Title: Crew Chief
Department: District Court - Adult Probation Updated: 01/2018
Division: Adult Probation FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: CASUAL Wage Range: Not Available

Carries out the tasks and functions of the 72nd District Court Work Program.  Supervises on-site functions, specifically site safety, defendant accountability and task completion.  Conducts roll call and maintains accountability for program participation throughout the day.  Coordinates with on-site organizational members to ensure or enhance task completion.  Records and reports the status of defendant compliance, attendance and behavior.


·         Projects, promotes and maintains a positive image serving St. Clair County’s interests.

·         Conduct roll-call at the initiation of the day and assign applicable job sites.

·         Provide simple instruction, training or guidance for assignments (i.e. painting, raking, lifting).

·         Coordinate work assignments and priorities with on-site organizational representatives.

·         Supervise any crisis management issues which may immediately arise (i.e. first aid, calling 911).

·         Maintain an applicable work pace throughout the day to ensure accountability and task completion.

·         Account for and report defendant compliance.

·         Other duties as assigned.



72nd District Court Department of Probation Officer/Work Program Coordinator and Lead Crew Chief.


Work Program participants.


·         A High School diploma (GED acceptable) required, some post-high school coursework in the criminal justice or social work career field preferred.

·         Must possess a valid State of Michigan driver’s license and maintain this license throughout employment in this position. 

·         Previous supervisory experience. 

·         Experience in supervision to include training, scheduling and coordination.

·         Experience in the criminal justice or social work fields.

·         Writing, reading, mathematical principles; proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook; exercise sound judgment and decision making in accordance with policies and procedures; ability to research and problem solve independently; knowledge of County operations and functions; ability to prioritize and time manage; handle stressful situations, provide effective and friendly customer service; support the County's mission and values; ability to think critically where necessary.    

·         Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with management, co-workers and clients; obtain and communicate accurate information; apply common sense understanding to complex instructions and respond accordingly;  communicate complex ideas through graphs, charts, presentations, reports or other professional correspondence.



·         Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.                

·         Ability to read, write & communicate in English; follow written and verbal instruction and understand basic mathematics and figure checking.              

·         Ability to interpret and apply procedures, rules, technical information, instructions, manuals to complete tasks accurately and on schedule.                                     

·         Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; and apply procedures using good judgment.                                                                        

·         Ability to use discretion and maintain sensitive and confidential information.     

·         Ability to work independently or part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others such as County officials, employees, vendors and the general public.

·         Ability to work under supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.                                             

·         Adaptability to change in the work environment, managing competing demands and ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.

·         Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required.  Proficiency may be tested.      

  • Prior to starting employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.  The background check is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, employment history, credit check, and professional and personal references.
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan operator license and maintain this license throughout employment in this position.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

·         Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences.

·         Read, interpret and understand procedures, rules, technical information, instructions and manuals.

·         Speak to others to convey information effectively.

·         Sit, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl and kneel.

·         Reach with hands and arms.

·         Stand and walk for significant periods of time; travel over uneven terrain.

·         See details in color, at close range and at a distance.

·         Good physical condition which will mean the fitness to be able to restrain, lift, move, push, pull or carry objects, equipment and animals during exams or procedures.

·         Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment.

·         May be exposed to working in close quarters, fumes or airborne particles, infectious diseases, criminal suspects.

·         The employee works in areas where universal precautions are required and is frequently exposed to risk from bodily fluids.

·         Due to the nature of the work hours may include overtime, evenings or weekends.

·         Available for on-call work on weekends and evenings.



Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.




It is the policy of St. Clair County not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability that does not prevent performing essential job functions or because he or she is a protected veteran.