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CLOSED: Lewis & Clark County Seeking Restorative Justice & Court Services Director

Posted Date: 
August 24, 2017

Position Details

Title:  Restorative Justice and Court Services Director
Status:  Regular, Full-time, Exempt
Pay:  $31.13/hour
Closing Date:  September 10, 2017

Under general supervision of the Director of Community Development and Planning, performs a variety of professional land use planning duties and coordinates the creation, amendments, and assessments of special districts.

Required Qualifications

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to at least a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or relevant field; at least two (2) years experience in a correctional, criminal justice, or community provider setting providing services to offenders; at least one (1) year supervisory experience.  A master’s degree in Criminal Justice or other relevant field is preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Define the structure, vision, and mission of the County’s Restorative Justice and Court Services Department;
  • Develop and implement department policies and procedures;
  • Define, evaluate, and ensure best practices in the areas of restorative justice, reoffense risk assessment, mental health screening, and any other program service implemented;
  • Implement diversion strategies for targeted criminal populations and for those identified with mental illness;
  • Oversee the actions and recommendations of the Citizens Advisory Council (CAC), the Lewis and Clark Mental Health Advisory Committee, and other community stakeholders;
  • Expand pre-trial services, integrate the Crisis Response Team efforts, establish early intervention, and prevention services;
  • Manage operations, staff, and activities of the Restorative Justice and Court Services Department;
  • Perform community outreach and education on the services offered;
  • Develop and oversee a comprehensive Offender Management System (OMI) for the purpose of measuring program effectiveness and cost benefit analysis for all programs under the Restorative Justice and Court Services Department;
  • Coordinate activities in the jail and activities with community organizations;
  • Connect victims to community, state, and national support services;
  • Create, monitor and improve services offered by the department, including, but not limited to, Early Intervention, Pre-Trial and Crisis Intervention, and Volunteer services;
  • Develop department budget and monitor expenses;
  • Provide information and updates regarding programs and services to county officials, service providers,  community support groups, and the general public;
  • Hire, train, evaluate, and discipline department staff;
  • Attend and participate in meetings as required;

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Examples of Knowledge

  • Restorative Justice principles and practices
  • Court processes, procedures and rules
  • Lewis and Clark County and department policies and procedures
  • Federal law, State law and County regulations relating to criminal justice, jail diversion and crisis intervention programs and services offered
  • Principles and practices of program management
  • Mental health,  criminal justice and human service resources
  • Supervisory practices and procedures

Examples of Skills and Abilities

  • Public sector budget management and contract management
  • Review, develop and implement policies, procedures, and operational plans
  • Organize resources and establish priorities
  • Direct, train, and supervise employees to facilitate a team environment
  • Use common office machines
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions
  • Prepare reports according to prescribed standards
  • Public speaking
  • Develop quality improvement measures, measure program outcomes
  • Increase community support and involvement in helping offenders before, during and after their contact with the criminal justice system
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Maintain confidentiality according to law and program guidelines
  • Use software programs and apply effectively to work processes

Special Requirements

Must pass criminal background check

Application Instructions

Applications for this position are accepted online only through our career portal at The following items are required along with the on-line application:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Closing date for this position is September 10th, 2017 at 11:00 PM.