Probation Officer: P&P District #17/Abingdon - #P1708
Div of Community Corrections - Washington, VA

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Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and résumés will not be accepted.

Contributes to the agency's public safety mission by supervising and counseling clients in the community setting. Works directly with clients in support of the Department's reentry mission. Interviews, gathers, verifies and evaluates information to prepare pre-sentence investigations including sentencing recommendations/suggestions. Informs clients of conditions of supervision and develops supervision plans. Directly monitors clients' behavior. Maintains case files and documents case activities. Investigates, reports, and follows up on alleged client violations to determine appropriate and available sanctions. Prepares sentencing guidelines and testifies in circuit court.

Minimum Qualifications
Valid driver's license. Experience working directly with diverse groups of clients, co-workers and community agencies in a criminal justice and/or human services setting to accomplish collaborative and individual responsibilities. Experience providing case management supervision and documenting case activities on an on-going basis in a fast paced criminal justice and/or human services setting. Experience providing counseling to criminal justice and/or human services clients on an ongoing basis in a fast paced, high volume setting. Experience working directly with criminal justice and/or human services clients using appropriate techniques or treatment modalities and making referrals to service/program providers and to management for review. Experience gathering information, creating and presenting reports. Demonstrated skill in the use of Microsoft Office to include Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications
Prefer Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in criminal justice or a related human services field or equivalent applicable training or experience. Prefer experience working with clients in a criminal justice setting. Prefer working knowledge of pertinent Virginia Code sections and court and legal procedures related to community supervision of felony clients. Prefer awareness of Evidence Based Practices.

Special Requirements
All applicants are subject to a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen.

The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks requested by the hiring authority.