Drug Court Manager (Grant-Funded)
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 01/30/13 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $36.42 – $44.19 Hourly $2,913.60 – $3,535.20 Biweekly $6,312.80 – $7,659.60 Monthly $75,753.60 – $91,915.20 Annually
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, California


The Superior Court of California, County of Alameda is accepting applications for the position of Drug Court Manager. Under general direction, the Drug Court Manager plans and directs the Drug Court Program, including methods of data collection and funding; coordinates Drug Court and Parolee Reentry Court calendars and activities; manages the daily operations and supervises the professional and support staff; and performs other related duties as assigned. The current job vacancy is assigned to the Office of Collaborative Court Services in Oakland.
Examples of Duties:
May include but are not limited to the following:
1. Manages the daily operation of the Office of Collaborative Court Services; develops and implements goals, objectives and procedures for the division consistent with the court policies; develops standards to evaluate performance and level of service; and recommends changes in the policies and procedures.
2. Participates in the grant application processes in Drug Court; ensures adherence to grant guidelines and compliance with funding requirements; monitors program budgets; prepares required financial reports; researches and gathers statistical information for program reports.
3. Manages contracts with treatment providers and other vendors; negotiates, develops and maintains various types of service contracts, contract terms and conditions; monitors billing and compliance with service levels; conducts audits of providers’ services; reviews and analyzes justification for new and expanded contracts; solicits and evaluates proposals; modifies and terminates contracts; and prepares reports and correspondence.
4. Selects, directs, develops and evaluates assigned professional and support staff; coordinates on-going training programs to enhance staff capabilities, to utilize time more effectively and to improve the delivery of services; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility to support staff; prioritizes workload to meet expectations; evaluates work methods and procedures, and reviews action plans for performance improvement; hears, responds to and resolves staff problems and concerns; follows up on progress of corrective action plans; and implements authorized disciplinary action.
5. Serves on committees and task forces both within the court and with local, state, and national agencies and organizations; serves as liaison between the Office of Collaborative Court Services and others within the court and counties, and with other court, county, state and community agencies as necessary.
6. Coordinates meetings and serves as staff to the Court’s Drug Court Committee, including notification and agenda preparation; prepares meeting minutes; and makes presentations at meetings regarding relevant program activities.
7. Conducts studies to evaluate and to support the programs and operations in the Office of Collaborative Court Services; analyzes proposed legislation and state, and national trends to determine impact on Drug Court operations.
8. Identifies and analyzes the technology needs of the office and recommends solutions; functions as liaison for information systems services; implements and ensures staff technology training.
9. Conducts outreach and coordinates with various court, county and city agencies, including police, sheriff, probation, mental health, social services agency and community-based treatment providers; develops and coordinates drug court training for government agencies, community-based organizations and treatment providers; and participates in regional, state and national drug court meetings.
10. Conducts a variety of organizational and operational studies to support proposed modifications to division programs; and stays abreast of new trends and innovations in court services; provides monthly reports concerning key indicators for all aspects of the Office of Collaborative Court Services.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, criminal justice, psychology, public administration, sociology or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Additional program management experience, including contract management, alcohol/drug counseling or alcohol and /or drug abuse prevention may substitute for the education on a year-for-year basis.And
The equivalent to four years of full-time program management experience, including contract management, alcohol/drug counseling or alcohol and/or drug abuse prevention. Two years of the required experience must include supervision of professional and support staff.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and practices of administration, organization, management and supervision, including staff development and training; funding sources and mandates of programs; principles of budget preparation and administration; contract management, including laws, regulations and rules associated with procurement and contract negotiation, administration and termination; contract development and administration; operational characteristics, services and activities of a court; computer technology as applied to court operations, methods and programs; courtroom procedures and case processing; modern office methods, including use of a personal computer and related software; methods and techniques of organizing work; current alcohol and drug issues, including the nature and magnitude of alcohol problems in society and recovery models; evaluation tools and program evaluation; state regulations pertaining to client confidentiality; existing laws, ordinances and codes relating to alcohol or drug abuse matters.
Ability to administer projects and operations consistent with policies and goals; negotiate, manage, monitor and terminate contracts; prepare fundamental purchasing specification for services; purchase services at the best price in accordance with specifications and quality requirements; track invoices and expenditures; select, train and supervise staff; plan, organize, coordinate, direct and evaluate the work of the program and staff; work under the pressure of deadlines, conflicting demands and emergencies; establish and maintain working relationships with all levels of court staff, elective and appointive bodies, and members of the general public; understand, interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations; communicate in writing on matters related to division policies, funding and operations; prepare and evaluate a variety of narrative and statistical data and reports; revise and adapt procedures to changing needs; plan and implement training programs; analyze problems and identify solutions; write and gain approval for grant proposals; maintain confidential information when required by legal or ethical standards; and facilitate meetings.
This is a full-time, grant-funded FLSA exempt management position. This position includes a one-year probationary period.
The examination process will include the following three components:
1. An initial screening of all application materials received by Wednesday, January 30, 2013 including application form and supplemental questionnaire.
2. A review of the application and supplemental questionnaire to select the best-qualified candidates for the oral interview. A resume does not substitute for completing the application form. An incomplete or partial application form and supplemental questionnaire will result in disqualification.
3. An oral interview that will be weighted as 100% of the candidate’s final score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.
The Court reserves the right to limit the number of candidates invited to the testing process to include only the best-qualified candidates should there be a large applicant pool. Successful candidates in the initial application review will be considered further in the selection process.
The components of this recruitment and examination process are subject to change.
A properly completed supplemental questionnaire must be submitted with your application. The supplemental questionnaire and the application form are used to evaluate your qualifications. Please answer the following questions and submit your responses with your completed application form by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Failure to submit the application form and/or supplemental questionnaire will result in disqualification.

=================================== Debbi Beard

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