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Pretrial Case Manager

Jefferson County, Colorado

Jefferson County, Colorado

Colorado, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023
Apply By09/27/23 DivisionJustice Services Division Management LevelIndividual Contributor Scheduled Weekly Hours40 Benefit EligibilityThis position is eligible for Standard Benefits which includes dental, medical, and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, and tuition reimbursement. DescriptionHave you ever felt the calling to work with someone who may be experiencing one of the most difficult, scary, and/or stressful moments in their life? In this position you will provide the supervision, monitoring, and resources to help adult defendants on bond successfully navigate the pretrial process.You’ll be a perfect fit for this if you:
  • Have a passion for working with at-risk populations while supporting community safety
  • Have a strong sense of integrity and value patience, compassion, and empathy
  • Thrive on a collaborative and supportive team that values your opinion and experience
  • Enjoy professional development opportunities Have strong professional writing skills and attention to detail
  • Are looking for a career that is more than a paycheck by providing a meaningful contribution to build our community
The Pretrial Case Manager is responsible for managing a caseload of adult defendants who have been released from jail on bond until final disposition of the case and monitoring the defendants' compliance with specific conditions of their release, as ordered by the courts. This role is also responsible for interviewing new defendants released on bond; preparing a supervision plan, maintaining regular contact with defendants to ensure appearance at scheduled court hearings and compliance with their supervision plans.Schedule: This full-time, standard position is hybrid. This job is provided with a schedule revolving around our 4-day work week in service of Jefferson County Courts.Target Hiring Range: $25.84 - $26.46 USD HourlyTotal Base Pay Range: 21.17 - 26.46 - 31.75 USD HourlyCompensation will be determined based on education, experience and skills.Benefits: Jefferson County offers a generous benefits package that supports your personal and professional life. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, remote work options and more. For more information, click here for our Total Rewards summary. Essential DutiesThe Pretrial Case Manager is responsible for:
  • Maintaining regular contact with defendants via telephone, in writing or in person, to monitor their activities and compliance with specific conditions ordered by the courts.
  • Interviewing defendants, preparing individual supervision plans, and explaining the orders of the court and the requirements of their pretrial supervision.
  • Collecting and processing pretrial supervision fees from defendants. Explaining to defendants about electronic monitoring equipment, describing the type/use of the equipment ordered. Obtaining personal information specific to defendants ordered to electronic monitoring. Explaining cost, curfews and reporting requirements.
  • Referring defendants to various community-based agencies for supportive services, substance abuse testing, and required monitored sobriety/treatment services. Utilizing multiple electronic information systems, enter store and/or retrieve information as requested or otherwise necessary.
  • Deciding what other individuals, agencies courts, and/or attorneys need to be notified of any changes of a defendant’s pretrial supervision. Deciding appropriateness of defendant travel and restrictions necessary. Taking completed defendant travel permit applications to courts for review and approval.
  • Administering and report portable breath test alcohol results as requested by various judicial officers and/or for reasonable suspicion.
  • Working directly with fugitive partnership group to locate otherwise missing defendants. Initiating court proceedings to modify/revoke bond release for defendant’s failure to comply with conditions of bond. Personally appear in court to defend/respond as needed. Collecting pertinent information regarding any changes made by the court of a defendant's bond. Place pretrial holds with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on certain defendants to allow time to collect alleged victim information and make referrals to approved agencies for electronic monitoring services.
  • Reviewing, analyzing, monitoring reports from community-based agencies; evaluate use of intermediate sanctions to ensure defendant's compliance.
  • Serving as 24 hour “on call” case manager on a rotating basis to respond to text and/or telephone messages indicating either electronic monitoring equipment issues and/or possible travel violations of defendants. Responding to electronic monitoring agency, as needed. Responding to requests for assistance from crime victims, law enforcement and/or other defendant issues. Independently determine whether defendants need to report for an immediate equipment check. Determining possible danger to alleged victims and/or call victims or law enforcement, as appropriate. Acting as lead on-call contact for GPS violations after hours, weekends, or holidays.
  • Performing routine research and compiling data for special projects or reports, as assigned, ensuring completion by specified deadlines and in accordance with outlined goals and objectives.
  • Serving mandatory protection orders, as requested by the courts.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The typical week for a Pretrial Case Manager may include:
  • Interacting with a diverse population from all walks of life
  • Helping adult defendants released from jail on bond navigate the pretrial process during the duration of their court case
  • Understanding and explaining policies, procedures, and resources
  • Monitoring defendant's compliance with specific conditions of their release ordered by the courts
  • Utilizing motivational interviewing with new defendants released on bond and creating a plan for achieving goals and successfully completing requirements
  • Assisting with finding solutions to barriers that might prevent them from completing court ordered requirements
  • Referring defendants to community resources
  • Responding to defendant violations of court's orders and initiating action to bring the defendant into compliance or to revoke bond
You will be successful in this role if you have the following knowledge, skills, and attributes:
  • High level of integrity, patience, compassion, and empathy
  • Customer centric with a passion to see individuals succeed
  • Thrive in a fast paced, team-oriented environment
  • Maintain a positive attitude. Flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Being an innovative thinker who can produce a variety of solutions.
  • Strong sense of self-motivation and a personal commitment to high performance
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to explain requirements and document detailed case notes
  • Strong organization with ability to manage multiple cases and priorities
  • Comfortable with technology including the ability to navigate databases, accurately enter data, and type case notes and documentation
QualificationsResearch shows that women and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups tend to apply only when they check every box in the posting. If you are reading this and hesitating to click “apply” for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! A true passion and excitement for making an impact is just as important as work experience. Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, criminology, social sciences, or related fieldAND
  • A minimum of one year work related experience
  • OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
Work Related Experience May Look Like
  • Managing multiple projects or priorities,
  • Customer service - assisting people during a vulnerable time.
  • Working one on one with customers or clients
  • Data entry
  • Case management
  • Documentation for compliance purposes
  • Knowledge of local, State, and Federal guidelines, rules, and statutes
  • Interviewing or investigation
  • Position within the criminal justice field
Preferred Qualifications
  • Spanish speaking, but not necessary
  • Previous pretrial case management experience
Additional Job Information**Please note: passing a polygraph test is required prior to offer of this role**
  • Offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of criminal history, motor vehicle report, education verification, and/or references.
  • Please note that supplemental questions requiring a written response will serve as a writing sample.
How To ApplyApplications will be accepted electronically at Jefferson County Colorado Career Opportunities .Applicants complete an online form and have the option to provide a resume and detailed cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for the position. Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications listed in the qualifications section of the job bulletin, and applicants are contacted directly by the hiring team regarding next steps. To view the status of your application or direct communication from the hiring team, please log into your candidate portal .For more details on the recruitment process, please visit https://www.jeffco.us/1860/FAQs Questions
  • County Recruitment Team: 303-271-8400 or careertalent@jeffco.us
  • Library Recruitment Team: 303.275.6168 or talent@jeffcolibrary.org
  • Sheriff Recruitment Team: 303.271.5332 or sheriff.recruiting@co.jefferson.co.us
EducationBachelor's Degree ExperienceWork Experience: Minimum one year CertificationsLanguages: CategoryEnforcement & Protective Services