Home Detention Officer

Title: Home Detention Officer
Closing Date: 
Until Filled
Probation and Court Services
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 daily monitoring and supervision for all juveniles placed on Home Detention in their home, school, place of employment or other field based location;
  • Collaborate with Probation Officers and Therapists on case issues;
  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and remove electronic monitoring equipment;
  • Appear and testify in court as needed;
  • Assisting Pretrial teammates/completing Pretrial work as needed
  • Working effectively as a team member, communicating and collaborating with the other Home Detention/Pretrial 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 juveniles/defendants;
  • Testifying in court and providing written reports to the court, when needed;
  • Attending and participating in team/department meetings;
  • Maintaining complete and accurate case notes;
  • Completing all other duties and functions as assigned; and,
  • The ability to transition and/or provide services as an Adult Pretrial Officer and/or an IPS Officer should operational needs arise. The role of a Pretrial Officer includes monitoring pretrial release conditions and completing pretrial investigations.

Requirements for this position include:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in the Behavioral Sciences such as Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Criminal Justice, 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, weekend and holiday 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 juveniles/defendants.
  • Ability to meet physical demands in the field.
  • Current, valid 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

Department of Probation & Court Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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