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SECRETARY I - District 12 - CHADRON
Deadline: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | Salary: $1,946.64 - $2,202.45/month


Entry-level clerical position.  Ability to type letters and reports from dictation or rough draft, copy confidential file material, complete various required forms. Receptionist, answer phone, greets public/clients/judges/attorneys.  Operate office machines including computers.  Graduation from high school or its equivalent. Experience or training performing office support functions.

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.   Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/ to fill out the State application.

 

 

SPECIALIZED PROBATION OFFICER - District 3A - Lincoln
Deadline: Thursday, April 24, 2014 | Salary: $3,329.43 - $3,766.96/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.

 

PROBATION OFFICER TRAINEE - District 10 - Holdrege
Deadline: Thursday, April 24, 2014 | Salary: $2,740.76 - $2,951.50/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.

 

 

SECRETARY I - District 5 - York
Deadline: Thursday, April 24, 2014 | Salary: $1,946.64 - $2,202.45/month

Entry-level clerical position.  Ability to type letters and reports from dictation or rough draft, copy confidential file material, complete various required forms. Receptionist, answer phone, greets public/clients/judges/attorneys.  Operate office machines including computers.  Graduation from high school or its equivalent. Experience or training performing office support functions.

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.   Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/ to fill out the State application.

 

 

 

 

CASE MONITOR (Part-time) - District 10 - Hastings
Deadline: Thursday, April 24, 2014 | Salary: $13.00 - $14.71/hour

 
Under direct supervision of the Chief Probation Officer or designee, this is a highly responsible paraprofessional position.  Work involves monitoring and coordinating activities associated with the supervision of administrative and low-risk Probation cases, assisting probation officers in preparing investigative reports and alleged probation violations, coordinating and administering client assessments, arranging and conducting alcohol and drug testing of clients, initiating and monitoring treatment referrals as well as payment of fines, restitution, and community service.  May meet with clients to obtain background information and assess appropriate levels of supervision, obtain demographic, criminal, and driving histories on clients, explain terms of probation to clients and make appropriate referrals consistent with court order, supervise assigned administrative and minimum-risk cases, maintain appointment schedules and prepare chronological case notes on clients, work closely with judges, court personnel, and referral agencies. Graduation from high school or equivalent plus education or experience that will enable the employee to possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Knowledge of Probation system policies and procedures; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to organize time, set priorities and work under stressful conditions; knowledge of legal terminology and general court procedures; working knowledge of NPACS. Experience or training performing office support functions.  

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.  Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/ to fill out the State application.

 

 

PROBATION OFFICER TRAINEE (Juvenile) - District 4J - Omaha
Deadline: Monday, April 28, 2014 | Salary: $2,740.76 - $2,951.50/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.

 

 

Records Clerk - Douglas - Omaha
Deadline: Monday, April 28, 2014 | Salary: $11.79/hour

The Douglas County Court is taking applications for three full time Records Clerks. (one/Probate, two/Civil) These are entry level clerical positions. Work involves performing a variety of clerical duties including responding to routine inquiries, filing, typing, data entry and other general office work. Requirements include typing skills, computer and data entry skills, and experience in following oral and written instructions. The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required. Beginning salary is $11.79 per hour plus benefits. All applications must be received on or before April 28, 2014.

JUVENILE INVESTIGATIONS ASSISTANT - District 4J - OMAHA
Deadline: Monday, April 28, 2014 | Salary: $2,484.47 - $2,810.95/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.

An associate’s degree from an accredited 2-year college or 63 hours of course work from an accredited 4-year college; knowledge of the criminal/juvenile justice system; a bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college and probation-related experience preferred, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, abilities and skills.  All educational credits must be granted from an accredited institution approved by the U.S. Dept. of Education.

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required. Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/ to fill out the State application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treatment Probation Officer (Juvenile) - District 3J - Lincoln
Deadline: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | Salary: $3,495.90 - $3,955.29/month

This position serves under the authority of the Chief Probation Officer and is responsible for the supervision of substance abuse clients. Responsible for the day-to-day activities of substance abuse clients in the community and communicate with local providers and stakeholders. The position possesses the same statutory responsibilities and authority as a traditional, community-based intervention probation officer or SSAS officer.   Facilitate the treatment process of clients which may include attending treatment groups and communicating with providers under the guidelines of the Standardized Model.  Evaluate substance abuse clients; match substance abuse clients’ needs to the appropriate treatment modality or service; establish appropriate case plans for clients; participate in specialized training that addresses the supervision of specialized clients; create partnerships with stakeholders in the community; interpret data as it applies to successful performance standards for clients; involve clients in early stages of behavioral changes through targeted treatment; facilitate groups which may include cognitive restructuring, skill building, life skills enhancement and general education of clients; conduct interviews and investigations as required by law or a court; cooperate with and render assistance to other probation officers.  Working knowledge of Standardized Model cognitive skill building, relapse prevention, motivational interviewing, and social learning theory; ability to communicate effectively; ability to acquaint oneself with judges, court staff, school personnel, mental health facilities, alcohol and drug programs, vocational rehabilitation programs; ability to assess individual and group behavior; motivate clients toward self-improvement using evidence-based practice skills.  Due to the nature of this work, the position requires flexible scheduling and non-traditional working hours.

Meet basic requirements for selection as a senior probation officer. The requirements consist of conducting and preparing of presentence investigations, supervision of clients, conducting drug/alcohol tests on clients as required, being available for speaking engagements and consultation with community groups; demonstrating proper use of all Probation forms and other necessary paperwork; be knowledgeable of district functions and individual duties of each staff member; exercise the authority to arrest and detain clients in accordance with Nebraska statutes; testify in court, demonstrate a positive ongoing working relationship with the court system, other criminal justice agencies, and community providers; demonstrate a keen understanding of available community resources and services; demonstrate expertise in conducting and preparing all types of reports; demonstrate expertise in supervising clients, demonstrate willingness to obtain advanced training, demonstrate excellent writing and oral communication skills. 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. Licensed in the State of Nebraska as a Mental Health Practitioner, Clinical Social Worker or Alcohol and Drug Counselor. 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.

 

 

PROBLEM-SOLVING COURT COORDINATOR - District 1 - Wilber
Deadline: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | Salary: $3,670.69 - $4,153.04/month

This is a supervisory position with the drug treatment court and oversees the duties and functions of the court as well as provides supervision to the drug court participants.  Is responsible for the daily operations of the drug treatment court, responsible for the implementation of the drug court policies and procedures; updates policies and procedures regularly; provide ongoing training; establish collaborative working relationships with alcohol and chemical dependency providers, health and human service delivery staff, and other ancillary agencies. Serve as the district’s substance abuse services technical consultant, prepare and share current and updated information regarding substance abuse services; target clients appropriate for the drug treatment court; prepare and maintain drug treatment court budget; be able to communicate with people from all walks of life; demonstrate ability to work well with the court system and other criminal justice agencies; attend local, regional and state criminal justice planning councils and training conferences; ability to interpret the drug treatment court to the public through speaking engagements and consultation with community groups.  

Advanced degree and considerable experience preferred. Graduation from a four year accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social work, or related field plus experience in the mental health, substance abuse or correctional field, including some supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the desirable knowledge, abilities, and skills.  Licensed in substance abuse counseling (LADC) and extensive experience in the substance abuse treatment field may be substituted for the education requirement.   

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.   Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/ to fill out the State application

 

 

Criminal/Traffic Cashier Clerks - Douglas - Omaha
Deadline: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | Salary: $12.38/hour

The Douglas County Court in Omaha is accepting applications for a Criminal/Traffic Cashier Clerk. Under the supervision of a Division Manager, work involves continuous contact with the public in receiving high volume payments for fines and fees collected by the county court, issuing receipts, setting trial dates, and responding to inquiries. Other duties include balancing cash daily; data entry of court information and payments; and sorting and filing of court records.  REQUIREMENTS: Bookkeeping or cashiering experience, as well as general clerical training with some experience in processing and accounting for large sums of money; experience in operating a computer, calculator and other standard office equipment; and good communication skills. Successful completion of training in JUSTICE (the statewide computer system) will be required on the job. The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required. Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/  to fill out the State application. 

DIRECTOR OF JUVENILE PLACEMENT - - Office of Probation Administration, Lincoln
Deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014 | Salary: $5,119.38 - $6,085.32/month

This is a highly professional position which administers all aspects of out-of-home placements for juvenile justice programming.  Serves as a leader for juvenile justice on behalf of the Office of Probation Administration.  This position reports to the Deputy Probation Administrator for Juvenile Services and is responsible for the creation, oversight, implementation and quality assurance of new and existing out-of-home services and delivery standards. Work includes the evaluation and investigation of out-of- home placements and making recommendations concerning juvenile justice placement services. Work at this level involves staff management, the application of standards and the quality assurance of statewide placement options.  Direction is received from the Deputy Probation Administrator for Juvenile Services who reviews work through reports and evaluation of operational results; however, the employee is expected to exercise a high degree of initiative and judgment in the performance of assigned responsibilities.

Develops and implements a placement continuum of care and associated standards.  Develops rules and regulations for placement services. Develops and recommends innovative strategies concerning access to placement services, intake alternatives, and disposition placement options, related to juvenile and restorative justice.  Develops, implements and evaluates out-of-home placements and programming concerning for juveniles. Develops and implements quality assurance best practice standards statewide. Implements Probation Administration’s juvenile justice priorities. Provides education to stakeholders on emerging issues surrounding the placement of juveniles in out-of-home care. Monitors and ensures compliance with Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and state and federal standards as it relates to juveniles in out-of- home care. Develops and monitors grants and provides technical assistance to probation districts including county aid and other Nebraska Crime Commission or federal grant applications.  Monitors expenditures to ensure payment standards are met. Collaborates with the Department of Health and Human Services to facilitate licensure and access to juvenile justice services.  Provides technical assistance to Probation Administration in the preparation of budget and policy items involving  juvenile placement issues. Works closely with each Probation district in the implementation of service delivery continuum of care plans for juveniles.  Recommends curriculum and training to JBE Director and Probation Education Manager for judges, probation officers and stakeholders concerning juvenile justice placement issues.

Knowledge and skill in strategic planning processes, behavioral health services, the principles of continuous quality improvement, and basic budgeting and cost accounting processes. Knowledge of the existing issues concerning juvenile justice in Nebraska’s juvenile justice system as well as what is occurring nationally.

Skilled at developing quality written reports and products, including writing of policies and procedures.  Demonstrated ability in supervising and/or leading professional and support staff.  Demonstrated ability to work diplomatically and skillfully with a variety of stakeholders including victims, elected officials, behavioral health consumers, substance abuse treatment service consumers, probationers, providers, justice system professionals, clinicians, and administrators; skilled at working in a political environment. Ability to initiate projects, work independently with minimal supervision, and provide training to multiple local, state, national stakeholders.

Possess a considerable understanding of: Evidence-based principles and practices for juveniles, restorative justice practices, staff selection, training, and program development, establishing and evaluating performance measures, juvenile placement services, fiscal administration, strategic planning, juvenile justice as it relates to crime in Nebraska, organization and operation of the Nebraska State Probation and Department of Health and Human Services systems, fundamental management principles.  Extensive travel may be involved.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the social/behavioral sciences, criminal justice, education, human services administration or related area or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities.   Preferred experience: 5 years in an oversight position involving working within juvenile justice, criminal justice and the courts, policy and program development, juvenile placement service delivery.

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required. Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/ to fill out the State application.

 

                                                                                                           

 

 

Records Clerk (part-time) - Sheridan - Rushville
Deadline: Monday, May 5, 2014 | Salary: $11.23/hour

The Sheridan County Court is taking applications for a part time (.6) Records Clerk position.  This is an entry level clerical position. Work involves a variety of general office duties including responding to routine inquiries, filing, typing and computer functions under the supervision of the Clerk Magistrate of the Sheridan County Court. Requirements include education or experience sufficient to perform the duties and meet the knowledge, skills and abilities required.  The ability to speak Spanish is preferred but not required. Successful completion of “on the job training” in JUSTICE (the statewide computer system) will be required.  Beginning hourly salary rate is $11.23.  All applications must be received on or before May 5, 2014.

 

 Please visithttp://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/ to fill out the State electronic application.