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Juvenile Supervision Officer - JD

Company: Denton County, TX
Location: Denton
Posted on: May 30, 2024

Job Description:

Salary : $44,009.00 Annually

Location : Denton, TX

Job Type: Full-Time Non-Exempt

Job Number: 23-050

Department: Juvenile Probation - 26.6042 - Juvenile Detention

Opening Date: 02/28/2023

Closing Date: Continuous

Description

THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME ONCE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.

The Juvenile Supervision Officer performs professional correction work providing direct supervision of juveniles placed in detention or programs by the courts. Work involves supervising juveniles to ensure their safety and welfare, shift coverage, and transporting juveniles between detention facilities, medical institutions, schools, and other locations. Duties assigned to employees in the job title vary according to division assignments and/or allocation of workload.
Examples of Duties

Provides direct supervision of detained or referred youth.

Maintains individual case files, recording all contacts; amends files to reflect changes as appropriate.

Utilizes computerized data entry equipment and various word processing and/or file maintenance programs to enter, store, and/or retrieve information.

Confers with counselors or other professionals connected to agencies providing human services to probationers, and maintains knowledge of juveniles needs, status, and progress.

Ensures that juveniles are properly searched, and that juveniles are allowed calls to relatives and/or attorneys.

Contacts juvenile's family.

Advises juveniles of rules and regulations.

Observes juvenile's demeanor to determine mental state and possible need for treatment and observation.

Maintains readiness to assist juveniles and/or family members on a 24-hour, call-in basis.

Admits and processes juveniles into the Juvenile Detention Center.

Transports juveniles to and from state hospitals or other medical facilities, etc., as necessary.

Summarizes information and completes standard reports, selecting data from direct observation and other sources.

Supervises the daily activities of juveniles in residence; ensures juveniles follow all established policies and procedures, taking disciplinary action as necessary.

Trains employees in both technique and proper actions to be taken in a variety of situations pertaining to juvenile detention.

Escorts juveniles to court; ensures safe and secure transportation of all juveniles; adheres to all established policies and procedures.

Regular and punctual attendance is required.

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or GED required for this position.

Officer must meet the requirements in Title 37, Chapters 343 & 344 of the Texas Administrative Code including but not limited to being of good moral character and at least 21 years of age.

Possession of a valid driver's license. Must be able to obtain a State of Texas driver's license within 90 days.
Must be able to pass a State Criminal History background check.
Supplemental Information

To ensure proper delivery of emails please add jobs@dentoncounty.gov to your email safe list.

Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.

Denton County offers a full range of employee benefit programs for eligible employees, retirees, and their families. These programs include group health plans for medical and dental coverage; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); life; disability, and long term care insurance; and flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care reimbursements. The County also provides retirement benefits. Full time employees participate in the Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS), and employees may also participate in a retirement savings program (Deferred Compensation). In addition to these "basic employee benefits" and retirement services, employees benefit from a variety of other programs including 12 paid holidays, Tuition Reimbursement, a Wellness Program, and more.

*Note: These benefits are not included for Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) employees, or any Denton County Part-Time employee.

Denton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, mental or physical disability, age, national origin or veteran status.

Family Medical Leave: Denton County employees who have been employed for one year and who have worked 1250 hours in the preceding year may be eligible for up to twelve weeks of FMLA leave.
The FMLA provides for up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave

  • for the birth, adoption, or placement of a child for foster care
  • to care for a child, spouse, or parent with a serious health condition
  • for an employee with a serious health condition Employees who will be away from work for one of these reasons should contact Human Resources for additional information. When possible, an employee should provide at least 30 days advance notice. In the case of an emergency, notification should be made as soon as possible.

    01

    Failure to accept the acknowledgement statement below can result in your employment application being rejected for failure to meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job posting. Your application for this employment opportunity will not be reconsidered if you fail to abide by the statements below.COMPLETED APPLICATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: I hereby acknowledge that I must complete ALL sections of the employment application, to include the supplemental questions. I understand that failure to enter all relevant work experience in the work history section of the application will result in the rejection of my employment application. I understand that to knowingly make or cause to be made any false statement, omission, or misrepresentation of a material fact in any application, and/or its supplemental questions, shall be grounds for termination. I also understand that I must provide at least THREE references in the "REFERENCES" section of the application. Please enter your initials and today's date as acceptance of this acknowledgement. If you do not accept this acknowledgement, please understand that your application will be rejected.

    02

    Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
    • yes
    • No

      03

      Please indicate the highest level of education obtained:
      • No High School Diploma or GED
      • General Equivalency Diploma
      • High School Diploma
      • Associate's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Master's Degree
      • Juris Doctorate
      • PHD
      • Medical Doctor

        04

        How many credit hours have you earned at an accredited college or university?This should include hours earned from completion of a degree, hours earned towards a degree, and/or hours earned but not in conjunction with a degree.
        • No College Credit - 14 Credit Hours
        • 15-29 Credit Hours
        • 30-44 Credit Hours
        • 45-59 Credit Hours
        • 60-89 Credit Hours
        • 90-119 Credit Hours
        • 120-149 Credit Hours
        • 150-179 Credit Hours
        • 180-209 Credit Hours
        • 210-239 Credit Hours
        • 240-269 Credit Hours
        • 270-299 Credit Hours
        • 300-329 Credit Hours
        • 330-359 Credit Hours
        • 360-389 Credit Hours
        • 390 Credit Hours or more

          05

          I acknowledge that I must provide the Denton County Human Resources Department with an OFFICIAL transcript confirming hours completed as indicated in the question above, should an employment opportunity be offered and accepted. Please enter your initials and today's date as acknowledgement. If you did not indicate completion of credit hours, please enter N/A.

          06

          Title 37, Chapters 343 & 344 of the Texas Administrative Code require juvenile probation officers to be at least 21 years of age. False information will automatically disqualify you for this employment opportunity.Are you at least 21 years of age?
          • Yes
          • No

            07

            The Texas Juvenile Justice Department regulates the ratio of juvenile inmates to juvenile supervision officers by gender. Due to State mandated ratios, please indicate your gender.Providing false information will automatically disqualify you from this employment opportunity.
            • Male
            • Female

              08

              Do you believe you can successfully pass a drug test?
              • Yes
              • No

                09

                Do you believe you can successfully pass a criminal history and sex offender background check?
                • Yes
                • No

                  10

                  Criminal history and sex offender background checks are done through FAST System and has a cost of $13.25. If offered a position with Denton County Juvenile Probation Services are you willing and able to pay $13.25 for the background check?
                  • Yes
                  • No

                    11

                    Have you EVER been on probation for a felony offense or Class A Misdemeanor; or have you been on probation with a Class B Misdemeanor in the past 10 years?
                    • Yes
                    • No

                      12

                      Have you engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution?
                      • Yes
                      • No

                        13

                        Have you been civilly or administratively adjudicated for or found to have engaged in any of the conduct described in either of the two previous questions?

                        14

                        Have you been convicted of engaging in or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community by force, threat of force, coercion, or where the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse?
                        • Yes
                        • No

                          15

                          Have you ever been civilly or administratively adjudicated, disciplined, or had any government-issued license revoked or suspended for having engaged in conduct defined as sexual harassment?
                          • Yes
                          • No

                            16

                            Do you agree to work either the 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. or 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. shift?
                            • Yes
                            • No

                              17

                              Do you agree to be available (sometimes with short notice) to work extra shifts in emergency situations?
                              • Yes
                              • No

                                18

                                Do you agree to maintain a telephone in working order and make the number available to your Shift Supervisor at all times during your employment?
                                • Yes
                                • No

                                  19

                                  Do you agree to wear clothing to conform to the departmental dress code?
                                  • Yes
                                  • No

                                    20

                                    Do you possess a valid driver's license?
                                    • Yes
                                    • No

                                      21

                                      Are you bilingual in Spanish and English?
                                      • Yes
                                      • No

                                        22

                                        Should you be selected for an interview, you will receive a phone call or email with all the necessary information for scheduling and attending your interview. Please see the acknowledgement below.Failure to accept the acknowledgement statement below can delay the processing of your application. By acknowledging the statement you understand you are responsible for checking your phone messages and email address (provided during online application registration) for information pertaining to potential interviews for this job posting. To ensure proper delivery of emails please add jobs@dentoncounty.gov to your email safe list. INTERVIEW ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: I hereby acknowledge that all interviews for this vacancy, will be communicated via phone or email. Please enter your initials and today's date as acceptance of this acknowledgement. If you do not accept this acknowledgement, please enter N/A.

                                        23

                                        I understand that no employment contract either expressed or implied is created should I be hired by Denton County. I understand that I will be required to pass a drug/alcohol and/or physical examination prior to employment. I also understand that if I am a new employee, I will be required to complete a six (6) month probationary period. I give my consent to Denton County to conduct a background investigation to include: contacting any current and/or previous institutional employers, reference checks, criminal searches, applicable child abuse and neglect registries, and verification of credentials. I understand that to knowingly make or cause to be made any false statement, omission, or misrepresentation of a material fact in any application, and/or its supplemental questions, shall be grounds for termination. Please enter your initials and today's date as acceptance of this acknowledgement. If you do not accept this acknowledgement, please understand that your application will be rejected.

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