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Pretrial Supervisor (Intake & Investigation Unit) - Lee County at Florida State Courts

Pretrial Supervisor (Intake & Investigation Unit) - Lee County

Florida State Courts Fort Myers, FL (On Site) Full-Time
Description

KEY REQUIREMENTS

* Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, public administration or a related field

* Two years of criminal justice, case management or investigative experience required

* Supervisory experience preferred

* NCIC/FCIC certification within 30 days of hire and continuous certification throughout employment

* Have and maintain a valid Class "E" Florida Driver's License, with an acceptable driving record, within 30 days of hire

* Ability to maintain jail security clearance and work in a jail setting

* Work rotating shifts, 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts (typical shift work 11a-11p or 9a-9p with rotating days off), holidays, weekends, and cover other shifts/assignments as required

* Write, speak audibly, clearly and accurately in both English and in the Spanish language is required for certain caseloads

SUMMARY

The pretrial supervisor of the Intake and Investigation Unit performs professional work as a "working supervisor", assisting in all areas of the Intake and Investigation Unit. The pretrial supervisor works closely with the deputy criminal division director/pretrial services and the administrative services supervisor in order to attain the highest level of quality in the daily work processes of the Intake and Investigation Unit within the Pretrial Services Department. The pretrial supervisor must develop strong working relationships with other teams members from the Judiciary, offices of the State Attorney and the Public Defender, Department of Corrections, treatment providers, Clerk of Court employees and other related agencies and the public. This position includes shift work (8, 10 or 12 hours shifts at the discretion of the deputy criminal division director), including evenings, weekends, and holidays. The pretrial supervisor reports directly to the deputy criminal division director. Work is evaluated through conferences, reports, observations and assessment by supervisory staff.

The core responsibilities of this position are: (1) Staff Supervision and Leadership; (2) Quality Control; (3) Pretrial Services Interview and Investigation; (4) Court Duties; (5) Facilitate Pretrial Supervision Release and Referral; (6) Other Duties as Assigned.

Examples of Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.

(1) Staff Supervision and Leadership

* Supervise, mentor, and provide leadership and development to staff
* Monitor training, work performance, conduct, and leave for staff
* Take charge, effectively delegate tasks, direct/coordinate work assignments for staff, anticipate the needs of the unit, and make necessary adjustments a timely manner
* Provide, schedule, and oversee training for new employees assigned to his or her unit beyond the initial orientation period
* Hold monthly staff meetings, discuss policies & procedures to ensure full understanding and solicit feedback
* Provide or coordinate additional training as needed to ensure all new or updated policies & procedures, and work performance expectations are understood
* Prepare performance objectives, continuously monitor, document work performance, and conduct performance evaluations annually
* Conduct independent investigations or assessments when appropriate and document accordingly
* Maintain working files for assigned staff and conduct regular, consistent reviews of each file
* Conduct interviews and make recommendations for employment actions
* Continuously monitor, arrange for adequate coverage, and oversight of his or her assigned unit; including providing direct assistance as needed and coverage while on planned leave
* Assist in preparation and updating of policies & procedures
* Collect and review timesheets
* Conduct monthly case reviews
* Assist in the development and/or enhancement of databases
* Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual statistics
* Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service
* Investigate and resolve problems, complaints, and disputes in person or by telephone, in accordance with established department policies & procedures
* Coordinate and communicate as needed with other departments, agencies, and the public

(2) Quality Control

* Oversee day-to-day operations of the Intake and Investigation Unit
* Serve as a liaison between the department, the courts, and jail personnel
* Monitor identification of defendants with mental health and substance abuse needs
* Monitor Certificate of Compliance requirements

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS NEEDED/BACKUP

(3) Pretrial Services Interview and Investigation

* Interview all defendants booked into the jail facilities and collect, investigate, verify demographic and criminal history information, including but not limited to pending charges, probation/parole status, family ties, residence stability, victim information, and employment history by using data systems, contacting personal references, and employment references, etc. to determine authenticity of information
* Perform assessment of risk and need for every booked defendant, conducting immediate safety and flight risk assessments and recommending holds for First Appearance as appropriate
* Screen defendants and determine indigence for appointment of counsel
* Compile a quality pretrial report to the First Appearance Judge
* Determine recommendations for all cases
* Identify defendants with mental health and substance abuse needs, and veteran status

(4) Court Duties

* Prepare and submit to the court a recommendation at First Appearance that follows the criteria outlined in policies & procedures, including community stability, interpretation of interview data, and consultation with supervisor as appropriate
* Interact with law enforcement, assistant state attorneys, assistant public defenders, jail personnel, and court personnel as appropriate to make reliable release recommendations
* Complete pretrial paperwork with a written summary report and a full assessment of whether the defendant is a candidate for pretrial supervision, at risk either of failing to appear in court, or deemed a possible threat to the community
* Assist in preparation for court attendance by pulling pretrial reports, and updating any other paperwork that will be used in court to ensure Pretrial Services is providing the most accurate and current information available on each defendant
* Continuous review of all non-sentenced incarcerated defendants, prior to arraignment, so that appropriate non-violent misdemeanor cases are placed on a Jail Management Docket for potential release from custody or early resolution of the case
* Provide support for weekend Polycom duties as needed

(5) Facilitate Pretrial Supervision Release and Referral

* Facilitate pretrial release, (ROR) or credit time served by adhering to judicial authority, and pretrial policies & procedures outlined
* Provide orientation to defendants approved for pretrial supervision, communicate release conditions to defendants using the court order in accordance with policies & procedures
* Review and explain all court ordered conditions
* Conduct holds for Electronic Monitoring until installation of equipment, and make appropriate notifications
* Prepare warrants and notify the duty judge on all Electronic Monitoring violations upon request

(6) Other Duties as Assigned Typical Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge of:

* Methods, practices, principles, procedures, and techniques used in interviewing and investigating as it pertains to the operation of the department
* Basic structure of the criminal justice system
* Local, state and federal guidelines, rules, regulations, and statutes as they pertain to the pretrial operation
* Pretrial Intake and Investigation functions and techniques
* Social casework principles and methods
* Signs of mental illness, and substance abuse

Ability to:

* Supervise and lead staff in a productive and supportive manner
* Conduct research and compose technical reports
* Conduct interviews and investigations in a jail setting
* Deal effectively and professionally with defendants from various backgrounds, in various stressful conditions, with a highly volatile, potentially violent population
* Communicate with the public and staff so that information is clearly conveyed
* Efficiently operate a computer, utilize Microsoft Office Suite, and various other software programs and databases
* Obtain and maintain NCIC/FCIC certification
* Identify symptoms of substance abuse and emotional problems
* Conduct drug testing
* Must be able to maintain jail security clearance
* Travel to the other jail facilities/locations
* Deal effectively, professionally, and confidentially with judges, non-judicial personnel, attorneys, and the general public
* Follow written and oral instructions/ procedures
* Exhibit sound judgment
* Effectively interpret general policy, criteria, and procedures for specific situations
* Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, superiors, and the general public
* Maintain statistical data and produce reports
* Work rotating shifts, 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts, holidays, weekends, and cover other shifts/assignments as required
* Write, speak audibly, clearly and accurately in both English and in the Spanish language is required for certain caseloads

Supplemental Information

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

* Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, public administration or a related field.
* Two years of criminal justice, case management or investigative experience required.
* Supervisory experience preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

It is required to:

* Have and maintain a valid Class "E" Florida Driver's License, with an acceptable driving record, within 30 days of hire
* Obtain and maintain NCIC/FCIC computer operator certification within 30 days of hire

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervising day-to-day operations and activities for the Pretrial Services Intake & Investigation Unit.

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