Director Court Services Juvenile Court
DeKalb County, GA - Decatur, GA

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Plans, coordinates, and develops myriad procedures, programs, and fiscal measures and projections to support the administrative and managerial process within the Juvenile Court.


Manages, directs and evaluates assigned staff, processes employee concerns and problems, directs work, counsels, disciplines and completes employee performance appraisals.

Formulates and develops short-range and long-range planning to determine future needs related to fiscal, physical, personnel and information systems needs for Juvenile Court.

Constructs and manages departmental budgets.

Represents Juvenile Court in meetings with County administration, Board of Commissioners and other departments.

Assesses internal operations and procedures to optimize departmental progress.

Researches, writes, and manages grants.

Participates in various County boards, committees, and groups.

Collaborates with universities, agencies, and private practitioners.

Interprets and implements County policy and procedural guidelines for Juvenile Court.

Assesses therapeutic service delivery.

Facilitates collaborative activities within the department.

Compiles and analyzes complex financial and graphical data utilizing a variety of financial reports.

Prepares various reports relating to Juvenile Court operations.

Expedites and authorizes all departmental purchasing initiatives.

Manages the court security program; analyzes security requirements.

Establishes training and development programs for departmental personnel and coordinates the implementation of programs.

Participates in the hiring of designated personnel; conducts interviews, confers with supervisors and county officials, and makes recommendations for final selection.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Business/Public Administration, Social Science, Criminal Justice or related field (Master's Preferred); seven years of experience in court operations management, or a related field, including three years supervisory experience. A combination of training and experience above the minimum requirements will be considered.