Probation Officer Trainee

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No.: OC-65617 Name: Probation Officer Trainee
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 04/27/21 05:00PM
Exam Date: 06/26/21 08:30AM Price: $15.00
Salary: $38,936 - $49,380 annually (Monroe County)

Description of Duties

This is a one-year traineeship used to appoint individuals to an entry-level Probation Officer position in a probation department responsible for the care of adults and juveniles subject to probation supervision or intake services which require them to meet certain standards of conduct.  A Probation Officer Trainee is responsible for participating in a continuous in-service training program regarding the investigative, supervision, counseling and coaching duties and responsibilities of a Probation Officer and, under close and on-going supervision performs such duties, and exercises such responsibilities in a limited nature.  Probation Officer Trainee work is performed under the direct supervision of a probation professional.  Upon successful completion of the one-year traineeship the incumbent is appointed to the position of Probation Officer without further examination.  A Probation Officer Trainee is a Peace Officer pursuant to Criminal Procedure Law Section 2.10 and may be authorized to carry a firearm in the performance of his/her duties. 

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees, with a Bachelor’s degree or higher with at least thirty (30) credit hours in the social or behavioral sciences.
Note: Social science includes areas of study concerned with humans living in relation to other humans in a social environment and such as anthropology, criminal justice, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology.
Behavioral science is a subset of social science characterized by observation of the behavior of living organisms and focused on human social behavior such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, counseling, criminal justice, gerontology, human behavior, social work/social welfare and vocational rehabilitation.
Note: Individuals whose duties and responsibilities include the use of a firearm must also complete training pursuant to Criminal Procedure Law Section 2.30(3).
Note: The class specifications including the minimum qualifications for positions in Probation Departments are established by rule and regulations of the Division of Criminal Justice Services. These class specifications are found in Title 9 NYCRR Part 347, Appendix H-10, Standard Specifications for Professional Probation Positions.
Note: This position is allocated to the competitive class pursuant to Executive Law Section 257(1).

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