DescriptionUnder district supervision of the Chief Probation Officer or designee, this is a responsible paraprofessional position.
Examples of WorkThe work involves monitoring and coordinating activities associated with the supervision of administrative and low-risk probation cases; assist in the preparation of investigative reports; preparing alleged probation violations; coordinating and administering offender assessments; arranging and conducting alcohol and drug testing on offenders, conduct curfew checks; initiating and monitoring treatment referrals as well as payment of fines, restitution, and community service. Obtain demographic, criminal, and driving histories on offenders. Meet with individuals to obtain background information and assess appropriate levels of supervision according to standards. Explain terms of probation to individuals and make appropriate referrals consistent with court order. Supervise assigned administrative and minimum-risk cases in accordance with System standards. Maintain appointment schedules and case notes on probationers. Assist with collateral investigations and administer assessments, monitor database information for accuracy, and alert staff regarding releases, extensions, violations, or terminations. Perform all other duties as assigned.
Qualifications / RequirementsREQUIREMENTS: Associate's degree in office management, secretarial/office support or a related area from an accredited institution approved by the Department of Education OR One year of experience in office management, secretarial/office support or including use of computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets, and database management. All educational credits must be granted from an accredited institution approved by the U.S. Dept. of Education.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesAbility to learn all computer and other technological applications utilized by the Nebraska Probation System and develop a working knowledge of each. Knowledge of the criminal justice system and knowledge of Probation procedures, sentencing guidelines, and the supervision process desired. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, organize time, set priorities, and work under stressful conditions, and meet recurring deadlines. Ability to display a professional demeanor; establish and maintain effective working relationship with criminal justice personnel, probation participants and others.