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AWOL Apprehension Officer-DYS (Taunton)

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Agency Name: Department Of Youth Services

Official Title: Youth Services Prog Off (A/B)

Functional Title: AWOL Apprehension Officer

Occupational Group: Police, Guard, Correctional

Position Type: Non-Management Civil Service

Civil Service Exam Required: No

Full-time/Part-time: Full-Time

Salary Range: $36,140.52 to $49,217.74

Bargaining Unit: 08

Shift: Day

Number of Vacancies: 1

Confidential: No

City/Town Location: Taunton

Facility Location: Southeast Community Supervision, 60 Hodges Avenue

Region: South East

Application Deadline: 04/21/2005

Posting ID: 4594

Coordinate and oversee all AWOL client apprehensions.

Work closely with local and state police, District Attorney and federal agencies in juvenile gang related matters.

Participate in intelligence gathering and information sharing networks involving schools and community agencies.

Work closely with Southeast Area personnel in satellite offices and day reporting sites to assure compliance by clients in the community.

Assist in investigations and escapes from Area programs.

Attend all AWOL personnel training scheduled by DYS.

Assist in the return of clients from areas outside the state.

Inspects the local police lock-up in the area in conjunction with The Department of Public Health.

Submits timely documentation and reports to AWOL supervisor.

Attends regularly scheduled Area meetings.

Performs other related duties as scheduled.


The following qualifications are required for entry into salary range A:

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: At least two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the counseling, rehabilitation, or custodial care and treatment of criminal offenders, inmates, prisoners, or juvenile offenders.

- A Bachelor's or higher degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, rehabilitation, rehabilitation counseling, law enforcement, criminal justice, or criminology may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of experience.

- One year of education equals 30 semester hours. Education toward a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

LICENSES: Based on assignment, a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state may be required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: After assignment, employees must be able to pass the physical requirements of the Special State Police Training Academy.

Employees who were initially hired into salary range (A) may advance to salary range (B) at any time after hire based upon the following evidence of level (B) competencies:

- Satisfactory completion of a full year performance evaluation cycle.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in criminal justice or related field preferred.

Applicant must have at least a minimum of four years of full time or equivalent part time experience in the field of juvenile corrections with a working knowledge of community based casework services.

Ability to use mechanical restraints.

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

Knowledge of Criminal Justice Information (CJIS) System and Criminal Offense Record Information (CORI) processes.

Ability to make group presentation for educational purposes, as well as the ability to discharge any and all of the stated responsibilities.

This is a civil service position. If there is no civil service list for this title, employees appointed must take and pass the next Civil Service examination when administered.
Minimum Age Requirement: 21 years of age.

37.5 hour work week

Days off - Saturday & Sunday (Must be flexible, may be required to work some evenings & Saturdays)

1st Shift (8:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Transportation Requirement: Valid Mass Driver's License, must have reliable vehicle.

Employment is contingent on a Criminal Offense Records Information (CORI) Check.

How to apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to:

Attn: Jaylila Worrell
Children, Youth and Families
Employment and Staffing Unit
600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

Resume and cover letter may also be sent via facsimile to Fax 617-348-5980.

Please reference the posting ID #4594 on all correspondence.

If you have any questions about this posting or wish to confirm receipt of your resume please contact the Customer Service Center Line at 1-800-510-4122.

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