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United States Probation Or Pretrial Services Officer

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Non-practicing Attorney

Date Last Verified

Sep 18, 2021

Valid Through

Jan 01, 2022

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Dec 03, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 44066 to 99762 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Houma, LA, United States

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United States Probation Or Pretrial Services Officer
The candidate will conduct investigations and prepare reports for the court with recommendations, which requires interviewing offenders and their families, as well as collecting background data from various sources. An integral part of this process is the interpretation and application of policies and procedures, statutes, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedures, and may include U. S. Sentencing Guidelines, Monographs, and relevant case law. Track legal developments, and update staff and the court. Enforce court-ordered supervision components and implement supervision strategies. Maintain personal contact with offenders. Investigate employment, sources of income, lifestyle, and associates to assess risk and compliance. Address substance abuse, mental health, cognition, domestic violence, and similar problems and implement the necessary treatment or violation proceedings, through assessment, monitoring, and counseling. Schedule and conduct drug use detection tests and DNA collection of defendants/offenders, following established procedures and protocols. Maintain paper and computerized records of test results. Maintain chain of custody of urinalysis testing materials. Respond to judicial officer's request for information and advice. Testify in court as to the basis for factual findings and (if warranted) guideline applications. Serve as a resource to the court. Maintain detailed written records of case activity. May conduct surveillance and/or search and seizure at the direction of the court. Investigate and analyze financial documents and activities and take appropriate action. Interview victim(s) and provide victim impact statements to the court. Ensure compliance with Mandatory Victims Restitution Act. Responsible for enforcement of home confinement conditions ordered by the court, and in some districts may perform home confinement reintegration on behalf of the Bureau of Prisons. Analyze and respond to any objections. This may include resolving disputed issues and presenting unresolved issues to the court for resolution. Assess defendants'/offenders' level of risk and develop a blend of strategies for controlling and correcting risk management. Communicate with other organizations and persons (such as the U.S. Parole commission, Bureau of Prisons, law enforcement, treatment agencies, and attorneys) concerning defendants'/offenders' behavior and conditions of supervision. Identify and investigate violations and implement appropriate alternatives and sanctions. Report violations of the conditions of supervision to the appropriate authorities. Prepare written reports of violation matters, and make recommendations for disposition. Testify at court or parole hearings. Conduct Parole commission preliminary interviews.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a field of academic study, such as criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, human relations, or business or public administration, which provides evidence of the capacity to understand and apply the legal requirements and human relations skills involved in the position. n addition to meeting education requirements, applicants must also have specialized experience. 2 years of specialized experience or completion of a master's degree in a field closely related to the position, or Juris Doctor (JD) degree. Specialized experience is progressively responsible experience, gained after completion of a bachelor's degree, in such fields a probation, pretrial services, parole, corrections, criminal investigations, or work in substance/addiction treatment. Experience as a police, custodial, or security officer, other than any criminal investigative experience, is not creditable. Must have general knowledge of automated/internet resources and systems available for conducting background checks, criminal histories, and other similar information (such as the national Crime Information Center). Should have general knowledge of investigative techniques and skill in investigating defendants'/offenders' backgrounds, activities, finances and determining legitimacy of their income. General knowledge of the Bail Reform Act. General knowledge of negotiation and motivation techniques is required. Must have skill in counseling defendants/offenders to maintain compliance to conditions of their release. Skill in evaluating and applying sentencing guidelines. Ability to follow safety procedures. Ability to compile and summarize information (such as background checks and criminal histories) within established time-frames. Ability to discern deception and act accordingly. Should have ability to organize, prioritize work schedule, work independently with little or no supervision, and to exercise discretion. Closing Date: 09/30/21 11:59 PM

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
United States Probation Office Eastern District Of Louisana
423 Lafayette St.
Suite 107
Houma, LA 70360


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