Sentence to Service Crew Leader (Six Mon...
Washington County, MN - Stillwater, MN

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Associate degree or two full years of post-secondary education.

  • Previous experience supervising crews in an STS program
  • Paid or unpaid work experience with offenders
  • Paid work experience in construction, general repairs and/or maintenance
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Paid or unpaid experience working with juveniles
  • Certified training in First Aid, CPR or as a First Responder
SELECTION TECHNIQUE : Your training and experience will be rated based on the required application material submitted and the top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.

RESPONSIBILITIES : The Sentence to Service Crew Leader is responsible for the supervision of a work crew of sentenced offenders. Provides direct and constant supervision of crew to ensure the safety of the community, security of the crew and ensure quality workmanship and project completion.

HOURS / DAYS : Six month Special Project position; Four 10-hour days per week, including Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Work schedules (hours and days) and location are subject to change based on department needs.

ANTICIPATED HIRING RANGE : $17.97 - $21.29 hourly


The Sentence to Service Crew Leader is responsible for the supervision of a work crew of sentenced offenders. Crew Leaders provide direct and constant supervision of crews to ensure the safety of the community, security to the crew and to ensure quality workmanship and project completion. Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed through observation, discussion and evaluation of results attained.


Education and Experience: Associate degree or two full years of post-secondary education.

Must possess a valid driver's license.

Offer of employment will be contingent upon successfully passing a drug screen and passing a criminal history and fingerprint background check.

Knowledge of: Human relation skills; practices, terminology, and procedures of correctional agencies; construction, building trades, and landscaping principles; appropriate safety equipment to be used for certain tools and on specific projects.

Ability to: Direct crewmembers to work safely and efficiently and to complete work projects in a timely manner. Ability to correctly use and maintain hand tools and chainsaws; work with projects and crews providing guidance and coaching to the workers on the crew. Ability to establish and maintain accurate and systematic records. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with offenders from various backgrounds, referral agencies and the general public; ability to tolerate uncertainty, pressure and change; ability to be tactful and courteous in dealing with others. Ability to intercede when differences, verbal or physical confrontations, which arise between crewmembers. Ability to report to work on a regular and timely basis.

Skills: That are necessary to conduct interviews, give constructive criticism and administer discipline when necessary; to understand and communicate through oral and written instructions.


1. Solicits work projects, checks proposed job sites for suitability and plans for needs (tools, safety equipment, length of project, transportation, equipment and personnel) works with contact person in deciding which equipment may be necessary.

2. Plans, prioritizes, organizes and schedules work projects so that time and human resources are best utilized and assignments are completed safely, properly and efficiently.

3. Provides transportation to and from work sites and supervises crew at worksites so that work projects are completed safely and with a high level of quality.

4. Responsible for direct supervision and surveillance of offenders during the day while they are in the community on worksites; evaluates crewmembers' performance and corrects as necessary.

5. Documents and investigates crewmember incidents and violations; initiates formal or informal disciplinary action; maintains and updates records and statistical data on crewmembers.

6. Conducts orientation of crewmembers and documents on training record form. Trains STS participants in the use of equipment applicable to work projects.

7. Keeps records of projects worked on and hours of work performed for each offender and records daily activities of crew in the logbook. Logs injury reports as necessary. Composes necessary letters, forms, reports, etc.

8. Answers questions and concerns from offenders and general public pertaining to the program and crew in accordance with Data Practices Act and County policies.

9. Maintains and repairs all assigned work tools and equipment.

10. Classifies crewmembers for appropriate individual placement and sets up work place and schedule.

11. Responds to emergency situations by applying first aid, enforcing rules, restraining crewmembers, and notifying proper authorities according to Departmental procedures.

12. Acts as liaison between program coordinator, probation officers, work site supervisors, crew leaders and the court. May be called to testify in court.

13. Performs other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The essential functions for this classification are #'s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 11 as stated above.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in all types of weather conditions in unsecured environment. This position is of a highly physical nature and may require lifting and/or carrying up to 100 lbs and pushing/pulling up to 400 lbs. with assistance. Exposures may include, but are not limited to, hazardous chemicals, high elevations, bodily fluids, disagreeable odors, communicable diseases, persons who are behaviorally challenged, elevated noise and vibration levels, and slippery surfaces. Duties include being able to perform the following movements on an occasional to continuous basis: walking, sitting, bending, turning/twisting, kneeling, squatting, climbing, reaching, grasping and finger manipulation. Use of equipment would include, but is not limited to, hand tools, power equipment, trailers, telephone, pager. Additional physical/mental requirements may not be listed above, but are inherent in performing the position's essential functions.

Freedom to Act: Depending on the type of work project, this employee may have the freedom to perform the work in a manner s/he chooses. Crew leaders may have the freedom to decide upon which project to work, and in which manner projects can best be done. The crew leader will have discipline and termination authority over the workers assigned.

TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Community Corrections Supervisor or Director

This description is intended to describe the kinds of tasks and level of work difficulty being performed by people assigned to this classification. The list of responsibilities is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.