January 2, 2013
Challenge Profile Issued for Commissioner of Probation
Isaacson Miller has issued the challenge profile developed for the position of Massachusetts Probation Commissioner to criminal justice organizations across the country. The nationally-recognized firm was retained to lead the search, conduct interviews and work with search committee members to develop this comprehensive position profile.
The profile outlines challenges and opportunities, qualifications and experience, as well as the application process. The Trial Court job description also is included. The challenges detailed include the facilitation of communication and collaboration within the criminal justice system and the adoption of best practices and innovation.
The qualifications and experience of an ideal candidate include significant experience leading a complex public entity through a period of comprehensive managerial change, or equivalent experience in the private sector, with a commitment to promoting justice and safety in an often high-pressure, high-impact, and high-profile public position. A graduate degree is required.
The Commissioner is appointed by the Chief Justice of the Trial Court and the Court Administrator. The Court anticipates making its final decision in the spring of 2013.
Inquiries, referrals and applications may be directed in confidence to Isaacson Miller at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Justice of the Trial Court Robert Mulligan
Court Administrator Harry Spence
Former EOPSS Secretary Mary E. Heffernan
Sentencing Commission Executive Director Francis Carney
Acting Probation Commissioner Ronald Corbett
Judge Terry Craven, Juvenile Court
Judge Stacey Fortes-White, District Court
Judge John Lu, Superior Court
Judge Edward Redd, Boston Municipal Court (retired)
Chief Probation Officer Sophia O’Brien, Middlesex Probate and Family Court (retired)
Parole Board Chair Josh Wall
Advisory Committee on Probation Chair Christine Cole
Attorney Lee Gartenberg, Middlesex Sheriff’s Office