Job Announcement

Juvenile Court Officer I
Juvenile Court, Williston, ND

Closing Date:Open Until Filled
Status:Full Time/Regular
Position No:180-01030
Exemption Status:Non-Exempt
Recruitment:External

Salary & Benefits:
$4,701 monthly; plus excellent benefits package including employer paid family health insurance premiums and retirement contributions and generous vacation and sick leave accruals, visit: http://www.ndcourts.gov/scbenefitsummary.pdf. The benefit summary document requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, please download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader http://get.adobe.com/reader/ free of charge.

Qualifications/Requirements:
Requires a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, criminal justice or a related area.

Application Procedures:
Applications must be submitted online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ndcourts/default.cfm. Any form of paper or other electronic application will not be accepted.

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.

Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and are eligible to claim veteran's preference must include a copy of their DD Form 214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must also include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran's Affairs Office.

Persons needing accommodation or assistance in the application process may call Human Resources at (701) 328-4216.

Summary of Work:
The Juvenile Court Officer I is responsible for performing case management and probation services involving delinquent, unruly, and/or deprived children. Investigates the background of delinquent and unruly children in order to assist the court in determining the most appropriate disposition of each case. Develops and implements case plans with assigned children, addressing areas of community protection, competency development, and accountability.

Essential Functions:
1. Prepares predisposition reports of assigned cases to assess the nature of reported delinquency offenses and conduct of the child and the circumstances involved in the case. Interviews the parties involved and obtains case information from schools, law enforcement agencies, victims, and other sources.

2. Prepares and presents detailed plans for service based upon the court. Attends and participates in court hearings and other judicial proceedings to give testimony for disposition.

3. Develops and implements case plans based on assessment of the risks and needs of the probationer, family, and community. Makes appropriate referrals for services.

4. Maintains regular contact with probationer to ensure compliance with informal adjustment and court ordered probation conditions, including monetary restitution, community service, drug testing, group facilitation, youth accountability conferences, and any other conditions implementing a balanced approach. Maintains contact with collateral agencies and community resources involved with the child and the family.

5. Participates in public relations with community organizations to maintain community resources for children and their families.

6. Maintains case information on the juvenile court information system.

Knowledge Requirements:
1. Knowledge of the principles and practices of probation work and related court procedures.
2. Knowledge of local ordinances, federal, and state laws affecting juveniles.
3. Knowledge of individual and group behavior.
4. Knowledge of word processing and specialized court/case management.

Skill Requirements:
1. Interpersonal and collaborative skills to work constructively within an agency in the community setting and effectively utilize available resources and services in connection with rehabilitation plan.
2. Planning, organizing and implementing case plans.
3. Analyzing and evaluating investigated materials.
4. Analytical skills to review case issues, make cogent recommendations, and develop youth rehabilitation plans and services utilizing and identifying appropriate resources effectively.
5. Rapport building, counseling, and interviewing skills.
6. Strong written and verbal communication skills to prepare and present information and facts to the public, clients, or community groups and prepare written and oral reports.
7. Use and operation of general office equipment, computer and word processing and case management software.
8. Preparing, documenting and maintaining case management reports, reports, and activities.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

An Equal Opportunity Employer:
The State of North Dakota does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.