Agency: Department of Youth Rebabilitation Services (DYRS)
Pay Plan, Series & Grade: MS-0007-11
Number of Vacancies: Two (2)
Salary Range: $56,740.00 - $79,436.00
Opening date: Sunday, January 13, 2013
Tour of Duty: Rotating Shifts, Sunday - Saturday
Promotion Potential: No known promotion potential
Duration of Appointment: Management Supervisory Service (At-Will)
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Area of Consideration: Open to the Public
Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.
Brief Description of Duties: This position is located in the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS), the District's cabinet level juvenile justice agency, DYRS administers detention, commitment and aftercare services for youth held under its care in its secure facilities or residing in the DC community. The agency is actively involved in several innovative programming models, partnering with locally and nationally recognized juvenile justice centers in the following types of programs; juvenile justice, continuum of care, alternative sentencing, supervised citation release and supportive living.
These positions are assigned to the DYRS Youth Services Center in Washington, DC or New Beginnings Youth Development Center in Laurel, MD. The Supervisory Youth Development Representative is responsible for the administration and supervision of all direct-care Youth Development Representatives staff under their purview coordinates and directs job activities to ensure adherence to DYRS and the District of Columbia Policies/Procedures, goals, expectations and standard operating procedures. The position is responsible for promoting youth and staff quality of life in all facets of assigned operational and programmatic activities. Provide for the safety, security, and well-being of court-involved youth, visitors, and staff within the secure facility.
Monitors work schedules of all subordinate staff; employee evaluation; initiates corrective actions (where necessary) proportionate to non-compliance and or performance issues and mediates disputes that promotes reconciliation, professional growth and development.
Assist in direct supervision on the housing units and other program areas, including youth escort and movement.
Participates in management meetings to promote accountability of required conditions of confinement, youth scheduling, record keeping/documentation, Pod/room inspections, fire drills, etc.
Provides critical analysis of Unit activities to the Team Leader related to incidents, youth rule violations, youth grievances, use of behavior management continuum, etc. and to identify trends and characteristics and to make adjustments where appropriate.
Lead by example and establishes an environment that promotes professionalism.
Time-in-Grade Restrictions: Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Education Requirement: Bachelor's degree from an accredited business school, college or university in the social/behavioral science, education or other closely related degree and 4 years of experience working in a youth treatment program (i.e. group homes, residential, juvenile correction, rehabilitation facilities), which included casework, group counseling, juvenile rehabilitation, or social work for children (12-21 years of age). An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. Minimum 2 years of experience supervising a subordinate staff.
Masters Degree from accredited business school, college or university in the social/behavioral science, education or other closely related degree and 2 years of experience working in a youth treatment program (i.e. group homes, residential, juvenile correction, rehabilitation facilities), which included casework, group counseling, juvenile rehabilitation, or social work for children (12-21 years of age). An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. Minimum 2 years of experience supervising a subordinate staff.
Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
Ranking Factor #1: Please describe your specific experience working with court-involved or at-risk youth, 12 - 21 years of age, in a youth treatment program (i.e. group homes, residential, juvenile corrections, rehabilitation facilities).
Ranking Factor #2: Please describe your specific experience working with youth , 12 - 21 years of age, providing case management, group/individual counseling, juvenile rehabilitation, probation and parole, or social work services.
Ranking Factor #3: Please describe your specific experience interacting with youth through your direct participation in, and/or coordination of recreational, educational, mentoring or life skills development activities.
Ranking Factor #4: What does Positive Youth Development mean to you? And describe your knowledge of positive methods for supervising and engaging troubled youth.
Ranking Factor #5: Please describe your specific experience supervising a diverse staff or providing leadership and guidance to peers.
Conditions of Employment
Other Significant Factors (At-Will): At-will employment applies to the Management Supervisory Service (MSS). All positions and appointments in the MSS serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
Other Significant Factors: Designation as safety sensitive, essential an emergency personnel. Subject to Criminal background and Child Protection Registry Checks, pre-employment verifications and pre-employment and random drug testing.
Drug/alcohol screening prior to hire or promotion and randomly during employment.
Possessing and maintaining a valid driver's license.
Must have reached 21 years of age or older at the time of application submission.
Working Conditions Must have visual and hearing acuity to fully observe the behaviors and interaction of residents and other persons within the facility or during official travel and activities, and to effectively receive and transmit communications by two-way radios and telephones.
Physical Effort: Must be physically able to perform the basic life functions of walking, standing, bending, grasping, talking, repetitive motions, squatting, running, jumping, climbing, to carry or drag an individual (125 pounds or more) a minimum of 75 feet. Must have visual and hearing acuity to fully observe behavior and interactions of youth and other persons in the facility during official travel and activities.
Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligibles for the District of Columbia's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) and Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified.
Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.
A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Information to Applicants
Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Other Information: APPLICANTS WILL ONLY BE NOTIFIED IF AN INTERVIEW IS GRANTED.
How to Apply
Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to Satina Smith, Management Liaison Specialist at (202) 299-3179.
Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted.
Where to Apply: D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Job Center located in the South Lobby at 441 - 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. All inquiries should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700. Candidates can apply online by selecting "Apply for this job" in the vacancy announcement.
How to Apply: Applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.dchr.dc.gov.
Posting Cancellation: A non-competitive selection of an eligible candidate from the Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) or the District's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) will result in the cancellation of this announcement.
EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
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