Pretrial Probation Officer - Pretrial In...

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The purpose of this class is to provide local pretrial/probation services to adults; develop, screen, assess, supervise, monitor plans and prepare court reports.Supervision:• Exercised: Classification typically does not supervise.• Received:• Note: Other reporting relationships may apply Example of Duties:The Division of Adult Programs is seeking exceptionally qualified candidates to fill the position of Pretrial Probation Officer - Pretrial Investigator. The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary. **Please note the hiring range for this position is $38,000 - 40,000**Duties include, but are not limited to:Obtain commitment orders to determine a defendant's eligibilityConduct interviews to gather background information about a defendantAdminister actuarial-based risk assessments to determine risk of re-offense and failure to report to CourtMake phone calls to collateral contacts to verify the information provided by the defendantDetermine a risk level and use an objective tool to make release recommendationsGenerate reports from a database and package reports for arraignment hearingsResearch and enter outcomes of arraignment and bond hearings in a databaseAttend arraignment hearings to answer questions the Court may have about release recommendationsConduct random urine screens to detect illegal drug useAct as backup for pretrial supervision officers when business needs dictate suchDevelop and maintain on-going professional relationships with a variety of stakeholdersPerform other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and operational requirements**This position works partially in the Richmond City Justice Center Shift is scheduled from 4:00 am to 12:30 pm** Qualifications, Special Certifications and Licenses:Minimum Qualifications:Requires a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or related field such as Psychology, Social Work, or CounselingRequires two years of experienceAn equivalent combination of training and experience (as approved by the department) may be used to meet the minimum qualifications of the classificationNo special certification or license requiredPreferred Qualifications:Proficiency in the utilization of legal and evidence based practices in community correctionsStrong skills in problem-solving, effective communication, and administering actuarial-based risk assessmentsProficiency in operating a case management database and Windows-based computer applicationsExperience working in areas of or populations from local community corrections, state or federal probation/parole offices, social services offices, juvenile probation offices, clients who have committed sex-based offenses, clients with mental health diagnoses, clients with substance abuse disorders, or clients who have committed intimate partner violenceAbility to take initiative and follow through on tasksStrong written and oral communication skillsAbility to effectively work independently or as a member of a teamVCIN CertificationMale applicants are encouraged to apply Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements:PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:Physical and dexterity refers to the requirement for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves routine keyboard operations.ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:Environmental hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.The job risks exposure to no environmental hazards.SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:Sensory ability refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell required by the job.The job requires normal visual acuity, and field of vision, hearing and speech.ADA COMPLIANCE:The City of Richmond, Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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