, coordinate, supervise and evaluate all work load activities within the Department
a. Track the Department’s workload, oversee the completion of monthly statistics, analyze statistical data and make adjustments when and where appropriate
b. Establish a process for the review and critique of all department written output including recommendations and reports submitted to the Court
c. Establish and oversee a process for annual performance evaluations on all department staff, establish a process for performance improvement when needed and take appropriate disciplinary action when necessary
d. Establish a process for periodic case audits to evaluate adherence to standards and policies
e. Staff sentencing recommendations
III. Implement methods of service delivery
a. Assess the needs of the Court, the community, the department personnel and other local correction agencies and the offenders
b. Review and analyze all current information and data
c. Prioritize service needs based on agency mission
d. Identify and assess available resources
e. Select methods of service delivery based on options available
IV. Ensure compliance with laws, policies, and directives
a. Maintain quality control processes for delivery of all services
b. Modify policies and advocate for legislation where and when necessary
V. Personnel Management
a. Recruit, select and hire qualified personnel
b. Reward and recognize employee performance
c. Establish horizontal and vertical communication among all employees
d. Implement Equal Employment Opportunities practices
e. Oversee the supervision of department staff who are responsible for service delivery
f. Provide a safe working environment for all employees
VI. Financial Responsibilities
a. Oversee the development and preparation of the Department’s budget
b. Present and negotiate budget requests
c. Secure and manage grants
d. Identify alternative funding mechanisms and develop creative funding adjustments
VII. Public Relations and Collaborations
a. Advocate for community corrections
b. Disclose appropriate offender information to assist all community and criminal justice state holders
c. Act as representative of the Department and the Court in the community
VIII. Information Management
a. Direct development and maintenance of the Department’s database system
b. Set policy on levels of information handling and processing
c. Analyze data and statistics and use this information to carry out administrative responsibilities
d. Disseminate information within the Department, both individually and collectively, as needed
IX. Promote professional competency and awareness
a. Facilitate participation in professional conferences, seminars and training programs for staff
b. Provide entry level and continuing training for staff
c. Encourage participation in professional organizations
d. Encourage continuing education
e. Implement professional evaluation system to maintain high standards
X. Manage facilities and equipment
a. Set policy and procedures to protect government property
b. Set policy and procedures to ensure safety of employees, probationers and the public
c. Develop and maintain communication with facility managers and representatives of the courthouse
Education and Experience Requirements:
Completion of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field of academic study, such as criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, human relations, business or public administration, which provides evidence of the capacity to understand and apply the legal requirements and human resources skills involved in the position. In addition, a minimum of six years of progressively responsible experience in a related field such as probation or parole, pretrial services, corrections, social work, rehabilitative counseling, law enforcement, or public administration.
Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field of academic study, such as criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, human relations, or public administration, which provides evidence of the capacity to understand and apply the legal requirements and human resources skills involved in the position. Plus a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in a related field such as probation or parole, pretrial services, corrections, social work, rehabilitative counseling, law enforcement, or public administration.
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
– Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time throughout the day.
– Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional challenges of the position.
– Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of the position can be fully met.
Equipment and Machinery Used:
The Director of Probation Services will use a computer network station (including Microsoft Office and case management system), facsimile machine, copier, scanner, and calculator. This position may require the carrying of a firearm and mandatory annual qualification for use of this weapon. This position may afford the opportunity to carry O.C. spray and/or other accessories as designated by the Court. Additionally, this position may require the ability to perform field and home surveillance work which includes the operation of a motor vehicle by the Court of Common Pleas Adult Probation Department.
EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION PROCESS
Application Requirements: Applications may be submitted online or send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or:
Court of Common Pleas, Court Administrator
270 E. Main Street
Batavia, OH 45103
The Clermont County Common Pleas Court- General Division is an equal opportunity employer.
A complete job description is available upon request. To apply for any position, you should submit an application, resume and cover letter electronically through the web site.