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                                                      JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY CABINET

                                                     DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE (DJJ)

JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (1-18-19)

The jobs listed below are posted on the Personnel Cabinet’s web site which can be accessed at:  

https://kypersonnelcabinet.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=1&c=kypersonnelcabinet

The link will take you to the listing of all competitive vacancies open to the general public.  If you are currently a state employee, click on “Already a State Employee?” to access promotional and competitive job opportunities.  {Note:  If you get a Windows security pop-up regarding a certificate error, just click on OK and it will continue to the site.}

January 14, 2019                                                                                                   BULLETIN NO. 19-005

The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice is a multi-faceted agency that serves juveniles of the Commonwealth. While striving to hold youth accountable for their actions, the Department creates opportunities for sentenced, committed, probated or detained youth to develop social and career skills that will equip them for re-entry into their communities as productive and responsible citizens. The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) seeks to serve youth in the least restrictive, appropriate placement possible. We aspire to be a premier team of professionals committed to providing life-changing services resulting in the positive transformation of children, families, and communities. For more information about the Department of Juvenile Justice please visit:

https://djj.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

These are highly responsible positions in the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. The employee is expected to perform all duties to the best of their ability, act in a responsible manner at all times, demonstrate leadership qualities, and treat all staff, youth, and persons with respect. These are demanding positions that require maturity, reliability and self-discipline. Career growth and advancement are encouraged through training and mentoring opportunities.

Requisition # 19-000000199(competitive)

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Contact:  Alichia Stanley at Alichia.Stanley@ky.gov or 859-246-2806

 

Administrative Specialist II – Lexington (Fayette County) – Fayette Regional Juvenile Detention Center –  Grade 10 - Salary: $24,072.96/annually  

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree.  One year of professional, administrative, or business experience, or requisite skills.  Additional administrative, business, research and/or clerical experience will substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.  This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Serves as facility American Correctional Association (ACA) liaison; gathers, coordinates, compiles and reviews documents for ACA.
  • Analyzes ACA documents to determine compliance for Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). Helps develop SOP to ensure compliance with policies.
  • Reviews, compiles and prepares operation records and reports. Maintains employee training records and requirements. Coordinates training for staff.
  • Responds to verbal inquiries from general public and facility staff.

 

Requisition # 19-000000239(Competitive)

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Contact:  Tonya Burton at TonyaR.Burton@ky.gov or 270-384-0822

 

Social Service Specialist – Columbia (Adair County) – Adair Youth Development Center – Grade 15 - Salary: $38,770.08/Annually

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  A master's degree in social work, sociology, psychology, marriage and family therapy or a related field. Must have three years of professional social work experience.  A bachelor's degree supplemented by five years of professional social work experience will substitute for the primary education and experience requirements. This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

 

  • Oversees and provides consultative services to social services workers/clinicians.
  • Provides intensive social work services to adjudicated juveniles in Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) facilities.
  • Reviews and analyzes complex cases to implement treatment.
  • Oversees the formulation of goals and an aftercare plan for juveniles as part of the Individual Treatment (ITP) meetings.
  • Provides technical assistance in the interpretation of policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Serves as a resource person for courts, families, attorneys, placement, personnel, etc.
  • Serves as administrative duty officer as assigned.
  • Travel may be required.
  • May be required to restrain out-of-control juveniles.
 

 

Requisition # 19-5031(competitive)

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Contact:  Teresa Henry at TeresaA.Henry@ky.govor 270-687-7101

 

Social Service Worker I – Owensboro (Daviess County) – West Community District 4, Division of Community & Mental Health Services –  Grade 13 - Salary: $33,644.64/annually (special entrance rate) 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, psychology, marriage and family therapy or a related field.  Must furnish within one month of appointment documentation that he/she possesses a valid driver’s license and must maintain a valid driver’s license for the length of employment in this classification.  This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 9 months.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Provides entry level professional social work services to juvenile offenders and their families as a result of risk and needs assessment. 
  • Conducts risk and needs assessments for the purpose of treatment planning and aftercare planning. 
  • Enters case contacts and information in the youth's electronic file. 
  • Completes court reports, treatment plans aftercare plans, case/phase reviews and other reports as part of case management services. 
  • Participates in case conferences and maintains contact with youth in placement. 
  • Provides liaison services with community agents and agencies regarding ongoing treatment efforts for juveniles. Makes referrals for services. 
  • Minimum travel may be required. 
  • Required to be on call 24/7 and respond to emergency situations. 

 

Requisition # 19-000000112 (competitive)

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Contact:  Mitch Adams at HMitch.Adams@ky.gov or 606-768-3107

 

Social Service Worker I – Denniston (Menifee County) – Frenchburg Group Home–  Grade 13 - Salary: $33,644.64/annually (special entrance rate) 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, psychology, marriage and family therapy or a related field.  Must furnish within one month of appointment documentation that he/she possesses a valid driver’s license and must maintain a valid driver’s license for the length of employment in this classification.  This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 9 months.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Provides entry level professional social work services to juvenile offenders and their families as a result of risk and needs assessment. 
  • Conducts risk and needs assessments for the purpose of treatment planning and aftercare planning. 
  • Enters case contacts and information in the youth's electronic file. 
  • Completes court reports, treatment plans aftercare plans, case/phase reviews and other reports as part of case management services. 
  • Participates in case conferences and maintains contact with youth in placement. 
  • Provides liaison services with community agents and agencies regarding ongoing treatment efforts for juveniles. Makes referrals for services. 
  • Minimum travel may be required. 
  • Required to be on call 24/7 and respond to emergency situations. 

 

Requisition #5032(competitive)

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Contact:  Kris Mann at Kris.Mann@ky.gov or 502-573-2738

 

Staff Assistant – Location Varies (Franklin, Jefferson, Campbell, Fayette and Daviess County) – Office of Program Operations –  Grade 17 - Salary: $46,907.28/annually

  

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree.  Six years of administrative or management experience, or requisite skills. The experience, training, or skills requirement cannot be met with only requisite skills.  Additional administrative, management or research experience will substitute for the required education on a year for year basis.     
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months.

 

The agency is seeking a candidate with an independent mental/behavioral health licensure and experience in evidence-based substance abuse programming, performance outcomes and data collection/analysis.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Serves as chief administrative support position for the Executive Director in the analysis, formulation and administration of multi-divisional budgeting, policy planning and management policies with regard to the Department of Juvenile Justice's (DJJ) substance abuse programming; and performs other duties as assigned. 
  • Maintains knowledge of current research for evidence-based substance abuse programming for juvenile offenders. Provides direction and oversight for all evidence-based substance abuse screens, assessments and programming in DJJ operated residential programs. 
  • Responsible for ongoing residential program visits to ensure implementation, coaching/observation and fidelity monitoring are all occurring based on implementation of science protocols. 
  • Responsible for developing protocols that allow for transitional planning and continued community-based programming following release from a residential program. 
  • Coordinates with DJJ Information Systems staff and Resource Analysts staff to build a quality data capturing system for fidelity monitoring on all implemented screeners, assessments and programming that allows for reporting on performance measures and outcomes that will essentially allow the Department to make data- driven decisions and support budgetary requests. 
  • Prepares comprehensive, professional reports for executive and management staff on all evidence-based, substance abuse programming offered by the department as directed.

 

Requisition # 18-000000092 (Competitive)

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Contact:  Tonya Burton at TonyaR.Burton@ky.gov or 270-384-0822

 

Youth Worker Supervisor – Columbia (Adair County) – Adair Youth Development Center – 40 Hour Work Week  -- Grade 12 - Salary: $31,071.12/Annually

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree.  Must have two years of experience in the supervision and care of young adults (ages 12-21) in a residential, correctional, group home, detention or day treatment program.  Successful completion of the Department of Juvenile Justice Training Academy or equivalent training program approved by the Commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice will substitute for two years of the required experience. Experience in the supervision and care of young adults (ages 12-21) in a residential, correctional, group home, detention, military or day treatment program will substitute for the required education on a year-for- year basis.  Must possess a valid driver's license prior to appointment in this classification and must maintain a valid driver’s license for the length of employment in this classification.  This position is deemed essential and has been designated for mandatory operations by the Appointing Authority; therefore, the incumbent is not eligible for Adverse Weather Leave.  This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 12 months.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • At fourth level of series, provides direct supervision to shift staff and coordinates staff schedules; ensures proper subordinate training; monitors performance and ensures policies and procedures are carried out. 
  • Ensures adequate staff supervision during shift; monitors juveniles' behavior and offers alternate methods; reports unusual events and behaviors to management. 
  • Prepares and reviews incident reports and logs interventions used; reviews juvenile records for treatment methods and documentation; briefs oncoming staff. 
  • Compiles administrative reports and informs supervisors of issues and concerns. 
  • Must be able to exert physical effort in the proper restraint of residents based on behavior. 
  • May perform other physical efforts in assisting youth with recreational and work related projects.

 

 

If you are interested in applying for the position(s) above, an applicant MUST self-nominate through the Personnel Cabinet’s website.   An applicant must apply to a requisition folder(s) on the website.  In doing so, the applicant attests that he/she meets the minimum requirements for the classification(s) to which he/she is applying.

 

 

* * * AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D * * *

Applicants must self-nominate by the specified date listed on the Personnel Cabinet’s website in order to be PROMOTED.  Applicants for LATERAL TRANSFER or DEMOTION must meet the specified minimum requirements and may apply through the website or directly to the appropriate contact listed on the personnel ad.

 

 

 

             Police Officer- filling multiple positions    (1-19-19)

 The Fayette County Public Schools Police Department was created in 1971 to serve students, staff, and families within the community. Our school resource officers attend the 20-week Department of Criminal Justice Training Academy and graduate Peace Officer Professional Standards certified. We perform a variety of functions to include, criminal investigations, special investigations, campus security, mentor and educate students, community engagement partnerships, safe school assessments, and active shooter response. We participate in the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council’s Career Development Program as part of our emphasis on officer training. Primarily officer shifts coincide with the school day, officers receive additional pay for non-duty day events. A 10.5-month work schedule with limited or no assignments on federal holidays is standard for all officers. We offer pay increases for documented experience and training, as well as completion of college. We serve in collaboration with school administrators and leaders to provide a comprehensive approach in making Fayette County Public Schools that safest in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.





Please see the FCPS Police Department recruiting video at https://youtu.be/XGSreanqV1Q .

 

TITLE:                        Police Officer
REPORTS TO: Chief of Police Department or Designee
SUPERVISES: N/A
JOB FUNCTION: Perform a variety of law enforcement activities for an assigned school District including enforcing state statutes, FCPS board policy, protection of life and property, suppression of criminal activity, apprehension and prosecution of offenders, regulation of non-criminal conduct, preservation of public peace, enforcement of traffic and parking regulations and conducting investigations.

 

MEASURES OF SUCCESS:
  • Security in and about the premises of school district facilities is increased through the development and implementation of security methods
  • Increase in coordinated security programs for improved safety
  • Increase student, family, and community engagement to resolve issues or conflicts and build positive public relations
  • Increase engagement with school administration and staff to foster positive relationships in order to identify and reduce safety concerns.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Perform a variety of law enforcement activities for an assigned school District; exercise authority consistent with statutory obligations and comply with lawful  orders
  • Responsible for knowing and complying with all FCPS board policies and completing safety training as assigned by the District.
  • Enforce Kentucky Revised Statute and FCPS Board policy in order to assure the safety of district students, personnel and property.
  • Maintain Security and/or patrol a designated area of the Fayette County School Board owned properties to preserve the law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, to direct traffic, to reduce traffic accidents, to enforce laws and School Board policies.
  • Secures the scene of a crime or accident; administers first aid, gathers and identifies evidence, photographs crime scenes and evidence, obtains witnesses; and makes arrests.
  • Conducts criminal investigations of thefts, assaults, burglaries, robberies, fraud, and vice crimes.
  • Responds to calls for service in an off duty capcity if requested.
  •  Responsible for maintaining high visibility on school property in order to maintain the safety of students and staff as well as safeguard district property.
  • Prepare and complete accurate and thorough reports of crimes, vehicular accidents, and other incidents as necessary.
  • Conduct investigations on allegations of crime; to include interviews, evidence gathering and securing, making arrests and/or issuing citations/summons.
  • Responds to critical incidents and investigates to determine the cause and takes appropriate action.
  • Receives complaints and/or requests for service from the public or others; secures the necessary information and/or refers them to the proper authorities; and counsels citizens that come into the office.
  • Interviews persons with complaints/injuries; attempts to make proper disposition or directs them to the proper resources. Gathers information on crimes and offenses through interviews and interrogations.
  • Serves juvenile custody orders, adult warrants, summonses, and subpoenas; issues traffic citations; and prepares criminal offense and traffic accidents reports 
  • Assists other law enforcement officers as needed.
  • Maintains assigned equipment in proper working condition.
  • Assist injured persons and determine appropriate action in a timely manner. This can include calling medical personnel when necessary.
  • Attend and conduct parent conferences regarding student criminal or code of conduct violations as needed.
  • Testifies in court and administrative hearings.
  • Transport prisoners to jail. Administers breathalyzer test.
  • Operates and maintains various types of police equipment utilized on the job.
  • Provide proper referrals for incidents occurring outside the officer’s area of authority or jurisdiction
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate in more than one language or the willingness to learn to communicate in more than one language at the novice level of proficiency.
  • Successfully pass bi-annual firearms qualifications.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.
  • Maintain regular attendance.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:



KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Elements and appropriate application of state statutes, FCPS board policies, and Fayette County Public Schools Police Department
  • Geographic areas of FCPS schools, District owned facilities, and FCPS personnel
  • Communicate with staff, parents, students, and community to exchange information, coordinate activities and resolve issues or conflicts.
  • Maintains confidentiality of records and information according to established procedures and school board policy.
  • Applicable sections of the Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) and other applicable school laws.
  • Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.  

ABILITY TO: 

  • Perform a variety of law enforcement duties at an assigned location.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and complete reports of crimes, vehicular accidents, and other incidents.
  • Successfully use report generating computer software utilized by the FCPS Police Department.
  • Maintain crowd control.
  • Maintain acceptable physical and mental preparedness  
  • Communicate with staff, parents, students, and community to exchange information, coordinate activities and resolve issues or conflicts.
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information according to established procedures and school board policy.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in a professional manner.  
  • Work cooperatively with other officers, school personnel, students, parents, and the public.
  • Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.  
  • Work rapidly and accurately with names, codes, and symbols.
  • Judge when to act independently and when to refer a situation to a supervisor.  
  • Operate crime fighting paraphernalia such as video equipment, audio recorders, and security cameras.
  • Make rapid and appropriate decisions during stressful situations.  
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate in more than one language or the willingness to learn to communicate in more than one language at the novice level of proficiency.
  • Maintains regular attendance
  • Performs other duties as assigned





PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing
  • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations
  • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching
  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull light weights

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Any combination equivalent to: high school diploma, G.E.D. Certificate or demonstrated progress toward obtaining a G.E.D. as required by Kentucky law and three years of related experience.

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid Kentucky driver’s license; citizen of the United States; twenty-one years of age; no criminal record, excellent moral character; honorable discharge if having served in the Armed Forces; satisfactory medical condition;
  • Successfully complete the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council requirements set forth to possess a Peace Officer Professional Standards (POPS) certificate.
  • Required to have available and use personal vehicle for work related matters.

SALARY GRADE: 21

Contact Person:

FCPS School Police <FCPS.Police@fayette.kyschools.us>



Application Procedure:

Apply online


 

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Last updated 3/23/2018

EKU Graduate Officer Willoughby of the Lexington Police Depratment spoke to Criminal Justice Regional Campus Students at the Corbin Campus for a Career Day event. The event took place on November 15th, 2018. Officer Willoughby discussed many topics regarding Criminal Justice and Police Studies. Thank you Officer Willoughby for speaking to our students!

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