Youth Center Supervisor
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Pitt County, NC

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THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR PERMANENT AND RIF DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEES ONLY. The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct supervision to direct care staff responsible for the safety and security of pre and post-adjudicated delinquents, status offenders and juveniles bound over to Superior Court. Personnel responsibilities include assisting in the hiring of staff, the training and orientation of new employees, the assignment of work, performance management, and ensuring staff meet and maintain certification requirements and comply with policies and procedures. Work is subject to close personal and physical contact with juveniles and decisions that may impact the protection of state property, the physical safety of the juveniles, staff and the employee.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
General knowledge of the principles of administration involved in operating a secure facility. general knoweldge of adolescent behavior/development and juvenile law. Knowledge of institutional programming techniques for delinquent juveniles. Considerable knowledge of sanitation and health and safety precautions in a secure facility. Skill in establishing rapport with a variety of treatment professionals, staff and juveniles. Ability to provide leadership to organize and supervise the activities of a group. Ability to effectively communicate and express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to relate with the population served and their families.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor s degree in human services field, criminal justice or related human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience working with at-risk youth, one year of which must have been in a secure or residential treatment facility; Associate s degree in human services, criminal justice or related field from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of experience working with at-risk youth, one year of which must have been in a secure or residential treatment facility; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor s degree in a related Human Services field, such as Criminal Justice, Sociology, Education, Religion or similar subjects shall include 25 semester hours of coursework related to the human services field. Necessary Special Qualification -applicants for positions designated as juvenile justice officers are subject to and must meet the hiring and training standards established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, as defined in Title 12, Chapter 9 of the North Carolina Administrative Code, by the Statutory Authority of North Carolina General Statute 17c. Must be eligible for certification by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Council. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Supplemental and Contact Information:
The N.C. Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. - Online applications are only accepted through - To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application. - Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application. - During the online application process if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process. - Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Contact Information: Tracey Clarke (919) 716-3800