Post Date: 08/19/2020
Close Date: 09/20/2020
The Corrections Counselor Lead is responsible for professional interviewing, counseling and investigative work with offenders in the Probation and Pretrial Release Division. Incumbents have lead worker responsibilities for Corrections Counselor positions in the County criminal justice system. Leads prioritize, assign, coordinate, monitor and evaluate work; provide assistance; resolve minor work or personnel problems; and make recommendations to the appropriate program manager(s) regarding performance evaluations, training, major job reassignments, and recruitment selection. Positions of this classification are engaged in programs such as Probation, Alternative Detention, Release on Own Recognizance, Supervised Release, Deferred Prosecution, Restitution, Work Crews, Jail Programs, Employment and Alternative Community Services.
Guidelines are available in the form of codes, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions. However, incumbents may be confronted with situations in which they must use considerable judgment in interpreting or applying guidelines. Incumbents may also analyze and evaluate existing guidelines, procedures and policies, recommending appropriate changes.
General guidance and supervision is received from a Program Manager, who makes assignments by defining objectives, priorities and deadlines and assists the incumbent with unusual situations or problems which do not have clear precedents.
Special projects are assigned by a Program Manager I on an individual basis as the need arises. The incumbent is expected to carry out the work independently, and exercise discretion and judgment in making daily decisions. Work is reviewed for timeliness, accuracy, thoroughness and compliance to court rules, regulations, guidelines and departmental policy.
This position is represented by Local 11 – OPEIU (Office and Professional Employees International Union, AFL-CIO).
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