JOB TITLE: Community Supervision Officer
LOCATION: Johnson and Somervell Counties, Tx
(primary assignment in Glen Rose, Tx office)
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 necessary for individual probationers, providing limited counseling and 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.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES Meet with probationers in office or at probationers’ residences 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 develops 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. Reviews 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. Bilingual in English / Spanish desired but not required.
SALARY: Starting salary of $36,000 per year plus benefit package. Negotiable based on experience and education.
REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a valid Driver License and background investigation of prospective employees will be conducted.
CLOSING DATE: When filled. No phone calls or e-mails please.
Persons interested in applying for this position should send a Johnson County employment application (accessible at www.johnsoncountytx.org), a resume, the most recent college transcript, and a sample of technical writing skills, such as a cover letter, to:
Bob Barnes, Director
Johnson & Somervell Counties Community Supervision
and Corrections Department
425 West Chambers
Cleburne, Texas 76033