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Court Liaison

Court Liaison

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

SUMMARY:
The Court Liaison is a floating position which is designed to assist all three district Liaison program drivers. The responsibilities include ensuring the safe and timely transports of Band Member clients for state or tribal court hearings, subpoenas, probation appointments and court ordered functions or treatment, AA, Aftercare or MADD meetings, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• High school diploma or GED required.
• Prior driving experience preferred but not required.
• Must have a valid driver license, dependable vehicle and proof of insurance required.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band insurance policy required.
• Experience with or knowledge of the criminal justice system (tribal, state and federal).
• Experience with criminal offender and offender compliance program helpful but not required.
• Knowledge of Mille Lacs Band community and culture.
• Considerable knowledge of the Mille Lacs Band reservations roads in all three districts.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, tribal and state court officials, correction agents and social service staff.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills required.
• Understands the commitment of confidentiality.
• Must have a valid driver license, dependable vehicle and proof of insurance required.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band insurance policy required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Serve as a liaison between tribal court, state court and the department of corrections and clients through coordination and assistance in the various steps in the legal process.
• Provide transportation for clients to court hearings, subpoenas and court order functions.
• Testify on behalf of an offender if asked to do so by a court, without acting as a legal advocate.
• Assist offenders in identifying their social, psychological, vocational, educational and financial needs by finding or using a referral base network.
• Make appropriate collateral contacts with court officials, law enforcement, service providers, family members and employers when necessary.
• Respond to offender emergency situations on an as needed basis.
• Establish effective working relationships with law enforcement and other agencies to ensure exchanges of information regarding clients.
• Arrange for community service hours that are appropriate taking into consideration the offenders crime and the needs of the community.
• Act as a sponsor, when requested to assist the client with their needs and addiction.
• Assist with service of process functions as allowed by law, when necessary.
• Travel to outer districts and urban area.
• Performs other related duties as assigned

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Nature of work is such that incumbent experiences infrequent periods of low to moderate stress levels while dealing with clients.
• Work is both in-doors & out-doors due to being in court, or transporting the clients to their destination.
• Moderate threat of personal danger or risk.
• Hours vary from 6 AM to 8PM with possible hours reaching 32 hours a week. This position is considered full-time position and at times may reach 40 hours a week. May involve some evening or weekend working and occasionally an “on-call” system covering emergency situations.
• Will involve working with many different people who are often distressed in some way.
• Local travel is required; travel outside the state is limited.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:

43408 Oodena Drive
Onamia, MN 56359

Fax: 320-532-7492
Email: hr@millelacsband.com
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