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Drug Technician - District 4J - Omaha
Deadline: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Salary: $1,966.75 - $2,396.29/month

Responsible for conducting drug/alcohol screens utilizing various sanctioned testing methodologies, collecting and disposing of urine specimens, maintaining accountability for specimen identification, communicating on a regular basis with probation staff and documenting results of drug/alcohol testing for case files, testifying in court regarding positive drug/alcohol screens, and collecting statistics pertaining to drug/alcohol screens for submission to the Administrative Office of Probation.  Prior experience working with client populations helpful as is substance abuse or chemical testing training.  Ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients, capable of organizing and prioritizing daily work activities. Graduation from high school or its equivalent and successfully complete required training associated with drug/alcohol screening methodologies.  

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required. 

 

Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/ to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

 

Assistant Probation Officer (Juvenile Investigations) - District 4J - Omaha
Deadline: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Salary: $2,730.89 - $3,327.32/month

This position is under the direct supervision of the Chief Probation Officer or designee. The person in this position must maintain a high level of ethics and serve as a role model for juveniles. Work includes support of probation officers conducting investigations and supervision by engaging families to assess their ability to access services.  This position is involved in the interviewing and investigating families regarding their financial situations and assisting them in building on-going supports. Work may also include other duties in support of the investigation stage and/or the transition of a juvenile to active probation supervision, under the direct supervision of a probation officer. Perform assigned tasks as required.  Assignment of this position within a district is at the Probation Administration’s discretion and contingent upon the unique needs of the district.

This position assists probation officers in performing court-ordered investigations; assists probation officers in obtaining family information, by in person and/or phone interviews; assists in accessing on-going financial support for services such as Medicaid, Kids Connect, Title IV-E, private insurance and community-based assistance; facilitates application for the use of funding such as Medicaid, Title IV-E etc.; enters documentation into the Nebraska Probation Information System; works closely with court personnel, referral agencies and other staff; maintains appointment schedules and prepared case notes on juveniles; assists probation officers in obtaining additional case, background, victim impact and other collateral information, including, but not limited to family members, educators and employers; maintains contact with community resources and transfer appropriate information to probation officers; engages juveniles in obtaining background and collateral information for the purposes of preparing investigative reports; assists with necessary computer set-up information, monitors database information for accuracy, and alerts staff regarding releases, extensions, violations, or terminations; attends court hearings; conducts records checks on various automated systems, including Nebraska Probation Information System, CJIS, JUSTICE and Medicaid eligibility; reports all hazardous incidents encountered in the course of duty to the supervisor, the Chief Probation Officer, and/or the court.

This position shall have knowledge of the funding streams utilized for services within the juvenile justice system; be familiar with the Standardized Model and able to administer secondary assessment tools, as well as compile and send the required information to Registered Providers; be able to apply family-centered practice principles and motivational interviewing while engaging families; be able to analyze information in relation to possible service and funding barriers. Some travel may be required.  Sitting behind a computer for extended periods of time.

REQUIREMENTS:  Associate's degree from an accredited 2-year college or 63 hours of course work from an accredited 4-year college. All educational credits must be granted from an accredited institution approved by the U.S. Dept. of Education.

PREFERRED: Bachelor's degree from an accredited 4-year college and probation-related experience. The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.

Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/ to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

Problem-Solving Court Probation Officer - District 12 - Gering
Deadline: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Salary: $3,659.65 - $4,458.93/month

This position is responsible for the supervision of problem-solving court participants and serves under the authority of the Problem-Solving Court Coordinator. Work involves supervision and case management of problem-solving court clients and is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the clients in the community. Communication with providers and stakeholders will also be required. Work will also include coordinating the treatment process for clients which may include attending treatment groups, establishing an appropriate case plan for each participant, creating partnerships with identified community stakeholders, creating a comprehensive network of community-wide resources, completing investigations as required, supervising participants in accordance with the rules and regulations of the problem-solving court, advising the problem-solving court team of probation violations of the conditions ordered. Ability to communicate effectively; assess individual and group behavior; assess substance abuse, criminogenic needs and criminal involvement; motivate clients toward self-improvement using evidence-based practice skills.

Bachelor’s degree in the social/behavioral sciences, criminal justice or related field and four years’ experience in a related field with extensive experience working with substance abusing clients. Four (4) years’ service as a probation officer preferred or Master’s degree in criminal justice or social/behavioral sciences preferred. Evening work required.

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.

Please visit  http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/ to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

Drug Technician - District 9 - Grand Island
Deadline: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | Salary: $1,966.75 - $2,396.29/month

Responsible for conducting drug/alcohol screens utilizing various sanctioned testing methodologies, collecting and disposing of urine specimens, maintaining accountability for specimen identification, communicating on a regular basis with probation staff and documenting results of drug/alcohol testing for case files, testifying in court regarding positive drug/alcohol screens, and collecting statistics pertaining to drug/alcohol screens for submission to the Administrative Office of Probation.  Prior experience working with client populations helpful as is substance abuse or chemical testing training.  Ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients, capable of organizing and prioritizing daily work activities. Graduation from high school or its equivalent and successfully complete required training associated with drug/alcohol screening methodologies.  

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required. 

 

Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/ to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

Specialized Probation Officer (Juvenile) - District 9 - Grand Island
Deadline: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | Salary: $3,787.32 - $4,614.48/month

This position serves under the authority of the Chief Probation Officer and is responsible for the supervision of the highest risk to re-offend clients.  This position provides case management and supervises the activities of probationers in the community, collaborates with providers and stakeholders important to a client’s success and requires flexible, individualized work scheduling that is caseload driven. This position will participate in the treatment process of clients and is engaged in the probationer’s treatment through regular and on-going communication with treatment providers and through attendance at treatment groups and facilities. Assists in the development of relapse prevention plan. Develops needed community resources and creates and maintains partnerships with identified community stakeholders.  Is connected to the community by way of field work in the form of regular and on-going visits to probationer’s home, treatment, school, employment, support group, 12-step, group home, and team meetings. Assists in developing positive, ongoing client support systems.  Works as the caseload and needs of the client’s on the caseload dictate, which may include a significant number of meaningful non-traditional hours, including weekend or holiday hours.

This position is engaged in programming and the well-being of a Reporting Center or Service Center if applicable.  Facilitates groups which may include, but not be limited to, topical, supervision groups, cognitive programs or skill building, life skills enhancement and general education of clients.  Conducts and prepares for submission to the court or other entities various reports to include presentence (PSI) investigations, PSI Updates, predisposition (PDI) investigations, supervision overviews, alleged probation violation reports and various other types of written correspondence.  Interprets data as it applies to successful performance standards for probationers and evaluates data in relationship to best practices and evidence-based standards.   This position has the same statutory authority and responsibilities as a probation officer which includes the authority to arrest and/or detain probationers as necessary.

This position shall meet the basic requirements as a Probation Officer. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, criminal justice, or related fields with at least two years of experience providing case management and/or completion of investigations in a community corrections based program or agency. Some positions may require specific knowledge or experience, or established progress toward certain degrees or licensure. Ability to match the client’s needs to the appropriate treatment modality or service, i.e., substance abuse, mental health, medical, housing, employment and educational services, etc. Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to Probation work and functions and procedures of courts involved. Knowledge of community resources.  Interacts confidently and competently with individuals and groups at all levels. Makes well-reasoned decisions in a timely manner, sometimes in situations where there are no standard procedures.  Demonstrates sound decision-making/critical thinking skills. 


The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.  Salary ranges from $3,787.32 to $4,614.48 per month. This position closes March 10, 2015.

Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/ to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

Probation Officer Trainee (Juvenile) - District 3J - Lincoln
Deadline: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | Salary: $2,767.41 - $3,371.82/month

This is an entry-level position.  Work involves writing presentence/predisposition reports and/or supervising clients placed on probation, as well as conducting juvenile intake interviews as needed. 


Requirements include graduation from college with a bachelor's degree in the social sciences, criminal justice or related fields; ability to write the required reports, case plans, chronological notes; ability to communicate verbally with clients, judges, school personnel, law enforcement, families; ability to read and interpret police reports, mental health evaluations, chemical evaluations; ability to maintain workload of writing reports and supervising clients; appear in court; ability to motivate clients toward self-improvement.  

 

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.  

 

Please visit  http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/ to fill out the State application.  The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

Specialized Substance Abuse Supervision Officer (SSAS) - District 4A - Omaha
Deadline: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | Salary: $3,787.32 - $4,614.48/month

This professional position is primarily responsible for the supervision of the high-risk felony drug client under the authority of the Nebraska State Probation System or the Nebraska Parole System.  The SSAS officer shall develop programming for the high-risk client and be responsible for the day-to-day activities of these clients in the community.  SSAS officers shall communicate with providers and stakeholders within the community.  Due to the nature of the work, this position requires flexible scheduling and non-traditional working hours. This position has the same statutory authority and responsibilities as a traditional and Community-Based Intervention senior probation officer in addition to the following responsibilities.  

Responsibilities to include supervision of high-risk felony drug clients from both the Probation and Parole systems; develop a team supervision approach with the SSAS client's referral source;  facilitate groups which may include, but not be limited to, cognitive restructuring, cognitive skill building, life skills enhancement, and general education of clients; participate in the treatment process of the clients which may include, but not be limited to, attend treatment groups and communicating with providers under the guidelines of the Standardized Model; ability to match the SSAS client's needs to the appropriate treatment modality or service; establish an appropriate case plan which will incorporate stages of change and criminogenic factors; develop a day and evening reporting center within the community and incorporate community providers into the programming being conducted in this center; participate in specialized training that addresses supervising specialized clients; create a comprehensive network of community-wide resources; visit programs and engage providers; involve the client in the early stages of behavioral changes through targeted treatment.

Skills and abilities include being able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the Standardized Model, cognitive skill building, relapse prevention, motivational interviewing, and social learning theory, and other appropriate specialized skills; demonstrating skills and abilities in establishing, promoting, and maintaining positive working relationships with the court system, other criminal justice agencies, local or regional stakeholders, and treatment providers;  being able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrate the ability to interpret data.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, criminal justice, or related fields with at least three years of experience providing case management and/or completion of investigations in a community corrections based program or agency. Meets the basic requirements as a probation officer.

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required. 

 

Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/ to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

Assistant Probation Officer—Juvenile Transportation (Part-Time) - District 4J - Omaha
Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2015 | Salary: $15.76 - $19.20/hour

This is a highly responsible paraprofessional position under the direct supervision of the Chief Probation Officer or designee.  Work includes the transportation and/or monitoring of probationers, including to recreational, home, educational, treatment and community activities.  The person in this position must maintain a high level of ethics and serve as a role model for juveniles and families that probation serves. Work includes support and services of probation officers in a wide range of areas, including supervision of probationers during a transport and documentation into the Nebraska Probation information system.   This person will be involved in transporting probationers and their support systems under the direction of a probation officer. 

Ability to coordinate daily/weekly transportation scheduling for the district; have a working knowledge of assigned street areas and ability to use a navigation system; assist probation officers in gathering case information; enter client data and case notes into Probation information system; perform vehicle pre- and post- trip inspections; maintains case notes on probationers; work closely with court personnel, referral agencies and other staff.

Assignment of this position within a district is at the discretion of the Office of Probation Administration and contingent upon the unique needs of the district.

REQUIREMENTS:  Must possess a valid Nebraska driver’s license with an acceptable driving record (no significant citations or incidents within the last seven (7) years).  Associate's degree from an accredited 2-year college or 63 hours of course work from an accredited 4-year college. All educational credits must be granted from an accredited institution approved by the U.S. Dept. of Education.

PREFERRED: Bachelor's degree from an accredited 4-year college and probation-related experience. The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required

The salary range is $15.76 to $19.20 per hour. This position closes March 13, 2015.

Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov  to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Specialized Probation Officer - District 6 - South Sioux City
Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2015 | Salary: $3,787.32 - $4,614.48/month

This position serves under the authority of the Chief Probation Officer and is responsible for the supervision of the highest risk to re-offend clients.  This position provides case management and supervises the activities of probationers in the community, collaborates with providers and stakeholders important to a client’s success and requires flexible, individualized work scheduling that is caseload driven. This position will participate in the treatment process of clients and is engaged in the probationer’s treatment through regular and on-going communication with treatment providers and through attendance at treatment groups and facilities. Assists in the development of relapse prevention plan. Develops needed community resources and creates and maintains partnerships with identified community stakeholders.  Is connected to the community by way of field work in the form of regular and on-going visits to probationer’s home, treatment, school, employment, support group, 12-step, group home, and team meetings. Assists in developing positive, ongoing client support systems.  Works as the caseload and needs of the client’s on the caseload dictate, which may include a significant number of meaningful non-traditional hours, including weekend or holiday hours.

This position is engaged in programming and the well-being of a Reporting Center or Service Center if applicable.  Facilitates groups which may include, but not be limited to, topical, supervision groups, cognitive programs or skill building, life skills enhancement and general education of clients.  Conducts and prepares for submission to the court or other entities various reports to include presentence (PSI) investigations, PSI Updates, predisposition (PDI) investigations, supervision overviews, alleged probation violation reports and various other types of written correspondence.  Interprets data as it applies to successful performance standards for probationers and evaluates data in relationship to best practices and evidence-based standards.   This position has the same statutory authority and responsibilities as a probation officer which includes the authority to arrest and/or detain probationers as necessary.

This position shall meet the basic requirements as a Probation Officer. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, criminal justice, or related fields with at least two years of experience providing case management and/or completion of investigations in a community corrections based program or agency. Some positions may require specific knowledge or experience, or established progress toward certain degrees or licensure. Ability to match the client’s needs to the appropriate treatment modality or service, i.e., substance abuse, mental health, medical, housing, employment and educational services, etc. Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to Probation work and functions and procedures of courts involved. Knowledge of community resources.  Interacts confidently and competently with individuals and groups at all levels. Makes well-reasoned decisions in a timely manner, sometimes in situations where there are no standard procedures.  Demonstrates sound decision-making/critical thinking skills. The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.

Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Bailiff/Courtroom Clerk - Lancaster - Lincoln
Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2015 | Salary: $2,246.70 - $2,737.38/month

The Lancaster County Court is accepting applications for the position of Bailiff/Courtroom Clerk. This is a responsible and varied clerical position working in liaison with the judges in the courtroom and the court clerk’s office. Work involves performing courtroom clerical duties and relieving judges of routine administrative duties, overseeing and assisting in the preparation of records and documents for each court session; acting as liaison for the judge with attorneys, court personnel and the public, escorting defendants and transporting documents to the clerk’s office; and performing a variety of confidential, technical and general clerical tasks for the judges. Minimum qualifications include graduation from high school or equivalent.  Preferred qualifications include two years’ experience working in the court system. The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required. Starting salary is $2,246.70 to $2,737.38 per month based on experience with excellent benefits.  Applications must be received no later than March 13, 2015.

 

Court Staff Education Director - - Lincoln
Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2015 | Salary: $59,823.00 - $72,899.00/year

The Administrator for Judicial Branch Education is taking applications for a Court Staff Education Director.  This position plans, organizes and implements a wide range of training activities for court employees in the judicial branch and manages training records, resources and supplies. Duties include working with committees to determine education needs; having input on resource needs for education, developing financial sources for meeting those needs and providing training to Court employees.  Other duties include overseeing distance learning resources and designing courses for statewide delivery; partnering with human resources and development colleagues branch wide to deliver collaborative programming; and overseeing a complete curriculum design for court employees.

Minimum Qualifications:  A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university is required.  Must have at least four years’ experience in the management of adult education programs or at least three years’ experience working within the Nebraska court system.   Desired: knowledge of “Learning Management” systems and educational technology tools; knowledge and experience with all aspects of instructional design, including: performing needs assessments, setting goals, establishing learning objectives, defining program content and structure, designing learning activities, creating effective materials and visual aids, and evaluating the program and excellent organizational and project management experience with a demonstrated ability to handle multiple complex projects.  Some travel with occasional work on weekends and holidays may be required.

 

Records Clerk - Douglas - Omaha
Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2015 | Salary: $12.78 - $15.57/hour

The Douglas County Court is taking applications for a full time Records Clerk position.  This is an entry level clerical position. Work involves a variety of general office duties including responding to routine inquiries, typing and computer functions under the supervision of the Clerk Magistrate of the Douglas County Court. Requirements include typing skills, computer and data entry skills and ability to follow oral and written instructions.  Minimum Qualifications:  High school graduation or equivalent. Preferred Qualifications:  One year of clerical OR any experience working in a county court.  The ability to speak Spanish is preferred but not required.  Other Qualifications:  Successful completion of “on the job training” in JUSTICE (the statewide computer system) will be required. Beginning hourly salary range is $12.775 to $15.565.  All applications must be received on or before March 13, 2015.

Judicial Branch Education Trainer - - Lincoln
Deadline: Monday, March 16, 2015 | Salary: $4,623.57 - $5,633.37/month

This is professional work providing education to Judicial Branch staff on a statewide basis. Education delivery will take place through live education and the use of a distance based education platform. Examples of Work: Provides input to the Judicial Branch Education Director for Probation regarding on-going strategic planning and the training needs of the Judicial Branch. Assists in creation of education needs assessment; assists in establishing education and training goals and objectives in conjunction with Judicial Branch Education staff. Provides on-site and computer based training to employees of the Judicial Branch. Assists in planning and developing education and programming for Judicial Branch staff; makes recommendations on outside resources, including speakers or reference materials which furthers learning objectives; evaluates group learning processes and accomplishment of learning objectives. Analyzes newly enacted laws and court rules for impact on educational training needs.

 

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university and considerable training and/or experience in the management of adult education programs.

 

Knowledge of the principles of adult education and curriculum design and development. Knowledge of modern principles and practices of employee training and development. Experience in the use of Distance Learning Technologies. Knowledge of Judicial Branch programs and functions preferred. Ability to design, organize, conduct and evaluate continuing education programs. Ability to assess, recommend and implement various program policies and procedures and initiate program improvements. Ability to use a high degree of initiative and independent judgment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people. Ability to communicate effectively.

 

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.

 

Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Drug Technician - District 3J - Lincoln
Deadline: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Salary: $1,966.75 - $2,396.29/month

Responsible for conducting drug/alcohol screens utilizing various sanctioned testing methodologies, collecting and disposing of urine specimens, maintaining accountability for specimen identification, communicating on a regular basis with probation staff and documenting results of drug/alcohol testing for case files, testifying in court regarding positive drug/alcohol screens, and collecting statistics pertaining to drug/alcohol screens for submission to the Administrative Office of Probation.  Prior experience working with client populations helpful as is substance abuse or chemical testing training.  Ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients, capable of organizing and prioritizing daily work activities. Graduation from high school or its equivalent and successfully complete required training associated with drug/alcohol screening methodologies.  

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required. 

 

Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov  to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.