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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2183 - EO Senior Probation Officer

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
UNION: AFSCME


POSITION SUMMARY
Under general supervision; performs work of considerable difficulty in professional casework, counseling and coordinating program development; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Employees in this class are performing more difficult assignments in the Department of Probation and Court Services. Work assignments include coordinating and evaluating program development to provide maximum casework service delivery, providing extended counseling to more difficult cases, acting as a lead officer in training new personnel or leading a counseling team. Work is subject to the supervision of the Probation Officer Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Coordinates program development and evaluation by monitoring programs and chairing task forces
• Reforms needs assessments, gathering resources information and obtaining input from staff to provide maximum casework service delivery
• Researches and gathers information the division deems necessary for program development; explains juvenile justice system and juvenile probation operations to police, schools and social service agencies to improve communications and relationships
• Participates with outside agencies in the development of cooperative programs and services
• Coordinates divisional public relations activities
• Plans and implements relevant training for staff; interviews, assesses and creates treatment plans for eligible families
• Writes reports
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs, evaluates and appeals of employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Planning and organizing work
• Utilizing relevant personality theory, casework method, supervision and consultation in social work practice
• Understanding laws and regulations
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Bachelor's degree in the behavioral sciences and two year’s experience in court social services work; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work will occur in an office and field environment. While performing the duties and responsibilities the employee maybe exposed to noxious odors, hoarding, unsanitary conditions, varying weather conditions, and other related conditions and situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess and maintain in good standing, a valid Illinois driver’s license.