Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #14-0058

Fairfax County Application Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270, Fairfax, VA 22035


Juvenile Detention Center,
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

Job # 14-0058

$62,816 to $83,755  (Grade S27)

Position is administrative in nature with supervisory and operational tasks. Oversees the Transportation Unit to ensure that operating procedures are followed and security is maintained. Identifies program needs and develops, implements and monitors policy and procedures specific to the operation of the Detention Center. Ensures program compliance with the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice Regulations and JDC policy and procedure. Provides supervision to assigned staff, conducts performance evaluations, ensures staff adherence to policy and procedure and provides staff with training and guidance in the performance of their duties. Participates in new hire selection process and training as needed, oversight supervision of the Volunteer Program, performs liaison functions with other county agencies, parents, probation counselors and allied professionals involved with detained youth. Ensures that program standards are maintained through quality control utilizing a variety of methods including the review of resident records, database maintenance, court order review and other information to ensure program compliance with DJJ standards. Meets residents' needs by responding to non-behavioral grievances and requests by interfacing with residents, parents/guardians and allied professionals. Represents the FJDC in Court Hearings, Court Detention Review meetings, Gang Response Committee meetings and other committee meetings as required. Coordination of the Mental Health Unit Services, compliance with PREA standards and other specialized programming and services as identified. Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Assistant Superintendent for Detention Services.



Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a master's degree in social/behavioral sciences, law enforcement, or education; plus three years of professional experience in probation/court services work.



The appointee to this position will be required to complete a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, a criminal background check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer as a condition of hiring and periodically thereafter. Must have a valid driver's license in state of residence. Must undergo a medical screening prior to starting work. TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter. First Aid and CPR certifications, Medication Administration certification, Handle With Care (physical restraint procedures and techniques) certification required within a specified time frame after appointment and recertification annually thereafter.



Thorough knowledge of the code of Virginia as it relates to Juvenile Justice, Places of Confinement and Authorization to Detain. Supervisory and managerial experience within a secure juvenile facility. Thorough knowledge and experience with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) regulations governing Juvenile Secure Detention Centers. Experience auditing resident files to ensure compliance with policy, procedure and DJJ regulations. Experience with policy and procedure development. Knowledge and experience in managing adolescent mental health and behavioral concerns in a secure detention center. Experience and working knowledge of all aspects of the court system, including the intake process, probation and residential services. Should be a proven leader with excellent communication skills with emphasis on collaboration with other court service programs, agencies and allied professionals.



In addition to a panel interview, a written exercise may be administered.


To Apply:

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system.

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Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance; TTY 703-222-7314. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.


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Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.


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