Director of Criminal Department

Covington, LA

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Description

                              Director of Criminal Department

In this role, you will be responsible for assisting with decisions concerning the management of a department handling criminal matters within the justice system.  Supervising staff, work processes and ensures that all state and federal laws and regulations are followed in accordance with the law. This position does require the candidate to have permanent residence in St. Tammany Parish. 

 

  • Must have a basic understanding of every job task in the Criminal Department, which includes Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Juvenile, Non-Support, Expungements, 72 Hour Hearings, Appeals, Criminal Customer Service and Switchboard
  • Send criminal, traffic, civil, juvenile and non-support stats to Supreme Court monthly
  • Keep track of changes in the data requirements of the Supreme Court
  • Make sure that all evidence protocol is being followed for proper chain of custody
  • Make sure that all office policies and procedures are being followed, and if not, counsel or coach the employee
  • Responsible for tracking employee attendance and payroll
  • Document in personnel file all consultations, attendance information and achievements
  • Examine processes to make sure they are being carried out in accordance with law
  • Mentor employees in department; must set example by following office policies
  • Must be aware of work load on all teams, and delegate work among employees in department to ensure that all tasks are completed in a timely manner
  • Be aware of employee conflicts and issues; resolve problems before they escalate
  • Accountable for orienting new employees and writing employee reviews
  • Must act as liaison between employees, judges and other court staff

Job Requirements

  • Good listening skills; must be able to handle problems/conflict when it arises
  • Good trouble shooting and problem- solving skills
  • Ability to research the laws that pertain to their department  
  • Good communication skills when dealing with other managers, employees, customers, judges, D.A.’s, law enforcement, attorneys, other personnel in the building
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel 
  • Good interpersonal/Organizational and telephone skills
  • Louisiana Notarial Commission and or Certified Paralegal
  • Two years of experience in a law office or company with a concentration in criminal legal matters
  • Typing skill of 45 words + per minute with no errors
  • Must be a permanent resident of St. Tammany Parish 
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