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Adult Probation Officer 2 Pierce

Pierce County

Pierce County Pierce WA United States

3 months ago


First Consideration Date: 2/19/23...

Why It's a Great Opportunity

As a professional with experience in and understanding of justice involved individuals, you have the unique opportunity to make a difference in the community. As an Adult Probation Officer 2, you will use your case management experience and de-escalation skills to complete risk assessments, interview and write reports, complete investigations, provide court testimony, and most importantly supply resource navigation and connection.

Pierce County District Court (PCDC) is dedicated to offering the most effective and efficient methods in administering criminal justice. PCDC has remained focused on improving outcomes for justice-involved individuals. This involves working with the entire individual and recognizing and addressing all of their risks and needs and not treating the individual as simply another case to manage. Best practices are utilized throughout PCDC from our therapeutic courts to our probation division. The workforce of PCDC is diverse and resembles the community to which it serves but recognizes there is always room to improve and better serve the public.

Why It's a Great Department

The PCDC Probation division focuses resources on defendants who are at the highest risk with the highest level of needs. This is a core foundational principle in probation. This is achieved through the completion of a risk/needs assessment. In addition, the PCDC Probation Division utilizes motivational interviewing to enhance intrinsic motivation in defendants. Both of the before-mentioned practices are evidenced-based. PCDC Probation has specialized probation units designed to focus on the specific risks and needs of the defendants. The units include the Domestic Violence Unit, the DUI Unit, the Behavioral Health Unit, the Medium Supervision Unit, the Drug Abuse Reduction Team and the Veteran's Court. The various units provide officers with the opportunity to utilize their skills in any of the various units.

How To Be Successful In The Role

We are looking for candidates who have some knowledge or understanding of the following: working with justice-involved veterans, domestic violence dynamics, substance use and mental health issues and their connection to criminal activity. This role requires exceptional communication, time and stress management as well as a focus and desire on improving outcomes for justice-involved individuals

Your Future In This Role

As you develop, this role has robust training where you will spend the majority of your time with assigned supervisors and officers from various units. You will learn the processes for each of the units as well as be trained in the core functions of probation. In office training will include: Administering Risk Assessments, Investigations, Report Writing, Interviewing, Testifying in Court, Resource Navigation, Substance Use Recognition, RCW/WAC reviews. Mandatory Misdemeanant Academy Training will be scheduled within the first year. Position Summary

Core Daily Responsibilities
• Observe and document offender appearance and behavior. Note speech tone and characteristics.
• Conduct criminal record history review.
• Assess problem areas, including chemical dependency, domestic violence and mental illness issues and sexual deviancy issues.
• Conduct pre-sentence investigations and prepare pre-sentence reports on complex and multi-problem cases; identify problem areas; present sentencing recommendation to the court.
• Develop and implement individual probation plans to meet conditions set by the court, and may assist, when directed by supervisory staff, other probation officers in this function.
• Supervise offenders with more serious and multiple problems; provide assistance for offenders regarding matters that may affect individual probation plans; provide direction regarding treatment programs.
• Prepare written reports to and/or appears in court on routine and complex cases of unusually serious consequence; use sound judgment in making recommendations to the court.
• Maintain contact and correspondence with the court, community agencies, offenders, physicians, treatment sources, and other applicable interests in order to supervise compliance and progress of cases; maintain comprehensive log of contacts, information obtained and actions taken relative to cases. Manage case files and filing.
To view the complete classification, click here. Qualifications

Minimum Requirements
• A Bachelor's Degree in a related field. A course study in Sociology, Psychology, or Criminal Justice with concentration in the social/behavioral sciences is preferred.
• Three years of investigation or social casework experience, including two years at a level equivalent to an Adult Probation Officer 1. The Adult Probation Officer 1 classification can be viewed here.
Special Requirements and/or Qualifications:
• A valid Washington State driver's license may be required when travel is required of the position.
• As a condition of employment, the applicant will need to authorize and complete a background check. Information received from the background check is reviewed case-by-case and will not necessarily remove an applicant from consideration.
• Once hired, attendance and successful completion is required at the Correctional Services Academy, RCW 43-101-220 to retain employment
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