[ Court of Commons - Director of Offender Services ] Job Information
Company Common Pleas Court Department
Category Other Job Type Full-Time
Job Status Sourcing Salary Range Per Month
Shift Minimum Education High School
Degree Title Minimum Exerience 1 Year or Less
No of Jobs 0 Start Publishing 01/09/2018
Stop Publishing 01/27/2018 State OH
County Summit City Akron


The Director of Offender Services is an executive level position, responsible for the administration of the Summit County Adult Probation Department by providing leadership, planning, direction and supervision of the operations. The Director of Offender Services is appointed by and serves all of the judges of the Court and functions under the direction of the Administrative Judge. The Director of Offender Services supports all judges of the Court by leading the administrative and operational functions of the Adult Probation Department. The Director of Offender Services is a high-level, policy making, fiduciary position.


The Director of Offender Services is responsible for the operation of three primary areas of court-oriented programming: basic community control, intensive supervision and ancillary services. The Director will promote the development and coordination of the three units into a unified and efficient justice process. The Director will be responsible for the Department’s compliance with existing federal laws, state laws and regulations, established rules of the court, and evidence-based practices.


The Director of Offender Services provides leadership and direction to all employees of the Department in fulfilling the mission of the Court. The Director plans and directs the operations of the Department and manages Department resources, including personnel, budget/finance and equipment. The Director will ensure that all offenders in the county justice system are adequately tracked, assessed, supervised and monitored from the moment of intake to final release.


The Director of Offender Services is a high-level management position that functions under the administrative direction of the Administrative Judge and as such is an unclassified employee. This is an at-will position and serves at the pleasure of the Court. This position will require work beyond normal court hours, including weekends. Some travel within the State is required. Performs other related duties as required and may be cross-trained to assist with other departmental duties.



Any combination of training, work experience, or equivalent, that indicates possession of the skills, knowledge, and abilities listed below. An example of an acceptable qualification for this position is:


Education & Related Work Experience:


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in corrections, sociology, criminology, criminal justice, public administration, social services or closely related field; plus a minimum of ten (10) years of experience as a probation or parole officer, five years of which include supervising other probation or parole officers and significant management and administrative responsibilities, including budget preparation and human resources. Possession of a valid Ohio Driver’s License and liability car insurance.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:


Thorough, in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice system, courts and probation related theories, principles, laws, case law and operations. Ability to initiate and establish new programs and to work within a team of Department supervisors and administrators to advance management objectives. Ability to make critical decisions in order to meet the Department’s mission.   Ability to delegate responsibilities and tasks to subordinates to enhance efficiency and to provide an opportunity for staff development. Proficiency in operating a personal computer and using, or being able to learn, Microsoft Office products, including Work, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint. Requires alertness, concentration, and attention to detail to ensure accuracy when typing, filing, proofreading, and replying to inquiries. Operation of a variety of standard and complex office equipment, typing, personal computer operation.


Physical Ability:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to feel objects, tools or controls and to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit.


The employee is occasionally requested to stand and/or walk and reach with hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position and regular hours of work and days are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; however, this position may require some evening and weekend work.



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Posted 06/20/2017 14:47:35
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