Full-Time Court Services Liaison
Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2022 at 1600 hours.
STATUS: Regular, Full-Time
LOCATION: 2201 Hogback Rd.
SALARY RANGE: $38,139.92 - $50,195.34
FLSA Status: Exempt
UNION AFFILIATION: Sheriff Non-Union
Under the supervision of a higher classified employee, is responsible for working directly with individuals who have recently been arrested and processed in to the Washtenaw County Jail. Conducts interviews, investigations, verifies information provided by defendants, and completes risk assessments to submit to the court for review at the time of arraignment. Engages and participates in various agency unit and team meetings. May be responsible for related duties and projects within the Corrections Division of the Sheriff’s Office. Duties are performed within the jail and other correctional settings. Handles confidential and sensitive information. Performs related work as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Conducts comprehensive reviews of the records of criminal defendants lodged in the jail, including but not limited to, review of court dockets, criminal case histories, and the processing of Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) information.
- Interviews felony and misdemeanor criminal defendants soon after arrest.
- Investigates and verifies the status and veracity of a variety of criminal defendant information including but not limited to residence, employment, mental health status and other information required by the Court.
- Performs screening and assessment of incarcerated individuals using a comprehensive tool to support appropriate program placement and utilization decisions.
- Updates and maintains databases. Enters data into computer and manual record systems. Interprets data trends and provides analysis when requested.
- Performs responsible staff work which may require the exercise of independent judgment, the handling of confidential and sensitive information, and the application of knowledge related to corrections, court and criminal justice activities.
- Researches and assembles information, some of which is confidential and sensitive, from a variety of sources for the completion of forms or the preparation of reports; may make arithmetic, or statistical calculations.
- Organizes and maintains files and records. Prepares administrative records and other documents. Ensures all records and other documents are accurate and available to senior personnel.
- Provides information and support to other agencies, the public, or particular County staff in person, in writing, or over the telephone.
- Maintains records of activity and enters and retrieves data. Prepare reports and communications using on-line or computer systems; may operate and maintain data bases or other automated files and systems.
- Creates correspondence, reports, forms, and specialized documents from drafts, notes; may compose standard correspondence independently. Compiles and prepares correspondence and reports of sometimes sensitive or confidential information.
- Uses standard office equipment and computers as well as specialized technologies in the course of the work. May coordinate the work of temporary part-time personnel.
- Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information and related data and information processed.
- Organizes and prioritizes own work.
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
- Enters data into a computer terminal with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform the work assigned to that position.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Principles and practices of criminal justice systems and operations, including the appropriate application of policies, regulations, and procedures.
- Applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
- Office administrative practices and procedures, including filing, the operation of standard office equipment, and preparing of reports. Organizing and maintaining accurate files and records. Recordkeeping principles and practices.
- Public information and presentation techniques.
- Computer applications related to the work.
- Planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating assigned work activities; setting priorities and meeting deadlines.
- Coordinating with the work of others and, where appropriate, training others in various procedures and protocols.
- Interpreting and applying applicable laws, policies and procedures and regulations.
- Analyzing problems, evaluating alternatives and implementing sound action steps.
- Collecting, organizing, analyzing, and documenting varied information and data.
- Using sound, independent judgment within established policy and procedure.
- Maintaining accurate files and records.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work including individuals of diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.
- Working cooperatively and effectively within a team and the larger organizational setting.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to work at any designated work site.
- Must meet qualifications to be a Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) operator.
- Ability to type a specified number of words per minute and data-entry keystrokes as required by the Sheriff’s Office.
- Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone. Duties may require employee to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, or greater than negligible up to 10 pound of force constantly to move objects. Must be able to bend, reach and lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
- Must be willing to work varied hours and extended shifts including holidays and be on-call.
These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
Possession of an Associate’s degree or equivalent study or coursework in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Psychology, or related fields is preferred.
Previous experience with basic workplace technology and operating in a correctional setting or field is preferred.
This class description intends to identify the major duties and requirements of the job and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related duties other than those outlined above and may be required to increase specific job-related competencies, knowledge, skills or licensing and certifications for successful job performance.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER