Salary - $40,344.00 Annually
Closes - 1/12/2022 at 5:30pm
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Manages all cases filed with the court involving juveniles and minors with preference given to school attendance cases, administers the Lewisville-Flower Mound Teen Court program, and monitors juvenile offender compliance with court orders and probated sentences. The position coordinates community services opportunities with local agencies to ensure adequate and appropriate projects for alternative disposition of fines, court costs and fees. The position also interacts with school officials, other city employees and citizens to promote the objectives of the Lewisville-Flower Mound Teen Court. Work is performed with limited supervision.
- Attends municipal court juvenile proceedings to ensure uniform and accurate juvenile case management.
- Assists with juvenile docket preparation including docket settings, docket notifications, issuing summons or subpoenas and conducts intake interviews with juvenile defendants and parents.
- Monitor compliance with court orders dealing with probated sentences.
- Responsible for managing the Lewisville-Flower Mound Teen Court program and in making teen court referrals, creating, and maintaining all case paperwork, databases, brochures, and other necessary information.
- Provides assistance to juvenile offenders for alternative disposition options to include community resources such as, but not limited to local, state and federal agencies, school resources, and non-profit agencies.
- Creates and maintains list of service agencies to provide access for community service.
- Recruits and retains teen court volunteers at local middle and high school and facilities training of volunteers.
- Coordinates with local service agencies to stay appraised of upcoming projects for community service opportunities and publishes them with Teen Court participants.
- Remains informed of legislative changes affecting juvenile substantive and procedural laws and regulations and maintains professional competency through appropriate and regular training as it relates to juvenile offenders.
- Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Associates Degree in Criminal Justice or Social Work, or related field. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Three years of related experience including at least one year of court experience. Every two years of related job experience may substitute for one year of the education requirement.
REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Knowledge of personal computers with proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite software (i.e. Windows, Excel, Word, Access).
- Knowledge of courtroom proceedings and presentation.
- Knowledge of local programs and services for juveniles and the methods for accessing those programs and services.
- Knowledge of applicable procedural and substantive juvenile law.
- Ability to effectively handle sensitive situations requiring courtesy, persuasion, and tact.
- Ability to operate standard office equipment including personal computer.
- Ability to make oral presentations to diverse audiences including city council and executive staff.
- Ability to effectively communicate with youth, parents, school officials and local agencies.
- Ability to initiate and accomplish goals with limited supervision.
- Ability to perform work accurately, thoroughly and collaboratively.
- Ability to detect abuse, exploitation and neglect of juveniles.
- Skill in juvenile case planning and management.
- Strong organizational skills; ability to determine priorities and to coordinate activities within established guidelines.
- Good telephone skills and personal interaction skills.
- Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test.
- Must possess a valid State of Texas Drivers License Class “C” and good driving record as defined by City policy.