Title: Pretrial Officer
Closing Date: Until Filled
Department: Probation and Court Services
Hours: Varies including weekends and evenings
Salary: $50,026/year plus an additional $2,000/year 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., or an equivalent combination of training and experience;
- 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.
This position is a part of bargaining unit AFSCME local #3328