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Adult Probation Officer Intern
DEPARTMENT: Adult Probation and Parole
JOB CODE: 590
SUMMARY: Responsible for assigned cases that may include adult pre-sentence investigations, pre-parole investigations and supervision of probationers and parolees in accordance with Court requirements and established professional standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
- Conducts pre-sentence and pre-parole investigations obtaining pertinent information both social and economic from defendants, complainants, police officers, relatives and others who may have a bearing on the case.
- Prepares summaries and reports of investigations and attends and presents the information at hearings before the Court.
- Supervises probationers and parolees to assist them in an effective rehabilitation.
- Meets with probationers and parolees in the office, in their homes and/or place of employment to observe and recommend special community services to their rehabilitation.
- Discusses plans and evaluations of cases with supervisor.
- Prepares reports concerning the assignment and maintains records.
- Reports unusual conditions or questionable items to supervisor.
- Arrests and transports probationers and parolees who are in violation.
- Performs similar or related duties as required.
- Required to participate in and certify in Physical Conflict Control Training, which involves training in arrest/transportation techniques and self-defense; which involves physical dexterity including the ability to subdue non-compliant and or potentially hostile offenders.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Bachelor's Degree in behavioral sciences.
- Candidates with a Master's Degree in the social sciences or two years' full-time counseling experience in an approved social agency will be considered for appointment at the full performance Probation Officer level.
- Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and have own car.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is regularly subjected to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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Levittown, PA 19055
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Quakertown, PA 18951
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