Probation Assistant

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No.: OC-65343 Name: Probation Assistant
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 04/27/21 05:00PM
Exam Date: 06/26/21 08:30AM Price: $15.00
Salary: $28,455 - $36,088 annually (Monroe County)

Description of Duties

This is a paraprofessional position in a probation department. Unlike a Probation Officer, a Probation Assistant is not a Peace Officer pursuant to the New York State Criminal Procedure Law.  The incumbent is responsible for assisting probation officers in a local probation agency in tasks which may include performing pre-disposition/pre-trial related duties such as interviewing and screening individuals arrested and/or otherwise not yet adjudicated/sentenced for suitability for pre-trial release, making recommendations for release, monitoring individuals released into the community whose cases are pending; and notifying courts of case status.  An incumbent may also serve as a probation department’s point of contact for transfer of records and files with other probation departments, law enforcement agencies or courts. He/she also assists in the control and supervision of probationers by performing tasks such as opening and closing cases; retrieving archived files; delivering documents to law enforcement agencies and the courts; assisting with the collection of financial obligations; and processing intra and interstate transfers.  The work is performed under the supervision of a Probation Supervisor or higher level probation professional in accordance with applicable rules/regulations, statutes and/or policies and procedures as directed by a Probation Director or his/her designee.


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements on or before the date of the written exam:
(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees, with an Associate’s degree or higher in criminal justice, human services, chemical dependency counseling, business administration, or a closely related field or;
(B) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two (2) years of experience working with the public or private human services agency or a criminal justice or juvenile justice agency or;
(C) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b).
Note: The class specifications including the minimum qualifications for positions in Probation Departments are established by the 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 the Executive Law Section 257(1).


Note: Part-time work experience will be considered using the part-time equivalent chart.

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