Located in northwestern Oregon at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Multnomah County is at the heart of one of the most livable areas in the United States.
The County offers natural splendor and urban amenities alike: it is home to the scenic wonders of the Columbia River Gorge and the western slopes of picturesque Mt. Hood, and to the urban sophistication of Portland, Oregon's largest city. The City boasts 10,000 acres of park land in 206 locations (including the largest forested wilderness park within an American city), as well as ballet, symphony, and theater companies. In addition, sports enthusiasts can choose from the NBA Portland Trail Blazers, the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League, and the Portland Timbers Major League Soccer Team. The County's diverse population has grown in recent years to more than 735,000 and the metro area is over 2 million.
Multnomah County Government:
The County is governed by a Board of County Commissioners, consisting of four non-partisan members elected from designated districts, and the Board Chair, who is elected at large. The Chair also provides executive direction as the County's CEO.
The County provides diverse services to the community, including libraries, social services, health clinics, regulatory health services, supervision and custody of juvenile and adult offenders, criminal prosecution, road maintenance, and law enforcement for unincorporated areas.
Department of Community Justice:
Vision ~ Community Safety through Positive Change
The Department of Community Justice (DCJ) is recognized as a national leader in both adult and juvenile community justice. DCJ routinely consults and makes use of evidence-based practices in our program and policy development. The Department's commitment to data-informed decision-making has led DCJ to make smart investments of taxpayer dollars in supervision, sanctions, and services for the county's highest risk and highest need offenders. DCJ makes long-term investments in its employees through the provision of education and training. The Department believes that in order to enhance public safety we must work collaboratively with the judiciary, law enforcement, schools, treatment agencies, and the community.
The Department shares information with community members, partners, and staff to keep communities safe by preventing and reducing crime and routinely evaluating which local policies support best practices. DCJ operates 24 hours a day, with nearly 700 permanent, on-call, and temporary employees. The Department supervises approximately 7,600 adult probationers and parolees and those defendants requiring pretrial services. DCJ's Juvenile Services Division operates the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Facility and is responsible for approximately 360 youth on formal and informal community supervision.
More general information about the Department of Community Justice including our mission, vision, and strategies can be found at: www.multco.us/dcj.
There is currently not a vacancy in the Juvenile Services Division, but this recruitment could be used to fill future vacancies in the Juvenile or Adult Services Division.
Juvenile Services Division Senior Manager
Senior Managers within the Juvenile Services Division lead a team of 4-5 supervisors who are responsible for employees who may work in Probation Services, Preadjudication, Treatment and Community Interface Services, and Custody Services. These positions negotiate, problem solve and collaborate with other organizations including the Oregon Youth Authority, Oregon Department of Human Services – Child Welfare, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, State Court System, Multnomah Education Service District, Multnomah County Health Department, Annie E. Casey Foundation, other County departments and County Juvenile Departments, and State agencies.
There are currently two (2) anticipated vacancies with the Adult Services, but the person hired must be willing to be assigned to either division to meet the business needs of the department.
Adult Services Division District Manager
District Managers within the Adult Services Division lead a team of 5-8 supervisors responsible for employees who may work in Probation/Parole Field Services, Transition Services and Sanctions, and Court and Family Services. The District Manager will negotiate, problem solve, and collaborate with other organizations including the Department of Corrections, Services to Children and Families, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, State Court System, community groups, judges, other county departments, and the Oregon Association of Community Corrections Directors.
As a member of the department's Senior Management Team, Manager Seniors will develop and implement agency-wide initiatives and policies and coordinate with other Senior Managers and community programs. This position provides leadership and philosophical direction for the wide range of services provided to adult probation/parole clients, youth and their families.
We seek proven leaders whose skills and experience demonstrate competency and expertise in the following areas:
Leadership and Direction: You provide a sense of direction through a clear vision to create change in community corrections that serves the interests of multiple stakeholders including the public, offenders, community groups, employees, other agencies and the judiciary using evidence based practices. You bring your leadership, operational oversight and advocacy experience to the daily operations and administrative functions of the assigned division. Networking and Collaboration:
You serve on the department's Senior Management Team as a principal advisor and participant in decision making processes where budget and operational direction are made that impact the entire department. You represent DCJ as well as the County, to the public, other criminal justice professionals and politicians throughout Oregon and the country through collaborative relationships and networking in an effort to identify and incorporate evidence based practices and enhance the continuum of accountability, public safety and service delivery. You also develop relationships with community partners and treatment agencies around assessment, case planning and services designed to improve outcomes for adults and juveniles under DCJ's supervision.
Quality Assurance, Analysis of Performance Data, Realignment, and Budget Adjustments: You maintain oversight of evidence based practices, state-wide outcome measures and department benchmarks to ensure that the department is deepening efforts in researched based practices. You will review outcome data and benchmarks through a review of management reports, research and evaluation data, results audits, performance appraisals and meetings with managers. You monitor and participate in the development and administration of the division budget, including forecasting of resources needed, expenditures, and recommend mid-year or other adjustments.
Cultural Competency: You value and respect diversity and individual diversity within our staff, our clients, and our community, and take seriously our responsibility to provide culturally specific services in a competent manner.
The successful candidate will possess competency and leadership skills in the following leadership traits:
- Fosters high standards of ethics and integrity.
- Treats others in a fair and ethical manner.
- Expert listener, communicator, and facilitator.
- Deals effectively with pressure.
- Maintains focus and intensity and remains optimistic and persistent.
- Inspires others to succeed.
- Demonstrates stewardship and commitment to public service.
Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.