Provides supervision and rehabilitation to juveniles referred to the department and have been determined to be high-risk. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.
Appears at court hearings weekly and/or provide testimony and documentation to the juvenile courts in order to update the courts on probation status of high-risk juvenile offenders. Provides coordination for determinate sentenced probationers who must appear before the court prior to their 18th birthday. Supervises high-risk offenders who are being released from secure placement to assist with reintegration. Detains youth by seeking proper permission from the court (custody order) to ensure public safety by detaining high-risk offenders if conditions warrant. Coordinates electronic monitoring services and supervises offenders with ankle monitors. Coordinates counseling services for offenders to ensure court ordered counseling is being conducted and to verify progress. Contacts juveniles and their families with a minimum of two face-to-face contacts per week for high-risk offenders that includes office visits, school visits, and/or home visits; one phone contact per week. Writes reports (social history, violation reports, case reviews, and detention reports) and documents the case files of high-risk offenders in order to prove an accurate account for the juvenile’s case and to substantiate detentions, revocations and other probation condition changes. 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 other state approved related field. Knowledge of adult justice system and criminal justice system preferred. Two years experience in the field of juvenile justice. Use of electronic monitoring system and computer software preferred. Proficient in Microsoft Office Software. Good verbal and written skills; Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills preferred. Ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees, and elected officials; ability to complete assigned projects in a timely manner. Minimum 21 years of age; Eligible to be a Certified Juvenile Probation Officer. On-call 24 hours a day and subject to irregular work hours.
SALARY RANGE: Professional/Management Grade 11, $1,860.80 - $2,189.60 biweekly based on qualifications
DEADLINE: Upon filling position
For certain positions requiring certification, state standards shall disqualify an applicant if their criminal history reveals:
1) A felony conviction against the laws of this state, another state, or the United States within the past 10 years; a deferred adjudication for a felony against the laws of this state, another state, or the United States within the past 10 years or current felony probation or parole
2) A jailable misdemeanor conviction against the laws of this state, another state or the United States within the past 5 years; a deferred adjudication for a jailable misdemeanor against the laws of this state, another state, or the United States within the past 5 years or current misdemeanor probation or parole
3) Registered as a sex offender under Chapter 62, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.
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