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Adult Probation Officer III

Company: Workplace Alaska
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

Education - Bachelor's Degree - High School Diploma or GED Skills - Driver's License The Department of Corrections, Division of Pre-Trial, Probation and Parole, is currently recruiting for an Adult Probation Officer III position, located in Anchorage, Alaska. The Pretrial Enforcement Unit focuses on community safety and providing the greatest opportunity for the success for those involved in the justice system. Although defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty, many remain incarcerated during the pretrial phase due to a lack of available options. Pretrial status defendants are one of the fastest growing incarcerated populations in Alaska's criminal justice system. Release decisions involve consideration of multiple factors. One of these factors include results of an assessment, conducted by a Pretrial Officer. The assessment will evaluate two factors: the likelihood that the defendant will miss their court hearings and the likelihood that the defendant will engage in new criminal activity if released. Individuals who are released during Pretrial status will be monitored and supervised by the staff of the Division of Pretrial, Probation & Parole. The Pretrial Probation Officer is responsible for the assessment and supervision of adult defendants on pretrial status with the Alaska Court System. A Pretrial Probation Officer must ensure public safety by completing assessments, identifying appropriate supervision conditions, monitoring defendants for court appearance compliance, and supervising defendants in accordance with the conditions of release ordered by a judicial officer within the Alaska Court System. Supervision of defendants includes referrals for services, field and home contacts, drug and alcohol screening, electronic monitoring, arresting when necessary, and reporting concerns and providing updates to the court. The Adult Probation Officer III provides office leadership and line level supervision of pretrial officers, for the purposes of protecting the public through proper assessment and supervision of the pretrial population. The key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: Direct and oversee staff within the pretrial office; Complete evaluations, make and review assignments; Consult with the upper management with new hires, transfers, promotions, suspensions and dismissal; Provide training for staff. Research and evaluate training needs for staff within the pretrial unit, and coordinate with the Department of Corrections training office for training; Ensure pretrial functions and operations are covered 365 days a year and all assessments, reports and caseload supervision issues are ressed and completed in the associated timeframes; Research, develop and implement appropriate community-based programs as related to the supervision of adult offenders, under state supervision, with a focus toward protection of the public and reformation of the offender; Participate in Supervisor meetings; quarterly Court and attorney meetings; quarterly program oversight meetings and regional inter agency task groups; Respond to requests for information and distribute appropriate information; Plan, develop, organize, manage and act as the Department representative and/or chair of Inter- and Intra-agency work groups to include, but not be limited to, the Department of Education, Department of Law, Division of Child Protective Services, Office the Attorney General, and the Department of Public Safety in areas of concern Pretrial; Monitor budget expenditures throughout the fiscal year and review large expenditures with upper management; Train new employees in proper office and field procedures. Coordinate and ensure certification and ongoing certification in Alaska Police Standards Council standards for Pretrial Officers; and Other duties as assigned. The ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of pretrial, probation, parole and institutional corrections in case management, pre-sentence report writing, investigation and acquisition of legal evidence; Considerable knowledge of available social service programs, community resources, and public services; Working knowledge of social and psychological principles of human development and behavior; social organization and environmental and cultural influences; Working knowledge of the criminal justice system and laws and regulations pertaining to pretrial, probation, parole and related areas; Working knowledge of the principles and techniques of adult rehabilitation, probation or social casework and/or therapeutic treatment and practices of counseling, and placement; Working knowledge of organizational structures, workflow, staffing plans, forms, and procedures; Working knowledge of office practices and procedures; Working knowledge of supervisory, management, and training principles and techniques; Ability to analyze complex issues and situations, draw logical conclusions, and propose viable solutions and courses of action; Ability to supervise, train and direct subordinate staff; Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a variety of individuals; Ability to deal firmly and tactfully with employees and managers; and Ability to work effectively and independently under pressure. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in any field And Two years of professional experience, of which one was at the journey level, in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement, or as a social services case manager or counselor. Or substitution: Four years of paraprofessional experience in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, corrections, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement. And Two years of professional experience, of which one was at the journey level, in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement, or as a social services case manager or counselor. Or substitution: Four years in any combination of post secondary education from an accredited college and paraprofessional experience in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, corrections, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement (3 semester or 4 quarter hours of post-secondary education are equal to one month of experience). And Two years of professional experience, of which one was at the journey level, in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement, or as a social services case manager or counselor. There is no substitution for the two years of professional experience. Special Note: At the time of employment a qualified applicant must: be 21 years of age and a United States citizen; have a high school or home school diploma recognized or certified by a state or a local school district within a state as having met that state's graduation requirement; or have a General Educational Development certificate. Possess a valid driver's license issued within the United States at time of appointment. Individuals not continuously employed since February 9, 1991, by the State of Alaska Department of Corrections in a 'correctional officer,' 'probation officer,' or 'parole officer' position, as defined by 13 AAC 85.900, are subject to requirements established by Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC). As a condition of continued employment, these individuals must obtain a basic correctional officer certificate issued by the APSC within 14 months of hire. Any employment action that resulted in discharge, resignation in lieu of discharge, or discipline, must be disclosed at the time of application to vacancies within this classification. Applicants who fail to provide this information will be deemed to be ineligible for interview or further consideration. Applicants with an employment action that makes them ineligible for certification under APSC regulations will be ineligible to receive an interview or further consideration. For purposes of the minimum qualifications for this job class, 'misdemeanor' means: 1) A crime classified as a misdemeanor in Alaska at the time the crime was committed. 2) A crime committed in another jurisdiction for which there was a conviction in that jurisdiction by a civilian or military court is a 'misdemeanor' conviction if the crime has elements similar to those of a misdemeanor under Alaska law at the time the offense was committed. 3) An offense punishable as a misdemeanor in Alaska or under the law of another jurisdiction, that results in a completed suspended imposition of sentence, expungement of record, or a pardon, is considered a 'misdemeanor' conviction unless the offense was committed by the person before the age of 21. A qualified applicant may not: Have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court. Have been convicted during the past ten (10) years by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court of a crime of dishonesty or moral turpitude, of a crime that resulted in serious physical injury to another person, or of two or more driving under the influence offenses. Have illegally manufactured, transported, or sold a controlled substance during the past 10 years, provided you were under 21 years of age at the time. Have illegally used a Schedule IA, IIA, IIIA, IVA, or VA controlled substance during the past 5 years, provided you were at least 21 years of age at the time. Have used marijuana during the last year, provided you were at least 21 years of age at the time. Have been denied certification by the Alaska Police Standards Council or the responsible certifying agency in any other issuing jurisdiction unless the denial, revocation, or surrender has been rescinded by the council under 13 AAC 85.270 or by the responsible certifying agency of the issuing jurisdiction. Have ever used a controlled substance while employed as a certifiable municipal, state, federal peace officer, correctional officer, adult probation officer, or military law enforcement officer. ITIONAL REQUIRED INFORMATION: COVER LETTER A detailed cover letter highlighting your knowledge, skills and abilities, as pertaining to the strengths and responsibilities listed above, is required. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS Applicants are required to provide the following documents either by attaching them to the application or providing them at time of interview: Cover letter; Three professional references; and Last three consecutive performance evaluations. IMPORTANT NOTICE - Background Investigation Requirements and Deadline (non-APSC certified applicants) Applicants who meet minimum qualifications and the pre-interview screening criteria will be offered an interview. The most qualified applicant will receive a job offer that is conditional upon successful completion of a background investigation, medical examination, drug screening and psychological evaluation. All job offers are conditional pending successful completion of these requirements. Applicants who are given a conditional job offer will be responsible for scheduling and paying for their own medical examination and drug testing. Approximately 48 hours after the posting closes, candidates who met the minimum qualifications and screening criteria will be emailed a background investigation packet with instructions. You will be given 5 days from receipt of the email packet to complete and return the paperwork. Candidates will be required to submit copies of the following documents: HS diploma, GED or transcripts (must show date of graduation) Birth certificate or passport HS Foreign Equivalency Evaluation, if applicable Naturalization certificate, if applicable DD-214 form, if applicable (must show date and type of discharge and reason for separation narrative for all periods of service in each branch of the military, such as the DD-214 Long Form and NGB-2 Form) Military Evaluations, if applicable The background investigation requires candidates to complete a background packet, which includes attaching the above required documents in order for our office to verify you meet the minimum qualifications and requirements set forth by the Alaska Police Standards Council. Upon hire, applicants will also be subject to fingerprinting. It is crucial that you are honest and provide accurate information in your application, during your interview, and during the background investigation process. All information requested is required. It is important that you keep copies of all documents that you submit. Any copies of documents submitted to our office will not be returned and requested copies will be denied. Note: Applicants who are not forthright, honest, or who intentionally or unintentionally omit information during the recruitment and selection process may be disqualified from further consideration of employment. EDUCATION If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence whening. WORK EXPERIENCE If using work experience in your Applicant Profile, you must also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment and whether full or part-time. Applicant Profiles will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and Minimum Qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment. EEO STATEMENT The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-************ or ************** in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-************ or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box ******, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer. CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS & APSIN Please be aware - this position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN). A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN. DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice. itionally, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance. PREA NOTIFICATION The Department of Corrections follows and maintains federal and state requirements standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including: Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution; Convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above. FINGERPRINT NOTICE All Department of Corrections employees are required to be fingerprinted. The successful candidate must pass a criminal history check. FIREARMS This position requires the use or possession of a firearm or ammunition. In accordance with the federal Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 (PL 104-208), if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, you may not hold this position. A 'misdemeanor crime of domestic violence' is an offense that is (1) a misdemeanor under Federal or state law; and (2) has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim s a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim. If you have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, do NOT for this position. MULTIPLE VACANCIES NOTICE This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies. WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-************ (toll free) or ************** if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to *******************************. For applicant password assistance please visit: ******************************************************************* CONTACT INFORMATION: For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at: Name: Delila Schmidt Phone: ************** Email: *************************

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