Class Title: Court Program Specialist II/Drug Court Class Code: 7155
Court Location: First Judicial Circuit/Escambia
This is an OPS position. Funding approved through June 30, 2018. Currently seeking continual funding.
Scope of Work
This position provides direct support to the adult post-adjudicatory drug court expansion program by providing case management, including service referral, coordination, monitoring, and tracking compliance of participants in the treatment-based drug court program. This position requires a working knowledge of the criminal justice system, drug court procedures and a general understanding of the judicial system and the drug court expansion grant requirements. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Drug Court Program Coordinator.
Identifying potential drug court clients and providing initial review and evaluation of cases to determine drug court eligibility.
Responsible for entering, monitoring, and maintaining the drug court client database capturing all required data elements and other necessary statistical information relating to the drug court expansion program.
Participation in drug court status review hearings and staffings.
May monitor contractual agreements for services supporting the drug court expansion program; such as, grant-in-aid agreements between the drug court and the county, including the budget for treatment services to ensure grant funds are utilized appropriately.
Able to establish and maintain close working relationships with court personnel, professionals associated with the drug court program, community agencies, and with the general public.
Maintain regular contact with clients as well as treatment providers.
Meet with clients to assess their needs and assist with problems and referrals.
Ensures clients are referred to outside agencies when they have specific needs ie. Social services, public assistance, housing, day care, education employment.
Generally keep apprised of new legislation, forms, rules and other mandates that require procedural and/or administrative changes or updates.
Apprise supervisor of matters related to court, the public, procedures, or other agencies that require consideration, problem-solving or other action.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, criminal justice, psychology, sociology or
a closely social science related field and three years of related experience.
WORK RELATED CONTACTS
The position requires regular contact with Court Administration staff, Clerk of Court staff, Drug Court Judges, Judicial Assistants, Law Enforcement Agencies, Department of Children and Families, State Attorney's Office, Public Defender's Office, private attorneys, court security and service providers working with Drug Court clients in the community.
Coordinates or determines times, place, or sequence of operations or activities based on analysis of data and possibly executes determinations or reports on events.
Persuades or influences others in favor of a service course of action, or point of view.
Requires minimum responsibility for only small quantities of low cost items or supplies where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.
Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.
Reads professional publications; composes complex reports and manuals; speaks formally to groups outside the organization.
Complexity of Work:
Performs coordinating work involving guidelines and rules, with constant problem solving; requires continuous close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressures.
Impact of Decisions:
The impact of errors is moderately serious - affects work unit and affects other units or citizens.
Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving some latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as computers, peripherals, or software programs, such as word processing or spreadsheets.
Safety of Others:
Requires some responsibility for safety and health of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety or health.