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Criminal/Traffic Cashier Clerk - Douglas - Omaha
Deadline: Friday, August 29, 2014 | Salary: $2,168.32 - $2,641.89/month

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. County Court experience preferred. 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. Starting salary is $2168.32 - $2641.89 monthly plus excellent benefits.  Applications must be received no later than August 29, 2014.  

Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/  to fill out the State application. 

Bailiff/Courtroom Clerk - Lincoln - North Platte
Deadline: Friday, August 29, 2014 | Salary: $2,246.70 - $2,737.38/month

The Lincoln County Court is accepting applications for the position of Bailiff/Courtroom Clerk. This position is responsible and varied clerical work in liaison with the judges, the court clerk’s office and courtroom sessions. Work involves performing courtroom clerical duties and relieving judges of routine administrative duties.  A bailiff oversees and assists in the preparation of records and documents for each court session; acts as liaison for the judge with attorneys, court personnel and the public, escorts defendants and transports documents to the clerk’s office; and performs a variety of confidential, technical and general clerical tasks for the judges.

Requirements include education or experience sufficient to enable an individual to perform the duties and meet the knowledge, skills and abilities required including knowledge of legal terminology; knowledge of court procedure; knowledge of business English, spelling and punctuation; knowledge of office practices, equipment, and computer usage; and the ability to understand and carry out moderately complex oral and written instructions. Successful completion of on the job training in the use of JUSTICE (the statewide court computer system) will be required.  The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required. Starting salary is $2,246.70 to $2,737.38 based on experience with excellent benefits.  Applications must be received no later than August 29, 2014.        

Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/  to fill out the State application.                          

SPECIALIZED SUBSTANCE ABUSE SUPERVISION (SSAS) Officer - District 9 - GRAND ISLAND
Deadline: Friday, August 29, 2014 | 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.  


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

 

 

SPECIALIZED SUBSTANCE ABUSE SUPERVISION (SSAS) Officer -- Re-Posting - District 9 - Kearney Reporting Center
Deadline: Thursday, September 4, 2014 | 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.
ASSISTANT PROBATION OFFICER (Part-time) - District 2 - Nebraska City/Plattsmouth
Deadline: Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Salary: $15.76 - $19.20/hour

 

 

This is a highly responsible paraprofessional position under the close supervision of the Chief Probation Officer or designee.  Work includes the supervision and/or monitoring of clients including recreation, home, education, treatment and community activities. Work includes support and services to probation officers in a wide range of areas including supervision of persons on probation and preparation of investigative reports.   The person in this position would be involved in supervising medium and high-risk clients under the direction of a probation officer.  The person in this position would perform curfew checks, face-to-face contacts, and drug testing; oversee and/or assist in setting up community service and/or restitution; assist clients in program completion and skill development; assist in monitoring clients; assist clients in locating, applying for, and retaining employment; conduct record checks on various automated systems; be familiar with the Standardized Model and compile and send the required information to Registered Providers.  Position also desires knowledge of the criminal justice system, ability to identify unusual problems for resolution or referral to probation clients, knowledge of community and its resources and transfer appropriate information to officers, ability to meet recurring deadlines, ability to effectively organize time, set priorities, and work under stressful conditions.  

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 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 following knowledge, abilities, and skills.  All educational credits must be granted from an accreditation 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.

 

 

 

FULL-TIME RURAL IMPROVEMENT FOR SCHOOLING AND EMPLOYMENT (R.I.S.E.) PROGRAM SPECIALIST- GRANT FUNDED, AMERICORPS MEMBER SERVICE OPPORTUNITY - Re-Posting - District 11 - Office location is Lexington (working in Dawson County)
Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2014 | Salary: $1,008.33/month


This is an AmeriCorps, grant-funded, one year devoted service contract commitment.  AmeriCorps members can request enrollment on a one year contract basis for no more than four service years.  The Member will serve probationers focused on reducing recidivism through improving education, and employment opportunities; perform a variety of service duties ranging from teaching skills to adult and juvenile probationers focused on employment and education, facilitating curriculum based groups, developing community contacts and resources for jobs and training; networking with local colleges, school, and employers in order to explore employment and educational opportunities for probationers; and maintaining statistics of probationer achievement throughout and after program completion.  AmeriCorps members will be required to complete an average of 40 direct service hours per week for the length of their service year (September 1, 2014, through August 31, 2015) and a minimum completion of 1700 service hours to ensure receipt of the AmeriCorps national educational award in the amount of $5,645.00. 

Members must have completed 63 hours of college course work from an accredited college in social sciences, criminal justice, or related fields, which can be substituted with related work experience.  Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, criminal justice, or related fields preferred.  

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.  AmeriCorps Members do not receive a salary; the Member will receive a monthly living stipend in the amount of $1,008.33 per month.

AmeriCorps members are not considered state employees and will not receive benefits as do other state employees.  The benefits an AmeriCorps member will receive during the one year devoted service contract commitment includes the living stipend, educational award, 8 hours of personal leave per month, and 12 paid holidays during their service year, health insurance, childcare coverage (if qualified). This position closes September 5, 2014. Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/ to fill out the State application.

 


 

 

CASE MONITOR - District 2 - Papillion
Deadline: Monday, September 8, 2014 | Salary: $2,476.99 - $3,017.98/month

 
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.

 

SPECIALIZED PROBATION OFFICER (Juvenile) - District 9 - GRAND ISLAND
Deadline: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 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.

PROBATION OFFICER TRAINEE (Juvenile) - District 4J - Omaha
Deadline: Friday, September 12, 2014 | 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.

 

 

Director of the Office of Public Guardian - - Lincoln
Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014 | Salary: $76,352.00 - $93,027.00/year

The State Court Administrator is taking applications for the Director of the Office of Public Guardian.  Work responsibilities involve but are not limited to comprehensive oversight and responsibility for the implementation of Nebraska’s Public Guardianship Act (LB920); coordination with the Public Guardian Advisory Council, the Nebraska Supreme Court, and Administrative Office of the Courts and the Commission on Guardianships and Conservatorships. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the State Court Administrator and with direction from the Nebraska Supreme Court. Requirements include an advanced degree in Law, Psychology, Social Work, Gerontology, Public Administration or a related field plus three years of progressively responsible experience in program management.  Preferred: Juris Doctorate degree. 

Please visit http://www.statejobs.nebraska.gov/ to fill out the State application.

SPECIALIZED PROBATION OFFICER - District 9 - GRAND ISLAND
Deadline: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | 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.

Records Clerk - Sheridan - Rushville
Deadline: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Salary: $12.78 - $15.57/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.