YOUTH FACILITY DEPUTY DIRECTOR
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Bridge City, LA

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree plus four years of professional level experience in a residential, correctional, mental health or group home setting with responsibility for one of the following: rehabilitation of delinquent youth, clinical care, custody, or security. OR A baccalaureate degree plus four years of professional level social services or counseling experience. SUBSTITUTIONS: Eight years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree. Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to qualify as follows: A maximum of 90 semester hours may be combined with experience to qualify. 15 to 29 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience. 30 to 44 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience. 45 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience. 60 to 74 semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience. 75 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for five years of experience. 90 or more semester hours credit will substitute for six years of experience. College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of six years full-time work experience. Candidates with 90 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to qualify. A master's degree in a behavioral or social science field; education; public or business administration; or criminal justice may be substituted for one year of the qualifying experience. A doctoral degree in a behavioral or social science field; education; public or business administration; or criminal justice may be substituted for two years of the qualifying experience. Degrees in qualifying fields will substitute for a maximum of two years of the qualifying experience. NOTE: An applicant who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a felony, or who is under indictment on a felony charge may be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by State and Federal laws is granted. NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

This vacancy is located at Bridge City Center for Youth. Position Number: 50356208

An applicant who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a felony, or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted. A first offender or Sheriff’s pardon is not acceptable.

The Office of Juvenile Justice will create a list of eligible applicants ONLY from the people who respond to this posting. Before applying, applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of work experience. An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed. This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.
For further information about this vacancy please contact: Department of Public Safety Attn: Human Resources P.O. Box 66614 Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6614 Fax (225) 922-0528

Wanda Stewart
wanda.stewart@dps.la.gov
In the event there is a preferred reemployment list for this position, the position may be filled from that list with no other interviews.

If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you will need special accommodations.

NOTE: THE SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST TAKE AND PASS A DRUG SCREEN TEST PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT.

Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To serve as deputy chief administrator of a secure-custody juvenile facility.

Level of Work:
Administrator.

Supervision Received:
Direction from Youth Facility Director.

Supervision Exercised:
Direct line over subordinate security and Youth Services personnel.

Location of Work:
Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Office of Youth Services.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Youth Facility Assistant Director by the presence of responsibility for serving as a primary assistant to the Youth Facility Director.

Differs from Youth Facility Director by the absence of overall administrative responsibility for a juvenile secure-care facility.

Examples of Work:
Serves as the principal assistant to the Youth Facility Director.

Assists in directing and controlling all activities of the Juvenile Reception and Diagnostic Center.

Assists in directing and coordinating long-range programs, plans, policies, procedures, and regulations.

Assists in administering a comprehensive professional rehabilitation program for clients committed for offenses ranging from misdemeanors to felonies (e. g., shoplifting, rape, and homicide).

Assists in directing all functions of the institution through the chain of command including care, custody, mental health, social services, fiscal services, medical services, personnel, maintenance services, religious services, contractual services, volunteer services, and other services.

Assists in administering a complex reception and diagnostic process that serves as the data base for initial treatment plans, initial custody classification, placement decisions, and forensic reports to committing courts.

Assists in administering a treatment program for a significant portion of the offender population with a wide range of acute medical, neurological, psychiatric, and mental retardation-related disorders including many classified as abused and neglected juveniles.

Serves on call in order to respond to security, maintenance, psychiatric, medical, and suicide prevention emergencies.

Participates in apprehension of offenders upon escape.

Conducts investigations relating to grievances filed by employees and offenders.

Serves as a member of the Classification Committee.

Interviews relatives of offenders and other visitors and coordinates visiting procedures.

Directs a maximum custody program for offenders.

Directs programs for infirmary and support personnel.

Assists the Youth Facility Director in maintaining communication with a large number of judges and other appropriate members of courts using a statewide network of juvenile probation workers, representatives of community agencies, and the juvenile justice system.

Assists with compliance duties concerning federal court consent decree standards, legislative mandates, departmental regulations, and ethical practices.

Serves as the chief administrative official of an institution during absence of the Youth Facilities Director.

Directs business services and maintenance services.

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