Goverment Jobs
August 6, 2019
Monroe, Louisiana
Job Type


Supplemental Information

Thisvacancy is located at theSwanson Center for Youthin Monroe, Louisiana and may be used to fill position number 50356206.

The Office of Juvenile Justice will create a list of eligible applicantsONLYfrom the people who respond to this posting.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of work experience.An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online.

No Civil Service test scoreis required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received- Your application has been submitted successfully.

Evaluating experience- Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Minimum Qualification Review ? See History? Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".

Eligible for consideration- You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review- Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review- Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled- Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled- The agency has decided not to fill the position.

For more information about this vacancy you may contact:
Christal Walker
DPS/Human Resources
Email:[email protected]

The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local LouisianaWorkforce CommissionBusiness Career Solutions Centers,and at our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.

(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website

In the event there is a preferred reemployment list for this position, the position may be filled from that list with no other interviews.

The Office of Juvenile Justice is a State as a Model Employer (SAME) agency that supports improved employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. For more information on employment-related resources available for those with disabilities, refer to theLouisiana Employment Resource Guide.
If you are contacted for an interview, please let us knowat that timeif you will need special accommodations.

If you are contacted for an interview, please let us knowat that timeif you will need special accommodations.

NOTE: Prior to an appointment, the selected applicant must take and pass a drug screening test, possess a valid Louisiana Driver's License and clear a background check.

This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.


A baccalaureate degree plus four years of professional level experience in a residential, correctional, mental health or group home setting with responsibility for one of the following:rehabilitation of delinquent youth, clinical care, custody, or security.


A baccalaureate degree plus four years of professional level social services or counseling experience.

Note: Experience can be a combination of the two above options to meet the four year requirement.

Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
A master's degree in a behavioral or social science field; education; public or business administration; or criminal justice will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A Ph.D. in a behavioral or social science field; education; public or business administration; or criminal justice will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Graduate degrees in qualifying fields will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.
NOTE:An applicant who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge may be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by State and Federal laws is granted.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To serve as deputy chief administrator of a secure-custody juvenile facility.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Direction from Youth Facility Director.

Supervision Exercised:
Direct line over subordinate security and Youth Services personnel.

Location of Work:
Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Office of Youth Services.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Youth Facility Assistant Director by the presence of responsibility for serving as a primary assistant to the Youth Facility Director.

Differs from Youth Facility Director by the absence of overall administrative responsibility for a juvenile secure-care facility.

Examples of Work

Serves as the principal assistant to the Youth Facility Director.

Assists in directing and controlling all activities of the Juvenile Reception and Diagnostic Center.

Assists in directing and coordinating long-range programs, plans, policies, procedures, and regulations.

Assists in administering a comprehensive professional rehabilitation program for clients committed for offenses ranging from misdemeanors to felonies (e. g., shoplifting, rape, and homicide).

Assists in directing all functions of the institution through the chain of command including care, custody, mental health, social services, fiscal services, medical services, personnel, maintenance services, religious services, contractual services, volunteer services, and other services.

Assists in administering a complex reception and diagnostic process that serves as the data base for initial treatment plans, initial custody classification, placement decisions, and forensic reports to committing courts.

Assists in administering a treatment program for a significant portion of the offender population with a wide range of acute medical, neurological, psychiatric, and mental retardation-related disorders including many classified as abused and neglected juveniles.

Serves on call in order to respond to security, maintenance, psychiatric, medical, and suicide prevention emergencies.

Participates in apprehension of offenders upon escape.

Conducts investigations relating to grievances filed by employees and offenders.

Serves as a member of the Classification Committee.

Interviews relatives of offenders and other visitors and coordinates visiting procedures.

Directs a maximum custody program for offenders.

Directs programs for infirmary and support personnel.

Assists the Youth Facility Director in maintaining communication with a large number of judges and other appropriate members of courts using a statewide network of juvenile probation workers, representatives of community agencies, and the juvenile justice system.

Assists with compliance duties concerning federal court consent decree standards, legislative mandates, departmental regulations, and ethical practices.

Serves as the chief administrative official of an institution during absence of the Youth Facilities Director.

Directs business services and maintenance services.

Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to "make a difference" through public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits and have access to a great professional development program.
Flexible Working Arrangements ? The flexibility of our system allows agencies to implement flexible working arrangements through the use of alternative work schedules, telecommuting and other flexibilities.These arrangements vary between hiring agencies.
Professional Development - The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is the state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, agencies are offered management development and supervisory training, and general application classes on topics as diverse as writing skills and computer software usage.
Insurance Coverage ? Employees can choose one of several health insurance programs ranging from an HMO to the State's own Group Benefits Insurance program.The State of Louisiana pays a portion of the cost for group health and life insurance.Dental and vision coverage are also available. More information can be found at
Deferred Compensation ? As a supplemental retirement savings plan for employees, the State offers a Deferred Compensation Plan for tax deferred savings.
Holidays and Leave ? State employees receive the following paid holidays each year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor. State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use.Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.
Retirement ? State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to): Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (, Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (, Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System (, among others. LASERS has provided thisvideo to give you more detailed information about their system.
Have you ever been on probation or sentenced to jail/prison as a result of a felony conviction or guilty plea to a felony charge?

  • Yes
  • No
If 'YES', give the law enforcement authority (city police, sheriff, FBI, etc), the offense, place and disposition of case. If 'NO', enter N/A.

    Do you have a baccalaureate degree plus five years of professional social services experience?

    • Yes
    • No
    Have you ever engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility or juvenile facility or any other facility type (as defined in 42 U.S.C 1997)?

    • Yes
    • No
    If so, when? If "NO", enter N/A.

      Have you been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt, or implied threats of force, or coercion, or where the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse?

      • Yes
      • No
      Have you ever been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in any sexual activity in the community or confinement setting?

      • Yes
      • No
      If so, when? If "NO", enter N/A.

        * Required Question