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Chief Alternative Sentencing

Carson City Courthouse - Carson City, Nevada

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$33.15 hourly
Top Pay:
$46.41 hourly

Job Description

The position will be filled through appointment by the Carson City Board of Supervisors. The appointment will be conducted in an open, public meeting. All application material will be released to the public.

Summary of Job Purpose

Under general supervision, supervises activities and staff of Alternative Sentencing Department; staff supervises releasees and misdemeanor probationers, conduct intakes, conduct drug and alcohol testing, and manage a drug laboratory.

Essential Functions:
  • Supervises and oversees activities of assigned staff; makes work assignments, creates work schedules; responds to, and assists officers with calls for service; handles citizen complaints.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned divisions; identifies resource needs; recommends and implements policies and procedures
  • Revies reports and documents prepared by subordinates for accuracy, completeness, essential elements, fundamental soundness, and substantiation of action taken; responds to emails, phone calls, and text messages.
  • Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates sworn and non-sworn law enforcement staff; provides or coordinates staf training; works with employees to correct deficiencies and errors; monitors work flow; reviews, evaluates, and recommends changes in regard to work product method, methods, and procedures.
  • Participates in the development and administration of assigned department budgets; forecasts future needs; directs the monitoring and approval of exchanges; recommends adjustments as necessary.
  • Compiles statistical information for administration of the performance of assigned staff.
  • Training- Attends training as required meeting State and department requirements.
  • Coordinates activities with other law enforcement agencies, courts, and supporting agencies.
  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team
  • Operates a motor vehicle in a safe and effective manner
  • Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with the public and City staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.
  • Participates in Specialty Court programs
  • Conducts security screening of persons entering Courthouse
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Additional Information

Supervision Recieved and Exercised

Under General Supervision- Incumbents at this level are given assignments and objectives that are governed by specifically outlined work methods and a sequence of steps, which are explained in general terms. The responsibility for achieving the work objectives, however, rests with a superior. Incumbents are not required to apply theory or use their own judgment. Immediate supervision is not consistent, but checks are integrated into work processes and/or reviews are frequent enough to ensure compliance with instructions.

Physical Demands & Working Environment:

The physical demands herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions:

  • Traverse difficult terrain
  • Strength and stamina to physically restrain suspects
  • Running, climbing, standing, squatting and sitting for prolonged periods of time
  • Occaisionally lift and carry up to 50lbs, strength to subdue persons, to drag, carry and life persons and objects
  • Vision to read printed materials; hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone
  • Exposure to traffic conditions and external environment when traveling from one office to another
  • Dexterity to write and shoot a gun; to be heard in a noisy situation
Supplemental Information
  1. Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.
  2. Any City employee may be required to stay or return to work during emergencies to perform duties specific to this classification or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency
  3. Employees may be required to complete Incident Command System training as a condition of continuing employment.
  4. New employees are required to submit to a fingerprint based background investigation which costs the new employee $53.50 and a drug/alcohol screen which costs $20.00. Employment is contingent upon passing the background and the drug/alcohol screening.

Job Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Psychology, or a closely related field
  • Experience: 5 years of law enforcement experience, 2 of which were in a supervisory role Or an equivalent combination of education and experience as deemed fit by Human Resources
Nevada Driver's License Nevada POST Category I Knowledge and Skills
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision, including selection, work planning, organization, performance review and evaluation, and employee training and discipline
  • Principles and techniques of public relations
  • City, state, and federal laws, statutes, ordinances, and court decisions related to department activities
  • Policies and procedures of alternative sentencing programs.
  • Weaponry and associated safety practices
  • Court Security and General Safety policies and procedures.
  • First aid and basic CPR methods
  • City geography
  • Personal computers utilizing standard and specialized software
  • Standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment
  • Communicating effectively in oral and written forms
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the phone
  • Communicating effectively with persons having Mental Health Issues
Skill In:
  • Planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; instructing others in work procedures.
  • Analyze situations quickly and objectively
  • Determine proper course of action under emergency conditions
  • Cope with adverse situations firmly, courteously, and with respect for individual rights
  • Use of non-lethal tools
  • Operate vehicle safely and effectively in normal and emergency situations
  • Traverse terrain safely, understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Prepare clear concise accurate reports

Contact Informaton

Human Resouces

Carson City Courthouse
201 N Carson Street, Suite 4
Carson City, Nevada

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