PROBATION OFFICER

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-17-103
Title PROBATION OFFICER
Supervisor LEAD PROBATION OFFICER/CHIEF JUDGE
Department TRIBAL COURT
Location WELLPINIT, WA
Status REGULAR, FULL-TIME
Rate of Pay $16.00 - $18.00 PER HOUR
Opening Date AUGUST 8, 2017
Closing Date AUGUST 29, 2017

INTRODUCTION:

Under the general supervision of the Chief Judge, The Probation Officer will work cooperatively with the Spokane Tribal Court Staff, Judges, Judicial Services Director, Prosecuting Attorney, Public Defender(s), Law Enforcement, BIA Corrections, Service Providers and other Organizations.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs intake work for new and existing probationers; discusses court ordered obligations and charges; informs probationers of requirements, policies and procedures; responsible for counseling offenders in activities related to legal conditions, in accordance with probation.
  • May be required to perform on-call work beyond normal business hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Conducts inquiries and investigations by (1) requesting and searching for files, documents, court orders, reports and case notes; (2) by written requests, letters, memos, release of information forms, and referrals; and (3) by interviews and personal contact with defendants, victims, witnesses, prosecution, counselors, employers and defense advocates/attorneys.
  • Compiles and prepares required reports, maintains individual files of probationers for compliance with conditions of probation. Conducts home, work and school visits; including nighttime and weekend spot checks of probationer behavior.
  • Appear and may testify in court including presentation of materials regarding probationers compliance with court ordered obligations and is prepared to make appropriate recommendations on dispositions; provide recommendations in reference to conditional release or institutionalization of probationer. Inform probationer of legal requirements of conditional release, office visitations, restitution payments, educational and employment stipulations.
  • Provides supervision to assigned probationers; establishes reporting schedule; meets with probationers to discuss progress. Monitors probationers progress with court orders; evaluates probationer progress via visits to home and/or place of employment; investigates alleged violations of probation, community service assignments and secures remedial action by the court if necessary.
  • Files affidavits, charges and/or recommends actions when probationer does not comply with court orders; suspends identified privileges; prepares and issues complaints, summons, revocations, Orders to Show Cause, and issues arrest warrants for defaulting probationers.
  • Plans and organizes case load; schedules appointments and prepares and maintains required case     documentation. Prepare and submit statistical reports to supervisor to support monthly, quarterly and annual statistical and narrative reports.
  • Establishes professional network relationships with other service providers, court personnel, law enforcement personnel, families and community groups and organizations; answers questions and responds to request for information regarding policies, procedures and probation operations; and collaborates with law enforcement personnel in monitoring of probationers and may at times provide courtesy supervision for county, state and federal probationers.
  • Must be available to respond 24 hours a day including weekends and holidays.   
  • Performs other duties as assigned and authorized to achieve office goals and objectives.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  •  Experience reflecting knowledge of computers and associated software.
  •  Must be able to write clear and concise investigative reports.
  •  Must be able to effectively communicate in person, on the telephone, and in written format.
  •  Must be physically capable of performing the position functions; with the ability to work/drive in adverse weather conditions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  •  Must possess a High School Diploma or GED.
  •  Must be at least 21 years of age; proof required.
  •  Must have recent experience as a Probation Officer or equivalent experience.
  •  Must be certified to collect and administer drug tests or be able to become certified within 90 days of employment beginning.
  •  Must have ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  •  Must have basic computer and software knowledge/experience.
  •  Must be able to write clear and concise investigative reports. 
  •  Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License, and be tribally insurable. A driver’s abstract from Washington State Department of Licensing will also be a requirement. 
  • At time of employment, incumbent must successfully clear an extensive criminal background  inquiry.  Results must not reflect any felony convictions.  Misdemeanor, Domestic Violence convictions, or any other misdemeanor convictions within one-year prior to employment, and on an ongoing basis must not have any felony or misdemeanor convictions.
  • Must be willing to travel for work, and willing to work a flexible schedule that include evenings, weekends, and holidays.

 

Applications Are Available At the Tribal Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA  99040

Or available on our website: www.spokanetribe.com

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Geraldine Abrahamson

(509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527

Fax: (509) 458-6556

E-mail:   sabrina.mccoy@spokanetribe.com  or hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

Applications Must Be Received In the Human Resources Department

By 4:30 pm the Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe Reserves the Right to Hire According To Its

 Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants may be Subject To a Pre-Employment Drug Test

All Positions with the Tribe Are Subject To a 90-Day Orientation Period