JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER, SUPERVISOR
Fulton County, GA - Atlanta, GA

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UNCLASSIFIED POSITION
VACANCY IS IN JUVENILE COURT.

QUALIFICATIONS:
BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN A BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE (PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY), CRIMINAL JUSTICE, OR A RELATED FIELD; AND THREE (3) YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER WORKING IN A JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM OR A RELATED AREA, INCLUDING TWO (2) YEARS OF SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE; OR A YEAR FOR YEAR INTERCHANGE OF INDICATED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE EQUAL TO THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS :
Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License or proof of mobility equivalent may be requested .

EXAMINATION:

The examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience, accomplished by analysis of the application. Application must document that the applicant possesses the minimum knowledge, skills, education and experience as listed to be rated as qualified. If selected, an official, accredited college transcript is required, at time of employment, for all degrees/course work used to qualify for this position.

All applications must be completed in full before they are submitted. Please review all applications for accuracy and make all corrections before submittal because errors can result in not meeting the minimum qualifications. Additional information will not be accepted after applications are received by the Personnel Department.

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JOB SUMMARY; DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS; ESSENTIAL DUTIES (REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE); KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Incumbent in this class performs duties related to supervising assigned Juvenile Probation Officers, Juvenile Probation Officer, Assistants, and Juvenile Intake Clerks. Responsibilities include overseeing work processes, conducting caseload reviews, and managing juvenile cases. This is the second level within a four-level juvenile probation classification series. Juvenile Probation Officer, Supervisor is distinguished from Juvenile Probation Deputy Chief in that the former supervises assigned staff in addition to managing juvenile caseloads, whereas the latter manages assigned staff and administers the daily operations of the Juvenile Probation Division.

Supervises assigned staff, including establishing workloads, prioritizing work assignments, evaluating employee performance, interpreting and enforcing policies and procedures, resolving staff issues, making hiring or disciplinary decisions/recommendations, and administering disciplinary action as required. Monitors case management guidelines related to court policies, procedures, and criminal codes. Conducts quarterly caseload reviews. Reviews and approves investigative reports prepared by Juvenile Probation Officers prior to presentation at court hearings or submission for case closure through diversion strategies. Provides staff training under the guidance of assigned area director. Investigates complaints, provides guidance, and mediates conflicts among clients or between clients and staff. Authorizes the detention and release of juveniles. Performs intake screening as required. Oversees various diversion, truancy, and resource programs initiated by Fulton County, the court, or community agencies as required.

Principles and practices of management and supervision; Federal, state, and local criminal and juvenile laws and codes; Theories and principles of counseling related to the juvenile justice system; Laws, rules, and regulations governing juvenile court operations; Theories and principles of childhood and adolescent development/behavior; Theories and principles of sociology, psychology, and/or criminal justice; Methods and techniques used to conduct child/adolescent counseling and mental health evaluations; Principles and practices of customer service; Methods and techniques used to conduct interviews with juveniles; Principles and practices of legal case management related to juvenile justice; Community resources/programs associated with children/adolescents; Personal computers and related software.

Managing and supervising staff; Organizing and prioritizing work; Resolving problems and making decisions; Operating personal computers, including spreadsheet, database, word processing, presentation, and other related software; Preparing and presenting oral and written communications/reports; Providing effective customer service; Performing effective crisis intervention; Evaluating and assessing child/adolescent behavior; Interpreting and enforcing rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; Providing effective child/adolescent and family counseling; Conducting effective interviews with juveniles; Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other County personnel, officials, and the general public; Communication and interpersonal techniques as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.


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It is the policy of Fulton County that there will be equal opportunity for every citizen, employee and applicant, based upon merit without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, genetics, disability or sexual orientation.

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