6004-Transition Center Tech (Community Justice-Transition Center)
Jackson County, OR - Medford, OR

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Pre-Employment Requirements and/or Preferences:
  • Must be willing to work all shifts; evenings, weekends, nights and holidays.
  • Transcripts must be submitted in order to meet the educational requirements of this posting.
  • Must pass a criminal background check prior to hire.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen prior to hire.
  • Must submit an acceptable DMV certified court print prior to hire.
Job Duties and Requirements:

Definition: Under general supervision, to direct the program activities of criminal offenders housed at the transition center; to monitor daily work and programing of participants; to provide individual guidance, mediation and mentoring of participants while maintaining security, safety and general housekeeping standards; to assist in life skills training and support services to criminal participants.

Distinguishing Features: Transition Center Technician is a journey level class. Incumbents perform a full range of duties with only occasional instruction or assistance within a framework of established procedures. Work is normally reviewed upon completion and for overall results. Worker exercises daily supervision of criminal participants in the Transition Center.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties: (The following duties represent the principal job duties, however, they are not all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned: )
  • Monitor daily work and activities for Transition Center participants. Estimate time required to complete individual projects. Determine appropriate work projects for participants, considering physical limitations and available resources.
  • Maintain security, order and schedule activities within the Center, and respond to participants requests and inquiries as needed.
  • Assist in enhancing criminal participants skill level in time management, work ethics, appropriate boundaries, anger management, interpersonal skills, personal responsibility and accountability.
  • Establish, monitor and maintain detailed case files, ensuring accurate and complete documentation of participants behavior, attitudes and actions. Prepare detailed reports and maintain records.
  • Search, enter and retrieve information on computer, answer telephones, copy and file documents, and perform other clerical duties as required.
  • Monitor and evaluate program participation and take corrective action as needed; make recommendations regarding participant discipline.
  • Transport participants, supplies and equipment to and from various locations throughout Jackson County. Transport participants to appointments and activities as needed.
  • Perform first-aid on injured participants/employees; transport participants to medical facilities as necessary.
  • Assign, direct and assist participants in housekeeping duties and related tasks.
  • Oversee meal preparation and serving, laundry, housekeeping, etc; supervise same-gender showers.
  • Instruct workers in the proper work procedures and use of tools and equipment. Enforce safety procedures and Transition Center rules.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment, including computers, copier, fax machine, etc.; as well as restraining devices, breathalyser, drug test kits, kitchen and laundry equipment, etc.
  • Provide for participants physical needs; monitor medications as prescribed.
Auxiliary Duties: (The following duties represent duties that are generally performed by this position, but are not considered the principal job duties: )
  • Submit participants to breath, urine testing, and conduct searches of person and property as needed in accordance with facility regulations.
  • Attend meetings, conferences and training classes as required.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required. Two years experience in related field or three years of other responsible employment that includes working directly with or directing the work of others, multitasking, human services, military and/or law enforcement. Two years of college course work in criminology, behavioral science, sociology or related field may substitute for up to 12 months of experience. A Bachelor's degree in criminology or related field may count for up to 18 months of experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Position requires the ability to gain working knowledge of behavior and adjustment problems of criminal participants; counseling and rehabilitation techniques; theories of training in social and personal improvement of criminal clients; and to think and act quickly and effectively in emergencies and situations involving personal danger. Position requires ability to plan, schedule and supervise participants work assignments, provide effective leadership and supervision of participants; and maintain discipline of participants. Employees may be asked to perform strenuous or heavy manual work; perform duties under tight deadlines and/or in emergency situations; use independent judgement in performing routine and non-routine tasks; the ability to learn the use of a variety data systems; understand and carry out oral and written directions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-employees and the general public; maintain accurate records and prepare reports; establish standards of performance and motivate participants in the Transition Center.

Special Requirements: (Performance of the essential duties of this position includes the following physical demands and/or working conditions: )

Tasks involve frequent walking and standing; some lifting and carrying objects of moderate to heavy weight; and the operation of vehicles. Task require visual perception and discrimination, sufficient hand-eye coordination as well as oral communications ability. Work may be conducted in a noisy, crowded area, with exposure to uncomfortable physical conditions, including heat, cold, wetness, strong odors and /or smoke, strong and/or toxic chemicals, electrical currents, dust and pollen, blood borne pathogens. Must be willing to work various shifts that may include nights, weekends and holidays.

License or Certificate:

Requires possession of a valid, appropriate Oregon driver’s license and a good driving record. Must obtain first aid certification within six months of employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

JACKSON COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Upon request, special accommodations and/or assistance will be gladly provided for any applicant with sensory or non-sensory impairments. Because of the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, persons hired by the county must be able to present acceptable documents verifying identity and authorization to work in the United States. For a copy of Jackson County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan, visit our web site at www.jacksoncounty.org or call 541-774-6036.