Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
41465 11 ST F3 N 807-07 05/31/2023
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JOB CODE: 41465

DEFINITION: This is professional administrative work assisting the Executive Director in overseeing all programs and administrative functions for the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges' Commission (JCJC).

The employee in this job assists the Executive Director in planning, organizing, and directing a program for the examination, evaluation, standardization, and improvement of juvenile court procedures and practices. Work involves assessing existing programs, legislation affecting programs, and federal and state juvenile court and probation services to develop recommendations for overall program needs, objectives, and modifications. Work includes overseeing all administrative aspects of JCJC operations, including budget and policy development. Work also includes developing and reviewing proposed policies, standards, and program modification proposals; administering a statewide grant-in-aid program; meeting with judges, chief probation officers, and consultants to discuss program approaches and techniques; promoting awareness of proper juvenile court and court program utilization and improvements; and managing public relations matters. Supervision is exercised over professional staff. Work is performed under the general direction of the Executive Director and is reviewed through reports and conferences for effectiveness and adherence to JCJC policies.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

• Evaluates existing programs, services, policies, and related legislation to develop program and policy proposals for consideration by the Executive Director.

• Recommends court and probation standards for adoption by the JCJC.

• Provides leadership and guidance to juvenile courts in the development of programs designed to improve service delivery.

• Administers a statewide program for grants-in-aid for juvenile courts and juvenile probation.

• Represents the JCJC in dealings with legislature; federal, state, and local agencies; other organizations; and the public to promote appropriate youth-related programs and offer assistance to groups seeking to improve juvenile court functions.

• Delivers presentations, speeches, training, and seminars to promote the appropriate uses of juvenile courts and inform audiences of issues related to juvenile court law, practices, and procedures.

• Oversees the design and delivery of training programs for juvenile court judges, chief juvenile probation officers, and other juvenile justice professionals.

• Participates in preparing the commission budget and periodically reports on budget activity.

• Advises judges and probation officers regarding pending and recently enacted legislation.

• Reviews and makes recommendations to the JCJC regarding federal and state juvenile court and probation plans and legislation.

• Directs special surveys and studies focused on the treatment and prevention of juvenile delinquency.

• Assists in meeting the public relations and public education needs of the JCJC.

• Prepares and directs the preparation of program reports.

• Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

• The employee in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of the principles and practices used to evaluate and develop service delivery improvement programs for juvenile court and probation services.

• Knowledge of laws, legislation, regulations, and procedural rules governing the operation of juvenile courts and juvenile probation departments.

• Knowledge of the resources and service delivery systems available to meet the social, economic, and health needs of juvenile offenders.

• Knowledge of the causes, treatments, and prevention of juvenile delinquency.

• Knowledge of individual and group juvenile behavior.

• Knowledge of the principles and methods of program planning and organization.

• Knowledge of research methodologies.

• Knowledge of statistical analysis methods.

• Knowledge of the use and functionality of Microsoft Office Suite software.

• Ability to evaluate legislation and identify potential impacts to programs.

• Ability to plan and direct the work of others.

• Ability to analyze and interpret regulations, policies, and procedures.

• Ability to effectively communicate orally.

• Ability to effectively communicate in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities)

• One year of experience as a Juvenile Justice Training and Research Director (commonwealth title);


• Two years of experience as a Juvenile Court Policy and Program Development Specialist (commonwealth title);


• Seven years of professional juvenile justice experience that includes two years of administrative or consultative work, and a master's degree in criminal justice, behavioral science, or a closely related field;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training.