Sentencing to Service Crewleader

Other correctional personnel
Hennepin County - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jun 26, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Jul 9, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$40,815.01 annual
Top Pay:
$$61,222.51 annual

Job Description

++OPENING DATE:++ 06/25/20

++CLOSING DATE:++ 07/09/20  11:00 AM Central Time

++JOB TYPE:++ Full-time

++LOCATION:++ North Minneapolis, Minnesota

++DEPARTMENT:++ Community Corrections and Rehabilitation

++THE POSITION++

The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation is seeking a Sentencing to Service Crewleader in the Client and Community Restoration Division. The mission of the Sentencing to Service program is to provide clients with a safe opportunity to learn new job skills, gain self-confidence, and complete community improvement/restoration projects which benefit the residents of Hennepin County in a fiscally responsible way.

Sentencing to Service Crewleaders provide a structured work option within the county's justice system that is responsive to the need for client accountability and compensates victims and communities for the harm done by juvenile and adult clients. The Sentencing to Service Crewleader will supervise and lead crews to ensure projects are completed efficiently, safely, and with a high level of quality. For more information please click here: Sentencing to Service Program. Location and hours:  This position is located at 3000 N 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Sentencing to Service work crews operate seven days a week. Sentencing to Service Crewleaders are assigned to one of two shifts; Saturday through Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or Thursday through Sunday, 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and progress to more favorable shifts with only one weekend day based on seniority and staffing needs. About the position type: This position is full-time, benefit earning. In this position, you will:

  • Perform as a working supervisor and perform the same work along with the crew members.
  • Provide orientation, transportation, and training to crew members (clients) who are sentenced by the courts (maximum size of a crew is eleven members).
  • Plan, organize, and schedule community work service projects.
  • Supervise and lead crews to ensure that projects are completed efficiently, safely, and with a high level of quality; motivate crew members and manage conflict.
  • Maintain equipment and complete inventory of power and hand tools.
  • Communicate Hennepin County Sentencing to Service philosophy, policies, and procedures to the crew and to the community.
  • Prepare documentation for court, probation, and law enforcement staff to provide offender status information and to ensure services are provided and maintain a program log of daily program activities for quarterly reporting to local and state agencies.

Need to have:

  • One of the following:
    • Two years or more of full-time equivalent college or vocational/technical course work in corrections, law enforcement, or related criminal justice or behavioral/social science field.
    • Two years or more of full-time equivalent work experience in natural resources, forestry, landscape, agriculture, corrections, law enforcement, criminal justice or a related area.
    • Active military duty with an honorable discharge.
    • Completion of the Evidence-Based Practice Corrections Professional Certificate from Metro State and one year of relevant coursework or experience as listed above.
  • A valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver's permit.
  • Ability to:
    • Lift and carry up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • Perform strenuous work in varying temperatures and terrain.
    • Get Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Certificates.

Nice to have:

  • Paid and/or volunteer experience working with either adults or juveniles in a lead worker, coach, supervisory and/or mentor capacity with emphasis on directing the work of others.
  • Knowledge of:
    • The criminal justice system.
    • How the components of the criminal justice system interact.
    • The philosophies of the Sentencing to Service program.
  • Experience: 
    • Construction, forestry, maintenance equipment, environmental cleanup, landscape, farming, gardening, and/or wildlife preservation fields.
    • Working with customers or clients from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
    • Supervising a work crew in a program such as STS.
  • Ability to:
    • Motivate work crews to complete projects safely and efficiently.
    • Monitor and manage work performance.

About the department: The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation's mission is to promote community safety, community restoration, and reduce the risk of re-offense. The department runs institutions, a treatment center, adult and juvenile probation, supervised release, provides mediation in parenting custody disputes, and administers alternative sentencing programs. It is the largest community corrections organization in Minnesota. On any given day, Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation employees collaborate with their criminal justice partners, dozens of community-based organizations, and a dedicated group of volunteers and interns, to supervise and deliver sustainable correctional services to approximately 22,000 adult and juvenile clients. The department's strategic goals for 2019 and 2020 are the following:

  • Reduce racial disparities within our practices.
  • Sustain foundational evidence-based practices and expand upon them to address clients' overall well-being.
  • Build equity into our workforce and support workforce needs.
  • Increase the community's input and influence in our practices.

About Hennepin County: Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.

Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at www.hennepin.us/employees.

Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.

Your future. Made here.

This posting will be used to fill current and future Sentencing to Service Crewleader positions.

This position is internally classified as a Sentencing to Service Crewleader. Click here to view the job classification specification.

Under facility licensing requirements, positions at the County Home School and/or Juvenile Detention Center are required to undergo a Department of Human Services Background Study (MS 245C.13). Convictions for certain crimes will have an effect on your ability to be hired according to the disqualification schedule listed in Minnesota Statute 245C.15. Individuals convicted for any level of Criminal Sexual Conduct are disqualified from being hired into any position within the DOCCR under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Other past involvement with the criminal court system will not automatically disqualify you from working at the DOCCR; individual circumstances are reviewed and evaluated confidentially. If you do not know your exact conviction information, you can refer to your sentencing order or contact the county where you were convicted. Job offer will be contingent on passing a pre-employment physical, drug test, criminal background check, fingerprint check, and a driving record check.

Job Requirements

  • Age: No minimum age requirement
  • Education: See Additional Requirements
  • Experience: See Additional Requirements

Need to have:

  • One of the following:
    • Two years or more of full-time equivalent college or vocational/technical course work in corrections, law enforcement, or related criminal justice or behavioral/social science field.
    • Two years or more of full-time equivalent work experience in natural resources, forestry, landscape, agriculture, corrections, law enforcement, criminal justice or a related area.
    • Active military duty with an honorable discharge.
    • Completion of the Evidence-Based Practice Corrections Professional Certificate from Metro State and one year of relevant coursework or experience as listed above.
  • A valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver's permit.
  • Ability to:
    • Lift and carry up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • Perform strenuous work in varying temperatures and terrain.
    • Get Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Certificates.

Contact Informaton

Hennepin County Service Center

Hennepin County
300 S 6th St
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55487
phone: 612-348-7855

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