Full Time Probation Officer

The 5th JD Probation Department   Breckenridge, CO   Full-time     Government
Posted on June 3, 2024
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The 5th JD Probation Department is hiring a Full Time Probation Officer. Hybrid office location option-Summit and/or Clear Creek County locations. Full benefits, paid leave, 4-year college degree required. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

To be established at the local district. Positions may perform one or more the following:

Supervises probationers; provides referrals to community resources.

Formulates case plans with the offender with the goal of establishing pro-social behavior and repairing the harm caused to the community and victim(s).

Motivates and manages the offenders probation period using a continuum of sanctions and incentives. When appropriate, recommends extension or termination of probation.

Conducts investigations and provides recommendations for sentencing to the court based on findings. Presents information verbally and in writing before the court.

Composes reports and memorandum.

Maintains current and accurate records and probation notes as established by department policy.

Some positions may serve as the only Probation Officer for the office, thereby, providing for all functions for the probation office including opening and closing the office for business hours.

Some positions may conduct field or home contacts.

Some positions may be required to travel.

Some positions may provide victim assistance.

Attends meetings and training as required. Probation officers are encouraged to participate in committees that study probation related issues and forward recommendations to policy making bodies.

Performs other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Supervisor Responsibilities:
Responsible for one's own work product. Some positions may provide leadership, guidance, assistance, or mentorship to coworkers, volunteers, or interns. This may include scheduling of work, instructing in work methods, and reviewing work products for up to three other staff. Additionally, as a probation officer progresses professionally, they may be asked to provide training to other’s in their area of expertise.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Education:
Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university with major course work preferably in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work or related field. Upon hire and as a condition of continued employment, the employee must:
Complete all Safety Training courses as per state policy.
Individuals assigned field supervision responsibilities must successfully complete the Officer Field Safety course as per state policy.
Complete Mandatory New Employee Training required by the Colorado Judicial Branch.
Complete the initial Probation Academy and subsequent academies in years two, three and four as established by the Division of Probation Services and through Colorado Probation policies and standards, and receive a grade of 75% or greater on all post-training exams.
Complete all other trainings as required by Colorado Probation policies and standards.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Individuals assigned field supervision responsibilities will be required to successfully complete the Defensive Tactics course as per state policy, and be able to engage in defensive skills maneuvers. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. Some positions may be required to travel.

Work Environment:
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. This position is subject to varying and unpredictable situations; may handle emergency or crisis situations; is subject to many interruptions; may handle multiple calls and inquiries simultaneously; and may occasionally handle absentee replacement on short notice.