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Postion:              Chief Probation Officer
Salary Range:    $49,267 - $66,070
Benefits:             Heath, dental and disability insurance, pension 

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 direction of the Court Administrator, and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and analyses of results obtained.

Examples of Duties:

  1. Oversees and coordinates the activities of the 54-A District Court Probation Department.
  2. Directly supervises professional and clerical personnel.
  3. Plans for future resource needs.
  4. Evaluates effectiveness of existing programs and modifies to enhance effectiveness.
  5. Determines appropriate caseload levels for probation officers and assigns caseloads.
  6. Designs, develops and implements standard operating policies, procedures and practices regarding investigations, recommendations, supervision, violations, terminations, discharges, and department operations.
  7. Maintains department procedure manual and monitors compliance by staff.
  8. Participates in employee recruitment, selection, development and discipline; provides training, evaluates performance, and fulfills other supervisory responsibilities for subordinate staff.
  9. Plans for the department's future, analyzes fluctuations in caseload and judicial practices in referrals to probation to meet changing demands.
  10. Paricipates in preparation and management of department budget.
  11. Meets with representatives of community agencies to coordinate the delivery of services.
  12. Acts as liason to Community Corrections Advisory Board and related boards and agencies within the community.
  13. Makes recommendations for improvment of service to the community.
  14. Manages intern program.
  15. Manages grants, including locating grant opportunities, preparing applications, monitoring compliance, submitting reports.
  16. Maintains a proportionate caseload and performs functions related to pre-sentence investigations.
  17. Performs other work as directed.

Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, psychology, social work, sociology or related field; minimum of five years experience in probation or corrections, at least two of which include supervising work of subordinate staff.  Certification to perform substance abuse assessments.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience with grant administration; established relationships with community resources available to probation officers; excellent written and oral communication skills.

Physical Requirements:  This job requires the ability, with or without accommodation, to perform the essential functions contained in the job description.  These include, but are not limited to:  walking, prolonged sitting and standing, climbing, reaching, handling, repetitive hand/arm movements, bending, lifting and carrying up to 40 lbs in office and to remote locations, talking, seeing, hearing.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements.

To Apply:  Submit a 54-A District Court employment application (below), letter of interest, resume with references and proof of degree to:

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

Deadline to Apply:  Friday, April 29, 2016

Applications must be downloaded and mailed to the above address, emailed to mkelly@lansingmi.gov, or faxed to (517) 483-4478.  Note:  applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be considered.  If you need a disability related accommodation, please contact the 54-A District Court at (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.