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Posted on: February 17, 2021

*** HIRING*** Adult Misdemeanor Probation Officer – Full-Time

Adult Misdemeanor Probation Officer – Full-Time

 

Salary/Benefits: Salary range $17.00/hour, upon successful completion of POST Academy $18.00/hour, County Benefit package, federal holidays off and paid time off, and PERSI.

 Description: 37.5 hours/week on a 4-day/week schedule. Probation Officers work hand in hand with community groups, social service agencies, and treatment providers to make available to offenders the support and services they need. Probation Officers also maintain strong partnerships with law enforcement and other justice agencies so that all can benefit from shared expertise and information.  

Minimum requirements include a high school diploma, must possess a valid Idaho driver’s license, must pass a background check, and must successfully complete Idaho POST Misdemeanor Probation Officer Academy. 

A job description and application is available on the Gooding County website at www.goodingcounty.org or by calling the Human Resources office at (208) 934-4841. Gooding County is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free work place.  No in-county residency requirement. The county provides Veteran’s preference. 

 Submit: Resume, letter of interest, and a Gooding County employment application to tmartin@co.gooding.id.us

 Closes: March 4, 2021

 Contact: Tracey Martin, Gooding County Adult Probation Department

624 Main Street, Gooding, Idaho 83330

tmartin@co.gooding.id.us 

(208) 934-8770



GOODING COUNTY                                  Reports To: Chief Adult Probation Officer

Job Description                                              Wage Range: $17.00–19.00+ per hour

ADULT PROBATION OFFICER                                    37.5 hours per week

 

DUTY DESCRIPTION:

Supervises a caseload of misdemeanor offenders and monitors compliance for the protection of the community. Work includes facilitating risk and needs assessments and subsequently referring offenders to appropriate treatment providers as instructed by the court, monitoring compliance with court orders and sentencing requirements, compiling and maintaining case files, recommend further conditions of probation, or initiating affidavits to revoke probation.  The position is located in the Misdemeanor Probation Office.

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES/ RESONSIBILITIES:

  • Create files and manages misdemeanor caseloads as assigned.
  • Conducts risk and needs assessments with offenders and develops and oversees case plans.
  • Meets with clients on a monthly basis, if needed, and monitors client performance in accordance with terms of probation, as directed by the Court.  
  • Complete forms for motions/affidavits/summons or bench warrants, and submits them to the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, for clients who violate the terms of probation granted them by the Court.
  • Maintains files with documentation and verification of compliance with terms and conditions of said probation, i.e. costs, fines, fees restitution, treatment evaluations and treatment compliance.
  • Monitors community service and notifies the Sheriff’s Office when option for community service rather than jail time is requested by probationer.
  • Makes home, work, and field visits, as necessary.
  • Receives and reviews monthly or other periodic reports from treatment providers for offenders and takes appropriate remedial actions as necessary.
  • Appears in Court and presents recommendations and/or testimony on violations, if requested.
  • Monitors and/or conducts random drug or alcohol testing on individual probationers to assure probationary compliance.
  • Documents and maintains records of all contacts with defendant.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with key individuals involved in the cases, i.e., treatment providers, law enforcement, employers, etc.
  • In the event a weapon is issued or approved, the Probation Officer must meet and complete the standard qualification training with the Sheriff’s Office, as set by POST and must meet the minimum standard of recertification each year.
  • Willingness to work non-typical hours, including weekends and evenings, if needed.
  • Prepare and submit and/or receive the required reports and documents for Interstate Compact.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:  

  • High School Diploma, is required.
  • College degree and/or work experience in the Criminal Justice System preferred.
  • Must be POST certified as a Misdemeanor Probation Officer within one year of hire.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the Court System, Idaho Laws.
  • Good knowledge of modern social services practice, individual, group and family behavior and appropriate decision making and interviewing techniques.
  • Familiarity with community resources, (mental health, chemical dependency, local shelter homes, Health and Welfare, etc.).
  • Excellent knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Skill in the operation of a work computer. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan and organize work.
  • Ability to effectively work with offenders and other stake holders.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly in stressful situations which require quick responses.
  • Ability to complete work in a timely manner.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Adherence to the Code of Ethics for Probation Officers.
  • Must Possess and maintain a valid Idaho driver’s license.
  • Must pass an oral board/interview and pass a background investigation, and drug test prior to hire.
  • This position has been designated safety sensitive and is subject to random drug testing.
  • May be required to carry and annually qualify with a duty firearm.
  • May be required to qualify and carry other less than lethal weapon(s).

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

  • Most of the work is performed around offenders and involves an element of personal danger.
  • Work is performed primarily in an office environment and the employee in this class is subject to inside environmental conditions;
  • Requires sitting at a desk for long period of time, up to 8 to 10 hours and ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Requires sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, to permit the employee to function in a general office environment and accomplish tasks.
  • Requires the ability to physically restrain and/ or handcuff individuals as necessary. 

 EMPLOYMENT DISQUALIFIERS: The following list of actions or behaviors may result in an applicant being disqualified from consideration for employment.  Disqualifiers include, but not limited to: 

  • Failure to meet minimum job qualifications.
  • Falsification or omission of information on employment application or any supporting documents.
  • Being terminated from most recently held job.
  • History of disciplinary problems on the job.
  • History of job terminations.
  • Changing jobs more than three (3) times within the previous year.
  • A history of not meeting financial obligations such as filing bankruptcy within the previous two (2) years.
  • Any history of behavior involving dishonesty, unprofessional conduct, unethical conduct, or immoral conduct which may affect the applicant’s ability to perform the duties of this office.
  • Use of marijuana or similar drugs within one (1) year prior to application.
  • Use of cocaine, methamphetamine, or similar drug within five (5) years prior to application.
  • Use of heroine, crack cocaine, LSD, PCP or similar drugs.
  • Any sale of illegal drugs.
  • History of abuse of alcohol or other intoxicants within (5) years.
  • A conviction of any misdemeanor sex crime, crime of deceit or drug offense within five (5) years.
  • A conviction for driving under the influence within two (2) years.
  • Any arrest or conviction for domestic violence.
  • Any conviction for any other misdemeanor within two (2) years.
  • Any arrest or conviction for any other misdemeanor within two (2) years.
  • Any felony conviction.
  • The commission of any serious felony, whether or not arrested or convicted, such as murder, attempted murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.
  • Any type of discharge from the Armed Forces or its components less than honorable.
  • Any driver’s license suspension within two (2) years prior to application.
  • Five (5) or more moving traffic offenses within three (3) years prior to application.

 

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