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Douglas County  2970
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Pay Range GC16


This classification provides supervision to adult offenders performing community service as ordered by the court; trains offenders in forestry procedures; maintains order and discipline within work group; completes required recordkeeping. Supervisor develops work projects with public and non-profit agencies.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Any one position may not perform all listed tasks.)

1. Meet with providers; develop work projects with public and non-profit agencies.

2. Review intake information sheets received from the courts. Contact and interview offenders sentenced to work crew and community service regarding work placement. Assign to appropriate providers of work crew; arrange starting date and work schedules.

3. Provide daily supervision to up to 15 adult offenders; assign work tasks; maintain order and discipline within work group. Prepare work crew truck, tools and supplies for the day. Participate in work as needed. Clean truck at end of work day.

4. Provide job-skill-training to adult offenders in forestry procedures, fire fighting techniques, etc.

5. Prepare daily and monthly reports, completion reports and noncompliant letters and affidavits.


Knowledge of: Reasonable knowledge of human behavior; reasonable knowledge of assigning work and leading a work crew; reasonable knowledge of community resources; reasonable knowledge of and ability to participate in program planning, evaluating and implementing programs to meet specific objectives; reasonable knowledge of forestry, landscaping, carpentry and power tool equipment. Skill in: Writing clear and concise correspondence, records, reports and statistical data. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written form; give practical advice and guidance to adult offenders; lead, direct, maintain order, discipline and safety of adult offender work crew; estimate time and materials and manage time efficiently; relate to a diverse population of people; plan/coordinate work projects with community agencies; apply a practical knowledge of program management to day-to-day activities; safely operate power equipment; work within a team; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures; establish and maintain records, reports and statistical data; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, courts, law enforcement agencies, public and non-profit agencies, the community, clients, families and the public.

Education, experience and training: Two years experience in forestry, landscaping, wildland fire fighter (FF1) or carpentry which includes supervision of personnel OR satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training. At the time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver's license.


This classification works with supervision from the parole and probation work crew manager or who assign work orally or in writing. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. Employee estimates time and materials, manages time efficiently, maintain order and contribute to the ranch running smoothly. Employee uses initiative and judgment in completing routine assignments and interpretation of general administrative or operational policies and procedures is sometimes necessary. Significant deviations require prior approval. Work is checked at completion of projects. Employee may or may not work in proximity of supervisor.


Work is performed within established departmental policies and procedures, state and county statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances; accepted procedures within parole and probation profession. Employee uses judgment in determining appropriate procedure. Supervisor is available when unusual problems are encountered.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed both in an office environment and in the field which involves everyday risks and discomforts and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions. Physical demands may require bending, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing alarms and voice conversation, keyboarding, lifting up to 35 pounds, pulling, pushing, sitting, standing, stooping, twisting and walking rough terrain and possibly apprehending and restraining hostile people. A substantial amount of daily driving is involved.

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