COMMUNITY SUPERVISION OFFICER I, CSCD
Tarrant County, TX - Tarrant County, TX

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This position may be assigned and /or reassigned, at the discretion of Department management, to a field unit, court unit, the Training Academy or the Quality Development unit.
The basic purpose of this position is to protect the community through supervision of probationers/offenders and to make available to probationers opportunities for improving their ability to maintain a crime-free productive lifestyle.
Community Supervision Officers (CSO) shall supervise offenders in a manner that reduces continued criminal conduct and promotes successful rehabilitation.
CSO shall accomplish this by effectively managing and positively motivating offenders, enforcing compliance with court orders, responding quickly to violations, employ a progressive sanctions model, and applying evidence-based practices to supervision strategies.
POSITIONS MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME AFTER A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS IS RECEIVED

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Meets with probationers, takes weekly/monthly reports, collects court ordered fees, and enforces the conditions of probation. Conducts risk and needs assessments and develops supervision plans based on criminogenic factors. Conducts home/field visits to monitor probationers’ behavior in the community. Maintains files and documents all contacts with probationers. Attends necessary court proceedings, maintains relationships with the court, testifies as needed, prepares violation reports and recommends modifications. Applies risk reduction strategies. Assesses and applies motivational enhancement techniques. Provides graduated responses to non-compliance. Reviews case records to determine compliance with State standards, grant conditions and department policies and procedures. Reviews case records to determine adherence to department’s strategic plan. Conducts education programs for probationers. Interacts with referral agencies and victims. Advises probationers of outside resources for assistance and makes appropriate referrals. Completes pre-sentence investigations reports. Runs criminal history checks and orders arrest reports and drivers’ license checks. Conducts diagnostic testing and scoring results. Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
To apply , must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Criminal Justice or a related field + one (1) year full-time year of casework or counseling work experience

OR

To apply , must have Bachelor's degree + one (1) full-time year of graduate study in a related field.

NOTE: YOU MUST FILL OUT THE WORK HISTORY and EDUCATION SECTIONS OF APPLICATION TO SHOW YOU HAVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION AS REQUIRED BY HIRING DEPARTMENT OR BE DISQUALIFIED.

To apply , must have a valid driver license and liability insurance.

Please contact Patrice Harrison at (817) 884-1227
if you have any questions regarding CSCD position vacancies
or benefits information. Must become certified within one year.

Meet and maintain CJAD training hour requirement.

May require LCDC or LPC certification.

Ability to communicate effectively.

CSCD will conduct background checks on new hires that will include a criminal background check related to convictions and deferred adjudications in the past seven years and may include credit reports, motor vehicle records, employment records and educational attainment. A conviction or deferred adjudication is not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered individually.

Physical Demands and Work Environment & Other Requirements:
While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and bend. Lifting and transporting case files to court. Requires working with unpredictable and potentially violent probationers in an office setting as well as the probationer’s home environment. Exposure to communicable and contagious diseases.

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