Human Resources

Genesee Justice Program Coordinator




DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This is an important professional and administrative position involving responsibility for the planning, organization, and direction of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office Genesee Justice Programs.  This position is responsible for the development and promotion of new initiatives in the Criminal Justice System.  The incumbent works closely with other members of the Criminal Justice System, including the Sheriff, District Attorney, Public Defender, and Judges.  The programs administered by this office impact all aspects of the Criminal Justice process, with particular emphasis on finding alternatives to incarceration, seeking funding sources, and working with victims and advocates for the rights of crime victims.  The individual, therefore, carries an active caseload relating to both victims and offenders.  The individual oversees the administration of the overall program with minimal direction from the Sheriff.  Supervision is exercised over the work of clerical and professional subordinate employees.



Plans, organizes, and promotes the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office Genesee Justice Programs (ATI, Community Corrections, and Victim Assistance);

Works closely with other members of the Criminal Justice System, including the Sheriff, District Attorney, Public Defender, and Judges;

Promotes a balanced and restorative justice philosophy focusing on victim advocacy, offender accountability and developing justice partnerships with the community at-large; Researches and develops new justice initiatives to assist in enhancing the Justice System and the sentencing judgments of the judiciary; Contributes in a caring and constructive manner to the victim of crime through direct advocacy, the Genesee County Criminal Justice Advisory Council and the New York State Crime Victims Board.

Focuses the program’s criminal justice activities on reducing the jail population through Release Under Supervision, Judicial Diversion, Post-Sentence Release, ATI, Community Corrections and victim directed sentencing; Performs required, state-mandate case management duties within the office;

Accounts for all finances received from the Federal, State, County and private agency grantees or governmental agencies;

Prepares financial, statistical and narrative reports as required by Federal, State and private agency funding sources, the County Legislature, local courts and the Criminal Justice Advisory Council;

Acts as office liaison with the judges of Genesee County, the District Attorney, Probation Office, Police Agencies, Public Defender, Criminal Justice Advisory Council and Genesee County Victim Support Groups;

Represents the Sheriff’s Office at County Legislative meetings, Magistrates Association meetings and other functions as needed.  This may require occasional evening and Saturday morning attendance;

Continues to design and develop relevant grants and requests for funding proposals for the Genesee Justice Program; Responds to requests from the media and forwards necessary reports, as well as addresses special requests from members of the public responding with appropriate documentation;

Act as office liaison with the Genesee Justice Foundation.

Prepares and oversees annual Genesee Justice budget and specific grant budgets

Evaluates staff training needs and coordinates special training programs;


Provides back-up for the Release Under Supervision Case Manager in any absences; interviews clients, performs bail evaluations and provides the information to the courts, District Attorney, defense counsel, etc.; Maintains a caseload in the Community Service and DWI Conditional Discharge Program; interviews clients, makes appropriate referrals to community agencies based upon clients’ needs, monitors offender clients’ progress and compliance with the various program terms;

Provides intensive victim assistance to victims of violent and non-violent crimes; monitors a victim’s case as it progresses through the Criminal Justice System, which may include working with physically and/or sexually abused children and domestic violence victims;

Supervises the scheduling and work assignments of Genesee Justice staff;

Evaluates the performance of Genesee Justice Staff and makes reports to Human Resources; Administers terms and conditions of employment as contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement covering assigned subordinates;

Supervises the maintenance of records related to the Genesee Justice Programs; Establishes and implements policies and procedures for Genesee Justice staff; Manages liability exposure; Is responsible for keeping the Sheriff and Undersheriff informed on all matters related to Genesee Justice operations;

Accomplishes related work and responds to special requests of the Sheriff and Undersheriff.

The above examples of duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND/OR PERSONAL CHARACTERTICS:  Thorough knowledge of the following:  operations of the Criminal Justice System; restorative justice practices and principals; the operations of the Genesee Justice Programs and its responsibilities under grant requirements; community agencies, facilities and services that can be utilized as Alternative to Incarceration and Victim Assistance.  Candidate must have good knowledge of public relations; ability to plan and supervise others; prepare and maintain accurate records and reports; perform with a multiple of diverging demands and a sensitivity to others being served; write legibility and to communicate clearly with others; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; grant writing ability and supervision of federal, state, private and municipal grants; conduct outreach activities with local communities and judges; initiate collaborative efforts with other criminal justice and support service agencies, victim coalitions and multi-disciplinary teams; good organizational and public speaking skills; ability to plan and direct the work of others; emotional maturity; good powers of observation; good discretion and judgment; take initiative; be resourceful and dependable.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.


FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND/OR PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS, Cont’d:  When performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hand to finger; handle or feel objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception and low-light conditions.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.



Graduation from high school or possession of an appropriate equivalency diploma recognized by the NYS Department of Education, AND:

Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college or University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Human Services, Psychology, Social Work, Education, or a related field,

AND three (3) years of full-time paid experience in a criminal justice agency, or other agency, whose duties shall have involved counseling, case management, and/or victim advocacy, AND work history must include one year of supervisory experience.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINTMENT AND CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT:  Possession of a valid New York State driver’s license at the time of appointment and maintenance of such license throughout the tenure of employment in the position.



Competitive Class