Probation Assistant - Regular, Time-Limited & Extra-Help
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and/or training which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed herein. Normally, completion of academic course work in sociology, psychology, counseling, social work, criminology, administration of justice or closely related field; OR one year's experience working in a law enforcement, public safety, or social services agency.
License: Possession of a valid driver's license. A Class B driver's license may be required for some assignments and must be obtained prior to the first day of work.
Background Requirement: For some assignments, incumbents shall not have been convicted of a felony in this state or any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, or of any offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, which would have been a felony if committed in this state, nor be under current formal probation supervision. Candidates convicted of a felony over twenty years ago may be considered for certain assignments.
CANDIDATES CERTIFIED FOR EMPLOYMENT MUST BE WILLING TO UNDERGO AN IN-DEPTH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING A PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION AND CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK, AND A MEDICAL EXAMINATION.
Citizenship Requirement: Permanent resident aliens who wish to be employed as peace officers must apply for citizenship at least one year before application for such employment. If a permanent resident alien has not obtained citizenship within three years after application for employment or is denied citizenship he or she shall be disqualified for peace officer status.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of: sociology and psychology particularly as they relate to personality development, behavior patterns, motivation and group and family dynamics; office routines, recordkeeping and filing; basic interviewing techniques; English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Ability to: communicate effectively with persons of all ages and backgrounds; follow written and oral instructions and make decisions in routine procedural matters without immediate supervision; read, understand and interpret standard official legal documents; maintain accurate and concise records and reports; complete forms accurately; effectively and accurately collect and organize data; learn and apply departmental policies and procedures; perform simple manual labor; order, pick up and deliver material and supplies; exercise judgment and discretion in analyzing and resolving problems; physically apprehend and/or restrain offenders in the line of duty.
Willingness to undergo and pass a background check.