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Director of Probation Services Job Description

Job Series: Director of Probation Services
FLSA status: Excluded
OCC Group: JEXC
Job code: R43130
Original signature of State Court Administrator approval available in the Human Resources Division, signed 7/23/01.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Directs the Probation Services Division of the State Court Administrator's Office.
 
DISTINGUISHING FACTORS
The Director of Probation Services classification is distinguished from other classifications by ensuring the coordination and standardization of practices of probation for the Colorado Judicial Department. Supervision is received from the State Court Administrator.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Initiates, designs, develops, and implements contemporary business and management practices for the Colorado Judicial Branch probation departments.
 
Directs various management programs for the Colorado Judicial Branch including: research, evaluation, specialized programs, training, and other special management programs such as probation advisory committee activities, long range planning, and grant programs.
 
Consults and collaborates with various levels of Judicial Branch employees, other state agencies, members of the general assembly and staff, the public, press, attorneys, private vendors, and corporate entities.
 
Prepares reports to the general assembly regarding programs, and footnote responses.
 
Develops program budget priorities regarding staff need, program needs, and interagency funding.
 
Responsible for recruitment, selection and termination of Probation Services staff.
 
Establishes expectations and provides employee performance feedback on an on-going and annual basis. Assists subordinates in establishing goals. Evaluates subordinates' goal achievement through conferences or informal meetings. Makes decisions regarding subordinate's employment probationary/trial period.
 
Provides for orientation and on-going training, mentoring and coaching to subordinates. Makes provisions for subordinates to attend outside training. 
 
Assigns duties and responsibilities to division staff; develops and establishes procedures for operating and maintaining required administrative systems.
 
Attends meetings and training as required.
 
Performs other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages multiple operations or programs. Plans, provides broad direction, establishes standards, and evaluates operations for diverse programs. Has significant latitude in personnel decisions.
 
QUALIFICATIONS   
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential functions satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelors degree in business administration, judicial administration, public administration, criminal justice, social sciences, law or related field. Advanced degree preferred. Six years of professional, administrative, supervisory, or management experience is required.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
This position is subject to many interruptions and may be required to handle multiple calls and inquiries at once. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
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