Description of Work
- This is a repost; previous applicants need not reapply to be
considered for this position.*
This posting is located in Juvenile Court Services in Cumberland
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. Click here to 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!
Provides transportation and supervision for juveniles to and
from required destinations such as court hearings, detention
centers, youth development centers, residential placement, medical
appointments, and other required destinations. Monitor youth while
in secure custody during court as requested. Provide non-secure
transport to youth as authorized and when not in secure custody.
Monitor youth during all transportation trips. Staff will provide
crisis intervention, de-escalation, mediation or Restraint Control
Defense Tactic (RCDT) as needed and in accordance with Division
policy. Report to appropriate staff upon return from destination.
Ability to assess youth behavior and report the progress of youth
and communicate information to managers.
Conduct searches of vehicle for contraband prior to and after
each transport trip to prevent possible escapes or passing of
contraband. Restrain juveniles prior to transport according to
policy and training; Contact appropriate staff upon arrival at
destination for assistance to prevent escapes; De-escalate
situations using methods approved via policy. Staff will maintain
required reports of activities relating to the transportation and
oversight of the custodial supervision of each juvenile that is
served. Must demonstrate observation and report writing skills;
written custody information and electronic records related to the
behavior and security of youth under their supervision. Position
must maintain written and electronic records related to the
behavior and security of youth under their supervision.
Inspect vehicles regularly and maintain appropriate maintenance
(preventative service and inspection schedule) of vehicle fleet.
Maintain travel log for all trips made. Monitor gas, oil and tires
daily; contacting Transportation Manager and Motor Fleet Management
for authorization for repairs, if necessary. Conduct searches of
vehicle for contraband prior to and after each transport trip to
prevent possible escapes or passing of contraband. Restrain
juveniles prior to transport according to policy and training.
Other duties may include assisting with curfew checks, drug
screens, Electronic Monitoring alerts, provide safety and security
in districts as needed and other duties as authorized by
Selected applicant must attend and successfully complete
Juvenile Justice Officer Basic Training certification program
within a year of employment and maintain Criminal Justice
Certification. This position requires re-certification in Restraint
Control Defense Tactics (RCDT) and other required annual
Applicant must have a valid NC Driver's License or be willing to
obtain one within 90 days of employment.
Work hours for this position are M-F 8 am - 5 pm; flexible work
schedule at times including after hours which may include an
on-call rotation. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities /
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.
- Effective oral and written communication skills and the ability
to establish rapport and successfully interact with a variety of
- Possess visual acuity, alertness and awareness of surrounding
activities an to perform search of persons, places and
- Ability to apply the proper methods and procedures to
physically restrain juveniles and defend self if properly
- Ability to drive a motor vehicle safely and efficiently while
ensuring the safety of juveniles being transported.
- General knowledge of behaviors exhibited by adjudicated
- General knowledge of supportive counseling techniques. Minimum
Education and Experience Requirements
Associate's degree in a human services field, criminal justice
or related human services field from an appropriately accredited
High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and
two years of related human services experience
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
Selected applicant must attend and successfully complete and
pass the Juvenile Justice Officer Basic Training certification
program. The certification requires four weeks to complete and is
comprised of classroom and physically demanding training. This
training is carried out at regional training centers and requires
consecutive overnight stays. In addition the selected candidate
- Have or be able to obtain required documentation for
certification as a Juvenile Justice Officer (i.e. a diploma).
- Pass a Criminal Background check
- Pass a Drug Screening test
- Pass a Psychological test
- Pass a Sexual Risk Screening test
- Pass a Physical
- Be a US citizen
- Be at least 20 years of age
- Have a valid driver's license
Information regarding required documentation and the JJO
certification requirements may be found on the NC Dept of Justice
website: click here.
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/.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application.
Embedded or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for
a completed application.
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials,
you must list the information on the State of North Carolina in the
Education and Work Experience sections of the application form.
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
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to
provide information regarding the status of your application over
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If there are any specific questions to this posting, you may
contact DPS Human Resources at 919-324-6281.