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Karnes/Wilson Juvenile Probation Department is seeking the following positions: Juvenile Probation Officer: Must be degreed in Criminal Justice or related field with experience working with children and parents. Position is year round supervising juvenile offenders, making recommendations to court, curfew checks, and being on call. Attendance/Juvenile Probation Officer: Must be degreed in Criminal Justice or related field with experience working with children and parents. The Attendance Officer works same hours as the school districts providing prevention services to children and parents who have issues with truancy. Juvenile Probation Officer will manage a small caseload of juvenile offenders making recommendations to court, curfew checks, and being on call. Position is year round.  Individual must be versatile and able to separate prevention from intervention skills. Prevention Specialist: Position acts as a drill instructor within the environment of the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP). Follows JJAEP school calendar. This is a quasi-military program, so prior military experience a plus. Degreed individual preferred with experience working with children. Must be a Juvenile Supervision Officer or be able to obtain the certification. Administrative Prevention Specialist: Position acts as a drill instructor but takes on administrative assistant role to the Assistant Chief within the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP). Position will include direct contact with the child and parent. Must be a Juvenile Supervision Officer or able to obtain. Prefer degreed individual. Must have knowledge of military procedures. To apply send resume to n-schmidt@kwjpd.com.
ON-CALL CRISIS POOL WORKERS NEEDED. Part-time positions are available for after hours “on-call” crisis workers to respond to mental health crisis for Wilson and Karnes Counties. Duties include crisis interventions, assessments, referrals to stabilization services, and referrals for involuntary treatment services according to the Texas Mental Health Laws. You must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, sociology, social work, nursing, etc. On-call hours are from 5 p.m.-8 a.m. weekdays, weekends and holidays vary. If selected, you must attend required training and must be able to report to designated safe sites within 1 hour of request for assessment. Compensation is at a rate of $200 per week plus $100 per completed and submitted crisis assessment, and mileage. If interested call Camino Real Community Services, 210-357-0359.
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Mitchell named administrator




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Larry Mitchell was appointed administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration on June 3, according to a report from the USDA.gov website.

Mitchell is responsible for a variety of programs that facilitate the marketing of livestock, poultry, meat, cereals, oilseeds, and related agricultural products, and to promote fair and competitive trading practices for the overall benefit of consumers and American agriculture. The markets serviced by the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration represent a total economic value of approximately $170 billion annually, with exports contributing more than $28.7 billion to the U.S. economy.

Prior to his appointment, Mitchell served as the associate director of the Office of Advocacy and Outreach at USDA and previously served as deputy administrator for Farm Programs of the Farm Service Agency of USDA and deputy vice president at Commodity Credit Corp. in the 1990s.

Before coming to Washington in 1989, Mitchell was a grain and cotton farmer in Texas. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University in plant and soil science.

Mitchell succeeds J. Dudley Butler, who “resigned after the Obama administration weakened the rewrite of the rule governing the Packers and Stockyards Act,” according to a June 1 Hagstrom Report.
 

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