This position engages in performing a wide variety of investigatory and supervisory responsibilities involving clients and may be responsible for training other probation officers. May be assigned a specialized caseload or assume occasional responsibilities for the day-to-day operation of the office. Conduct and prepare all types of presentence investigations, supervise all types of clients, conduct drug/alcohol tests on clients as required, be available for speaking engagements and consultation with community groups; demonstrate proper use of all Probation forms and other necessary paperwork; be knowledgeable of district functions and individual duties of each staff member; exercise the authority to arrest and detain clients in accordance with Nebraska statutes; testify in court, demonstrate a positive ongoing working relationship with the court system, other criminal justice agencies, and community providers; demonstrate a keen understanding of available community resources and services; demonstrate expertise in conducting and preparing all types of reports; demonstrate expertise in supervising clients, demonstrate willingness to obtain advanced training, demonstrate excellent writing and oral communication skills.
Requirements include graduation from college with a bachelor's degree in the social sciences, criminal justice or related fields; ability to write the required reports, case plans, chronological notes; ability to communicate verbally with clients, judges, school personnel, law enforcement, families; ability to read and interpret police reports, mental health evaluations, chemical evaluations; ability to maintain workload of writing reports and supervising clients; appear in court; ability to motivate clients toward self-improvement.
The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required. A State of Nebraska application for employment must be received by the closing date/time.
Notify the Administrative Office (402-471-4140) for special accommodations relating to the American with Disabilities Act. For persons with hearing impairment, please call the Nebraska Relay System, 7-1-1. AA/EOE.
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