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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2123 - EO Children’s Center Director

Job Description

GRADE: 315

Under general direction; performs work of considerable difficulty planning, organizing, directing, and reviewing the investigation of child sexual abuse cases in DuPage County and educating community professionals in sexual abuse awareness; performs related work as required.

The employee in this class serves as the Director of the DuPage County Children's Sexual Abuse Center with responsibility for overseeing all of the administrative functions as determined by the DuPage County Children's Sexual Abuse Center Governing Board policy and procedure. Supervision is exercised over personnel involved in the investigative process of all child sexual abuse cases in DuPage County including documentation and information management. Considerable latitude is permitted for independent action within the framework of board policy and procedure.

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.

• Supervises personnel involved in the investigative functions of the department including scheduling, staffing, and controlling the process
• Reviews reports and case files for content and accuracy
• Coordinates and chairs multi-disciplinary professional review team meetings
• Interacts with parties involved and advocates on their behalf
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Maintains departmental data base
• Writes, maintains, and administers grants
• Develops and administers budget
• Contributes to training/educational activities provided
• Prepares presentations/speeches and presents the objectives of the department to the public primarily for the purpose of fund raising
• Coordinates volunteers involved in fund raising activities
• Acts as community liaison; assists the governing board with projects as needed
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• 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.

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:
• Practices, procedures and principles of state law enforcement and intervention systems as they apply to child sexual abuse
• Grant administration and financial management principles.
• 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:
• Analyzing facts and in exercising sound judgment and in arriving at conclusions
• Investigative and statistical report writing
• Public speaking, program presentation and training.
• 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, 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

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a Bachelor's degree in state law enforcement or criminal justice and six years of directly related experience plus one year of supervisory experience or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

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.

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.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.