Job Announcement

DUI Court Surveillance Officer
Richland County State's Attorney Office, Wahpeton, ND

Compensation: $13/hour plus pro-rated benefits

Responsibilities: Monitor and provide surveillance on adult DUI Court Participants to ensure individuals adhere to the conditions of the DUI Court. Provide surveillance for a caseload of participants through the enforcement of a court ordered supervision program.

Supervision: Work is performed under the general direction of the Richland County DUI Court Coordinator and reviewed with the DUI court team, following North Dakota Statutes, court rules and policies, and generally accepted professional guidelines and procedures.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of: surveillance techniques and practices, investigative and interviewing methods, and crisis intervention methods and techniques; skills in the areas of self-control, patience, initiative, courtesy, tact and diplomacy; DUI/drug court organization, functions, responsibilities, and procedures; criminal justice system; chemical dependency treatment modalities, treatment planning and resources; principles and techniques of interviewing and recording information; grant management and the ability to write grants; public speaking and fund-raising skills; habits and actions of people with substance abuse problems; intergovernmental relationships as they relate to service planning and delivery; principles of collaboration, team building, problem solving, conflict resolution; programs and resources available for substance abuse and related issues; and the knowledge of DUI/drug court procedures, legal documents, laws and legal factors pertaining to courts.

Ability to: operate a variety of equipment necessary to perform job duties such as computers, telephones, radios, PBT/alcohol testing device, drug testing device, and other equipment depending on case assignments; understand terminology used in arrest reports, chemical dependency assessments, evaluations and treatment; organize, establish and maintain effective working relationships with county departments, judges, court employees, supervisor and peers, and the general public; and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Examples of Duties:

Conducts required surveillance of participants through the enforcement of mandated curfews, telephone contacts, frequent visits to work site, school and social service agencies, and day/night home visits.

Monitors and assists in enforcing conditions of DUI Court Program.

Participates in conferences to evaluate participant's progress and assists in determining appropriate changes to the participant's supervision program.

Consults with DUI Court Team and treatment staff on the provision of case management to ensure adherence to the DUI court standards and the utilization of evidence based practices.

Documents compliance with DUI Court conditions.

Maintains cooperative relationships with treatment agencies, community organizations, and state, city and county departments such as probation and community services. Monitors outside vendor contracts as necessary.

Confers with probation and/or law enforcement on local drug/alcohol testing protocol and contract arrangements as needed to support the DUI court program.

Responsible for ensuring that DUI Court clients receive regular and random BAC checks and drug tests.

Implements corrective action plans to solve problems.

Case management and supervision of serious misdemeanor offenders, use and availability of state and local programs for offenders, strategies for utilizing alternatives to incarceration including mental health, drug and alcohol treatment programs.

Analyze problems, identify solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction.

Effectively deal with angry and emotional participants in a professional manner.

Appropriately respond to complex and sensitive issues.

Maintain confidentiality.

Any other duties assigned.

Behavioral Standards:

Respectful, courteous, and friendly to participants and other DUI Court team members. A team player that helps the organization meet its objectives. Takes initiative to meet work objectives. Effectively communicates others. Works well with co-workers and managers. Positively represents the County, maintaining the trust County residents have placed in each county employee. Demonstrates honest and ethical behaviors.

Preferred Qualifications:

Associate's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or Corrections.

Experience in criminal justice system, and familiarity and/or knowledge of chemical dependency assessment and/or mental health assessments.

Mandatory Qualifications:

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three years.

Must have access to your own vehicle or other reliable transportation.

Must pass a required background check.

To Apply: Applications are available from the Richland County Auditor's office, 418 Second Ave North, Wahpeton, North Dakota 58075. Telephone 701 642-7700.

Closing Date: Applications accepted until position filled.