PROBATION OFFICER

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-17-025
Title PROBATION OFFICER
Supervisor LEAD PROBATION OFFICER/CHIEF JUDGE
Department PROBATION DEPARTMENT
Location WELLPINIT, WA
Status REGULAR, FULL-TIME
Rate of Pay $16.00 - $18.00/HOUR DOE, DOQ
Opening Date MARCH 16, 2017
Closing Date APRIL 7, 2017

INTRODUCTION:  

Under the general supervision of the Chief Judge the Probation Officer will work cooperatively with the Spokane Tribal Court Staff, Judges, Court Administrator, 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. Inform probationer of legal requirements of conditional release, office visitations, restitution payments, educational and employment stipulations.  Conducts home, work and school visits; including nighttime and weekend spot checks of probationers.
  • 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.
  • Establishes professional network relationships with other service providers, court personnel, law enforcement personnel, families and community groups and organizations 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.   
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and authorized to achieve office goals and objectives.

PHYSICAL EFFORT & ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

The work is performed in a standard office and court environment and in the community. The incumbent enters situations where there are unpleasant circumstances and may subject oneself to potential risk while performing field investigative work and monitoring probations. The work may extend beyond the normal eight (8) hour daily schedule. Travel on and off of the reservation is required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have previous experience as a Probation Officer or equivalent experience.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age; proof required
  • Must have a valid Washington State drivers’ license, a good driving record, and be Tribally insurable.
  • Must be able to successfully pass 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, and on a rolling basis must not have any felony or misdemeanor convictions.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, which may include nights and weekends.
  • Must have basic computer and software knowledge/experience
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in person, on the telephone, and in written format
  • Must be able to write clear and concise investigative reports.
  • Must be physically capable of performing job duties
  • Must be able to work and drive in adverse weather conditions

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Must possess or obtain certification to collect and administer drug tests.

 

Applications Are Available At the Spokane Tribal Human Resources Department or can be downloaded at www.spokanetribe.com

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Geraldine Abrahamson

Phone #: (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 On The Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants Will Be Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

All Positions With The Tribe Are Subject to a 90-Day Probationary Period