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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Department of Corrections
Job Title: Expeditor
Salary: $18.481 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours: Various Hours/Various Days, Including Holidays, Weekends, and some Overtime may be required.

Location of work: 700 S. Hydraulic

Job Objectives:
Collaborate with system stakeholders to ensure youth are placed in the least restrictive environment to reduce the use of detention, either in individual cases or for categories of cases; reduce unnecessary delays in case processing and accelerate the onset of services; ensure effective admission practices; advocate for and expedite the release of eligible youth from secure detention to reduce lengths of stay; facilitate alternative to detention placements.

Essential Job Functions:
• 55% - Detention case reviews and reporting – Conduct daily population reviews; attend daily detention and Detention Review hearings; participate in weekly Population Meetings acting as a liaison for detained unassigned youth to advocate for potential release options. Provide reports to the Juvenile court, district attorney’s office and defense attorney for Detention Review Hearings. Collaborate with DOC JS staff to select youth for detention alternatives. Intervene in individual cases and establish categories of cases to expedite release; act as a liaison for unassigned youth in detention (14-day detention review hearings or those in pre-trail status); examine new detention admissions for detention alternatives eligibility. • 30% - Case Expediting – Conduct initial contact with youth and family when released to ATD programming to explain continuum of services and assist in their understanding, participation and obligations; provide court date reminders to reduce failures to appear of released youth; track detention stays for compliance with overall case limits and cumulative detention limits; minimize pre-adjudication detention use; monitor lengthy participation periods in alternatives to detention; working knowledge of all alternative placements to detention and home to collaborate with DOC JS staff to make recommendations related to moving post-disposition youth within 45 days or less when appropriate; identify and prevent barriers to placements that may result in return of youth to secure detention. • 10% - Data Management - Maintain records and data on unassigned detained youth; prepare and submit statistical information for monthly and quarterly reports; provide data to contribute to Division initiatives and JDAI objectives; review data in order to make recommendations for innovations to policies and practices and in case processing to reduce unnecessary delay and increase utilization of alternatives to detention. Performs related work as required. Adapts well in assignments and priorities; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; approaches change positively and adjusts behaviors accordingly. Builds Constructive working relationships with clients/customers, others work units, community organizations and others to meet mutual goals and objectives. Behaves professionally and supportively when working with individuals from a variety of ethnic, social and educational backgrounds. Breaks down problems into components and recognizes interrelationships. Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions. Compares data, information, and input from a variety of sources to draw conclusions. Takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences. Adapts quickly to change and easily considers new approaches. Remains flexible and open to new ideas and encourages others to value change. Understands changes in work tasks, situations and environments as well as the basis for change. Thinks and acts effectively under pressure. Persists toward solutions and goals in changing circumstances. Overcomes obstacles to achieve results. The ability to determine activities and projects toward measurable goals and standards, setting these in collaboration with others so as to arrive at a clear understanding and elicit commitment.

Job Standards:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or a closely related field. Certified transcript(s) required to verify education credits. Two years of experience in corrections or human services organizations working with youth and families. Professional references documenting the years of related work experience are required. Facility staff shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age with a minimum of three (3) years age difference between the staff member and the oldest client who can be admitted to the facility. Valid State of Kansas Driver’s License and good driving record that meets the requirement of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage Policy. Personal vehicle for use when county vehicle is not available (employee reimbursement is provided by County). Proof of liability insurance on personal vehicle. Pass legal background check, Child and Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry checks, and pre-employment screen for alcohol and drugs. Must also meet the required conditions contained in KSA 65-516 and KAR 28-4-356.

PC, general office

Work Environment:
Requires the ability to exert moderate physical effort in sedentary to light work involving moving from one area of the office to another, light lifting, standing, walking, stair climbing, and driving to other locations. Requires sufficient strength and coordination to defend one’s self from attack. Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements such as keyboarding and operating office equipment. Requires sufficient abilities of vision, hearing, and sense of smell in order to complete tasks which involve perception, discernment, written, verbal, and listening skills. Requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle. Dependable and timely attendance is required. Requires bending, color identification, gripping hands and fingers, hearing voice conversations, pulling, pushing, reaching sitting, standing and walking for long periods. Requires visual acuity sufficient to safely complete tasks and operate a motor vehicle.

*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20010154

Open Date: 2/5/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 3/5/2018 11:59:59 PM