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United States Probation Officer (Pretrial, Presentence, or Supervision Unit)

Company: U.S. Courts
Location: Tulsa
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Summary The United States Probation Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma is a combined district responsible for all pretrial, presentence, and post-conviction functions for the United States District Court. The district is comprised of eleven counties in Northeastern Oklahoma. The office is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Responsibilities By statute, probation and pretrial services officers serve in a judiciary law enforcement position and assist in the administration of justice. Officers promote community safety, gather information, supervise defendant/offenders during traditional and non- traditional hours, interact with other agencies, conduct investigations, prepare reports, and present recommendations to the court. United States Probation Officers perform a full range of duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:Conduct investigations and verify background information concerning persons charged with a federal offense when they are arrested or summoned to court.Evaluate information and prepare reports for the judge prior to the initial hearing with assessment of non-appearance and danger to community. A recommendation regarding bail and/or release of a defendant is included in the report.Supervise defendants who are released with supervision conditions.Notify the court and the U.S. Attorney of any violations.Develop supervision plan and maintain detailed record of case activity.Conduct presentence investigations, prepare reports and make recommendations to the terview defendants/offenders and their families and collect background data from various sources.An integral part of this process is the interpretation and application of policies and procedures, statutes, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedures, the United States Sentencing Guidelines, Guide to Judiciary Policy, and relevant case law.Track legal developments, and update staff and the court.Enforce court-ordered supervision components and implement supervision strategies.Maintain personal contact with defendants and offenders. Investigate employment, sources of income, lifestyle, and associates to assess risk and compliance.Address substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, and similar problems and implement the necessary treatment or violation proceedings, through assessment, monitoring, and counseling.Schedule and conduct drug use detection tests of defendants/offenders, following established procedures and protocols. Maintain computerized records of test results. Maintain chain of custody of urinalysis testing materials.Respond to judicial officer's requests for information and advice.Testify in court as to the basis for factual findings and guideline applications.Serve as a resource to the court.Maintain detailed electronic records of case activity.May conduct surveillance and/or search and seizure at the direction of the vestigate and analyze financial documents and activities and take appropriate terview victim(s) and provide victim impact statements to the court. Ensure compliance with Mandatory Victims Restitution Act.Responsible for enforcement of home confinement conditions ordered by the court. Requirements Conditions of EmploymentApplicants must be United States Citizens or eligible to work in the United States and have a valid driver's license. Applicants must not have reached his/her 37th birthday at the time of appointment and must meet physical standards.The United States Probation Office reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, withdraw the announcement, fill the position at any time, or hire more than one applicant from this announcement, any of which may occur without prior written notice or without further advertising. Candidates selected for interviews will be required to participate in job-related testing as part of the screening process. The Court is not authorized to reimburse travel expenses in connection with an interview or to pay relocation expenses.More than one position may be filled by this posting. Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, in a field of study involving criminal justice, psychology, sociology, human relations, business or public administration, or any other behavioral sciences.Must have two years of specialized experience (including at least one equivalent to work at the CL-25 level) or a master's degree in a field of study closely related to the position or a Juris Doctorate degree. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Progressively responsible experience gained after completion of a bachelor's degree, in such fields as probation, pretrial services, parole, corrections, criminal investigations, work in substance/addiction treatment. Experience as a police, custodial, or security officer, other than any criminal investigative experience is not creditable. COURT-PREFERRED SKILLS, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:An advanced degree in the fields listed previously under Specialized Experience.Excellent problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills.Excellent oral and written communication skills.The ability to analyze relevant information and prepare an accurate written summary of technical information in an organized, objective, clear and concise manner. PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND SKILLS: Successful candidates must be mature and highly organized; must possess tact, good judgment, poise and initiative; and must always maintain a professional appearance and demeanor. The ability to meet the public, work harmoniously with others and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, is required. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROBATION OFFICERS: First time appointees to the position of United States Probation Officer must undergo an extensive government background investigation. Further, prior to appointment, the selectee considered for this position will undergo a medical examination and drug screening, the selectee may then be appointed provisionally, pending a favorable suitability determination by the Court. In addition, as a condition of employment, incumbents will be subject to ongoing random drug screening, updated background investigations every five years, and, as deemed necessary by management for reasonable cause, may be subject to subsequent fitness-for-duty evaluations. The medical requirements and the essential job functions derived from the medical guidelines for probation officers, pretrial services officers, and officer assistants are available for public view at scourts.gov/. Officers must successfully complete a six-week national training program at the United States Courts National Training Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, South Carolina. Education Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, in a field of study involving criminal justice, psychology, sociology, human relations, business or public administration, or any other behavioral sciences. Additional Information The U.S Probation Office requires employees to adhere to a Code of Conduct which is available for review at scourts.gov/. The applicant will be subject to a criminal background record check and consumer credit check before an employment offer is made. The courthouse is a smoke-free environment. Direct Deposit is required for payment of compensation for employees. The U.S. Probation Office reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, to withdraw this announcement, or to fill the position sooner than the closing date without prior notice.

Keywords: U.S. Courts, Tulsa , United States Probation Officer (Pretrial, Presentence, or Supervision Unit), Other , Tulsa, Oklahoma

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