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Deputy Director of Juvenile Detention

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Job Information

Job Information

Job Title Deputy Director of Juvenile Detention
Job Grade 01
Category Professional Growth & Experience Opportunities , New listings , Professional/ Managerial listings , Provisional listings
Term of Employment
Jurisdiction / Salary Ranges

Jefferson County offers a competitive benefits and compensation package. The annual salary range for the position is $78,548 – $100,441.

For more information about this opportunity, please click here: Deputy Director of Juvenile Detention

Job Open Date 03/29/2018
Job Close Date 04/27/2018
Purpose of Recruitment

This position is not part of the Merit System and, therefore, is neither subject to the Rules & Regulations of the Personnel Board nor provided the rights of a Merit System position.

Necessary Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, corrections, public administration, public safety administration, social or behavioral sciences, business administration, or related field

• Held role with progressive experience in a detention/correctional facility or with probation services

• Held managerial role within a detention/correctional facility or probation function

• Experience managing a work unit

• Experience implementing and monitoring work unit strategy

• Experience interacting with key internal and external stakeholders

• Experience working in environments that require adherence to high professional and ethical standards

Preferred Qualifications
• Advanced degree in criminal justice, corrections, public administration, public safety administration, social or behavioral sciences, business administration, or related field
• Held role with progressive exposure to juvenile or youth services
• Experience working with, or knowledge of, court and probation systems
• Experience working with, or knowledge of, state and/or federal regulations relating to juveniles
• Experience building community relations, such as holding public forums, creating community-based programs, and working with local non-profits
• Experience working with, or knowledge of, audit compliance for a detention/correctional facility

Examples of Duties

The Deputy Director of Juvenile Detention directs the day-to-day operations of the Jefferson County’s youth detention facility. The Jefferson County Youth Detention Center is a 24-hour, seven day a week residential center for youth. Detainees are between the ages of 9 and 18, have committed a felony, and have been ordered by Family Court into detention. The Jefferson County Youth Detention Center has an 80-bed capacity. Through oversight of the facility’s operations, the Deputy Director of Juvenile Detention is responsible for compliance with established laws and regulations and providing care for detained youths. This includes tasks related to leading juvenile detention officers and clerical staff in providing rehabilitative care to juveniles; forging effective and collaborative relationships with the community and other correctional agencies; and managing a safe, healthy, and secure facility. The Deputy Director of Juvenile Detention directs the functional operations of the Jefferson County Youth Detention Center, ensures that employees have the necessary resources to accomplish goals, and assists the Director of Juvenile Detention in the execution of his/her authority in planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating the activities of the facility

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Examination Process

Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications may be invited to participate in an examination process. Details of the examination process will be communicated to qualified applicants at a later date.

Examination Results
Special Accommodations

Persons requiring special conditions to accommodate a disability when
completing the application should contact the Personnel Board at
205-279-3500 before the announcement closing date.

Qualified applicants who believe they will need reasonable accommodation
in the examination process should complete and submit an Accommodation
Request Form. You may obtain an Accommodation Request Form by
contacting our ADA Ombudsperson at, or by accessing the
“Request for Accommodation” form through the following website:

Fringe Benefits

Group medical insurance
Paid holidays
Paid vacation – regular employees accrue vacation leave at the following rates:
0-12 years of service, 1 day per month
12-25 years of service, 1.5 days per month
25+ years of service, 2 days per month
Paid sick leave – regular employees accumulate one day of sick leave for each full calendar month of employment
Injury with pay leave
Pension plan
Deferred compensation – this voluntary plan permits employees to defer up to 25% of gross income, up to a maximum of $8,500 of earnings on a pre-tax basis
Credit union – provides a variety of savings and investment accounts to its members

Medical Examinations

A medical examination (which may include drug testing) may be required
prior to appointment.

Character Investigation

Successful applicants may be subject to verification of credentials and qualifications and to background investigations, including, but not limited to, criminal histories.

Probationary Period
Equal Opportunity

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