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
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
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.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required
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.
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.
A valid Ohio Driver License when needed to carry out job-related essential
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
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.
Candidates must be able to pass a thorough
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION which may include, but is not limited to, the
1) Criminal Records Check
2 Drug Screening Examination
Requirements (Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification):