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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:US Probation Officer

Department:Judicial Branch

Agency:U.S. Courts

Job Announcement Number:2012-8

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$42,780.00 to $51,785.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 to Thursday, November 14, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

CL-0901-25/27

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

28

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
New York, NY View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

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. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • See "Key Requirements" under the Requirements section.

DUTIES:

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INVESTIGATIVE DUTIES)
• 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.

 

(SUPERVISION DUTIES)
• 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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualifying experience for the U.S. Probation Officer at the  CL-25 requires one year of specialized experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at the CL-23 level or completion of the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and one of the following superior academic achievement requirements:
An overall "B" grade point average equaling 2.90 or better of a possible 4.0. Standing in the upper third of the class. 
- "3.5" average or better in the major field of study, such as business or public administration, human services management, industrial relations, or psychology. 
- Election to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma XI, or one of the National Honorary Scholastic Societies meeting the minimum requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies, other than Freshman Honor Societies.
 or 
- Completion of one academic year (30 semester or 45 quarter hours) of graduate work in a field of study closely related to the position
Qualifying experience for the U.S. Probation Officer at the  CL-27 requires two years of specialized experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at the CL-25 level or completion of a master’s degree in a field of study closely related to the position, or a Juris Doctor (JD) degree.


 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field of academic study, such as criminal justice, criminology, social work, psychology, sociology, human relations, or business or public administration, which provides evidence of the capacity to understand and apply the legal requirements and human-relations skills involved in the position, is required for all probation officer positions.  In addition to meeting educational requirements, applicants must also have specialized experience or meet superior academic achievement requirements.  An applicant meeting the requirements qualifies for the minimum pay rate of that level, i.e., step 1

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

A written test is required for all qualified candidates.


BENEFITS:

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• Accrued annual leave and sick leave.  Paid holidays each year.
• Periodic salary increases based on acceptable performance of duties.
• Employee cost index and locality pay increases, subject to approval by Congress and the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference.
• Participation in the Federal Employees Group Health Insurance program offers numerous plans.  (Government contributes large share of premium and employee’s share may be deducted “pre-tax” from gross salary.)
• Federal Employees Group Life Insurance program offers variety of  options.  Long Term Care and Disability Insurance policies are also available.
• Flexible Spending Account available to pay out-of-pocket medical, dependent care, and parking expenses from “pre-tax” salary.
• Participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) which includes Social Security and an optional tax deferred savings/investment plan.
• Numerous training opportunities.



OTHER INFORMATION:

IMPORTANCE  NOTICE  !
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PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT, APPLICANTS CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION WILL UNDERGO A FULL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, PHYSICAL EXAMINATION AND DRUG SCREENING.  IN ADDITION, THE INCUMBENT WILL BE SUBJECT TO RANDOM DRUG SCREENING AND UPDATED BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS EVERY FIVE YEARS.

A WRITTEN TEST IS REQUIRED FOR ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES.

MANDATORY ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER FOR PAYMENT OF NET PAY.

APPLICANT MUST BE A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES.

********** THE UNITED STATES COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER*******



HOW TO APPLY:

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You may apply by submitting your resume and a cover letter to the  Southern District of New York, U.S. Probation Office by fax, e-mail or mail.
SDNY U.S. Probation Office
500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10007-1312
Attention: Personnel
Fax: 212 805-0045
sdnyprobation_hrdepartment@nysp.uscourts.gov 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Proof of U.S. Citizenship
College degree and transcripts

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Nazila P. Winfrey
Phone: (212)805-0072
Email: SDNYPROBATION_HRDEPARTMENT@NYSP.USCOURTS.GOV
Agency Information:
US District Court for the Southern District of NY
500 Pearl Street
New York, NY
10007-1312

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Applicants will be notified based on qualifications.

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Job Announcement Number:

2012-8

Control Number:

328970200