Juvenile Court Officer III
North Dakota State Government - Devils Lake, ND

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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.

Application Procedures:
  • 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.
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.

ND Relay Number: 1-800-366-6888

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).

Essential Functions :
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.
Performs the core duties and responsibilities required of juvenile officers including:

Preparing predisposition reports of assigned cases. Interviewing the involved parties and obtaining case information from schools, law enforcement agencies, victims and other sources.
Preparing and presenting detailed plans for service to the court. Attending, testifying, and participating in court hearings and other judicial proceedings.
Developing and implementing case plans based on assessment of the risks and needs of the probationer, family and community. Making appropriate referrals for services.
Reviewing referrals and determining if a case should be handled formally or informally, and can assist in the preparation of petitions and related documents based upon case discussions with the director or state’s attorney.
Conducting informal adjustments. Issuing temporary custody orders for the case, custody, and control of deprived children. Authorizing the secure/non-secure detention, release of, or shelter care of juveniles.

Serves as a lead worker in large units (eight or more staff) and a supervisor in small units (seven or less staff) providing case management guidance and assistance to entry-level juvenile officers, student interns, and volunteers by advising and responding to questions and problems arising from the review and management of cases.
Assists in the daily operation of the office including analysis and resolution of case problems, conduct of informal adjustments, preparation of temporary custody orders, the authorization of secure/non-secure detention, release of, or shelter care of juveniles.
Implements policies and procedures for the administration of children’s programs and services within the parameters established by the court.
Represents the juvenile court on task forces, forums , and committees relating to children.
Maintains case information on the juvenile court information system.

Knowledge Requirements:
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practice of juvenile probation, child placement, and child protection issues.
Considerable knowledge of local ordinances, state and federal laws affecting children.
Knowledge of court procedures.
Considerable knowledge of individual and group behavior.
Knowledge of available community resources and national alternative approaches to juvenile rehabilitation and care.
Knowledge of word processing and specialized court/case management software.

Skill Requirements:
Skilled in:
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.
Providing supervision, technical direction, guidance, and case review over juvenile court staff.
Planning, organizing, and implementing skills case plans.
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.
Rapport building, counseling , and interviewing skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills to prepare and present information and facts to the public, the court, clients, and community groups.
Monitoring compliance of conditions with the family and children and to provide appropriate guidance and support.
Preparing and documenting reports, case information, plans, reports, and other information needed to properly maintain case management records.

Physical Requirements:
The essential functions of the job typically require: sitting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, standing, walking, climbing, talking, hearing, seeing, feeling, reaching, and fingering requirements.

Employee may be subject to some limited travel in the performance of the job.

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.

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