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CSO- Adult Probation

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$37,000- $40,986
  • Posted Date:10/17/2019

*For this position, please apply online*

(Computer Kiosks available in Personnel Office, if needed)

JOB TITLE:

Community Supervision Officer

 

LOCATION:

Johnson and Somervell Counties, Tx

                                               

DESCRIPTION:

Under general supervision, performs professional correction work supervising adults placed on probation by the courts. Work involves regularly meeting with probationers to ensure adherence to terms of probation, and maintaining records of probationers' activities and status. Employee is also responsible for determining level of supervision, providing limited counseling, referring clients to probation assistance programs and conferring with law enforcement and court personnel in matters pertaining to violation of probation by clients.  Employee is subject to the usual potential hazards of contact with legally delinquent adults. Specific Duties and work location will be determined by the type of caseload assigned.

 

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES

Meet with probationers in office or at probationers' residence and/or work according to established schedules, or more often as necessary.  Takes weekly/monthly report, collects court ordered fees, obtains urine samples from probationers for drug-use analysis and enforces the conditions of probation.  Conducts risk and needs assessments and develop supervision plans based on criminogenic factors and applies risk reduction strategies.  Utilizes computerized data entry equipment and various word processing programs and maintains files to document all contacts with probationers. Attends necessary court proceedings, maintains relationship with the court, testifies as needed, prepares violation reports and recommends modifications.  Review case records to determine compliance with State standards, grant conditions and departmental policies and procedures.  Performs all other related duties as assigned. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:            

 A minimum of a bachelor’s degree conferred by an institution of higher education accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  The preferred degree would be in criminal justice, criminology, social work, psychology, sociology, rehabilitative studies or a related field.  If degree is in a non-related field, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and one (1) year of graduate study in a related field or a bachelor’s degree and one (1) year of work experience in full-time casework or corrections. 

 

Applicants cannot be employed as a peace officer or serve as a reserved peace officer.  Must become certified as community supervision officer within one year after hire. 

 

Bilingual in English / Spanish desired but not required. 

 

 

SALARY:                              

 Starting salary of $37,000 - $40,986 per year plus benefit package.  Negotiable based on adult community supervision or related experience.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:               

Must possess and maintain a valid Driver License and insurance.  Background investigation of prospective employees will be conducted. 

 

 

CLOSING DATE:

When filled.  No phone calls or e-mails please.

 

*Due to a high volume of applications, positions may close prior to the advertised closing

date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.

 

In order for your application to be considered, you must upload a cover letter, resume and transcript to your application.  Applications are accessible at www.johnsoncountytx.org

 

Bob Barnes, Director

Johnson & Somervell Counties Community Supervision

and Corrections Department

425 West Chambers

Cleburne, Texas 76033

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