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Deputy Chief of Probation
 
JOB CODE:105155
 
PAY GRADE:2190
 
SALARY RANGE:$34,820 - $48,199
 
LOCATION OF WORK
City Court
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the departmental supervisor, acts in the capacity of assistant to a division head of Baton Rouge City Court performing highly responsible work of a coordinating and supervisory nature in the Probation division. Work involves assisting the division head in overseeing the services provided to the public and to the court, and assisting with the assignment, direction, coordination and evaluation of probationary and clerical services, drug lab operations and home incarceration program. Duties also involves assisting the Clerk of City Court/Judicial Administrator, or City Court Judges. Work involves the use of considerable independent judgment within established policies and guidelines. Supervision is exercised over a staff of professional and clerical personnel. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Supervises the work of a medium to large size professional and clerical staff in delivering probationary and related services, including the drug lab and home incarceration programs; initiating work routines, procedures and methods for efficient division operation. Assists with formulation and writing of policies and procedures affecting the probation and intake programs; executes and enforces policies and procedures; assists with maintaining and revising the division's policy manual; assists with developing, revising and maintaining division forms. Provides supervision and guidance to subordinate supervisors; supervises casework activities, clerical support staff activities; intake activities and provides assistance as needed. Assists with in-service training session for staff. Reviews staff assignments, probation reports, intake assignments, division records and overall program effectiveness to assess utility of procedures and methods; recommends modifications when necessary. Assists in the research, planning and implementation of special programs and grant projects; supervises activities and maintains reports as related to probation division; assists with preparing and distributing division statistical reports. Interviews, makes recommendations for appointment, supervises, evaluates, trains and disciplines employees. Ensures compliance with state and citizen laws, rules, ordinances and regulations relating to the Probation Division.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of modern drug screening and home incarceration practices and programs. Knowledge of substance abuse, domestic violence and related problems, and characteristics in an individual with substance abuse or domestic violence behaviors. Knowledge of modern principles, practices and techniques of professional probation work. Knowledge of human behavior and adult psychology as related to the supervision and rehabilitation of the adult criminal offender. Knowledge of community resources and referral agencies. Knowledge of the principles of supervision. Knowledge of state laws and local ordinances related to adult probation. Knowledge of computer assisted, databases record keeping. Skill in the use of modern office equipment and in the use of standard computer applications. Ability to utilize community resources available for the treatment of the adult criminal offender. Ability to make decision within established policies and guidelines. Ability to establish effective working relationship with others. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, in writing and orally. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, corrections, law, social work, psychology, or similar field, and four years experience in professional probation work, including two years supervisory experience.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
None.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.