The Douglas County Community Justice Services Pretrial Intake Program has an opening for a Temporary Community Justice Services Officer (Intake) .
The length of this temporary assignment is undetermined at this time. As a temporary position, no benefits are available.
The majority of the time spent in this position will be working in the Douglas County Detention facility interviewing inmates.
The department operates twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. The position requires working schedules that accommodate the operating hours- Wednesday through Saturday 8pm-6am (overnight shift). Initial training days may vary.
Examples of Duties:
The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of this position at any time.
Interview felony and misdemeanor defendants for the purpose of establishing and verifying residence, family ties, employment and past criminal history to assist the District/County courts in setting appropriate bail bonds.
Secures defendant’s information from the Colorado Crime Information Center / National Crime Information Center (NCIC/CCIC), and the Colorado Judicial Information System. The defendant’s information is entered into the above stated databases to verify whether or not the defendant has a prior criminal history. Information is gathered and included in the report submitted to the Douglas County District/County courts.
Enters and maintains updated bond reports and client supervision information on the Division’s computer database system. Maintains and prepares monthly statistical reports and assists with preparation of quarterly and annual reports associated with the Useful Public Service / Alternative Services, Pretrial Release and In-home Detention programs. May have increased responsibilities in monitoring and resolving computer related problems and procedures.
Conducts home visits with Pretrial clients escorted by the Sheriff’s Department.
Duties are assigned on a gradually increasing level of complexity. Criteria for progression includes knowledge of all assigned job tasks, responsibilities and a fundamental understanding of Community Justice Services programs and the policies and procedures related to these programs; the ability to train new officers with similar assigned job responsibilities; and ability to perform assigned duties at the work sites.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Baccalaureate degree in criminal justice, social science or a similar related field.
A minimum of two years experience working in the criminal justice system is preferred or any equivalent combination of education and experience that satisfy the requirements of the position.
A valid Colorado driver’s license is required.
The candidate for this position must submit to and clear a criminal background check and fingerprinting to be processed through a national database to determine criminal activities.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the criminal justice system – specifically court procedures and corrections
Working knowledge of interviewing techniques
Working knowledge of Electronic Monitoring equipment used in the field of corrections
Knowledge of non-profit and governmental agencies
Ability to work effectively independent of others
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, defendants and other criminal justice related entities
May require taking an Oath of Office for Eighteenth Judicial District Bond Commissioner
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Computer literacy for learning/utilizing internal and external databases
Bilingual ability highly desired
Work in this class requires a considerable amount of analysis to determine a course of action within the limits of standard practices
SCOPE OF INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:
Contacts are with manager, supervisors, co-workers, court personnel, defendants, defendant’s family, and other criminal justice personnel. Position will require follow up contacts with the Courts and agency personnel. The nature of the contacts involves giving and receiving information that may require analysis and interpretation for placement and monitoring of defendants performing community service, or parameters surrounding Pretrial Release Supervision and In-home detention.
Works under the general supervision of the Electronic Monitoring and Pretrial Intake Supervisors, which falls under the Community Justice Services Division Manager
May assist with the training and orientation of new staff
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