Bell County
  • 17-Oct-2018 to 31-Dec-2018 (CST)
  • Juvenile Services
  • Belton, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Retirement, Vacation, Holidays, Health, Dental/Vision, Sick Time

Brief Job Description: 

Responsible for the day-to-day tasks of managing a department with over 130 employees and an operating budget with fixed and variable revenues.  Salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The Chief Probation Officer/Department Head reports to the Bell County Juvenile Board.


Essential Functions:

  1. Promotes a positive and productive work environment by using communication and team building techniques that includes staff in decision making; oversees the development of policies and procedures and the department's handbook; develops procedures to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of workload and has a liberal open door policy.
  2. Handles personnel management by interviewing and selecting candidates who are compatible with the organization's mission; supervises and evaluates staff; and coordinates and develops the organization chart.
  3. Oversees Bell County's Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program and facility; works collaboratively with contracted school districts for educational services; develops a memorandum of understanding with all Bell County school districts; oversees the Juvenile Detention Facility.
  4. Develops the department's budget by working with key funding sources and the County Auditor to address funding needs of the department and sustaining funding for special grants.
  5. Oversees Texas Juvenile Probation grants by writing and submitting Texas Juvenile Probation grants for contract approval, monitoring budgets, and ensuring that program objectives and performance targets are met.


Personal Skills:

People skills and effective communication strategies are of the first priority; ability to work with and manage employees, the public, and the Bell County Juvenile Board in a professional, polite and effective manner.


Education and Work Experience Minimums:

  1. Baccalaureate Degree required from an accredited university (Masters Degree preferred).
  2. Must have:
    • Minimum of one year of graduate study in criminology, corrections, counseling, law, social work, psychology, sociology, or related field OR
    • Ten years experience in full-time case work or counseling in a social service, community corrections or juvenile agency that deals with offenders or disadvantaged persons.
  3. Certified as a Juvenile Probation Officer (five years experience preferred).
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