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Area Supervisor - Juvenile Services

Company: Bell County
Location: Killeen
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Brief Job Description:

Responsible for managing the daily operations of the assigned field unit of the Juvenile Services Department. Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals. Coordinates, assigns and reviews work and establishes work schedules; maintains standards; monitors status of work in progress; inspects completed work assignments; answers questions; gives advice and direction as needed. Assigns all caseload and/or transportation duties to probation officers and ensures compliance with the Texas Family Code and departmental policies and procedures.

Basic Qualification Requirements:

  1. Master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, psychology, sociology, or a related field strongly preferred but not required.
  2. Must have bachelor's degree conferred by a college or university accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University system; and must have either: (a) One year of graduate study in criminology, corrections, that has been approved by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department; or (b) One year experience in full-time casework or counseling in a social service, community correctional or juvenile agency that deals with offenders or disadvantaged persons.
  3. Three years' experience as a certified juvenile probation officer preferred.
  4. Supervisory experience preferred.
  5. Must have a valid Texas Driver's License and proof of adequate liability insurance, and reliable means of transportation.
  6. Must possess physical stamina to handle potential physical outbursts of violent youth. Be able to restrain and handcuff a child who is resisting.
  7. Must have the ability to work with a diverse population.
  8. Must be of good moral character.
  9. No staff member may possess while on duty any firearm, illegal weapons, or chemical agents.

How to Apply:

This job posting will not close until the date indicated, or until the hiring manger determines a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Applicants must submit the following prior to the closing date:

  1. A completed Bell County on-line application, available on the Bell County Website at
  2. A completed Background Investigation Release Form and Prison Rape Elimination Disclosure form, both of which can be obtained from the Bell County Website at
  3. A copy of applicant's DD214, if prior military (if applicable).
  4. Failure to follow all required guidelines can result in the applicant not being considered.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Candidates will be evaluated without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, religion, sex, national origin, politics, marital status, physical handicap, age, membership, or non-membership in an employee organization.

NOTE: The length of the application/hiring process may vary, depending on the applicant.

Keywords: Bell County, Killeen , Area Supervisor - Juvenile Services, Other , Killeen, Texas

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