Under the direction of the State Probation Administrator, the Deputy Probation Administrator -- Juvenile Services is responsible for highly complex administrative and supervisory work related to the many duties and functions of the Nebraska Probation System -- Juvenile Services. The person in this position is responsible for assisting with the development of long-range plans and programs, and monitoring the performance of various new and existing Probation programs and services to ensure achievement of their established goals and compliance with policy, procedures and state and federal laws. This highly professional position requires initiative and independent judgment as exercised in a broad framework of existing policies. Work is evaluated by the State Probation Administrator through conferences, personal observations, established performance measures and a review of work product. Performs related work as required.
This position assists the Probation Administrator in ensuring accuracy and quality in the delivery of programs and services to Probation’s juvenile justice population. Provides administrative direction to all Chief Probation Officers regarding juvenile justice issues. Provides consultative expertise to supervisory personnel regarding juvenile justice administration. Recommends, develops and implements new or revised juvenile justice programs and services. Manages and coordinates outside contracts for juvenile Probation services and programs. Assists the Probation Administrator in setting performance standards and developing outcome measures for juvenile services. Investigates and responds to complaints and concerns from citizens and other agencies. Monitors the progress and fidelity of the evidence-based district implementation plans and works directly with each of the Probation districts in the execution and future development of each plan. Provides technical support to the Probation districts to plan and incorporate evidence-based practices within each district taking into consideration rural and urban demographics, available services and probationer characteristics. Oversees juvenile placement options statewide to include detention, alternatives to detention, foster care, etc. Monitors compliance of Probation policies to measure progress, processes and outcomes of all juvenile justice services. Provides assistance and expertise in regard to annual Probation district evaluations. Collaborates with the other divisions of Probation Administration for the coordination of such needs as training, programming and data. Assists in the orientation of the Judiciary and Chief Probation Officers to juvenile justice service delivery within and outside of the Probation system.
This position assumes the duties of the Probation Administrator, as required or assigned including participation at state and national meetings and/or during the absence of the Probation Administrator. Monitors Probation districts’ performances and provides feedback to the district, State Probation Administrator and the Nebraska Supreme Court. Acts as project director and/or staff support regarding work-product tasks undertaken by committees, commissions, and task forces related to Probation. May serve as a liaison for the Probation system with state and local governmental entities and/or the public. Proposes to the Supreme Court rules and regulations necessary for the operation of the Probation System as directed by the Probation Administrator. Prepares and delivers testimony for legislative hearings as directed. Administers the direction of program functions through long- and short-range planning and research. Considerable knowledge of modern Probation principles and practices, with emphasis on Juvenile Services. Experience in applying and interpreting agency policies, technical directives, and state and federal standards for delivery of services.
Ability to analyze, implement and evaluate operational processes within an organization. Ability to initiate projects and manage multiple projects/deadlines simultaneously, and work under pressure to meet deadlines. Ability to research, recommend and implement Probation initiatives. Some travel may be required.
A Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from an accredited college or university is required. Advanced degree with major course work in applicable areas such as human services management, political science, criminal/juvenile justice, business management, public administration or behavioral science is preferred. Seven or more years of progressively responsible and expansive Probation or public administrative experience is desired. Executive-level experience in progressively responsible and varied office management or staff work in a public or private organization, including experience in management, budgeting and procurement, may be substituted for an advanced college degree on a year-for-year basis. Minimum of three years’ experience supervising multiple programs, and/or personnel.
The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required. A State of Nebraska application for employment must be received by the closing date/time.
Notify the Administrative Office (402-471-4140) for special accommodations relating to the American with Disabilities Act. For persons with hearing impairment, please call the Nebraska Relay System, 7-1-1. AA/EOE.