Pima County

Tucson, Arizona, United States

5590 - Adult Diversion Specialist

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description


Salary Grade: 10

Pay Range
Hiring Range: $23.92 - $28.71 Per Hour
Full Range: $23.92 - $33.49 Per Hour

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification.

Provides counseling and guidance to defendants in a pre-trial prosecution alternative action program in the criminal justice system.


(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)

Client Services:
Interviews defendants to determine which treatment and/or counseling services the client requires;

Assures all appropriate contracts and paperwork are completed and signed by defendants and appropriate data is maintained in database;

Develops and implements a treatment plan for defendants that both holds them accountable and provides them with any training and skills to assist with their rehabilitation;

Assigns appropriate community service hours to defendants;

Determines restitution amounts and assures that defendants pay what they owe their victim(s);

Assists defendants with obtaining community services;

Meets with defendants on a regular basis to monitor their progress in the program;

Holds defendants accountable for fulfilling program requirements;

Evaluates the defendants' performance in the program;

Coordinates with public and private treatment and counseling agencies to ensure effective referrals.

Communications and Training:

Develops and maintains sound working relationships with assigned providers;

Conducts training sessions with staff, providers and interested community and professional groups;

Delivers presentations to outside agencies and community groups on the adult diversion program and processes;

Participates in staff meetings and ongoing training.


Knowledge of:

  • available community resources for placement purposes;
  • principles and techniques of interviewing and case management;
  • legal documents, terminology and procedures;
  • criminal justice procedures;
  • state and federal laws, rules and regulations applicable to adult diversion;
  • departmental policies and procedures.
Skill in:
  • working with individuals from various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds;
  • assessing client needs;
  • database maintenance;
  • preparing reports and maintaining case documentation;
  • establishing and maintaining effective working relationships;
  • training and coordinating the work of others;
  • communicating effectively.
Minimum Qualifications

An Associate's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social or behavioral science, criminal justice, or closely related field as defined by the appointing authority and two years of experience in criminal justice, or a related field as defined by the appointing authority.

(Additional relevant education from an accredited college or university or experience may be substituted for any or all of the aforementioned education or experience.)

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications:

(Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

  1. Experience with/knowledge of criminal justice system processes in Pima County
  2. Experience with/knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  3. Bilingual (English/Spanish).
Selection Procedure:

Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience. Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.

Supplemental Information

Licenses and Certificates: Valid driver license is required at time of application. Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant's suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures. Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Fleet Services' review and approval of the candidate's driving record.

Special Notice Items: The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education, and criminal conviction history. A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County.

Physical/Sensory Requirements: Physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position.

EEO Information: Pima County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce and will not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, kinship, political interest, or any other characteristic protected by law.