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ProfileU.S. Probation Officer
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: All probation officer positions require completion of 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.
To qualify at a CL 25, must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to work at a CL 23, OR completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with an overall grade point average of 2.9 or better on a 4.0 scale (3.6 on a 5.0 scale) or completion of one academic year (30 semester / 45 quarter hours) of graduate work in a field of study closely related to the position.
To qualify at a CL 27, must have 2 years of specialized experience including 1+ years' equivalent to work at a CL 25 or the completion of master’s degree closely related to field of JD Degree.
Specialized experience is described as progressively responsible experience, gained after completion of a bachelor’s degree, which provides evidence of the capacity to understand and apply the human behavior management skills involved in the position. Experience as a police, parole, custodial, or security officer does not qualify as specialized experience. Fluency in Spanish is helpful.
Send cover letter, resume, completion of AO78 application form, copy of transcript(s) for a Bachelor’s degree & any advanced degree. Last 2 performance appraisals/evaluations from your current and/or previous employers. (If unable to provide these, please explain the reason in cover letter.)
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 21-01
United States Probation Office Northern District of Illinois
327 South Church Street
Rockford, IL 61101