Parole & Probation Deputy
Job Title: PAROLE & PROBATION DEPUTY
Department: COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS DIVISION/SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Reports To: COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR
Salary: $23.76 - $32.22
Closes: February 14, 2020
I. Job Purpose:
***Preference will be given to individuals with experience working with Trauma Involved Females in the Community.
This position is responsible for the supervision of felony offenders in the community who have been sentenced by the Court or Board of Parole/Post-Prison Supervision, implementing interventions and sanctions, and directing those under supervision to programs to assist in offender accountability and behavior change. This position requires application of knowledge of law enforcement, criminal justice and counseling. This position performs investigations, writes detailed sanction and violation reports when necessary on offenders that are under supervision, and acts as a resource, referring offenders to other agencies for service. Work is performed in a combined work environment of both an office and field environment, visiting offender’s residences and work place. This position is responsible for duties that require certification by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).
• Number of Employees Reporting to This Position: 0
• Reporting Positions:
II. Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Supervise a caseload of adult felony offenders on probation or parole in the community.
- Conduct risk assessments per division protocol and work with offender to develop individual supervision/case plan.
- Assist clients with housing needs and conduct reach-ins with offenders in state/local custody and complete release investigations of proposed residence.
- Assist clients in developing full-time employment, schooling (GED/College), and in the development of a healthy and supportive network, to include community service work, support groups, and social service agencies.
- Assist with obtaining identification documents (Birth Certificate, SSC, DL).
- Assess, counsel and refer offenders to mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence or sex offender treatment and cognitive behavior programs and assist with obtaining OHP if eligible.
- Maintain chronological records of all contacts by date and subject of discussion.
- Monitor compliance to conditions of supervision and report violations to the proper Supervisory Authority.
- Conduct searches of offenders person, monitor and/or take bodily substances for testing, i.e., urinalysis and breathalyzer testing, per division protocol.
- Make home, employment, office, field, jail and collateral contacts according to division standards, conduct searches of offender residence/vehicle when necessary.
- Develop and implement programs, sanctions and interventions to hold offenders accountable and to assist in changing offender behavior.
- Arrest offenders in accordance with agency policy and procedures and transport offenders in custody when necessary.
Reports and Record Management:
- Maintain Corrections Information System (CIS) records necessary to the effective operations of the program.
- Prepare and submit reports to the Court and Parole Board as required, to include: Pre-sentence investigations, Violations, Modifications, Special Information, Early Termination, in-state and out-of-state transfers, etc.
- Compile and maintain accurate and timely reports for the District Attorney and/or Courts.
- Prepare written notices for law enforcement agencies and the public.
- Enter and update data in the computer.
- Testify in Court or before the Grand Jury and participate in Morrissey Hearings as necessary.
- Respond to situations or emergencies concerning the offender 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Interact to diffuse aggressive behavior utilizing corrections techniques and established disciplinary controls.
- Promote public relations and education in the community, and cooperate with and respond to common needs of social service agencies, law enforcement and judicial officials in the supervision of offenders.
III. Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Ability and skill to communicate effectively.
- Ability and skill to gain cooperation of others.
- Ability and skill to learn and apply policies and procedures of the office.
- Ability and skill to learn and interpret and apply state laws and statutes.
- Ability to work with confidential data and reports regarding legal matters on a regular basis.
- Ability and skill to work with others and to contribute to a positive work environment.
- Ability to successfully complete a 12-18 month probationary period.
- Ability to push/pull objects, lift objects off the ground, from elevated surfaces and carry in excess of 50 pounds.
- Ability to sit for extended periods of time in a vehicle or at a desk.
- Ability to talk on the phone/radio while using computer.
- Ability to talk on radio while operating a vehicle.
- Ability to read instructions, manuals and road signs.
- Ability to hear alarms, voice conversation, etc.
- Ability to grip and hold an offender to maintain control; hold/restrain a struggling offender.
- Ability to bend over at the waist, kneel, reach, twist at the waist, walk, run to pursue fleeing offender and stand for extended periods.
- Ability to expend large unexpected and continued amounts of energy to capture and restrain offenders.
- Ability to hold/fire and qualify with office issued weapons.
- Ability to routinely operate a vehicle.
- Must wear issued body armor when performing job duties in the field.
- Must wear/use PPE when in any situation where exposure to biohazard is likely.
- Ability to use a computer keyboard and mouse.
- Work effectively with angry, hostile or upset offenders or citizens and maintain a calm demeanor.
- Able to make effective and appropriate decisions under times of stress.
- Cope with the physical effects of acute emotional personal stress (fear, anger, etc.).
- Cope with the physical effects of acute emotional stress of others.
- High School diploma or GED equivalent, with college preferred in a behavioral science field or related field with major coursework in behavioral science.
- Minimum 21 years of age
- U.S. Citizen; or ability to obtain U.S. Citizenship within 18 months. (OAR 259-008-0010)
- Valid Oregon driver’s license by time of appointment.
- No criminal record or extensive traffic violation record.
- Successfully complete DPSST parole & probation academy, basic certification within 12 months of hire.
- Must hold or be able to obtain LEDS Certification.
- Must be able to obtain a CJIS Security Clearance.
- Prior to or on date of hire:
- Able to complete a thorough employment and/or criminal history check.
- Able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug test (not required for all positions).
- Final candidates will be required to provide official proof of college degree and certified transcripts (not required for all positions).
- Preference given to individuals who are bilingual in Spanish.
- Preference given to individuals who are specially trained and experienced mentoring and working directly with trauma involved females in the Community Corrections Field.
- The duties outlined in this job description are not all inclusive and additional duties and tasks will be assigned as required. Not all duties listed will be assigned to all employees in this classification.
- Position is subject to 24-hour call-back.
- This position has exposure to weapons or firearms, exposure to biohazards, driving at high speeds in all types of weather, and exposure to weather extremes.
- This position is subject to and shall subscribe to the Oath of Office and shall be subject to the laws, rules, policies and procedures of the Sheriff’s Office, the County and the State as they apply to all employees.
- Fair Labor Standards Classification: Non-Exempt
- Position is part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and subject to Association Dues.
- Crook County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer