Tuesday , January 31 2023

U.S. Probation Officer – Dept of State Jobs

Website U.S. Department of State

Job Description:

The U.S. Probation Office for the Eastern District of Virginia is accepting applications for the position of U.S. Probation Officer Classification 27. By statute, probation officers serve in a judiciary law enforcement capacity. An incumbent hired at the CL 27 level will be eligible for promotion to the CL 28 level without further competition.

Job Responsibilities:

  • If bilingual or multilingual, assist officers and non-English speaking offenders, family members, and witnesses in translating speech, documents, and correspondence, as required.
  • A USPO supervises defendants/offenders to maximize adherence to imposed conditions and reduce risk to the community; provides treatment; detects and investigates violations and implements appropriate alternatives and sanctions; conducts preliminary interviews and other investigations as required; and maintains a detailed written record of case activity.
  • Operate various criminal justice, law enforcement, and probation automated systems. The incumbent will serve as location monitoring backup.
  • Collect and conduct urine tests on offenders of the same gender, and maintain appropriate records.
  • A United States Probation Officer (USPO) conducts investigations; prepares required reports; provides recommendations to the Court; and interprets and applies U. S. Sentencing guidelines and relevant case law.
  • Participate in ongoing training and development programs. Perform other appropriate duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States and have no criminal record.
  • Final candidates will undergo a local background investigation with law enforcement agencies, as well as a check of financial and credit records.
  • Employees of the U. S. Probation Office are covered by the Court Personnel System and are Excepted Service appointments.
  • Employees of the U.S. Probation Office are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees which is available to applicants for review upon request.
  • Employment is contingent upon outcome of a favorable OPM background investigation. The candidate selected will be hired provisionally pending the outcome of this investigation. An unsatisfactory background investigation may result in termination of employment.
  • Mandatory Direct Deposit participation for payment of salary.
  • Tests to determine grammar and writing skills will be given to all candidates interviewed.

Qualification & Experience:

  • To qualify for Classification 27, the incumbent must have had 2 years specialized experience after the attainment of a bachelor’s degree, including at least 1 year equivalent to work at the Classification 25 level. Specialized experience includes progressively responsible experience, gained after completion of a bachelor’s degree, in such fields as probation, pretrial services, parole, corrections, criminal investigations, or work in substance/addiction treatment. Experience as a police, custodial, or security officer, other than any criminal investigative experience, is not creditable.

Job Details:

Company: U.S. Department of State

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Newport News, VA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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