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SALARY:  $47,354 - $63,504 w/Comprehensive Benefits

Position Description:  This position is responsible for the operations of the probation department and the work of all subordinate departmental staff.  The position has administrative responsibilities for managing the oversight of persons referred for presentence investigations and placed on probation.  Work is performed with considerable independence under the general direction of the Court Administrator.

Examples of Duties:

1.  Oversee and coordinate the activities of the probation department.
2.  Directly supervise professional and clerical personnel.
3.  Plan for future resource needs.
4.  Evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs and modify to enhance effectiveness.
5.  Determine appropriate caseload levels and make assignments.
6.  Design, develop and implement standard operating policies and procedures with regard to investigations, reports, supervision, violations, terminations, discharges and department operations.
7.  Maintain department procedure manual and monitor compliance by subordinate staff.
8.  Participate in recruitment, hiring, development and discipline, provide training, evaluate performance, and perform related duties for personnel management.
9.  Plan for the department's future needs, analyze fluctuations in caseload and judicial practices in referrals to probation to meet changing demands.
10. Participate in preparation and management of department budget.
11. Meet with community agencies to coordinate the delivery of services.
12. Act as liason to Community Corrections Advisory Board and related boards and agencies within the community.
13. Manage grants, including locating grant opportunities, preparing applications, monitoring compliance, managing budget and preparing reports.
14. Manage intern program.
15. Maintain a proportionate caseload and performs duties outlined in Probation Officer job description.
16. Perform other duties as directed

Qualificiations:  Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, psychology, social work, sociology or related field; minimum five years of experience in probation or corrections, at least two of which included supervising work of subordinate staff.  Certification to perform substance abuse assessments or working toward certification.  Valid driver license.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience with grant administration, specialty courts, substance abuse issues; established relationships with community resources available to probationers; excellent written and oral communication skills.

Physical Requirements:  Walkng, prolonged sitting and standing, climbing, reaching, handling, repetitive hand/arm movements, carrying, bending, lifting up to 40 lbs, talking, seeing, hearing.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill on or more of these requirements.

Deadline to ApplyFriday, May 2, 2014.  See below for instructions on how to apply.





Position Description:  Under the limited supervision of the Chief Probation Officer, and in collaboration with the Domestic Violence Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program (DVSSSPP) Team, this position is responsible for screening and supervising individuals charged with domestic violence and admitted into the program.  In addition to all duties inherent to intensive probation supervision, this position is responsible for grant management including collecting data, managing budget, and reporting as required by the terms of the grant.

Examples of Duties:

1.  Screen individuals referred for program eligibility.
2.  Provide intensive probation supervision for all program participants.
3.  Refer participants to treatment programs and monitor participation through to completion.
4.  Refer participants to substance abuse testing and monitor compliance.
5.  Provide prompt response for any violation of probation order.
6.  Attend review hearings and report on participants compliance / non-compliance, submit reports and make recommendations based on progress.
7.  Collect and submit data to SCAO as required for purposes of tracking participants.
8.  Prepare and submit progress and financial reports as required by grants; manage grant budget.
9.  Monitor availability of additional grant opportunities, participate in application process.
10. Perform other duties as directed.

Qualfications:  Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, psychology, social work, counseling or closely related field, together with a minimum of one year of experience in criminal justice, counseling or case management.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience with grant management, specialty courts, substance abuse, domestic violence offender population.  Strong computer skills including spreadsheets and data bases.  Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Physical Requirements:  Walking, standing, prolonged sitting, repetitive hand/arm movements, carrying, bending, lifting up to 40 lbs, talking, seeing, hearing.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements.

Compensation:  Under the terms of the grant, this position is paid $20.00 per hour for up to 32 hours per week.  There are no benefits.  The Court will provide parking in a City of Lansing parking ramp of CATA bus pass.

Deadline to Apply:  Friday, May 2, 2014.  See below for instructions.


TO APPLY:  Submit a 54-A District Court employment application (below), resume, letter of interest and proof of degree or college transcripts to:

Anethia Brewer, Court Administrator
54-A District Court
124 W Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI   48933

Please identify the position you are applying for in your cover letter.

Applications must be mailed, emailed to mkelly@lansingmi.gov, or faxed to Anethia Brewer at (517) 483-4478.  If you need a disability related accommodation, please call (517) 483-4443.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION: 54-A District Court Employment Application

The 54-A District Court is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its policies or practices on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, height, weight, arrest record or handicap of any individual.

54A-District Court
6th Floor City Hall
124 W Michigan Ave
Lansing ,MI 48933
(517) 483-4433

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.