Assistant Unit Administrator
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Cabarrus County, NC

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Employee will function as the assistant unit admnistrator with emphasis on coordination of housing unit activities that comprise most of the juveniles time when they are not in the school programs. Employee provides training and direction to housing unit staff to ensure the effectiveness of the treatment effort in the adherence to the unit, division, and department goals and polices. The Assistant Administrator is responsible to supervise housing unit staff that are involved in integration and interface with juveniles in their treatment plans. The employee assures safety and security procedures are following at all times and corrects deficiencies immediately as they are noted; communicates directly with the UA, Assistant Director and Director about safety and security measures that require immediate attention and review.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Thorough knowledge of institutional programming for delinquent children. General knowledge of juvenile law. Working knowledge of supervisory techniques. Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to supervise the work of paraprofessional involved in rehabilitative treatment programming.Selected applicant must attend and successfully complete and pass the Juvenile Justice Officer Basic Training certification program. The certification requires four weeks to complete and is comprised of classroom and physically demanding training. This training is carried out at regional training centers and requires consecutive overnight stays. In addition the selected candidate must:
•Have or be able to obtain required documentation for certification as a Juvenile Justice Officer (i.e. a diploma). Pass a Criminal Background check
•Pass a Drug Screening test
•Pass a Psychological test
•Pass a Sexual Risk Screening test
•Pass a Physical
•Be a US citizen
•Be at least 20 years of age
•Have a valid driver's licenseInformation regarding required documentation and the JJO certification requirements may be found on the NC Dept of Justice website:
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor s degree in human services field, criminal justice or related human services field from an appropriately accredited institution, and one year of experience working in a secure or residential treatment facility with at-risk youth; Associate s degree in human services field, criminal justice or related human services field from an appropriately accredited institution, and three years experience working in a secure or residential treatment facility with at-risk youth; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor s degree in a related Human Services field, such as Criminal Justice, Sociology, Education, Religion or similar subjects shall include 25 semester hours of coursework related to the human services field. Necessary Special Qualification - applicants for positions designated as Juvenile Justice Officers are subject to and must meet the hiring and training standards established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, as defined in Title 12, Chapter 9 of the NC Administrative Code, by the statutory authority of GS 17C.
Supplemental and Contact Information:
The N.C. Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. Online applications are only accepted through To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application. During the online application process if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer to for specific certification requirements.Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click "Application Status." If there are any questions specific to this posting, please contact DPS Human Resources 919-716-3800