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Deputy Probation Administrator—Community-Based Programs & Field Services

Job ID: 53900
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Job Description:

Under the direction of the State Probation Administrator, the Deputy Probation Administrator is responsible for highly complex administrative and supervisory work related to the many duties and functions of the Probation System. 


This highly professional position requires initiative and independent judgment. This person is responsible for assisting with the development of long-range plans and programs, monitoring the performance of various new and existing probation programs and services to ensure achievement of their established goals and compliance with policy, procedures and state and federal laws. Evaluates the performance of specialized programs, oversees the management and delivery of the adult and juvenile Fee for Service Voucher System. Administers, maintains, and implements rules and regulations for the Nebraska Supreme Court Rule Regarding Use of Standardized Model for Delivery of Substance Abuse Services (now called Substance Abuse Services) as found in Nebraska Court Rules Chapter 6, Article 13, §§ 6-1301 to 6-1303. Establishes a statewide evaluation system to measure and report the ongoing impact of risk reduction and evidence-based practices (EBP). Assumes the duties of the Probation Administrator, during the absence of the Probation Administrator. Participates in annual Probation district evaluations, orientates new Chief Probation Officers, oversees quality assurance initiatives, oversees Interstate Compact Services, provides direction to all Probation-staffed Problem-Solving Courts and works closely with the Statewide Coordinator for Problem-Solving Courts.


Acts as project director and/or staff support regarding work-product tasks undertaken by committees, commissions, and task forces related to Probation. Prepares and delivers presentations to the Probation System and the public. May serve as a liaison for the Probation system with state and local governmental entities and/or the public. Proposes to the Supreme Court rules and regulations necessary for the operation of the Probation System as directed by the Probation Administrator. Prepares and delivers testimony for legislative hearings as directed. Performs administrative work in analyzing, controlling, recommending and implementing policy. Administers the direction of program functions through long- and short-range planning and research. Writes, monitors and coordinates grants as directed. Directs, trains, counsels and evaluates designated probation administrative support staff. Performs other related work as assigned and at the direction of the Probation Administrator.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Considerable knowledge of modern Probation principles and practices and the juvenile justice system operations. Knowledge of The Standardized Model and Fee Voucher program and Work Ethic Camp programs. Experience with Problem-Solving Courts, Reporting Centers or other specialty programs. Administrative experience in criminal or juvenile justice with experience in planning, evaluating, developing, organizing, monitoring and administering services and programs. Ability to initiate projects and manage multiple projects/deadlines simultaneously, and work under pressure to meet deadlines. Experience implementing quality initiatives analyzing program and service problems, identifying alternatives, recommending, and implementing solutions. Experience in applying and interpreting agency policies, technical directives, and state and federal standards for delivery of services. Effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to exercise initiative and solve complex problems in Probation operations. Ability to research, recommend and implement Probation initiatives. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others in a positive manner. Ability to work independently in organizing work, meeting deadlines and reaching goals.


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per month

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from an accredited college or university is required.

Advanced degree with major course work in applicable area such as human services management, political science, criminal/juvenile justice, business management, public administration or behavioral science. Seven or more years of progressively responsible and expansive probation or public administrative experience desired. Executive-level experience in progressively responsible and varied office management or staff work in a public or private organization, including experience in personnel management, budgeting and procurement, may be substituted for an advanced college degree on a year-for-year basis.  Minimum of three years’ experience supervising multiple programs, projects, and/or personnel.

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Leadership/Managerial Supervisory



Work Schedule:

1st Shift




Community Corrections



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