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Juvenile Justice Specialist (K014)

Lane County
Springfield, Oregon, US
Closing date
Dec 28, 2021

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Conservation science
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Full time
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About the Position
This Juvenile Justice Specialist is primarily assigned to the MLK Jr. Education Center of Youth Services, which is an alternative education program that serves youth involved in the juvenile justice system. This dynamic position assists in a variety of tracks specifically related to supporting youth in the juvenile justice system evaluating students, their performance, and working with the MLK Jr. Education Center on a variety of academic and vocational projects within the alternate education program.
This position focuses primarily on working with MLK students in Horticulture Crew and classes. A secondary responsibility will be working on vocational classes and food preparation in the Youth Services industrial kitchen.
Culinary Arts
Perform a variety of duties related to culinary arts. Assist youth enrolled in the Culinary Arts program. Employees in this track assist youth with hands-on experience in all aspects of food service and catering.

Horticulture and Forestry
Perform a variety of duties related to horticulture and forestry in juvenile work crews.
About the Division
Lane County Youth Services (YS) provides assessment, probation, training, counseling, and detention services for all youth, ages 12-17 years old, referred by local law enforcement because of criminal behavior.

Schedule: Wednesday - Saturday; 7:00am - 5:30pm
Summer Hours are Tues-Fri, 7am-5:30pm

*This is an AFSCME represented position*
Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university.

One year of experience working with juveniles in a criminal justice setting, performing work in the area of assignment.

An equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements:
Bilingual preference
Oregon Driver's License

Must be in possession of a valid driver's license at time of application, and a valid Oregon Driver's license by time of appointment.

This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable.

Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are reimbursable.

Job Requirements:
Juvenile Justice Specialist Classification Details
Equal Employment Opportunity
Lane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and would like to request an accommodation, you may request an accommodation during the online application process, or request an accommodation by contacting the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date at 541-682-3124.

Trauma Informed Care Statement
Lane County Health & Human Services is committed to providing Trauma Informed Care. As an organization, we recognize that many of the people we serve have experienced trauma, either currently, recently or in their past. Our agency is dedicated to incorporating an understanding of trauma, both with our clients and with each other. Our employees receive ongoing training to develop or deepen their understanding of trauma and its impacts.

Veterans' Preference
Under Oregon law, armed forces veterans may be eligible for preference in employment or promotion, if you think you qualify please submit a copy of your DD214 or 215 (long form / Member Copy-4) that reflects your honorable separation status, and if disabled, a public employment preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. These documents must be electronically attached to your online job application, at the time of submittal, to receive preference. If we do not receive the necessary information as described, we will NOT be able to grant you veteran points/preference you request.

Tobacco Free Campus Policy
The Board of County Commissioners wants to help Lane County be the healthiest county in the state. Effective October 1, 2018, any tobacco use, including vaping devices, will not be allowed inside or on the grounds of properties owned or occupied by Lane County including: All outdoor areas, parking lots, County vehicles, and personal vehicles while on County property.

Strategic Plan
In alignment with Lane County's Strategic Plan, incumbent(s) will be expected to demonstrate the following core behaviors: Passion to Serve, Driven to Connect, and Focused on Solutions.

The2018-2021 Strategic Planfocuses on the areas that Lane County will pursue as a way to deliver on our vision for the residents of Lane County. To meet these challenges, we know that the basis of our efforts lies in leveraging our people and partnerships to achieve our Strategic Priorities. We also recognize that the quality and commitment of our staff is essential to a shared future where Lane County is the best place in which to live, work, and play.
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