Include responses to Supplemental Questions with the application no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date of the position. Resumes not accepted.
The Anoka County Community Corrections Department is accepting applications to establish a register for current and future Probation Officer vacancies. The Probation Officer will supervise the offender in a correctional facility or in the community in accordance with the orders of the court or releasing authority and the policies, procedures, goals and objectives of the Anoka County Community Corrections Department. Initial assignments generally are in the correctional facilities in Lino Lakes and require shift work including evenings, nights, holidays and weekends. All Institution staff are scheduled to work six days followed by three days off.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY):
Supervises the offender in a correctional facility, shelter care facility or in the community; Enforces all court or releasing authority orders; Assists the offender in efforts toward avoiding further criminal behavior, which may include referrals to other agencies; Conducts court-ordered background investigations to assist the court in determining the sentencing and detention dispositions; Prepares adjustment, violation and other required reports to aid the court and releasing authority in making necessary ongoing case decisions; Compiles case records concerning the activity of the offender in the institution and community; Coordinates the placement of the offender in residential and non-residential treatment programs; Appears at various court hearings, including arraignments, sentencing, detention and trials to be available to the court as a consultant; Prepares periodic reports relating to the probation officer’s activities in the performance of official duties; Participates in staff meetings and training sessions; Serves on committees in support of agency objectives; Assists in performing public relations duties to increase public understanding and acceptance of the Corrections Department; Provides transportation of the offender when required; May coordinate treatment of juveniles placed in foster homes by coordinating foster parent training and supervising offenders that are in foster homes.
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in corrections, criminal justice, criminology, counseling, psychology, social work, sociology or related area; related Master's degree preferred. Related experience in a probation or correctional setting; Must possess a valid driver’s license and successfully complete a driver’s license and criminal background check.
Knowledge of: Principles of probation, community supervision and related Court procedures; social work techniques and objectives; evidence based practices and effective principles of corrections service delivery; counseling techniques; community resources available to assist in delinquency prevention; control in the change process of probationers/parolees.
Ability to: Learn, develop and use skills in de-escalation, physical restraint and critical incident response to emergencies as necessary; assess client’s needs; develop and maintain effective working relationships with peers,community, probationers and other stake holders; communicate effectively.
Skill in: Interviewing using investigative methods; preparing and presenting written and oral reports.
SELECTION PROCESS: The initial examination will consist of a rating of your education and experience as indicated on the attached supplemental application. Only information provided on the supplemental application will be awarded points; therefore be sure to include all education and relevant experience. Failure to be complete will adversely affect your score. The top scoring applicants will be invited to participate in an oral examination. Final score will be 50% education/experience and 50% oral examination.
Anoka County complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act. (TDD – for hearing impaired 763-323-5544). If you need an accommodation because of a disability, or have further questions regarding the application process, please call Human Resources at 763-323-5525.
Starting rate is $22.82 per hour for regular positions; Excellent benefits.
Anoka County, MN - 23 months ago