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Probation Officer-Spanish Speaking

Position Summary

Counsels adult and juvenile offenders toward achieving compliance with legal conditions of probation and serves in a variety of capacities and assignments within the department as required and directed by the Chief Probation Officer.

Job Knowledge, Experience, and Skills Required

  • The minimum of a Bachelor's degree, preferably in the field of Criminal Justice or Criminology.
  • Previous internship in probation or the Criminal Justice system preferred.
  • Required to pass the Probation Officers Certification Examination for Indiana within six months of employment as a probation officer. Other certificates and training may be required to in order to serve in other assignments within the department.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Computer applications.
  • 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.
  • Must be willing to conduct home visits as 60% of the overall probation duties. Must be willing to become trained in other areas of criminal justice, including CSAMS, special deputy status, etc. in order to serve in other probation officer assignments within the department which require special certifications, physical conditioning and future maintenance of such physical conditioning.
  • Certain Probation Officer positions may require shift work - must be willing to work different shifts including nightshift.

Qualifications

These qualifications have been established by the Judicial Conference of Indiana:

  1. A probation officer shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  2. A probation officer shall be an American citizen.
  3. A person may not serve as a probation officer until he or she has received a baccalaureate degree.
  4. The qualifications established by the Judicial Conference of Indiana shall be minimum qualifications only, and a trial court judge may require higher qualifications for probation officers.
  5. Must be conversational in Spanish and pass an assessment with the Court liaison

**$2,000 enhancement above base pay**

Probation Officer

Position Summary

Counsels adult and juvenile offenders toward achieving compliance with legal conditions of probation and serves in a variety of capacities and assignments within the department as required and directed by the Chief Probation Officer.

Job Knowledge, Experience, and Skills Required

  • The minimum of a Bachelor's degree, preferably in the field of Criminal Justice or Criminology.
  • Previous internship in probation or the Criminal Justice system preferred.
  • Required to pass the Probation Officers Certification Examination for Indiana within six months of employment as a probation officer.  Other certificates and training may be required to in order to serve in other assignments within the department.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Computer applications.
  • 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.
  • Must be willing to conduct home visits as 60% of the overall probation duties.  Must be willing to become trained in other areas of criminal justice, including CSAMS, special deputy status, etc. in order to serve in other probation officer assignments within the department which require special certifications, physical conditioning and future maintenance of such physical conditioning.
  • Certain Probation Officer positions may require shift work - must be willing to work different shifts including nightshift.

Qualifications

These qualifications have been established by the Judicial Conference of Indiana:

  1. A probation officer shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  2. A probation officer shall be an American citizen.
  3. A person may not serve as a probation officer until he or she has received a baccalaureate degree.
  4. The qualifications established by the Judicial Conference of Indiana shall be minimum qualifications only, and a trial court judge may require higher qualifications for probation officers.

 

If you are interested in a career with the Marion Superior Court Probation Department please submit a resume, cover letter, and a college transcript when inquiring for a Probation Officer position to ProbationApplicants@indy.gov.

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