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Medina, Ohio 44256
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Probation Officer

Full-Time (2 Positions)

Performs probation work at the professional level by investigating adults accused or convicted of law violations, recommending sanctions to the courts, supervising adult probationers, completing risk assessments and case plans, knowledge of evidence-based practices, ability to enforce court orders and incarcerate violators when necessary.  Ability to implement programs designed to reduce crime and protect the rights of victims. Positions will report to a supervisor and carry a caseload and are responsible for making probation recommendations to the court on adult offenders and supervising adult placed on probation. In addition, one of these positions are characterized by a variety of special assignments including an Intensive Supervision Probation caseload dealing with high and very high-risk offenders.  The second position is a caseload of moderate risk offenders. Applicants must exercise a basic knowledge of probation casework; Federal, State and local statutes relating to probation work; functions and procedures of Municipal and Common Pleas Courts as they relate to probation. Applicants must possess the ability and skill to communicate adequately, write clear and concise reports with logical and legal recommendations, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, probation staff, court and law enforcement personnel, and community groups.

Essential Job Functions

         Investigates and evaluates cases of adults referred to the Probation Department, considering their risk assessment and factors such as the present offense, the offender's prior record, and social history.

         Prepares reports and recommendations for use by the court in making dispositions of adult cases, and may appear in court to provide information regarding recommendations.

         Plans and monitors supervision programs designed to enable probationers to assume responsibility for their behavior and to comply with conditions of probation while focusing on rehabilitation and changing offender behavior.

         Develops and utilizes community resources for probationers.

         Protects the rights of victims by notifying them of scheduled court hearings, referring them to agencies for assistance, and establishing restitution payment recommendations.

         Performs probation services such as risk/needs assessments and case plans.

         Supervises adults placed on probation by the Court, establishes payment schedules for fines, restitution, probation supervision fees, and other payments, instructs probationers regarding the terms and conditions of the probationary period.

         Monitors probationer's compliance with the terms and conditions of probation, evaluates the seriousness of probation violations, and recommends action by the Court when the probationer violates the law or terms of probation.

         With the accompaniment of an armed deputy or police officer, conducts field and community contacts, and searches and activities pursuant to arrest or court order, or as needed, pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code as an essential job function of the assigned duties in designated assignments within the Department, as indicated by the hiring authorities.

Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required in
, social work, psychology, criminal justice, or related field required
and an internship is preferred.

Candidates must meet the qualifications of:

1) No prior conviction

2) U.S. Citizen

3) At least 21 years of age at the time of appointment

Appointees will be required to meet the State of Ohio mandated probation officer academy training requirements as defined by the Ohio Revised Code.  They will also be required to meet 20 hours of ongoing training per year thereafter as required by the State of Ohio.


 PHYSICAL CLASS
Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

LICENSE
A valid Ohio Driver License when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Additional Information

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION

EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of a written examination which will require you to follow written directions, problem solving, reading comprehension, writing clarity, writing detail, accuracy with forms.

 SPECIAL INFORMATION
Candidates must be able to pass a thorough BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION which may include, but is not limited to, the following:

1) Criminal Records Check

2 Drug Screening Examination

Requirements (Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification):

bullet A Bachelorís degree from an accredited four-year institution.
bullet Must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities as listed in the job description.
bullet Work experience or internship in a related field is preferred.
bullet Must successfully complete a background investigation which includes record check and a drug test.
bullet Ohio Risk Assessment System (ORAS) certification or, if not currently certified, must obtain certification once employed.
bullet Possession of a valid driver's license.
bullet Ability to get along with staff and demonstrate a professional and positive demeanor at all times

Job Duties (Summary):

bullet Responsible for the supervision of a caseload of offenders who have been placed on Probation/Community Control.
bullet Informs probationers of the rules and conditions of their probation.
bullet Conducts interviews of probationers to assess their risks and needs.
bullet Creates and manages case plans.
bullet Supervises probationers to ensure their compliance with Court orders.
bullet Maintains appropriate contact with probationers, whether by phone, office visits, or home visits, as necessitated by each individual case.
bullet Makes referrals to appropriate treatment agencies.
bullet Maintains accurate notes in Ohio Community Supervision System (OCSS) on the status of probationers.
bullet Maintains a complete and accurate file for each probationer on the caseload.
bullet Prepares risk assessments, pre-sentence and post-sentence investigation reports, if necessary.
bullet Completes necessary paperwork such as letters, entries, warrants, and probation violations.
bullet Attends and testifies in Court as needed.
bullet Attends required training.
bullet Performs related duties as required.

This position pays an annual starting salary of $35,000 plus includes paid vacation, sick days, medical benefits, and other government benefits as provided by Medina County and the State of Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.   These positions are grant funded positions and may be contingent on grant renewal.

 Submit cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications outlined above and resume by 4:30 p.m., August 11, 2017 to the Medina County Adult Probation Department (Attn: Heather Short), 99 Public Square, Medina, OH  44256 or E-mail applications to hshort@medinacountyprobation.org.  Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 POSTED 07/24/17