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Juvenile Field Services Administrator

Date: Aug 2, 2022

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Corrections 

Pay:  $63,392.00 annually  

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm  


Performs professional administrative work in directing the Juvenile Field Services Division within the Department of Corrections (DOC).


  • JFS Management - Administers Juvenile Field Services; plans, organizes and directs activities; reviews statistics/reports to determine course corrections and the continuous pursuit of excellence. Serves as the local expert on juvenile field services. Embraces, models, and leads the change process to integrate evidence-based philosophy and programs into practice. Anticipates future needs and works to address them. Champions and demonstrates the county/departmental values and guiding principles. Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state, county, and department requirements as they currently are and as they are modified. Serves as the liaison with associated agencies as designated. Oversees the day-to-day operations of Juvenile Field Services; interviews and hires staff; plans, assigns work; instructs in proper methods; evaluates staff performance. Monitors caseloads and numbers of clients. Creates, interprets, implements, and monitors compliance with policy/procedures and standards. Expertly compiles and maintains statistics; prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. Reviews evidence-based community intervention programs for effectiveness and fidelity.
  • Quality Assurance - Projects divisional budgetary needs, implements managerial controls and monitors the responsible use of all Juvenile Field Services resources. Confers with judges, court personnel, probation, schools, service providers, clients and their families as necessary to address and resolve concerns.
  • Performance Management - Ensures that all divisional staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs. Initiates, creates, implements, and administers new functions for Juvenile Field Services Division programming.


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Corrections, Psychology or a related human services field. Transcript verifying education credits is required. Five years of progressively responsible experience in correctional facilities or programs, including two years of experience in staff supervision and two years of experience working with clients and families. Professional references are required to verify the related work experience. Valid Driver’s License and good driving record that meets the requirement of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage Policy. Personal vehicle for use when county vehicle is not available (employee reimbursement is provided by County). Proof of liability insurance required on personal vehicle. Pass legal background check, Child and Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry checks, KCJIS Security Policy (fingerprint) check, and pre-employment screen for alcohol and drugs. Must also meet the required conditions contained in KSA 65-516 and KAR 28-4-356.


Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree.



It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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