Director of Juvenile Detention
Application Deadline: April 27, 2018
Deputy Director of Juvenile Detention
anticipated hiring range upon starting the Deputy Director of Juvenile
Detention position, in Birmingham, Alabama, will be $78,548 - $100,441,
dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Deputy Director of Juvenile Detention directs the day-to-day operations of the
Jefferson County’s youth detention facility. The Jefferson County Youth
Detention Center is a 24-hour, seven day a week residential center for youth.
Detainees are between the ages of 9 and 18, have committed a felony, and have
been ordered by Family Court into detention. The Jefferson County Youth
Detention Center has an 80-bed capacity.
oversight of the facility’s operations, the Deputy Director of Juvenile Detention
is responsible for compliance with established laws and regulations and
providing care for detained youths. This includes tasks related to leading
juvenile detention officers and clerical staff in providing rehabilitative care
to juveniles; forging effective and collaborative relationships with the
community and other correctional agencies; and managing a safe, healthy, and
secure facility. The Deputy Director of Juvenile Detention directs the functional
operations of the Jefferson County Youth Detention Center, ensures that employees
have the necessary resources to accomplish goals, and assists the Director of
Juvenile Detention in the execution of his/her authority in planning,
organizing, directing, and evaluating the activities of the facility.
Bachelor’s degree in criminal
justice, corrections, public administration, public safety administration,
social or behavioral sciences, business administration, or related field
Held role with progressive
experience in a detention/correctional facility or with probation services
Held managerial role within a
detention/correctional facility or probation function
Experience managing a work unit
Experience implementing and
monitoring work unit strategy
Experience interacting with key internal
and external stakeholders
Experience working in environments
that require adherence to high professional and ethical standards
• Advanced degree in criminal justice, corrections, public
administration, public safety administration, social or behavioral sciences,
business administration, or related field
• Held role with progressive exposure to juvenile or youth
• Experience working with, or knowledge of, court and
• Experience working with, or knowledge of, state and/or
federal regulations relating to juveniles
• Experience building community relations, such as holding
public forums, creating community-based programs, and working with local
• Experience working with, or knowledge of, audit compliance
for a detention/correctional facility.
Application and Selection Process:
applicants should learn more about Jefferson County and its county government
at www.jccal.org. Qualified applicants should submit
applications and resumes online by visiting www.jobsquest.org or https://www.pbjcaljobs.org/postings/70745.
Jefferson County Human Resources Department has tentatively scheduled a
full-day Assessment Center on May 14, 2018 for those named as finalists.
more information, contact:
· Valarie Nealey
firstname.lastname@example.org | 205-325-5896
· Candace Harris