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This is a specialized position which provides supervision and case management to pretrial defendants and local probationers who have been referred through the Courts or other Judicial Officers. Incumbents coordinate directly with General District and Circuit Court judges, their staffs, and other officers of the court. Probation/Pretrial officers coordinate with local police and other senior representatives of local and state governmental agencies.
Examples of Duties
The requirements for this position include, but are not limited to, those outlined below. All job qualifications and physical requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. It is the employer’s discretion to add or change the duties or requirements of this position at any time.
Both probation and pretrial duties include managing cases, performing drug testing if ordered, reporting to Courts and other Officers of the Court either with verbal testimony or written reports, and strictly adhering to standard operating procedure and DCJS guidelines. Additionally, the incumbent maintains offender/defendant files and the computer database management system. Weekly and monthly statistic reporting is required. The incumbent must develop positive relationships with Court officials and other local resource agencies and must perform all other duties as assigned.
The requirements for this position include, but are not limited to, those outlined below. All job functions, education and experience, general knowledge and abilities, and physical requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. It is the employer’s discretion to add or change the duties or requirements of this position at any time.
Routine office equipment, personal computer with DCJS software, NICC/VCIN Terminal, and motor vehicles
Work involves some degree of risk to personal safety in an inherently stressful environment. Walking, talking, stooping, kneeling, bending, reaching, and gripping. Incumbent may be required on occasion to move and lift up to 20 lbs. (boxes, files, etc.); work long periods at a desk.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the criminal justice processes including pre/post-trial supervision. Must be skilled in client and staff counseling techniques. Knowledge of the Department of Criminal Justice Service standards is preferred. The ability to write and prepare written reports is essential. Strong computer skills are required. The incumbent must possess knowledge of community resources related to social, economic, health and substance abuse problems. The position requires public speaking and oral communications skills. The ability to manage multiple tasks, analyze complex information, organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines is critical. Ability to apply screening criteria to individuals, their offenses, and their personal backgrounds for the purposes of program selection is required.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Two years experience as a Case Officer or Counselor in a criminal justice or related field or applicable education. Qualified candidates should have general knowledge of pretrial and probation programs and the criminal justice system.
Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course emphasis in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Corrections, Sociology or related field is required or applicable experience. A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
Approximately 20 hours per week between the hours of 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday though Friday.
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