Monitoring and supervising probationers to ensure compliance with court orders. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.
Conducts interviews and evaluations of offenders, visitations to jail, and pre-sentence investigations. Conducts office, telephone conversations and field visits with probationers on scheduled basis, after work hours or on weekend. Research, prepare and evaluate violation reports and make the appropriate modifications to the requested reports. Administer random drug and alcohol testing through urinalysis and hair testing and make appropriate referrals for assessment and treatment. Maintain and record documentation on each defendant’s case; prepare statistical data bi-monthly on all cases assigned. Ensures offenders receive court directed counseling, screening and referrals as needed. Maintains communication with other agencies involved in offender’s supervision plan. Supervises electronic monitored offenders. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.
Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or field approved by the State. Required to become a Certified Corrections Officer within one year of employment by attending training provided by the State. Applicants must meet the statutory requirements of Article 42.131, Section 5, of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which includes that the applicant must have acquired a bachelor’s degree conferred by an institution of higher education accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in criminology, corrections, counseling, law, social work, psychology or sociology. No previous job related experience required. Good computer, verbal and written communication and organizational skills. Good interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the Probationer, public, other employees and elected officials. Ability to complete assigned projects in a timely manner. Ability to communicate in Spanish both verbally and in writing is a plus. Applicants may be required to show proof of college transcript, if applicable.
STARTING SALARY: Professional/Management Grade 9, $1,484.00 biweekly based on qualifications.
This position is eligible for additional compensation based upon the applicant meeting specific criteria for a Master’s Degree, the ability to speak Spanish, or communicate/translate in American Sign Language.
CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position
All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.
Fort Bend County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national
origin or any other reason protected by law.
To be considered for employment, all interested candidates should complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at www.fortbendcounty.jobs