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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Employment Opportunity: Legal/Court Services

Title: Pretrial Officer

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Probation and Court Services

Division: Adult

Hours: Varies including weekends and evenings

Salary: $50,026 plus an additional $2,000 if working an evening shift


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The responsibilities of this position include:


  • Providing community-based supervision to those released from jail prior to trial, appropriating the degree and intensity of supervision proportionally to each defendant’s risk level;

  • Monitoring Court-ordered conditions of release;

  • Installing and monitoring confinement equipment;

  • Referring defendants to community resources to increase likelihood of compliance with conditions of pretrial release;

  • Working effectively as a team member, communicating and collaborating with the other pretrial field officers and sharing equally in the distribution of the workload;

  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with law enforcement personnel and community resources who work with or have contact with defendants;

  • Testifying in Court and providing written reports to the Court, when needed;

  • Attending and participating in department meetings;

  • Maintaining complete and accurate case notes;

  • Perform pretrial investigations functions;

  • Attend Bond Court for Pretrial functions;

  • Conduct criminal histories for clients on pretrial status;

  • Completing all other duties and functions as assigned; and,

  • The ability to transition to and/or provide services to juveniles on Home Detention if need be and perform all the necessary duties of a juvenile Home Detention Officer.


Requirements for this position include:


  • Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in the Behavioral Sciences such as Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, etc.:

  • Effective crisis intervention skills;

  • Ability to take initiative and use good judgment;

  • Demonstrated skills in the area of communication, both written and verbal;

  • Ability to function independently and be an effective contributor to a team;

  • Good decision making skills;

  • Flexibility in relation to working hours, which will include evening and weekend hours;

  • Ability to complete numerous physical equipment installations or maintenance daily including but not limited to standing, kneeling, and/or working in close proximity to defendants.

  • Ability to meet physical demands in the field.

  • Current, valid Illinois Driver’s License and willingness to utilize personal vehicle to complete work assignments as necessary.


Department of Probation & Court Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer