Deputy Chief of Probation

JOB CODE: 2204


SALARY RANGE: $39,157 - $66,661

City Court

Under the direction of the departmental supervisor, acts in the capacity of assistant to a division head of Baton Rouge City Court performing highly responsible work of a coordinating and supervisory nature in the Probation division. Work involves assisting the division head in overseeing the services provided to the public and to the court, and assisting with the assignment, direction, coordination, and evaluation of probationary and clerical services, drug lab operations, and home incarceration program. Acts in the capacity of Domestic Violence Court Coordinator performing highly responsible work coordinating the activities of a Specialty Court. Duties also involve assisting the Clerk of City Court/Judicial Administrator, or City Court Judges. Work involves the use of considerable independent judgment within established policies and guidelines. Supervision is exercised over a staff of professional and clerical personnel. Performs other work as requested.

Supervises the work of a medium to large size professional and clerical staff in delivering probationary and related services, including the drug lab and home incarceration programs; initiating work routines, procedures, and methods for efficient division operation. Coordinates the efforts of the Domestic Violence Court team and provider agencies, ensures a seamless collaboration between the criminal justice system and the treatment community. Oversees the development of case plans for Domestic Violence Court participants, monitors the performance of both clients and providers, and conducts audits of client files. Monitors operations of the Domestic Violence Court and makes regular reports to the judges, court administrators, program director, and the specialty court team. Monitors the collection of program fees, collects statistical data, and prepares statistical reports. Furnishes all information needed for grant reports and evaluations. Attends all required meetings, weekly team staffing sessions, and Domestic Violence Court hearings. Maintains knowledge of and compliance with all criteria of the Domestic Violence Court program and any grant provisions that may apply. Assists with formulation and writing of policies and procedures affecting the probation and intake programs of the Probation Division; executes and enforces policies and procedures; assists with maintaining and revising the division's policy manual; assists with developing, revising, and maintaining division forms. Provides supervision and guidance to subordinate supervisors; supervises casework activities, clerical support staff, and intake activities; provides assistance as needed. Assists with in-service training session for staff. Reviews staff assignments, probation reports, intake assignments, division records, and overall program effectiveness to assess utility of procedures and methods; recommends modifications when necessary. Assists in the research, planning, and implementation of special programs and grant projects; supervises activities and maintains reports as related to probation division; assists with preparing and distributing division statistical reports. Interviews and makes recommendations for appointment; supervises, evaluates, trains, and disciplines employees. Ensures compliance with state and citizen laws, rules, ordinances, and regulations relating to the Probation Division.

Knowledge of modern drug screening and home incarceration practices and programs. Knowledge of substance abuse, domestic violence and related problems, and characteristics in an individual with substance abuse or domestic violence behaviors. Knowledge of current best practices used with Specialty Courts. Knowledge and understanding of the criminological and behavioral health needs and tendencies of the Domestic Violence Court population. Knowledge of modern principles, practices, and techniques of professional probation work. Knowledge of human behavior and adult psychology as related to the supervision and rehabilitation of the adult criminal offender. Knowledge of community resources and referral agencies. Knowledge of the principles of supervision. Knowledge of state laws and local ordinances related to adult probation. Knowledge of computer assisted, database record keeping. Skill in the use of modern office equipment and in the use of standard computer applications. Ability to coordinate a team of professionals in the complex operations of a Specialty Court. Ability to utilize community resources available for the treatment of the adult criminal offender. Ability to make decisions within established policies and guidelines. Ability to establish effective working relationships with others. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, in writing and orally. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.


Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, corrections, law, social work, psychology, or similar field, and four years of experience in professional probation work, including two years of supervisory experience.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.


The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.