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Posted on: October 19, 2023



Submit: Resume, cover letter, Gooding County employment application and any other supporting documents.  


Closes: November 30th, 2023


Contact: Lorri Robb Gooding County HR/Payroll

624 Main Street

Gooding, Idaho 83330 

Gooding County

Adult Probation Officer – Full Time


Department: Probation      Reports to:  Senior Adult Probation Officer 

Paygrade:  8  ($18.00-26.10)   FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt    Date Established: 10/2023



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (illustrative only and may vary by assignment)

  • Administers a caseload to monitor compliance with court-ordered terms of probation;
  • Working in an office environment with some fieldwork required to assess client compliance;
  • Works under the supervision of the Senior Adult Probation Officer and exercise independent judgment and initiative;
  • Meets with clients to instruct them on probation obligations;
  • Maintain case files on each client, documenting compliance with probation terms;
  • Prepare and present reports to the court on client compliance;
  • Conduct detailed investigations and evaluations of clients;
  • Administer drug and alcohol testing;
  • Determine driver’s license status of clients;
  • Coordinate with various agencies and maintain contact with key individuals involved in cases;
  • Prepare referrals for mental health, counseling, substance abuse evaluations, and treatment;
  • Review reports from treatment providers and take necessary actions;
  • Prepare legal documents and attend court hearings;
  • Maintain databases and files according to standards and guidelines;
  • Respond to inquiries in a timely and courteous manner;
  • Perform time management, scheduling, prioritize tasks;
  • May be required to carry and annually qualify with a firearm and/or qualify and carry other less than lethal weapon(s);
  • Physically restrain and/or handcuff individuals as necessary;
  • Comply with County Policies and expectation for work practices; and
  • Assist other department and County Employees as needed.




The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and ability required to satisfactorily perform each essential duty required for this position.


Knowledge of:

  • English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and composition; 
  • Must possess basic office skills.


Possess or have ability to learn:

  • Knowledge of adult justice and probation systems;
  • Ability to conduct interviews, investigations, and counseling;
  • Work cooperatively and constructively with attorneys, co-workers, and members of the public to provide public service of the highest quality;
  • Legal, court, and judicial procedures, rules, terminology, methods, documents, practices, and objectives;
  • Follow verbal and written instructions;
  • Work independently and exercise initiative, with general guidance and supervision;  
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times; 
  • Adherence to the Code of Ethics for Probation Officers;
  • Demonstrate integrity and ingenuity in the performance of assigned tasks and solving problems; and
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.



  • Graduation from high school, preferably supplemented with an Associate’s Degree;
  • Must be POST certified as a Misdemeanor Probation Officer within one year of hire; 
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.


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 heroin, 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; or
  • Five (5) or more moving traffic offenses within three (3) years prior to application.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


The Probation Officer is frequently required to stand, sit, stoop, kneel, bend, use hands to type, handle materials or manipulate tools, and reach with hands and arms.  The Probation Officer must have sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, to permit the employee to function in a general office environment and accomplish tasks.  The Probation Officer must have adequate vision, including close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.  The Probation Officer must have sufficient clarity of speech and hearing abilities to permit them to discern verbal instructions and communicate effectively in person and by telephone.  The Probation Officer occasionally lifts or moves up to 25 pounds.  The Probation Officer works in an office where the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but fieldwork is also required.  The Probation Officer may be exposed to interviews, audio recordings, and photos that are sexually explicit, violent, or graphic.  


Drug Free Idaho Workplace

Upon offer and acceptance of a position, applicants are subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.  This position has been designated safety sensitive and is subject to random drug testing.


Criminal History Background Check

Upon offer and acceptance of a position, applicants are subject to and must pass a Criminal Background Check.


Equal Employment Opportunity

All selection of employees and all employment decisions, including classification, transfer, discipline and termination, will be made without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or non-job-related disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. No job or class of jobs will be closed to any individual except where a mental or physical attribute, sex or age is a bona fide occupational qualification.

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