WILLIAMS COUNTY COMMON PLEAS COURT
ADULT PROBATION OFFICER
Position Type: Full-time (35 hour week); Non-Classified
Address: 1 Courthouse Square, Bryan, Ohio
Typical Work Schedule: 8:30 am-4:30 pm; must be flexible to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Pay Range: Based on Experience
The Probation Officer is an officer of the Court and is responsible to the Common Pleas Judge for the coordination and completion of community control sanctions as well as ensuring public safety. Incumbent is responsible for the implementation of evidence based interventions for felony offenders placed on community control. Compulsory reports to the Chief Probation Officer.
Bachelor’s or associates degree with two (2) years experience required with a focus on criminal justice, law enforcement, social work or related field preferred.
Must be certified in OPATA certified in firearms and ORAS certified or obtain certification within 12 months of employment.
Must possess a valid State of Ohio Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.
Must be able to submit to a drug screening.
Must not have a Criminal Record.
Must meet and maintain qualifications for driving on county business as a continued condition of employment.
All required licenses and certificates must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.
This position requires an individual who has integrity and the self-confidence to ensure the Orders of the Court are complied with by the Probationer. The individual must be reliable, dependable, able to multi-task, and meet deadlines. The individual must be respectful in striving to accomplish the mission of the Williams County Adult Probation Department.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Manage a felony case load;
- Maintain complete an accurate record of all relevant contacts and activities;
- Interact with chemical dependency counselors, law enforcement agencies and social services agencies;
- Administer frequent and random drug tests when appropriate (urine/saliva and breath);
- Interview clients in the office and in the field;
- Conduct surveillance of clients in their environment: work, home, etc.;
- Research, investigate and prepare probation violation reports and other reports for the Court;
- Make referrals/recommendations as necessary and assist offenders and/ or families in locating requested and/or mandatory services;
- Complete risk/need assessments, ORAS, other assessments as needed;
- Utilize evidence based practice interventions to address criminogenic needs;
- Generate individualized case plans via utilization of the ORAS in conjunction with outside treatment agencies;
- Monitor and enforce court costs and restitution payments as ordered by the sentencing Judge;
- Utilize evidence based cognitive behavioral interventions to facilitate pro-social skills;
- Apprehend probation violators following the proper procedure and policy;
- Conduct searches and escorts prisoners;
- Determine the need for additional court hearings based on the evidence based policy;
- Participate and testify in court hearings involving violations and other hearings as required;
- Make recommendations at disposition in court hearings based on the evidence based policy;
- Complete statistical gathering to ensure the appropriate dosage of interventions is congruent to the risk level of the offender;
- Utilize a behavior modifications system to encourage pro-social behavior;
- Answer telephone calls from clients, counselors, attorneys and the public;
- Schedule and Maintain Scheduling of Clients;
- Supervise probationers ordered to perform community service;
- Complete forms such as orders to hold, orders to release, motions, entries and other related forms;
- Participate in implementing new programs and forms used in this program; and
- Quickly determine the appropriateness of arresting an offender;
- Perform physical demands and exhibit mental aptitude needed to perform field work duties including recognition of unusual or threatening conditions, maintain self-control, and take appropriate action, which may include the use of a firearm.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested Applicants must submit their written resume and a cover letter with qualifications to:
WILLIAMS COUNTY ADULT PROBATION
1 COURTHOUSE SQUARE
BRYAN, OH 43506
OR VIA EMAIL TO:
On or before: October 22, 2021 (PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS)
AT WILL EMPLOYMENT: Employees of the Court are at will employees and serve at the pleasure of the Judge. They are not in the classified civil service system and are not members of bargaining units. The Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, shall have full charge of the employment, assignment and supervision of all personnel.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, status as a veteran or any other legally protected status. The Court affirms its commitment to provide equal employment opportunity as prescribed by the Civil Rights Laws.
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