Full Time Probation Officer
The 5th JD Probation Department is hiring a Full Time Probation Officer for our Breckenridge location. Full benefits, paid leave, 4-year college degree required.
General Statement Of Duties:
Monitors, supervises and/or provides investigatory work of offenders ordered to probation in the Colorado Judicial Department.
The Probation Officer classification is distinguished from other classifications by investigating, monitoring and or supervising various levels and types of offenders court ordered to probation.
Initially the officer will provide entry level probation officer work. Employees perform under close supervision and spend a considerable amount of time learning procedures and operations of the Probation Department and Courts. Employees at the entry level stage are required to participate in a series of Probation Academies which provides a foundation for work with more complex cases and offenders. During the first year of employment, probation officers will attend the Probation Academy, a 75 hour course designed to provide an overview of the Colorado court and criminal justice system and a detailed explanation of assessment and supervision skills needed to manage a caseload of offenders. Each successive year of training is intended to provide a probation officer with increased knowledge about the offenders that they work with and their duties as officers of the court. Employees will gradually be assigned more complex work, begin to work more independently and continue to improve their skill level. Officers are required to complete assigned Probation Academies or equivalent course work compared to academies in the first four to six years, continuously receive acceptable performance scores, learn all aspects of probation work including supervision and investigation and receive appropriate training and apprenticeship in a specialized caseload.
Within four years and no later than six years, officers will be expected to perform fully operational work, consistently assigned the most complex and difficult cases, work very independently, provide assistance to other Probation Officers and suggest new methods of improving probation services. An employee in this class must also have the necessary training, skills and ability to be assigned a specialized caseload at any time. After six years of employment Officers in this class must carry a caseload of 50% or more of maximum level supervision cases or the equivalent, and be capable of managing the full range of intake, assessment and report writing with a minimum full time workload value as established by the Division of Probation Services and through the Colorado Probation policy and standards, or a pro-rated workload value for part-time employees.