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Posted on: October 31, 2023

**** HIRING Diversion Coordinator / Probation Services Tech (male) ****

Gooding County

Diversion Coordinator/Probation Services Tech (male) – Bilingual Preferred


Department: Adult/Juvenile Probation    Reports to:  Senior Probation Officers 

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)

  • Assist probation officers in compiling verifiable and supportable documentation. Enter data and information into the office’s computerized database system;
  • May assist officers in scheduling appointments with clients;
  • Format, type, edit, and finalize reports and correspondence as needed. This may include, but is not limited to, documents such as criminal history, collateral contacts, and bail or presentence investigation reports;
  • May assist officers in monitoring of administrative type caseloads;
  • Collect urinalysis samples from male probationers and send to laboratories for confirmation;
  • Maintain department inventory of testing supplies;
  • Provide general office support as needed;
  • Perform related duties as required;
  • May need to attend court hearings and provide testimony; 
  • If needed, provide translation services (Spanish) for department;
  • Willingness to work non-typical hours, including weekends and evenings, on occasions;
  • 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; and
  • Basic office skills.


Possess or have ability to learn:

  • Knowledge of criminal and juvenile justice and probation systems;
  • Good knowledge of modern social services practice, individual, group and family behavior and appropriate decision making and interviewing techniques;
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times; 
  • 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;
  • Adherence to the Code of Ethics for Probation Officers;
  • Ability to communicate clearly in stressful situations which require quick responses.
  • Familiarity with community resources (mental health, chemical dependency, local shelters and food banks, Health and Welfare, etc.);
  • Demonstrate integrity and ingenuity the performance of assigned tasks and solving problems; and
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.



  • Graduation from high school, preferably supplemented with an Associate’s Degree;
  • 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.
  • 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 Diversion Coordinator/Services Tech 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 Diversion Coordinator/Services Tech must have sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, to permit the employee to function in a general office environment and accomplish tasks.  The Diversion Coordinator/Services Tech must have adequate vision, including close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.   The Diversion Coordinator/Services Tech 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 Diversion Coordinator/Services Tech occasionally lifts or moves up to 25 pounds.  The Diversion Coordinator/Services Tech works in an office where the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but fieldwork is also required.  The Diversion Coordinator/Services Tech 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,

Send Resume, Cover letter and Gooding County Application provided below in the link to;

Lorri Robb @ or 714 Main St, Gooding, Id 83330

/DocumentCenter/View/1676 Application

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