Delinquency Prevention Technician (Day shift)

Washington, D.C
Sep 16, 2020
Sep 23, 2020
Full Time


The Delinquency Prevention Technician position is located in the Delinquency Prevention Unit of the Family Court, Court Social Services Division. The incumbent shall be assigned to the Delinquency Prevention Unit, housed within the Intake and Delinquency Prevention Branch.

The Delinquency Prevention Technician is an essential position that is required to work late hours, holidays, weekends and when there are weather related closures.

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This position is not under the Federal Law Enforcement Retirement System. The tour of duty will be for day shift.

Brief Description of Duties:
  • Supports efforts to reduce delinquency and recidivism through collaboration with local schools, community groups/associations, law enforcement agencies and other collaborating organizations.
  • Represents the Court Social Services Division (CSSD) at public safety and other community meetings addressing public safety by ensuring issues and concerns raised at such forums and meetings are communicated to the Office of the Director through the chain of command and also ensuring information regarding efforts and activities of the CSSD are expressed at such forums and meetings.
  • Installs and removes electronic monitoring equipment primarily at the central office, and also in the various offices operated by the CSSD, the Youth Services Center(YSC), and also in the homes of court supervised juvenile offenders.
  • Provides community outreach to improve Court relationships with the community stakeholders.
  • Provides electronic monitoring oversight across all CSSD satellite offices and in community settings.
  • Provides troubleshooting support, monitors equipment malfunctions and makes technical adjustments to GPS electronic devices, as needed.
  • Monitors compliance (manual and electronic) and reports all violations to the designated Probation Officer of record via electronic and mobile communication with all notifications documented in the CSSD case management system.
  • Transport youth to their home when parent/guardian is unable to do so, to and from community based respite facilities, and court ordered destinations consistent with the operating guidelines.
  • Maintain inventory levels, recover equipment in the community and surrounding jurisdictions and order and return equipment as needed.
  • Provides reports to the Director, Managers and stakeholder agencies with authorization regarding the analysis of movement for youth enrolled in electronic monitoring.
  • Provides and assists in the delivery of program orientation for Probation Officers, youth, parents/guardians and external stakeholders as directed.

The safety of DC Court employees, contractors and the public is a top priority. In compliance with the guidelines published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Courts has maximized its telework flexibilities. The ability and readiness for employees to telework impacts operational requirements and capabilities. This includes having a personal computer, tablet or mobile device which is not shared with secure internet connectivity.

Travel Required

25% or less - Travel within the District of Columbia (DC) Metropolitan area. Travel includes but is not limited to Court Social Services satellite offices and local communities' juvenile stakeholder agencies.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • A background and security investigation is required.
  • A probationary period of one (1) year.
  • Fingerprinting and Child Registry Check.
  • Motor Vehicle Operator's Permit.
  • This position is not under law enforcement.
  • The tour of duty starts at day shift.

To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:
  • Resume
  • Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
  • Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of HS diploma, GED certificate, college transcript or degree)
  • List of professional references
  • Valid Driver's License/Copy of driving record
  • All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.


    Minimum Qualifications: A high school diploma or GED certificate and at least two (2) years experience working with youth; or two (2) years of experience in case management or general office experience, preferably in a court, human services agency, social services agency or other relevant settings. This position additionally requires the possession and maintenance of a valid motor vehicle operator's permit.

    The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts' values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.

    You will need to submit a copy of your Motor Vehicle Operator's Permit or driving record prior to being selected.

    Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts is required. If you are selected for the position, a criminal history record check will be conducted.


    To qualify based on education, upload copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

    Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education to meet the above requirements.

    Additional information

    This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive Federal civil service.

    Please note there is a mandatory one year probationary period for all non-judicial new employees.

    All required information must be received by the vacancy announcement closing date.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure that you meet the basic qualification requirements. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume.

    Your resume must reflect the relevant experience and that you meet the minimum qualifications or your application will not be considered.
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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
  • Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of HS diploma, GED certificate, college transcript or diploma)
  • List of professional references
  • Valid Driver's License/Copy of driving record

  • If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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