Description of Work
This position is located at Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center, a secure facility with an overall mission to provide committed juveniles with a safe, secure environment that fosters healthy decision-making and personal responsibility.
The Juvenile Justice Section is committed to the reduction and prevention of juvenile delinquency by effectively intervening, educating and treating youth in order to strengthen families and increase public safety. Click here to learn more about the North Carolina Department of Public Safety's Juvenile Justice Overview. If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of North Carolina's youth, we would welcome you to be part of the team.
Provides management of personnel and operations during third shift, to include all Lead Youth Monitors, ensuring the safety and security of juveniles and staff at all times. Stonewall Jackson has six (6) supervisors and over 30 Youth Counselor Technicians on 3rd shift. A dedicated position is needed to oversee personnel and operations of 3rd (overnight) shift at this facility.This position monitors activities assigned to the shift assuring that all duties are performed as required; visits individual living units regularly; provides staff support and coverage; and crisis intervention if necessary. Position conducts shift review, updates staff about problems, and policies and procedures, provides mini training sessions, reviews and approves all written assignments completed by supervised staff, prepares written reports and updates incoming supervisors and staff of shift events. When necessary, participate in transporting juveniles by driving agency vehicles. Coordinates, supervises and conducts contraband searches. Take an active role in training subordinate staff members. Ensure that policies are signed and understood. Monitor the cleaning schedule and compliance of Housing Unit schedules. Complete mandatory annual DPS / DACJJ / JJ training. Provides direct assistance and guidance to staff in the performance of their areas of responsibility, and in all crisis situations.
This is a 3rd shift position.
License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation:
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 NC Administrative Code, by the statutory authority of GS 17C.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Candidates MUST document proficiency with Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA's) AND Education and Experience Requirements in the application. Failure to provide all educational information, including dates of attendance, will result in an automatic disqualification.
1.Working knowledge of institutional procedures, facility security, and treatment programs for juveniles with emphasis on adolescent behavior, as well as, administration and operation support functions.
2.Working knowledge of team and consensus building.
3.Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and monitor policy and procedures.
4.Demonstrated ability to direct, lead and monitor the work of a subordinate staff.
5.Demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments and prioritize activities.
6.Demonstrated ability to be alert and aware of surrounding activities.
7.Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
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 one year of experience working in a secure or residential treatment facility with at-risk youth (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);
or Associate's degree in human services field, criminal justice or related human services field from an appropriately accredited institution, and three years' experience working in a secure or residential treatment facility with at-risk youth; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Necessary Special Qualification - state employees engaged in "youth correctional work", as defined by State Statute GS. 17, are subject to and must meet the applicable education, employment, and training standards as defined and established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training Standards Act and administered through the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Council.
Selected applicant must attend and successfully complete and pass the Juvenile Justice Officer Basic Training certification program. The certification requires four weeks to complete and is comprised of classroom and physically demanding training. This training is carried out at regional training centers and requires consecutive overnight stays. In addition the selected candidate must:
Have or be able to obtain required documentation for certification as a Juvenile Justice Officer (i.e. diploma)
Pass a Criminal Background check
Pass a Drug Screening test
Pass a Psychological test
Pass a Sexual Risk Screening test
Pass a Physical
Be a US citizen
Be at least 20 years of age
Have a valid driver's license
Information regarding required documentation and the JJO certification requirements may be found on the NC Dept of Justice website: http://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/aed01fee-d4e3-439f-9f52-ae8ee538bc30/2-6-3-1-1-5-Juvenile-Justice-Officer---Juvenile-Co.aspx.
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 http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/.
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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.
If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer to http://www.ncdoj.gov/About-DOJ/Law-Enforcement-Training-and-Standards/Criminal-Justice-Education-and-Training-Standards/Officer-Certified-Programs.aspx for specific certification requirements.
The N. C. Department of Public Safety must adhere to the United States Department of Justice Final Rule on the "national Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape" under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards at 28 C.F.R. Part 115 Docket No. OAG-131 RIN 1105-AB34. Refer to https://www.ncdps.gov/index2.cfm?a=000122,002149 for hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
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