Job Overview


Come join the Southern District of New York U.S. Probation Office!

Please that this position is a Full Time / Provisional to Permanent, pending a favorable suitability determination by the court.

This position is located in the U.S. Probation Office, Southern District of New York.   By statute, probation officers serve in a judiciary law-enforcement position and assist in the administration of justice and promote community safety, gather information, supervise offenders, appear in court, interact with collateral agencies, prepare reports, conduct investigations, and present recommendations to the court. 


• Conducts investigations and prepares reports for the Court with recommendations for sentencing of individuals convicted of federal offenses.
• Analyzes any objections and determines appropriate course of action following the disclosure of the presentence report to the parties.
• Presents the presentence report and sentencing recommendations to the Court. Responds to judicial officer’s request for information and advice. Testifies in court as needed, as to the basis for factual findings and guideline applications. Serves as a resource to the Court to facilitate proper imposition of sentence.
• Field work, including home inspections, is required of all officers.

• Supervises offenders to maximize adherence to imposed conditions, reduce risk to the community, and to provide correctional treatment. Develops and implements supervision plans.
• Maintains personal contact with offenders. Investigates employment, sources of income, lifestyle and associates to assess risk and compliance. Through assessment and personal interaction, is responsible for the identification of substance abuse, mental health and/or other anti-social behavioral issues, and implements  necessary interventions. Refers offenders to appropriate outside agencies, such as treatment, employment and/or vocational training resources.
• Initiates contacts with, replies to, and seeks information from organizations and persons (i.e., U.S. Parole Commission, Bureau of Prisons, and attorneys) concerning offenders’ appropriate alternatives and sanctions. Reports violations of the conditions of supervision to the appropriate authorities; prepares written reports on these violation matters, and makes recommendations for disposition. Testifies at court or parole hearings.
• Conducts preliminary interviews for the U.S. Parole Commission and other investigations, as required.
• Maintains a detailed written record of case activity.
• Field work is required of all supervision officers; the frequency of which is based on risk and need.