Deputy Probation Officer I - $53,991-$67,489

Gila County Government | Globe, AZ

Posted Date 6/17/2024

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Deputy Probation Officer I - Probation - $53,991-$67,489

Globe, AZ - Full Time

  • The purpose of this position is to provide casework services to probationers at the direction of the Superior Court under the provisions of evidence-based practices and consistent with the Arizona Code of Judicial Administration.

  • The duties of a Probation Officer I include supervising the caseloads of assigned probationers, meeting with probationers in their homes or at their places of school/work, conducting interviews and social or presentence/pre-disposition investigations, evaluating probationers’ progress, performing searches and making arrests.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position may assign work to other employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs closely structured supervision and observation concerning compliance with the conditions of probation, including directing and counseling the probationer and parents/guardians when supervising juveniles and conducting field contacts (home, work, treatment facilities, schools, community restitution or detention) as a member of a team.  Builds relationships to encourage compliance with the case plan including conditions of probation through frequent telephone contacts, work/school site contacts, day and evening home contacts.  Directs and/or refers probationers and parents/guardians when supervising juveniles to community resources, treatments or other interventions based on assessments, behaviors and conditions of probation. Participates in case review conferences to determine if change in level of supervision is warranted.
  • Obtains, assembles, secures, keeps and files a complete identification record concerning the person on probation, including arrest reports, contact notes regarding compliance with terms of probation and case plan to prepare written reports for the court.  Monitors payment of restitution and probation fees and ensures victims’ notification rights are provided according to statutory requirements. Investigates cases referred to the Officer and makes a written report to the court.
  • Performs searches, breathalyzers/urinalysis collection, and makes a documented effort to locate absconders.  Serves warrants, makes arrests, and brings persons before the court who are on probation including defaulting probationers facing revocation. Probation Officer I have the authority of Peace Officers in the performance of his or her duties.  Appears and testifies in court.
  • In confrontational situations with probationers or others, appropriately and effectively responds and uses defensive tactics and techniques, as learned at the Defensive Tactics Safety Training Academy, when necessary.  Performs and demonstrates through proficiency testing, competency in and an understanding of physical and verbal defensive tactics techniques, including the following, or their comparable alternatives: 1) Forcefully raise arms above head (straight arm wristlock and takedown), 2) Perform minor aerobic activity, 3) Stand for up to 2 hours at a time, 4) Engage in balanced movements, 5) Throw hand strikes (fist strikes and palm heel strikes), 6) Use impact weapons (ability to swing arms in a striking action with a baton that weighs 16 ounces), 7) Kick at targets below 24” (front snap kicks), 8) Perform controlled falls and return to standing position unassisted (break falls and recovery), 9) Complete hand strikes and kick drills at partial speed, 10) Sustain exposure to Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray, 11) Engage in fighting techniques while on the ground, 12) Be able to bend knees lower center and touch the ground with one hand (break fall recovery and baton closing techniques), 13) Be able to bend knees to a 45 degree angle (all ground techniques).     The proficiency testing is based upon whether they can perform the skills or tactics (or comparable alternatives) necessary for self-defense.

Minimum Education Required 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a preference in the behavioral sciences or a related field from an accredited college or university [see ACJA 6-106(F)(3)(a)].

Minimum Years of Directly Related Experience Required

  • No previous experience required.

Professional Credentials Required

  • Must successfully complete the Probation Certification Academy and Intensive Probation Institute, if assigned, within the first twelve (12) months of employment. [see ACJA §6-104(F)].
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License.

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