Closing Date: November 29, 2012, at 11:59 p.m.
Status: Full Time/Regular
Position No: 180-00951
Exemption Status: Exempt
Salary & Benefits:
$5,212 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/scbenefitsummary2012.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.
Requires a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, criminal justice or a related area and five years of previous experience as a Court Officer, three years of which must have been in a juvenile court system. Requires a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility.
Applications must be submitted online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ndcourts/default.cfm by 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) on November 29, 2012. 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 North Dakota 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 III is responsible for assisting the Director of Juvenile Court Services in providing advanced investigative, diagnostic, supervisory, and probation services for the court in a large juvenile court services unit of eight or more professional and clerical staff, and may be responsible for supervising the juvenile court services in a small Juvenile Court Services Unit of seven or less professional and clerical staff.
This classification assists in the implementation of specialized programs and projects on behalf of the court. Responsibilities include possibly supervising a small unit (seven or less staff), conducting informal adjustments, the preparation of temporary custody orders, and the authority to authorize the secure/non-secure detention, release of, or shelter care of juveniles.
The Juvenile Court Officer III differs from the Juvenile Court Officer II in that the former position requires more extensive experience, has program and project administrative responsibilities, has lead worker responsibility in large units (eight or more staff), and may have supervisory responsibility in small units (seven or less staff).
1. Assists the Director of Juvenile Court Services in performing the director's duties and responsibilities in a large unit (eight or more staff); in a small unit (seven or less staff), may perform the core duties and responsibilities of a Director of Juvenile Court Services.
2. Performs the core duties and responsibilities required of juvenile officers including:
1. Considerable knowledge of the principles and practice of juvenile probation, child placement, and child protection issues.
2. Considerable knowledge of local ordinances, state and federal laws affecting children.
3. Knowledge of court procedures.
4. Considerable knowledge of individual and group behavior.
5. Knowledge of available community resources and national alternative approaches to juvenile rehabilitation and care.
6. Knowledge of word processing and specialized court/case management software.
1. Interpersonal and collaborative skills to work constructively within an agency in a community setting and effectively utilize available resources and services in connection with a case plan.
2. Providing supervision, technical direction, guidance, and case review over juvenile court staff.
3. Planning, organizing, and implementing skills case plans.
4. Analyzing and reviewing case issues and materials to make recommendations, and to make fair and impartial decisions concerning case dispositions, detention, and custody of children.
5. Rapport building, counseling, and interviewing skills.
6. Strong written and verbal communication skills to prepare and present information and facts to the public, the court, clients, and community groups.
7. Monitoring compliance of conditions with the family and children and to provide appropriate guidance and support.
8. Preparing and documenting reports, case information, plans, reports, and other information needed to properly maintain case management records.
1. The essential functions of the job typically require: sitting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, standing, walking, climbing, talking, hearing, seeing, feeling, reaching, and fingering requirements.
2. Employee may be subject to some limited travel in the performance of the job.
3. Physical requirements can typically be characterized as Light: Work involves exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
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.
November 19, 2012