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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Employment Opportunity: Legal/Court Services

Title: Adult/Juvenile Investigations Probation Officer

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Probation and Court Services

Division: Adult and Juvenile

Hours: 8-4:30 Monday through Friday


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This position will initially concentrate on adult investigations (PSI) but will also include assignments in the juvenile division as needed by workload demands. 

The responsibilities of this position include:


  • Provide investigative services across functions for the Adult and Juvenile Divisions as needed;
  • Prepare reports for Court-ordered investigations;
  • Assess, evaluate, and verify information on offenders to complete risk assessments identifying criminogenic needs of offenders.  Elicit and concisely document behavior patterns and offender’s motivation to change;
  • Increase intrinsic motivation for behavior change in offenders and their families;
  • Recommend interventions targeted at risk reduction utilizing the offender’s family, community and local treatment agencies;
  • Complete criminal history reports on offenders for the Court and probation departments;
  • Contact victims of crimes to provide the Court with information on the impact of the offender’s behavior;
  • Provide crisis intervention when needed;
  • Provide accurate, verified, and documented information to the Court with testimony as needed;
  • Assist with Juvenile Initials and pulling cases for the Juvenile Court Call;
  • Completing Child Trauma Symptoms Screening;
  • Other work as assigned.


Requirements for this position include:


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences, including Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, etc.;
  • Independent decision making;
  • Ability to plan and organize the workday and the schedule to accommodate multiple priorities, including the needs of the Court and the offender;
  • Knowledge of modern social service practice, resources, and correctional interventions;
  • Excellent interviewing skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Working skill in understanding and interpreting laws and regulations;
  • Knowledge of Trauma related symptoms and Trauma treatments;
  • Considerable skill in dealing effectively with the public and applying professional methods of handling socially maladjusted and emotionally disturbed individuals; and,
  • Some skill in observing, diagnosing, and recording behavior patterns of individuals.


Department of Probation & Court Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer