Pretrial Service Director


Job Title Pretrial Service Director
Department Head
Hays County Pretrial Service Board
Salary Range Minimum $64,066.39 – $96,099.02 Annual – Dependent on Experience
Job Number PSB-PSD-110821
Date Open
November 8, 2021
Application Deadline Until Filled

In order to be considered for employment with Hays County submit the following documents:

• Hays County Application • Cover Letter • Resume

Find Hays County Employment Applications at: • Hays County website – • Pre-printed forms at the Hays County Human Resources department • Request PDF forms from [email protected]

You may submit your application documents in any of the following ways:
• Hand-deliver to 712 South Stagecoach Trail, Suite 1063, San Marcos, TX 78666 • Fax: 512-393-2227 • Email: [email protected] Education and/or Experience
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
• A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the criminal justice or social services field with two (2) of those years in progressive management including supervising/directing programs, services, and staff.

Other Qualifications, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
• Valid Texas driver’s license.

• Collaborates with the Hays County Pretrial Services Governing Board.
• Oversees daily operations of the Pretrial Services Department, ensuring the work of all staff is systematically evaluated; provides qualitative and quantitative measures of work performance.
• Ensures training and continuing education of new and current employees.
• Prepares annual operating budgets, including estimates of personnel, operating expenses; maintains appropriate fiscal controls in all matters pertaining to travel expenses and purchases of services, equipment, and supplies.
• Negotiates and contracts for drug/alcohol testing, location monitoring, substance abuse treatment, sex offender treatment, mental health treatment, and non-treatment pretrial placement
• Develops, implements, and evaluates programs, goals and department objectives and revises them to ensure effectiveness and compliance with established guidelines and standards, implementing best practices.
• Develops recommendations for the courts regarding eligibility for release on personal recognizance (PR) bond as well as specific conditions, if any, that should be made a requirement of release prior to trial, with the goal of setting the least restrictive conditions needed to protect public safety.
• Provides recommendations to the courts for determining whether someone qualifies for court appointed counsel.
• Oversees supervision of people released from custody on personal and surety bonds to assure compliance with conditions of release.
• Oversees the linking of individuals to voluntary resources necessary to successfully comply with conditions of release.
• Develops protocols to ensure risk is accurately identified and individuals are appropriately supervised based on public safety consideration, including a system for reassessing risk and supervision intensity while people are under supervision, and revising conditions as appropriate. Considers racial equity impact in the implementation of risk assessment tools.
• Ensures county personnel policies and procedures are adhered to.
• Develops and administers policies that ensure the effective operation of pretrial services in the county as well as compliance with state and federal laws.
• Collects and maintains accurate demographic data and programmatic data on people served and share data with relevant County agencies in a timely manner.
• Manages and interpret program data and collection for weekly, monthly, or quarterly reports for ongoing evaluation of training needs and service gaps.
• Collaborates with Community and Criminal Justice stakeholders to provide rehabilitative opportunities to Pretrial defendants i.e., Mental Health, Alcohol/Drug, Housing, Employment, and Immigration services, among others.
• Performs other duties as required.

The Director of Pretrial Services is responsible for the overall management and supervision of the Pretrial Services Department for Hays County. Responsibilities include policy and procedure development, development, and implementation of short- and long-range goals, supervision of all staff, implementation and accountability of contracts, program development and evaluation, and extensive work with elected officials and other agencies. Ensures fairness and equity in the pretrial process, including enhancing transparency and procedural justice. Develops collaborative working relationships with key community justice stakeholders.

Hays County is an EEO employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Hays County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of background checks, including reference checks, criminal history, and driver’s license checks and driving history.