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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2173 - EO Detention Officer Supervisor

Job Description

GRADE: 313

Under general supervision; performs work of considerable difficulty in supervising, assigning and coordinating the work of subordinate work groups and the activities of residents confined in the DuPage County Youth Home; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class is responsible for the operation of an assigned shift within the DuPage County Youth Home. Work requires the application of considerable knowledge of the basic behavioral sciences such as criminal justice, psychology, sociology, and social work; and must have thorough knowledge of the Juvenile Court Act as well as the policies and procedures related to the Act, which operates in the 18th Judicial Circuit Court. The work of an employee in this class is subject to general direction of the Youth Home Assistant Superintendent(s).

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.

• Plans, supervises, and assigns work of subordinate work groups at the DuPage County Youth Home
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Controls and maintains security in the Home; monitors residents’ activities
• Ensures that all doors are locked; checks for functioning of fire and smoke alarm systems and control panel
• Ensures that all rules and procedures are carried out and that all paperwork for the Court and other social agencies is properly completed; and that no laws or rights are violated
• Counsels and tutors residents
• Conducts physical education programs as required
• Attends management meetings
• Assists in program planning and monitoring of existing programs
• Orients student interns
• Maintains records
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs, evaluates and adjusts grievances for all assigned positions
• 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:
• Professional methods of handling socially maladjusted and emotionally disturbed youth
• Dynamics of normal and abnormal adolescent behavior
• Care and management of groups of incarcerated youth
• Local juvenile court procedures as they apply to detention
• Illinois Juvenile Court Acts and the laws pertaining to the detention and handling of juvenile offenders.
• 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:
• Observing, diagnosing and properly recording behavior patterns of individuals
• Sound security measures
• 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 the Behavioral Sciences or related field and 3-5 years’ experience in child care or corrections work; 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.