Assistant Director Court Services

Fairfax, Virginia
$89,740.77 - $149,568.02 Annually
Jan 01, 2022
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time
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Manages the day-to-day and directs the long-term operations of the probation division for the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court (JDRDC). The probation services division includes juvenile probation and intake services, assessment services unit, domestic relations services (intake, mediation, supervised visitation, and exchange), and adult community corrections and pretrial services. Specific duties include:

  • Makes policy-level decisions regarding the allocation of staff, resources, and program operations based on data, budgetary considerations, and the agency and county's needs while ensuring service delivery to the public;
  • Supervises several mid-level and program managers;
  • Works collaboratively with the Chief Judge, members of the judiciary, Clerk of the Court, state and county officials, law enforcement, justice system stakeholders, and other Fairfax County agencies to address complex administrative and policy issues and advance the work of the court;
  • Interprets laws, regulations, and activities concerning court services, such as changes to the Code of Virginia, which requires detailed analysis and resultant modifications of juvenile and adult intake and probation services and programs;
  • Develops policies and procedures;
  • Coordinates annual internal audit and certification audit by the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ);
  • Represents the agency and the County at meetings, conferences, community engagement events, and in response to public and media inquiries;
  • Responds to the Board of Supervisors and addresses issues as directed by the County Executive;
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Director of Court Services.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
A Master's degree in social work or a related field and five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the areas of probation work, juvenile justice, child welfare program(s), domestic relations, criminal justice, human services, or related field.

Not applicable.

  • Master's degree in public administration, criminal justice, social work, psychology, sociology, or a related field, and ten years of professional experience in a related field in positions of progressive responsibility, plus three years of experience managing or supervising a major organizational unit within health and human services.
  • Knowledge of the legal requirements and best practices in the areas of juvenile and adult probation services, community corrections and pretrial services, juvenile intake services, domestic relations (civil) intake services, prevention services, results-based accountability, integrated service delivery, and family engagement.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Criminal Justice Services, and court operations.
  • Demonstrated experience in the following areas: management and supervision, program development and implementation, management and evaluation of programs and services for youth and adults, data-informed decision making, performance measurement, participation in and leading interagency workgroups, stakeholder engagement, developing and monitoring budgets, conflict resolution, team building, and group facilitation.
  • Must possess the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, using available technology and media tools to a range of audiences, including agency staff, senior county management, elected officials, system stakeholders, and the public.
  • Ability to develop and manage relationships with a broad spectrum of partners; manage projects from conception to completion; build coalitions of support through negotiation and influence; and work effectively independently with groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage organizational change and process improvement.

  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, credit check, and Child Protective Services Registry check.
  • Required to travel to agency satellite locations on an irregular basis.
  • This position is considered "essential personnel" and will be required to report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency situation (i.e., weather, transportation, other disaster).

Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Employee may be required to lift up to 15 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.