Bilingual English/Spanish encouraged to apply. Se buscan personas bilingües en inglés y español. Para recibir una solicitud en español, llame a Recursos Humanos al 234-6600.
Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications
Duties may include but are not limited to the following
- Manage caseload of assigned misdemeanor and/or felony probationary cases; monitor adherence of probationers with terms of probation; search probationer and residence.
- Assess, investigate, evaluate, and recommend disposition for each case.
- Arrange and monitor placement of individuals on probation in rehabilitation, treatment, and/or other programs.
- Compile, investigate, verify, and present reports on personal, social, educational, financial, health, and/or prior criminal involvement of probationers and present the sentencing recommendations in court.
- Communicate with a wide variety of agencies, probation departments, law enforcement agencies, or other organizations to arrange and maintain needed services for probationers.
- Communicate with Sheriff's Office, Police Department, District Attorney's Office, Probation Department, and/or social service agencies on crime investigation and prevention.
- Intervene in crisis situations; counsel with probationers and/or family members; communicate with involved community and/or private agencies; make referrals as required.
- Maintain records; prepare and process various reports and court documents as needed.
- Arrest and transport probation violators to appropriate location, which may involve physically restraining and/or detaining individuals.
- Appear and/or testify in court for detention, jurisdictional, disposition, and/or violation of probation hearings; attend special and/or annual review and sealing of records per assigned casework in both adult and juvenile cases.
- Perform drug tests following established policies and procedures, including: collecting urine specimens; sending specimens to appropriate laboratory; and monitoring and recording test results.
- Monitor payments of fines, fees, and restitution.
- Conduct presentations to community groups, organizations, or others as assigned.
- May be appointed by the presiding Juvenile Court Judge to perform the duties of Juvenile Traffic Hearing Officer.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Education and Experience:
Associate degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, behavioral science, or a related field, and one (1) year of experience that is the equivalent to that of Deputy Probation Officer I with Mendocino County.
Substitution: A combination of related education, training, and experience performing duties such as custodial care, treatment counseling, probation, parole, corrections, criminal investigation, or other related law enforcement or counseling work may be substituted for the education at a rate of two (2) years of experience for each year of education requirement.
Licenses and Certifications:
- Penal Code 832
- State Corrections Authority STC Probation Officer Core Course
- Valid Driver's License
Candidates certified for appointment must satisfactorily complete a medical examination including drug screening, a background investigation and a psychological evaluation as part of the selection process.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Principles of human behavior and applied psychology.
- Principles and techniques of interviewing and casework.
- Applicable state, federal, and local ordinances, laws, rules, and regulations.
- All computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job.
- Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods, and records management techniques.
Mental and Physical Abilities:
- Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
- Using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines.
- Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
- Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks.
- Understanding, interpreting, and communicating complicated policies, procedures, and protocols.
- Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.
- Write reports and correspondence.
- Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
- Speak effectively before groups and respond to questions.
- Read, analyze, and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures, and government regulations.
- While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, run, and sit; reach with hands and arms; use manual dexterity to operate machinery/tools; handle, seize, hold, or otherwise work with hands; climb, jump, and/or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; speak and hear; use shape, sound, odor, and color perception and discrimination.
- While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required lift and/or move over 50 pounds, and to arrest, detain, and/or physically restrain clients.