Description of Work
* This position is assigned to District 12 and based out of the
Cumberland County Office in Fayetteville, NC.
About Juvenile Justice:
The Juvenile Justice Section is committed to the reduction and
prevention of juvenile delinquency by effectively intervening,
educating and treating youth in order to strengthen families and
increase public safety. Clickhereto learn more about the North
Carolina Department of Public Safety's Juvenile Justice Overview.
If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of North
Carolina's youth, we would welcome you to be part of the team.
Why work for Juvenile Justice? Make a difference in the lives
and futures of North Carolina's youth. Be part of the leading edge
for North Carolina's Raise the Age law that will let non-violent
offenses alleged to have been committed by those up to 18 years old
be heard in juvenile court.
About the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NC
NC DPS is the largest state agency with more than 26,000
employees. It is responsible for safeguarding and preserving the
lives and property of its citizens through prevention, protection
and preparation. We have a mission that matters!
Work involves the administrative and technical supervision of a
staff of Juvenile Court Counselors who provide an array of
supportive services, court ordered supervision, and treatment of
delinquent and undisciplined juveniles. This position requires that
the employee travel around the District providing direct
supervision to staff. This employee assigns cases, coordinates
workflow, and provides supervision to Juvenile Court Counselors
through review and evaluation of counseling activities. Employee is
responsible for staff orientation, training and development,
resolving problems, ensuring the quality of services and adherence
to Department standards and statutory requirements. Employee
provides input to higher-level management on administrative and
personnel issues. Employee may carry a small caseload of very
complex cases or supervise special community based or court related
programs. Employee provides training and presentations on a variety
of intervention and prevention topics to juveniles, law
enforcement, school personnel, and the general public. Employee
reports to a Chief Court Counselor. Employee is responsible for the
quality of services provided by staff, and compliance with
established standards and guidelines. Employee is reviewed through
periodic meetings, formal and informal reviews with the Chief Court
Applicant has requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to
assume responsibilities of the Chief Court Counselor in his/her
The office is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Work schedule is flexible
to meet the needs of the Department, working sometimes more,
sometimes less than 8 hours a day, with work sometimes after 5:00
and on weekends. Employees in the position must be accessible to
subordinate employees after hours, on weekends, and holidays to
meet on-call needs of the district; and to ensure effective
supervision/time management of staff working variable work
* Valid NC Driver's License is required.
Must maintain Criminal Justice Certification. Knowledge, Skills
and Abilities / Competencies
The Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed below, along with
the Minimum Education and Experience requirements, are REQUIRED to
qualify for this position. We will not review attachments in lieu
of Experience and Education listed on the application. Click on
thisLINKfor additional information.
Working knowledge of:
* Adolescent development and behavior and the dynamics of
juvenile justice & delinquency, group norms, family dysfunction,
juvenile laws, regulations and guidelines governing agency
programs; * Application of appropriate counseling approaches &
methods, etc. principles and practices of public administration,
adolescent development and behavior, dynamics of juvenile
delinquency, group norms, family dysfunction, juvenile court
program, juvenile laws, regulations and guidelines which govern the
* The practical application of a variety of counseling
approaches, crisis intervention techniques, and individual and
family therapy; * Evaluating complaints against juveniles and in
reviewing plans of supervision; * Consulting effectively with other
professionals involved in the intervention process.
* Plan, assign, and supervise the work of professional
subordinate employees and interpret a wide range of laws and
regulations related to juvenile services; * Develop and maintain
relationships with parents and community agencies.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in a human services field such as social work,
psychology, counseling, or criminal justice with 25 semester hours
of coursework related to the human services field from an
appropriately accredited institution and four years of
progressively responsible experience in juvenile court
Master's degree in a human services field from an appropriately
accredited institution and three years of progressively responsible
experience in juvenile court counseling
an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Necessary Special Qualifications:
Applicants for positions designated as Juvenile Justice Officers
are subject to and must meet the hiring and training standards
established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and
Training Standards Commission, as defined in Title 12, Chapter 9 of
the NC Administrative Code, by the statutory authority of GS
Supplemental and Contact Information
The N.C. Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to
apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to
fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most
qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant
qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations
pertinent to the advertised position.
* Online applications are only accepted through
http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/. * To receive credit for all of your
work history and credentials, you must list the information on the
State of North Carolina application. Any information omitted cannot
be considered for qualifying credit.
Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited
Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD form
214, Certificate of Release or
Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.
During the online application process if additional
documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom
of Step 4 in the application process.
The NC Department of Public Safety must adhere to the United
States Department of Justice Final Rule on the "National Standards
to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape" under the Prison
Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards at 28 C.F.R. Part 115 Docket
No. OAG-131 RIN 1105-AB34. Refer
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prohibition requirements for all positions in the NC Department of
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If there are any specific questions to this posting, you may
contact DPS Human Resources at 919-324-6281.