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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service JUVENILE JUSTICE SPECIALIST 1/2/3 in United States


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$2,201.00 - $3,905.00 Monthly


New Orleans, LA

Job Type



Office of Juvenile Justice

Job Number



6/20/2021 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

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Supplemental Information

This vacancy is located at the New Orleans Regional Office. This position will serve the Southeast Region (Field Office & Secure Facility) and will be responsible for conducting transports.

As part of a Career Progression Group, this vacancy may be filled from this recruitment as a Juvenile Justice Specialist 1, 2 or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Juvenile Justice Specialist 3 is $53,664 annually. Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities" page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

The Juvenile Justice Specialist 1 (pay grade level PS-105) has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,250.00 Biweekly.

The Juvenile Justice Specialist 2 (pay grade level PS-106) has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,337.50 Biweekly.

The Juvenile Justice Specialist 3 (pay grade level PS-107) has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,431.13 Biweekly .

In the supplemental questions section, applicants must authorize the HR Office of DPS/DYS-Office of Juvenile Justice to contact prior employers to check references under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) to be considered for employment.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

  • Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. *

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Christal Walker



The Office of Juvenile Justice is a State as a Model Employer (SAME) agency that supports improved employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. For more information on employment-related resources available for those with disabilities, refer to the Louisiana Employment Resource Guide (http://www.laworks.net/Downloads/LRS/EmploymentResourceGuide_2018.pdf) .

If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you have a disability and need special accommodation.

NOTE : Prior to an appointment, the selected applicant must take and pass a drug screening test, possess a valid Louisiana Driver's License and clear a background check.

This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.



Possession of a high school diploma or GED.


One year of continuous employment in any field of work will substitute for the high school diploma or GED.


Must have attained eighteenth birthday at the time of application.

An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.

In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) (Part 115:17) of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations an applicant who has been found to have engaged in any form of sexual abuse; engaged in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable or refused will be disqualified.

Job Concepts


To provide security of youth and assist in application of clinical treatment in accomplishing the overall goal of evaluation and/or treatment of individuals judicially remanded to the facility.




Close from the Juvenile Specialist 4 and other higher level official.




Office of Juvenile Justice


Differs from Juvenile Specialist 2 by performance of trainee duties for six months.

Examples of Work


Trains in all protective service duties:

Receives on-the-job training in various areas of the unit by security and treatment personnel.

Maintains locked doors and gates as per facility policy.

Follows facility policies in control and prevention of contraband on grounds (this includes youth, employees, and visitors).

Monitors youth movement and provide youth count as per facility policy.

Makes security checks of buildings, grounds, fences, doors and gates to ensure that the integrity of security is intact; refers problems and/or deficiencies to proper authority.

Follows procedure for searching youth, living quarters, etc. to control contraband.

Maintains security and follows instructions in handling emergency situations such as riots, fire, etc.; must maintain a level of functioning which does not induce panic among youth or employees.

Institutes security measures when escorting youth inside and outside facility.

Responds to order to report to duty during elopement (or other unusual occurrences) and mans duty stations as assigned.

Supervises those youth assigned to his/her area and contributes toward creation of an atmosphere that is conducive to treatment. Assists in keeping records, etc. on all youth in his/her unit.

Assists with all routine clinics, details, and laboratory work for youth (under the guidance of the medical staff).

Accompanies youth to recreational and occupational therapies and all off-site activities to provide security and therapeutic assistance.

Participates and assists clinical treatment team members with groups of youth in therapeutic activities.

Participates as an active member in treatment team meetings, advising others about observations and recommendations.

Maintains adequate records for each youth in their assigned area for unusual happenings, such as side effects from drugs, behavior problems, eating and sleeping problems, suicidal or homicidal attempts or threats, and any elopements or any attempts of elopements.

Creates proper atmosphere on a security treatment unit which includes maintaining a safe and sanitary environment for youth by assisting in the cleaning of the physical surroundings, furnishings, and equipment, and other items in the youth care unit.

Participates in educational programs (either in-house or outside facility) as assigned, to increase knowledge base and job skills (is subject to 24-hour call).

Performs any related duties as assigned.


Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to "make a difference" through public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career. As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits and have access to a great professional development program.

Flexible Working Arrangements – The flexibility of our system allows agencies to implement flexible working arrangements through the use of alternative work schedules, telecommuting and other flexibilities. These arrangements vary between hiring agencies.

Professional Development - The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is the state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, agencies are offered management development and supervisory training, and general application classes on topics as diverse as writing skills and computer software usage.

Insurance Coverage – Employees can choose one of several health insurance programs ranging from an HMO to the State's own Group Benefits Insurance program. The State of Louisiana pays a portion of the cost for group health and life insurance. Dental and vision coverage are also available. More information can be found at www.groupbenefits.org (https://mailfe.mail.la.gov/owa/redir.aspx?C=0434757b5b7c49d78fc71e1d2af0cab8&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.groupbenefits.org%2f) .

Deferred Compensation – As a supplemental retirement savings plan for employees, the State offers a Deferred Compensation Plan for tax deferred savings.

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor. State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to): Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (www.lasersonline.org), Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (www.trsl.org), Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System (www.lsers.net), among others. LASERS has provided this video (https://lasersonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Your_Retirement_System.mp4) to give you more detailed information about their system.


If you have previous employment in a community confinement center, jail, lockup or prison, the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) requires Office of Juvenile Justice Human Resources to contact those employers prior to hiring any applicant for information on substantiated allegations of sexual abuse or any resignation during a pending investigation of an allegation of sexual abuse. Do you authorize the Office of Juvenile Justice, to contact any of your prior employers, whether listed on your employment application or not, to ascertain information required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act, Part 115 of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations? I understand that prior to any offer of employment by the Office of Juvenile Justice that such information must be obtained. IMPORTANT: I also understand that if I do not authorize such contact, I will not be eligible for employment with the Office of Juvenile Justice. Should I be appointed from this announcement, I also understand that this authorization will remain valid for the duration of my employment with the Office of Juvenile Justice. Questions should be directed to Human Resources as noted in the Supplemental Information section of this job posting.

  • Yes, I understand. You may contact my employers, past or present.

  • No. Do not contact my employers, past or present.


    Are you currently under indictment for a felony charge or have you ever been on probation or sentenced to jail/prison as a result of a felony conviction or guilty plea to a felony charge?

  • Yes

  • No


    If 'YES', give the law enforcement authority (city police, sheriff, FBI, etc.), the offense, place and disposition of case. If 'NO', enter N/A.


    Have you ever engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility or juvenile facility or any other facility type (as defined in 42 U.S.C 1997)?

  • Yes

  • No


    If so, when? If "NO", enter N/A.


    Have you been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt, or implied threats of force, or coercion, or where the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse?

  • Yes

  • No


    Have you ever been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in any sexual activity in the community or confinement setting?

  • Yes

  • No


    If so, when? If "NO", enter N/A.


    Are you currently an OJJ employee?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


State of Louisiana


For agency contact information, please refer to the supplemental information above. Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802


(866) 783-5462




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