• Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR
Full Time Executive Government Management

Job Description

This position closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

  • Are you passionate about helping young people learn and grow beyond their mistakes to experience crime-free lives and to transition successfully into adulthood?
  • Do you have exceptional communication and organizational skills?
  • Do you envision yourself in a role that allows you to use your leadership skills to develop and support employees, to foster a collaborative work environment, and to contribute to organizational effectiveness and success?
  • Are you an outstanding collaborator?
  • Do you have experience leading, planning, and implementing both internal and multi-disciplinary initiatives, as well as managing operations, programs, evaluating effectiveness, and then translating the results into program improvement solutions?
  • Do you enjoy taking on challenges and turning them into opportunities?
  • Are you ready to serve as a Change Agent in a fast-paced environment by effectively managing and leading change and innovation?
  • Do you have a personal commitment to putting ethics into action by holding yourself to the highest standards of professionalism, honesty, and objectivity?
  • Are you committed to embracing equitable and inclusive practices and services, and to putting them in action for the youth, families, and victims the Juvenile Department serves, as well as for our employees?
  • Do you believe the standard for serving juvenile justice-involved youth should be “Would this be good enough for my own child?”
  • Do you believe that all youth are capable of success?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, we want you to join our team as a Juvenile Department Assistant Director. Reporting to the Juvenile Department Director, your primary focus will be on overseeing the daily operations within the department and you will have an opportunity to coordinate various initiatives with other County departments and outside agencies. In this role, you will be instrumental in assisting with planning, organizing, directing and managing the Department activities. This position will allow you to take charge in developing and implementing department policies, procedures, and performance goals, as well as assisting the Director with strategic and long-term planning processes.

If selected for this position, you will oversee the work of subordinate managers, supervisors, and professional staff, as well as plan, develop, and implement countywide and department initiatives & programs. Your role will be critical in providing leadership for the department-wide practice improvement and multi-disciplinary initiatives that drive the Clackamas County Juvenile Department to fulfill its mission. You will play an instrumental role as a department representative and liaison to multiple governmental agencies and community partners, coordinating various services and programs.

Your responsibilities will include effectively planning, leading, implementing, and sustaining the ongoing development and delivery of practices designed to improve outcomes for youth, families, and victims, and to develop proficiencies of all Juvenile Department employees and work teams. You will serve as one of the agency’s subject matter experts on evidence-based principles for effective intervention and the developmental approach to juvenile justice. You will provide oversight for the coordination and delivery of various types of training and professional development opportunities.

This is a unique opportunity that will allow you, in coordination with the Juvenile Director, to lead the policy, performance, and research team, managers, supervisors, employees and other professional and contracted staff to implement protocols for continuous quality improvement reviews, as well as develop supervisory and coaching materials designed to increase fidelity and transfer research and learning to day-to-day practices and operations within the department.

We are committed to being an exemplary organization with best practices in juvenile justice. To that end, we are searching for an experienced individual, who is motivated to promote and foster a collaborative, partnership-focused, respectful, equitable and supportive environment while providing strategic leadership in change management that will allow us to improve, develop and enhance our operations.


Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees) and a robust sick & vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym membership discounts, annual wellness fairs and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle. 

Competitive compensation package:

Annual Salary Range: $105,201 - $142,021

Hourly Pay Rate: $50.58 - $68.28

Attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions are as follows: 


Generous paid time off package, including:

  • 4.8 weeks of vacation per year
  • 9 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year
  • 8 hours per month sick leave accrual

Employer paid 6% PERS retirement contribution

  • A Choice of Medical Plans with Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage
  • A Choice of Dental Plans
  • Chiropractic Coverage and Alternative Care Benefit
  • Robust wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
  • A variety of optional benefits
  • Longevity pay

This is a full time (40 hours per week) non-represented County position.

For more information and details about benefits, please visit the following link: https://www.clackamas.us/benefits-with-clackamas-county.

Work Schedule

This position is included in the County’s alternate workweek program, working 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). Occasional evening and weekend hours for special meetings or events will be required. Incumbent will rotate 24-hour on-call supervisor duties with other members of the management team. Job responsibilities for this professional executive position may require work outside of the employee’s standard workweek or a workweek in excess of 40 hours. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.


Law Enforcement

Education Requirements

Master's Degree


Annual Salary Range: $105,201 - $142,021