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Adult Probation Officer II (PCN 06-2352)

Company: State of Alaska
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

This position is open to Alaska Residents only.

Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.

The Division of Behavioral Health is currently recruiting for an Adult Probation Officer II.

This position is located in our Anchorage Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) office in the Boney Court House.

What you will be doing:

Provide ongoing case management and community supervision of Superior and/or District Court Felony and Misdemeanor offenders who participate in the Anchorage Wellness Court program and/or Anchorage Mental Health Court or CRP or Coordinated Resource Project. 

Serve as a liaison between the wellness court participant and professionals in the justice system and local social service agencies. Work with the Anchorage Therapeutic Courts in ensuring the Therapeutic Courts` continued adherence to the National Drug Court Institutes (NDCI) standards.

Our organization, mission, and culture:

The Division of Behavioral Health's mission is to manage an integrated and comprehensive behavioral health system based on sound policy, effective practices and partnerships. 

Our Division Values: Honesty, Dignity, Innovation, Diversity, and Collaboration

The benefits of joining our team:

We offer challenging and exciting work that have a positive impact on the lives of Alaskans. The Division is guided by our belief that every employee is a change agent and ideas, values and beliefs are respected and enrich our overall team environment.

The working environment you can expect:

This position is being filled in Anchorage and is office-based work in a fast-paced environment.  

Boney Courthouse: 

Conveniently located in Downtown Anchorage and within walking distance to Simon & Seaforts, Snow City Caf and Coastal Trail.

                                                            

Who we are looking for:

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with competencies. 

  •  Knowledge of the criminal justice system, criminal law and court procedures.
  •  Knowledge of treatment and social services resources available to clients.
  •  Ability to interview individuals to assess the nature of problems and make appropriate referrals.
  •  Ability to relate to clients from different cultures; work with maladjusted individuals; remain calm and make rational decisions under conditions of stress or danger.
  •  Ability to provide critical analysis of reports and recommendations from others; analyze situations accurately and adopt the most effective course of action. 

A cover letter is NOT required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

To view the general description and example of duties for a Adult Probation Officer II please go to the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/Alaska/classspecs ;

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college in any field

AND

One year of entry level professional experience in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, corrections, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement, mental health, substance abuse treatment, rehabilitation, or case management.

Substitution:

Four years in any combination of post secondary education from an accredited college and/or paraprofessional experience in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, corrections, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement, mental health, substance abuse treatment, rehabilitation, case management, or similar work experience will substitute for the required degree.

Special Note:

For both levels, a criminal record check will be performed at the time of hire to identify any convictions for felony or misdemeanor crimes; and the applicant must meet the requirements for Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN) access as defined by the Alaska Department of Public Safety.At time of interview applicant(s) are requested to submit: 

  • A copy of academic transcripts (unofficial are acceptable but must include the institution name/URL on documents provided).   
  • Three (3) professional references and current contact numbers, including two (2) current or former supervisors;
  • Copies of your two (2) most recent employment performance evaluations if available.

Special Note:

  • A Valid Alaska's Driver's License is required. 

  • This position requires that the applicant be able to gain Alaska Public Safety Information Network security clearance. 

Please read the below information carefully. This applies to your application submission.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

For your application to be evaluated you must answer the Supplemental Questions.  Be specific in your answers and tell us how you acquired the relevant experience. Please use complete sentences and proof-read your submissions when answering the supplemental questions. Your responses will be considered a writing sample and will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment process.

EDUCATION

To verify education being used to meet the required 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 being used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position and are required with each application.  (Unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts). Transcripts can be attached at the time of application, provided at the time of interview or if not provided, transcripts will be required prior to appointment.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. 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. state university 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 state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.  Omission of required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.

WORK EXPERIENCE

When using work experience not already documented in your application, please provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. Work experience needed to meet the minimum qualifications must be documented in the application. If the application does not support minimum qualifications, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.  A resume will not be used to determine that minimum qualifications have been met for the position in which you are applying.

If you are currently or previously been appointed to a flexibly staffed position please ensure your work experience within a flexibly staffed position indicates the actual dates employed at each level.  Ensure your time and any subsequent flex promotion(s) are documented as a separate position.  This is required as there are minimum qualifications that require experience at a particular level in which the lower level may not be considered. If this information is not accurately reflected in your application this may cause the processing of your application for consideration to be delayed.

NOTE: Attaching a resume or curriculum vitae is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting "see resume or CV" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.

The State of Alaska does not provide VISA Employer sponsorships.

RECRUITMENT SCOPE

This position is open to Alaska Residents only.

Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.

MULTIPLE VACANCIES

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 apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

APPLICATION NOTICE

You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via hardcopy application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to successfully apply. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska "How to Apply" webpage, found here: http://doa.alaska.gov/dop/workplace/help/

NOTICE

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the 'govermentjobs.com' domains.  For information on allowing emails from the 'governmentjobs.com' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/OnlineApplication/User/ResetPassword.

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 1-800-587-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to recruitment.services@alaska.gov

For applicant password assistance please visit:   https://www.governmentjobs.com/OnlineApplication/User/ResetPassword

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:

Name: Katherine Hwang, Administrative Assistant II

Phone: 907-264-0678

Email: Katherine.hwang@alaska.gov

Keywords: State of Alaska, Anchorage , Adult Probation Officer II (PCN 06-2352), Other , Anchorage, Alaska

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