United States District Court

Position  Probation Officer Assistant
Requirements  To qualify, an applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent with 2 years of general experience,and at least 2 years of specialized experience in a related field. Specialized experience includes progressively responsible experience requiring the regular and recurring application of procedures that demonstrate the ability to apply a body of rules, regulations, directives, or laws, and involve the routine use of specialized terminology and automated software for word processing, data entry or report generation
Responsibilities  The Probation Officer Assistant performs a full range of duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to the following:  Under the guidance of a probation officer, supervise a caseload of low-risk offenders which may include contact by telephone and in the office. Investigate employment, sources of income, lifestyle, and associates to assess risk and determine compliance. Maintain case files and records, as well as detailed chronological records of activity.  Assist probation officers with less complex presentence investigations to include compiling criminal histories, and profiles, running record checks through local and national databases, conducting inquiries with collateral agencies, and performing other similar activities. Provide officers with accurate and factual information to assist in their completion of probation reports.  Assists with pretrial services, under the direction of the supervisory officer, in duties to include attending court, conducting interviews, completing investigations, preparing reports, and providing other assistance as required.  Under guidance from a probation officer, draft and submit selected reports. Observe, and apprise the officer of the lifestyle, personal problems, and needs of offenders. Assist in the development of community resources to meet those needs.  Under the guidance of a probation officer, respond to judicial officers’ requests for information and occasionally testify in court, accompanied by a probation officer, regarding the basis for factual findings and, if applicable, guideline applications.  Conduct collateral investigations and draft and submit collateral reports, which may entail making telephone and/or office. Perform record keeping.  Collect and conduct urine tests on offenders of the same gender, and maintain appropriate records.  Assists in the development of community resources, community service, and employment resources to meet the special needs of offenders.  If bilingual or multilingual, assist officers and non-English speaking offenders, family members, and witnesses in translating speech, documents, and correspondence, as required.  Operate various criminal justice, law enforcement, and probation automated systems.  Participate in ongoing training and development programs.  Perform other appropriate duties as assigned.
Paducah, KY
Phone Number  
Email connie_ulery@kywp.uscourts.gov 
Other Information Candidates must submit a letter of interest which addresses your particular skills and experience, and how those skills can contribute to this position, current resume, copy of unofficial high school and college transcripts, and a list of three referenc 
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