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Company: Washoe County
Location: Reno
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Juvenile Detention SpecialistAnnual Salary:$49,358 - $64,126Deadline to Apply: Until Further NoticePOSITION INFORMATION:Under direction the Juvenile Detention Specialists are responsible for the direct observation, supervision, guidance and general custodial care of juveniles in residence in a secure detention facility and performs related work as required.This is an Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment being conducted to fill on- calland permanent positions at the Washoe County Juvenile Services. Applicant need to be able to workall shifts, days/swing and graveyard.For more information on this position, please see the Job Specification at QUALIFICATIONS:A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Behavioral Sciences, CriminalJustice, Human Services, Social Work, or closely related field; OR 1000 hours on-call services as a Juvenile Detention Specialist (On Call); OR an equivalent combination of related education and qualifying experience in a Detention Facility, related Justice program, residential treatmentprogram or in a law enforcement field..LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE: * A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment. * A CPR/First Aid certificate is required at time of appointment. * Complete and maintain training and certification in Department approved Defensive Tactics and other training required by the Department..Economics, Child Development, or Psychology may substitute for up to one half of the required experience. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:To be eligible, top candidates will be required to undergo an in-depth, thorough, extensive and,detailed background investigation:--- * Must pass a drug test--- * Must pass a background investigation--- * Must be willing to submit a set of fingerprints--- * Must complete and submit a personal history statement--- * Must be at least 21 years of age at time of application.--- * Must submit to a TB test at own expense upon offer of employment.--- * Must be willing to work day, swing, graveyard, weekends and holidays.--- * Background checks will be conducted on selected applicants through the State of Nevada and the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI), NCIC/CJIS and the Division of Child and Family Services.--- * The Juvenile Detention Specialist I position is not covered by a collective bargaining unit.HOW TO APPLY: 1.Visit our Job Listing page https://jobs.washoecounty.us2.After verifying you meet the minimum qualifications, select the job you want and; click "Apply Online" on the right side of the screen.3.If you have not applied with us before, click "Create an Account." Be sure to write down your User ID and Password and keep them for your records to use for all future applications.4.Once you have applied, your application will remain in our system and you can simply click "Log On" and use your same User ID and Password to apply for other positions. You will be able to make any necessary updates to your application as long as the recruitment is open- (recruitment documents are not available after the recruitment closes).5.Fill out the application, submit, and read "What Happens Next" below to find out more about your exam and next step.WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:1. After your application in screened, you will be notified via the email you provided whether or not you have met the minimum requirements for the position.Those applicants who do not meet the qualifications have five (5) working days to file an appeal, and request a review of their qualifications.2. Applicants who meet the requirements for the JUVENILE DETENTION SPECIALIST I will be forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Services for an interview as vacancies occur.BENEFITS: * NV PERS Retirement - Washoe County pays 100% of the PERS contribution for each permanent employee. Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance - Washoe County contributes 100% of premiums for employees and 50% for dependents. New employees will be automatically enrolled in the High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account. Employees become eligible for health benefits after 90 days of employment.Benefits Link - Click Here* Vacation Accrual* Sick Leave* 11 Paid Holidays* Longevity Pay* There are no Social Security deductions (although a 1.45% deduction for Medicare is required)QUESTIONS?Contact Julie Paholke, the Recruiting Analyst, at 775-328-6383 or HR Front Desk phone: 775-328-2081 fax: 775-328-6119For additional information and to apply for the position, visit

Keywords: Washoe County, Reno , JUVENILE DETENTION SPECIALIST, Other , Reno, Nevada

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