The U.S. Probation Officer performs duties and responsibilities which include, but are not limited to, the following:
Performs such other duties as the Chief may require.
To qualify for the position of Probation Officer, candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a field of academic study, such as criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, human relations, or business or public administration, which provides evidence of the capacity to understand and apply the legal requirements and human relations skills involved in the position.
Two years of progressively responsible specialized experience gained after completion of a bachelor's degree, in such fields as probation, pretrial services, corrections, criminal investigations, work in substance/ addiction treatment, counseling and providing guidance to offenders either in community corrections or a related field such as social work, casework, or education guidance counseling is preferred, as is an advanced degree.
Proficiency working in automated environments with a significant knowledge of computer programs such as WordPerfect, Word and Windows is preferred.
Knowledge of evidence based practices, risk and needs principles, cognitive behavioral therapy programming preferred.
Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable.
Successful candidates must demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills, be of outstanding character, mature, responsible, poised, organized and meticulous. Must also possess tact, good judgment, initiative, and the ability to work with a wide variety of people with diverse backgrounds. Successful candidates will have the desire and ability to work harmoniously with others in a total quality team-based organization, and the desire/willingness to collaborate with offenders, community partners and others to reduce recidivism.