Associate Probation Officer

Location US-MA-Nantucket
Court
Nantucket District Court
Posting Date
2/6/2018
Closing Date
02/25/2018 11:59 PM EST
Starting
USD $44,337.48/Yr.
ID
2018-3602

NOTES

This position will be based in Nantucket.

You must upload a current resume to your profile during the application process.

MISSION STATEMENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TRIAL COURT

The Trial Court is committed to:


• the fair and impartial administration of justice;
• protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties;
• equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment;
• efficient, effective and accountable resolution of disputes;
• prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.

DEPARTMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT

The Massachusetts Probation Service's mission is to increase community safety, reduce recidivism, contribute to the fair and equitable administration of justice, support victims and survivors, and assist individuals and families in achieving long term positive change.

 

 

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE:

http://www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/probation/

 

POSITION SUMMARY

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

The Associate Probation Officer, under the direct supervision of the Chief Probation Officer, First Assistant Chief Probation Officer or Assistant Chief Probation Officer, assists the Probation Department by performing the courtroom duties previously performed by Probation Officers including providing courtroom coverage, preparing and delivering defendant record information, and other duties as the Chief Probation Officer  may direct. The Associate Probation Officer further assists the Court by assisting Probation Officers to interview defendants prior to court and completing pre-trial intake investigations. 

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

 

Work is performed under the general direction of the Chief Probation Officer or his/her designee and is evaluated for professional soundness and conformity to policy. The CPOs designee may include the (F)ACPO and/or POII.

MAJOR DUTIES

Associate Probation Officer Duties: 

  • When directed by the Chief or Assistant Chief Probation Officer, assists Probation Officers in the performance of their courthouse and courtroom duties.
  • Assists Probation Officers with verification of compliance with certain orders of the court: community service verification, payment of monies, program referrals, mailing of correspondence to victims, contact collaterals (programs, other agencies, DCF, schools, drug testing facilities).
  • Assists Probation Officers with investigations, prepares and files complaints for contempt cases.
  • Performs all assigned duties relating to cases scheduled for appearance in court, documents court dispositions and court orders.
  • Under the direction of a (F)(A)(C)PO requests a warrant to be issued in court for offender non-compliance.
  • Prepares and submits monthly statistical reports on status of court case-flow. Assists in the gathering of and evaluation of data pertinent to cases before the Court, Indigency Verification, Monthly Report of Probation Activity, and Subsequent Offender Activity Reports (SOAR).
  • Assists in the printing and distribution of SOAR and follows through with local office policy.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date case records in a neat and legible form.
  • Maintains electronic documentation in a system approved by probation.
  • Completes Certificates of completed Community Service hours.
  • Monitors and supervises for compliance Pre-Trial, Administrative and DUIL Level One cases under the direct supervision of PO II/(F)ACPO/CPO.
  • Reviews and signs conditions of probation under the direct supervision of Probation Officer II/(F)ACPO/CPO.

JOB COMPETENCIES

PROBATION SERVICE COMPETENICES:

All applicants must be able, through the interview process, prove proficiency in the following competencies:

 

Competencies

Key Skills

Ethics and Values

Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of Probation Service and the Trial Court.

Mission and Vision

Understands, upholds, and communicates the stated organizational mission and vision.

Self-Awareness

Continuous understanding of the need for professional development and a willingness to adapt and advance.

Team Building

Contributing to a sense of shared goals and accountabilities through the development of positive relationships in order to promote a healthy work environment. 

Collaboration

Being flexible and open to modifications and adaptations suitable to the situation; Receptive to open to diverse ideas and opinions without expressing judgment.

Customer Service

Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner towards both Trial Court employees and the public.

 

Performance Measurement

Understanding the value and importance of performance measures as both employees and as well a departmental assessment.

Continuous Learning

Is actively committed to and actively works to continuously improve

him/herself.

Commitment to Diversity

Promotes an environment of diversity through understanding, respect, and positive communication with persons of varied economic and cultural

backgrounds. 

 

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

 

These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for a position of Associate Probation Officer:

 

Associates degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred; or 3 years relevant experience in Human Services, Criminal Justice or Trial Court.

 

Demonstrated interest in and commitment to criminal justice and/or human services as evidenced by prior employment, record of internships, educational practicums, college course work or equivalent activities.

 

Ability to perform complex courtroom tasks.

 

Ability to deal with justices, general public, members of the bar, and court personnel.

 

Ability to maintain accurate records.

 

Ability to travel within a designated work region.

 

Ability to establish work priorities.

 

OTHER

PLEASE NOTE:

 

Employment is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check.

 

TO APPLY:

 

You must apply online through this posting.  If viewing this posting online, click the link above:  "Apply for this job online" to begin the application process.  You must complete all the steps including uploading a current Resume.   Please be sure to answer all the questions and complete the application form to be considered for this position.  You must also upload a current resume to your profile during the application process.

 

Once complete and submitted, you will receive an email that your application is under review.  

 

If you are not currently viewing this posting online, please visit the Judicial Court Jobs website at www.mass.gov/courts to apply for this position or any other Trial Court employment opportunity.

 

No applications or resumes will be accepted by hand, mail, fax, or email delivery.

 

 

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

  

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