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Hearing Officer
Title:Hearing Officer
Department:Detention Services


Job Title: Hearing Officer                                                                             Salary Grade: 13

Division/Department: Court Operations/Detention Services                        Salary: $42,779.92

Reports To: Due Process Manager                                                             Date Posted: 9/24/18

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt                                                                           Last Revised: September 21, 2018

Benefits of Employment

Insurance: Comprehensive Health, Dental, Vision, Life and an Employee Assistance Program. Supplemental Life may be purchased at group rates.

Paid Time Off: Ten (10) holidays, vacation time (after 6 months) of three (3) weeks per year for the first eight (8) years of service, and sick time.

Retirement: Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) with 14% annual employer contribution and Deferred Compensation Plans.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.


Investigates, schedules and conducts disciplinary hearings for juvenile rule violations that occur within the Detention Center. Follows the ACA guidelines by allowing juveniles charged with a rule violation to be scheduled for a hearing to make a statement, present evidence and request witnesses on their behalf.

Makes written decisions, dispositions and documents reasons for the action, based on the facts and supporting documentation presented at the hearings.

Maintains files on all juvenile rule violations and hearings. Gathers information as needed for investigations as outlined by Due Process Manager.

Ensures the hearings are being conducted in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code, ACA, JDAI and other applicable standards.

Provides documentation of the outcome of the hearings to youth, programming staff and or multidisciplinary committees.

Retains and prepares reports on confinements and cool-offs of residents; audits the compliance with policy related to confinements, cool-offs and bed checks when assigned.

Maintains, analyzes and provides reports on suicide watch documentation for all juveniles. Reports findings to supervisor, management (Unit Managers) and administration as required.

Completes other administrative duties as assigned, including investigating alleged misconduct or abuse in the absence of the Deputy Director of Administration. May act as administrative duty officer when assigned and make unannounced visits to the facility as part of the administrative team.

Conducts training on due process, participates in multi-disciplinary committee, and completes PREA and JDAI audits

Assists in the facilitation of the emergency management exercises, i.e. emergency drills.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities


Equipment Operated

Detention security equipment such as computers, cameras, telephones, and radios.

Confidential Data

All court-related information regarding hearings, etc. that the employee may come in contact with by working in the facility.

Working Conditions

While performing duties of this job, the employee frequently walks and stands. The employee must have the capacity to work in closed environment and work with criminal offenders, some of whom may be dangerous. While working with offenders, they may interact with others, such as family members and friends of the offender, who may be upset or difficult to work with. Workers may be assigned to work in areas of the institution where there is a risk of violence or communicable disease. Occasionally handles emergency or crisis situations; frequently subject to interruptions, and multiple calls and inquiries.

Usual Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, to speak clearly, and to hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Ability to utilize a personal computer; familiarity with crises intervention skills, group dynamics, child behavior; excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong human relations skills; ability to handle stressful situations.

Must possess good judgment, tact, and diplomacy; must have the ability to manage behavior; ability to give and take direction effectively; knowledge of juvenile treatment practices and the ability to handle crisis situations; knowledge of juvenile laws, demonstrated oral and written communication skills in order to maintain clear and accurate reports, documentation, and case files; must maintain strict confidentiality of Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division records and information regarding residents; ability to handle stressful situations, monitor cameras and utilize other electronic equipment such as a computer as required; willing to work in hazardous conditions that occur on a periodic or intermittent basis resulting in a potential risk of physical injury due to working in the environmentally controlled Detention Center, tense and hostile atmosphere, and mental demands; must be able to deal with adolescents in all kinds of physical, mental, and emotional conditions including contagious diseases, loss of bodily functions, rude, vulgar and obscene language, gestures or behavior; must have good judgment in diffusing stressful situations and working with residents with mental health issues. Must possess knowledge of group dynamics and the ability to establish trust and cooperation with juveniles while maintaining an appropriate level of professionalism, assertiveness, and leadership. Proven record of being reliable, prompt, and a strong work ethic.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Social or Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice or a related field


One (1) of work experience in an institutional or residential setting working with juveniles between the ages of 11 to 17.

Licensure or Certification Requirements


Court Expectations of Employee

In accomplishing the responsibilities of this position, the Court expects that the employee will adhere to the mission and values of the Court as well as all Court policies and procedures. In addition, while carrying out the duties of this position, the employee is expected to model high ethical conduct on and off the job, and exhibit a professional and respectful demeanor with all Court employees.


Court Mission Statement

To administer justice, rehabilitate juveniles, support and strengthen families, and promote public safety.


Application Procedure

Current Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division Employees:

  • The deadline to apply is September 29, 2018.
  • Please visit to complete and submit the Job Posting Response Form to the Human Resources Division.
  • The Job Posting Response form must be received in Human Resources by the job posting deadline for consideration as a candidate for the posted position.

External Applicants:

  • This position will remain posted until filled.
  • Please visit to view this posting and to complete and submit the Application for Employment.



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