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Date:  Jun 17, 2022

Harrisburg, IL, US, 62946-3711

Job Requisition ID:  17056

Agency: Department of Juvenile Justice

Closing Date/Time: 07/01/2022

Salary: Anticipated Starting Salary Range: $5,000 - $9,500/mo

Job Type: Salaried Full Time

County: Saline

Number of Vacancies: 1

Plan/BU: Excluded - Wholly Professional 000


Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. Please note that the Department of Juvenile Justice must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.

Position Overview

Under administrative direction of the Superintendent (Senior Public Service Administrator), serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Programs; plans, directs, supervises duties for program functions, i.e., Health Care; Clinical Services; Leisure Time Services, and Chaplaincy; administratively responsible and accountable for execution of policies, procedures; manages facility in Superintendent's absence; develops and implements policies and procedures; supervises staff. 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Assists Superintendent in carrying out policies, rules and regulations.
  2. Serves as full line supervisor.
  3. Reviews data to assist and confer with the Superintendent in establishing overall institution policies, facility budget preparation.
  4. Monitors special programs.
  5. Attends administrative staff meetings and conferences.
  6. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires a bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in: criminal justice, education, psychology, social work or a closely related social science. 
  2.  Requires four (4) years of management experience in juvenile justice settings with two years of responsibility for facility management. 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Requires thorough knowledge of public and business administration; principles and practices.
  2. Requires thorough knowledge of juvenile justice agency programming, standards of care and national standards related to conditions of confinement and institutional operations, service objectives and management systems.
  3. Requires thorough knowledge of employee management and labor relations. 

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires valid; appropriate, driver's license and the ability to travel statewide.
  2. Requires the ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check. 
  3. Requires the ability to pass a drug screen.  On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act made it legal for residents over the age of 21 to produce, consume and sell cannabis in Illinois. Please note that although the law has changed, the Department will continue to enforce the Department’s zero tolerance Drug Testing policy.  The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited.
  4. Requires the ability to comply with all local and federal health requirements and/or mandates.  Governor Pritzker announced a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all State employees whose job duties require them to work in a congregate care facility.  All 24/7 congregate-care facilities operated by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice are included in this mandate, which went into effect October 26, 2021.

About the Agency

The mission of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) is to build youth skills and strengthen families by promoting community safety and positive youth outcomes. Over 900 staff members from across various departments—security, programming, education, mental health, and more—collaborate with the understanding that youth are physically, emotionally, and cognitively different from adults. The department provides extensive services to young people through a developmental, treatment-focused model of care that builds youth resiliency, engages families, and promotes community safety at the five youth facilities it operates across the state. IDJJ serves and houses approximately 150 youth and is responsible for approximately 500 youth on Aftercare in various Illinois’ communities.

Work Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Work Location: 1201 W Poplar St Harrisburg, IL 62946-3711

Agency Contact:

Laci Indermark


Job Family: Administration/Management; Legal and Compliance; Public Safety; Social Services


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