Intake Supervisor

Arlington, Virginia
$70,116.80 - $107,140.80 Annually
Jul 19, 2019
Jul 26, 2019
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court is seeking an Intake Supervisor to perform supervisory, administrative and professional probation work in one of the core subdivisions of its Court Services Unit. This position will perform, and supervise others' performance in the Intake functions of JDR Court, utilizing police reports, complaints, and other information to determine the following:
  • Venue and jurisdiction as it relates to custody, visitation and support;
  • Probable cause for the filing of criminal charges;
  • Allegations concerning abuse and neglect, children in need of services, supervision, and status offenders; and
  • Filing of petitions for preliminary protective orders in family abuse cases.

Specific duties include:
  • Providing information to complainant regarding the court system or other available resources/services;
  • Diverting cases from the court system to appropriate programs when possible;
  • Researching local and state legal codes, providing code interpretations and determining appropriate legal charges for persons brought into custody;
  • Coordinating with other County, local, and state agencies and other interested parties to ensure appropriate services are provided and that clients comply with court orders;
  • Managing both the daily court coverage process and the after-hours intake program;
  • Ensuring consistent and effective application of state and local procedures, including those related to placement of juveniles in secure or non-secure settings; assessment of client risk, development of client supervision plans; formulation of dispositional recommendations; community supervision of clients; and
  • Assisting in the recruitment, screening, selection, and training of new staff members.

The successful employee may be assigned to manage specialized services which cut across major program areas and will function as part of the Court Services Management team and work in a team with other members of the unit.
The Court Services Unit provides investigation, evaluation, and case management of adults and youths in the court system.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Corrections, Psychology, Education, Sociology or related field, plus three years of experience in juvenile or adult probation/intake casework.

Substitution: Additional qualifying related experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference will be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Education, Sociology, Public Administration, or related field;
  • Experience conducting juvenile court intake within the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Two years of supervisory experience in the juvenile or adult justice system; and/or
  • Formal Training and Experience in the Effective Practices in Community Supervision model (EPICS); Motivational Interviewing; and/or the Youth Assessment and Screening Instrument (YASI).

Special Requirements

The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Additional Information

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. In order to receive full credit for your experience, please ensure that you have included details of all relevant work experience on your application and have completed the Supplemental Questionnaire in its entirety.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


What is your highest level of education?
  • High School or equivalent
  • AA or 60 semester hours (90 Quarter hours)
  • BA/BS not related to position
  • BA/BS required by position
  • Graduate work related to position


How many years of experience in juvenile or adult probation/intake casework do you have?
  • None
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 but less than 2 years
  • 2 but less than 3 years
  • 3 years or more


Please attach a letter to your application or use the space below to describe your experience with the following (if you do not have this experience please write n/a):
  • Conducting juvenile court intake within the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Supervision in the juvenile or adult justice system; and
  • Formal training and experience in the Effective practices in Community Supervision model (EPICS), Motivational Interviewing, and or the Youth Assessment and Screening Instrument (YASI).

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