Job Title: Probation Officer/Risk Reduction Officer – Jail Diversion
Reports to: Chief Probation Officer or his designee
Supervises a caseload of misdemeanor offenders referred primarily form the Hillsboro Municipal Court; conducts face to face meetings and home/field visits; makes appropriate referrals to in-house programming and /or external service providers based on assessed needs, monitors compliance with said referrals; conducts offender assessments to determine appropriate risk/need levels; accurately and thoroughly documents progress of each offender ; provided targeted interventions to lower criminogenic needs; assists with risk reduction case planning; works collaboratively with treatment staff to gauge offender progress; monitors offender behavior, responds to violations behavior and appropriately compliance with conditions of supervision; executes arrests as needed; installs Electronic Monitoring House Arrest equipment and conducts ail monitoring off offenders placed under house arrest; enforces collection of financial sanctions as imposed by the court and/or the Highland county Probation Department.
Conducts pre-sentence, offender background and/or other comprehensive investigations (e.g., interviews offenders, obtains offender information to include court records, social history, arrest reports, mental health and/or substance abuse treatment date, and victim and/or victim;’ family’s statements) and prepares comprehensive reports, prepares information as needed for the court.
Operates personal computer in order to input and/or verify information about offenders; maintains offender files and investigation reports; attends staff meetings, conferences and training sessions; develops and maintains public relations with community agencies and citizen groups through speaking engagement and membership on community councils and committees; complies with department policies, procedures and regulations. Other duties as assigned.
Per Ohio Revised Code 2301.27, these minimum qualifications are prescribed by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for Adult Parole Authority officers and therefore must be met before an officer can be appointed to the Highland County Probation Department:
- Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university; no legal prohibition against carrying a firearm; valid driver’s license.
- OR Associate Degree from accredited college or university; 2 years’ experience in criminal justice, corrections, law enforcement, social service or related field.
- OR equivalent of minimum qualification for employment listed above.
Apply by dropping off a resume to the Highland County Probation Department or by emailing a resume to Gary Breeden, Chief Probation Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resumes will be collected until June 13, 2018.