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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2189 - EO Director of Probation

Job Description

Under administrative direction; performs work of unusual difficulty in supervising all divisions of the Department of Probation and Court Services, this position may also be known as the Director of Probation and Court Services; performs related work as required.

The employee in this class, ensures that the department operates in accordance to applicable statues, judicial policy and state procedures. Establishes goals and objectives for the department and develops policies and procedures to meet these goals. Administrative decisions are made within the guidelines established by State statutes and court rules. Work is performed under the administrative direction of the Chief Judge and the Court Administrator.

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.

• Oversees the operation of and provides direction and leadership to all divisions of Probation and Court Services Department.
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions. 
• Develops programs and services to meet the needs of the justice system.
• Seeks approval and funding for programs.
• Acts as liaison to County Board, the judicial system, County departments and the State.
• Develops and monitors budgets.
• Submits operating reports to the State.
• Develops annual plan.
• Educates self and staff about appropriate and effective correctional interventions.
• Develops and implements correctional strategies and services.
• Provides a safe and healthy custodial environment for juveniles detained.
• Provides the community and court a secure facility to temporarily detain juveniles.
• Educates judiciary and other criminal justice practitioners about effective correctional service delivery.
• Initiates criminal justice reforms to improve the system.
• 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:
• Public, legal or business administration procedures and practices
• State statutes, court rules and ordinances
• Casework philosophy, methods and practices, individual and group behavior, court social work and public relations
• literature in the field of court social work.

Skill in:
• Interpreting State statutes, court rules and ordinances and applying them to the procedures used in the department
• Developing and implementing short and long range goals and work plans for the department
• Planning, directing and supervising the activities of subordinate personnel
• Dealing effectively with others.

Ability to:
• Manage multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze and develop policies and procedures
• 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 department to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Direct, train and evaluate staff
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with co-workers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Supervises all divisions of the Department of Probation and Court Services.

Completion of a Master's degree in Management, Public Administration, Criminal Justice or Social Services and ten years experience in a related field including three years experience in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

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.

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.