HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS

Kent M. Edwards, PHR Director of Human Resources

POSITION AND CANDIDATE SPECIFICATIONS

CHIEF JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER

CONTACT INFORMATION: Interested applicants should apply online at:

www.fortbendcounty.jobs

Application process will remain open until position is filled.

POSTING DATE: May 13, 2013

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301 Jackson Street, Suite 243 * Richmond TX 77469 * 281-341-8617 * Fax 281-341-8615

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS

Kent M. Edwards, PHR Director of Human Resources

POSITION and CANDIDATE SPECIFICATIONS CHIEF JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER

Fort Bend County, an 869 –square-mile stretch of rolling terrain bordered by the Brazos and San Bernard rivers, is located in the Houston metropolitan area of southeast Texas. It was settled in the early 1820’s when Stephen F. Austin brought a group of colonists from New Orleans to pursue land grants from the newly established Mexican government. Today, the area is home to more than 600,000 people in what has been dubbed the most ethnically diverse county in the nation. According to the 2010 Census, Fort Bend County was 19 percent Asian, 24 percent Latino, 21 percent AfricanAmerican, and 36 percent Anglo. Why Fort Bend?
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No.1 Fastest Growing County of the Ten Largest Counties in Texas Ranked number 2 in job growth by CNN/Money Magazine’s list of “Where the Jobs Are.” The publication cites a favorable tax structure, a strong school system, and easy access to the Greater Houston area as contributing factors – a 78.1% job growth rate 2000-2011 Consistently Ranked in the Top 3% of the Nation's Counties in 5 Key Demographic Measures. Regional Leadership in Secondary Education; Exceptionally Educated and Skilled Resident Workforce. A Leading Example of Successful Diversity in the Community and in the Workplace.

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There is a consistent and dominant element woven throughout everything in Fort Bend County. It is the 20+ year on-going deliberate investment and strategy into Quality and Excellence. Fort Bend delivers on the promise of being a "Best Place to Live and Work." For more than 15 years, Fort Bend has been in the top 20 counties in the United States for economic excellence and population growth. Excellent schools, affordable housing, and extensive recreational facilities have attracted families with impressive demographic profiles. This results in a local employment base that provides relocating companies with a diverse mix of professional, technical, skilled, and unskilled labor with the highest educational attainment levels in the region.
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301 Jackson Street, Suite 243 * Richmond TX 77469 * 281-341-8617 * Fax 281-341-8615

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS

Kent M. Edwards, PHR Director of Human Resources

Whether you are looking for:
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A booming business environment with easy access to anywhere in Greater Houston, Unsurpassed quality of and variety in residential options, Superior schools, diverse shopping and dining options, Abundant recreational, cultural, and entertainment opportunities, A nurturing, safe place for your children to grow up in, Or just a place with great neighbors…

In Fort Bend County, you can have it all.
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Premier master-planned communities, Traditional small-town neighborhoods, Farm & ranch living, and Short commutes to business and industrial centers.

Great people along with a thriving economy, a dynamic lifestyle, and first-class communities undeniably make Fort Bend County "Greater Houston's Finest Address."

A Glimpse of Fort Bend County:
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Population: 600,000 and growing fast! College Educated: 39% Average Household Income: $119,831 Percent of Families: 83%

Detailed Fort Bend County Demographics are available for your review and reference at: http://www.fortbendcounty.org/documents/FortBendCounty2010.pdf

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301 Jackson Street, Suite 243 * Richmond TX 77469 * 281-341-8617 * Fax 281-341-8615

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS

Kent M. Edwards, PHR Director of Human Resources

POSITION SUMMARY
Fort Bend County is searching for a new Chief Juvenile Probation Officer. The position provides direction and management for Probation and Detention Departments through program design, implementation and monitoring. The mission of Juvenile Detention and Probation is the protection of the public and public safety, to promote punishment for criminal acts, remove the taint of criminality from children committing unlawful acts, and provide treatment, training and rehabilitation emphasizing accountability and responsibility of both parent and child for the child's conduct. The position reports to the 11-member Juvenile Board, consisting of the District and County Court at Law Judges and the County Judge. The Juvenile Board serves as the Department’s governing board and ultimately oversees the operations of The Juvenile Probation Department. The Juvenile Probation Department is committed to the protection of the public while offering a myriad of rehabilitation services and programs to juvenile offenders and their parents/ guardians. Services and programs are balanced out by meaningful sanctions for any probation violations that demonstrate how serious the Department is about correcting delinquent behavior. A specialized “Probation Enforcement Unit” comprising 3 officers work in sync with other officers to bolster the enforcement of probation rules via the Court’s Orders. Types of programs and services range from therapeutic interventions, mentoring, parenting classes, substance abuse counseling, canine/equine therapy, truancy abatement, and more intensive services/ programs such as an 80 Bed Detention Center, Juvenile Alternative Education Program and Juvenile Leadership Academy. It is our intent to bring about the most powerful and positive impact on the youth and family to divert the delinquent youth from continued negative behaviors and/or commitment to a long-term residential program. As an agent of change we have adopted the “Whatever it Takes” attitude in the rehabilitation process of all juvenile offenders and support this statement by having a large emphasis on creative and specialized programs. Most recently the Department expanded the current “Saved by the Bell Truancy Abatement Program” to address chronic truancy as a means to reduce delinquent conduct.

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301 Jackson Street, Suite 243 * Richmond TX 77469 * 281-341-8617 * Fax 281-341-8615

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS

Kent M. Edwards, PHR Director of Human Resources

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS Successful candidate must:

(1) have a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or any related field, and

(2) have at least ten (10) years of experience in the Juvenile Justice System with demonstrated progressive experience in Probation, Detention, and/or Juvenile Services and Programs, with at least three (3) years as a Supervisor, and

(3) be a Certified Juvenile Probation Officer, on call 24 hours per day / 7 days per week, and

(4) have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees, and elected officials, and

(5) have excellent computer, verbal, and written communication ability, as well as outstanding management and supervisory skills.

NOTE: A Master’s Degree may be substituted for two (2) years’ of experience thereby requiring a minimum of 8 years in the areas described above.

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301 Jackson Street, Suite 243 * Richmond TX 77469 * 281-341-8617 * Fax 281-341-8615

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS

Kent M. Edwards, PHR Director of Human Resources

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Responsible to the Juvenile Board and oversees all aspects of the Juvenile Probation Department. Coordinates and monitors all department programs. Prepares annual budget and maintains the department’s fiscal responsibility; tracks and monitors and approves budget expenditures. Oversees creation, maintenance, and control of all records in compliance with established standards. Develops youth service resources with community and maintains liaison between youth related agencies and youth concerning needs. Supervises overall operations of “Juvenile Leadership Academy.” Assigns duties and plans work of others. Assists and/or instructs other employees with their duties. Reviews and approves selection of new employees, employee transfers/promotions, discipline/discharge and salary increases. Approves performance appraisals. Enforces policies and procedures of Fort Bend County Alternative School Governing Board. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.

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NOTE: The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

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301 Jackson Street, Suite 243 * Richmond TX 77469 * 281-341-8617 * Fax 281-341-8615

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS

Kent M. Edwards, PHR Director of Human Resources

KEY METRICS
Total Juvenile Probation Operating Budget for FY2013: (exclusive of grants and state funding) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Number of FTE’s (178): $ 10,020,438

Position Title Detention Officer Drill Instructor Juvenile Probation Officer I Administrative Secretary Shift Supervisor Court Liaison JPO - Truancy Therapist Drug and Alcohol Counselor Juvenile Prob Off II - Curfew JPO - Specialist ISP Specialized Lead Drill Instructor Case Manager Medical Officer II Specialized JPO Site Lieutenant Truancy Court Magistrate Cook Lead Cook Clerk III Detention Officer - Transport Detention Officer-Servce Coord Detention Officer-Rec Assist Detention Officer - Training Crisis Intervention Officer Detention Officer-Rec Spec Victim Assistance Coordinator

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Position Title Assistant Mentor Life Skills Coach Coord-Canine/Equine Asst Prgrm Education Specialist Juvenile Prob Off II - MHealth Administrative Coordinator-HR Court Coordinator Registered Nurse Lead Intake Officer Compliance Resource Officer Mentor Transitions Wk/Stdy Prgm Coord Asst. Detention Superintendent Court Supervisor Field Supervisor Intake Supervisor Placement Supervisor Training/Certification Officer Supervisor-Special Programs JJAEP Supervisor Fiscal Officer LCDC Supervisor Detention Superintendent Field Superintendent Deputy Chief JPO Psychology Unit Supervisor Psychologist Assistant Chief JPO Chief Juvenile Probation Off

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301 Jackson Street, Suite 243 * Richmond TX 77469 * 281-341-8617 * Fax 281-341-8615

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS

Kent M. Edwards, PHR Director of Human Resources

COMPENSATION
A highly competitive base salary commensurate with experience will be paid to the successful candidate. In addition, you’ll find that Fort Bend County benefit programs are amazing! For more information, see: http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=1136

POSITION STATUS
This is an active search to immediately fill this position. The present incumbent has retired.
CONTACT INFORMATION

If you, or someone you know, are qualified and interested in applying for this outstanding opportunity, you should create a profile and apply online at: www.fortbendcounty.jobs

Application process will remain open until position is filled.

FORT BEND COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER THAT DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE
ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, AGE, SEX, RELIGION, DISABILITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR ANY OTHER REASON PROTECTED BY LAW.

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301 Jackson Street, Suite 243 * Richmond TX 77469 * 281-341-8617 * Fax 281-341-8615