PROBATION OFFICER 3140 1061

 

DATE:

June 7, 2018

TO:

ALL COUNTY EMPLOYEES AND ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

(This is a Competitive position and there is an open-competitive eligible list.

 No new applications will be accepted at this time.)

FROM:

Nancy Schmidt, Director of Probation

733 Broadway, Kingston, New York 12401

JOB VACANCY:

Probation Officer / Permanent/ Full-Time/ Benefited

LOCATION:

Probation Office

SALARY:

$28.10/Hour (Grade 15)

FILL DATE:

June 28, 2018 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is the beginning position at the professional level in probation work.  The duties require the application of modern social work techniques in making evaluations of adults or juveniles and in supervising persons on probation.  A probation officer is called upon to exercise sound professional judgment in analyzing data and in making recommendations concerning court dispositions.  They assist persons on probation and other persons whom the probation agency services.  A probation officer works under supervision of a higher ranking professional employee and may help to supervise the work of probation assistants, probation officer trainees, or volunteers.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Basic knowledge of social sciences, including sociology, psychology and economics; basic knowledge of social service programs and other community resources; basic knowledge of laws pertaining to probation work and functions and procedures of Family and Criminal courts; basic knowledge of factors related to crime and delinquency; good judgment in dealing with people; ability to understand, interpret and prepare written material.

 

ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: 

Promotion:  Satisfactory completion of one year service as probation officer trainee.

Open-Competitive: Graduate degree in social work, education, administration, law, sociology, psychology, criminology, or a related field or Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years’ experience in counseling or casework in a recognized agency adhering to acceptable standards in probation, parole, social services, psychiatric or medical social work, or related work; or an appropriate combination of above training and experience.

Special Requirement:

1) At time of appointment, a candidate for this position must possess a New York State Driver’s License appropriate to the vehicle(s) to be operated.

 2) At time of appointment, a candidate for this position must meet the requirements for appointment as provided by applicable laws, rules and regulations. 

Special Requirement for appointment to Ulster County positions: In accordance with Ulster County Legislative Local Law Number 14 of 2007 or by other State and Federal Statutes, candidates for employment to all Ulster County positions must obtain clearance for appointment from the Department of Criminal Justice Services or other mandated Federal and State regulatory authority based upon fingerprinting and a criminal history background check.

IF COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IS INDICATED; TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED AND SHOULD BE ATTACHED TO ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED.  A CANDIDATE LACKING THE REQUIRED TRANSCRIPTS WILL RECEIVE A CONDITIONAL APPROVAL PENDING THE RECEIPT OF TRANSCRIPTS. 

ULSTER COUNTY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, disabled veteran status, or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.