Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
1.Develops and implements short- and long-range strategies, objectives, policies, and priorities; determines appropriate service and staffing levels; and allocates resources accordingly. 2.Plans, manages, and develops the department budget; estimates funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; and directs the monitoring and approval of expenditures. 3.Acts as official departmental representative to City departments, City Manager’s Office, elected officials, and outside agencies; and explains and justifies department programs, policies, and activities. 4.Briefs and advises City management, the Mayor and Council, other elected officials, community members, and the public regarding Community Court administration in-person and through written reports. Provides advice and information on Community Court services matters. 5.Reviews and approves all Community Court policies and procedures. 6.Communicates with media, community groups, partner organizations, and the public to gather input and share information regarding the Community Court. 7. Utilizes an understanding of the local homelessness response and criminal justice systems to direct all Community Court services and operations. 8. Prepares presentations and/or reports describing the status of Community Court operations. 9. Collaborates with other City departments to identify efficiencies, addresses redundancies, and works more effectively. 10. Responds to and resolves sensitive inquiries and complaints from both internal and external sources. Manages data, tracks, and monitors program performance, and oversees evaluation activities. 11. Serves as executive staff liaison for the Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board. Works with judges, prosecutors, other court officials, and community leaders and agencies to ensure court operations and connections to services run smoothly. 12. Develops and negotiates contracts between the City, outside agencies, and other governmental entities.
Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Business Administration, Criminal Justice or related field, plus five (5) years related work experience and three (3) of which were in a supervisory capacity.
Graduation with a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for non-supervisory/ management experience up to a maximum of two (2) years.
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