To qualify for the position of Deputy Chief U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Officer Type II at JSP
14, 15, or 16, an applicant must possess the following years of specialized experience, one of which must have been at the next lower grade level or its equivalent. This includes completion of a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in a field of academic study, such as criminal justice, criminology, sociology, human relations, or business, public administration or other related field. An official transcript is required from the candidate who is recommended for hire.
JSP Grade Level 14: Six (6) to include one year of experience at or equivalent to a CL 29 or JSP 13
JSP Grade Level15: Seven (7), to include one year of experience at or equivalent to a CL 30 or JSP 14
JSP Grade Level16: Seven (7), to include one year of experience at or equivalent to a CL 31 or JSP 15
Specialized experience is progressively responsible experience in the investigation, supervision, counseling and guidance of offenders in community correction or pretrial programs. Experience in closely allied fields such as education guidance counselor, social work, caseworker, psychologist, substance abuse treatment specialist, and correctional researcher may constitute a portion of the specialized experience. Experience as a police officer, FBI agent, customs agent, marshal or similar position, other than any criminal investigation experience, does not meet the requirements of specialized experience. Specialized experience must be earned after the bachelors degree has been granted.
Completion of one academic year (30 semester or 45 quarter hours) of graduate study in one of the social sciences may be substituted for one year of specialized experience; or completion of a masters degree or two years of graduate study (60 semester or 90 quarter hours) in an accredited university in one of the social sciences or a Juris Doctor (JD) degree may be substituted for two years of the specialized experience.
Note: A degree that relies primarily upon credit for life experience rather than academic course work is not considered qualifying for substitution of educational experience for actual work experience under this section.
COURT PREFERRED SKILLS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Advanced degree from an accredited college or university in a field of academic study, such as criminal justice, criminology, sociology, human relations, or business, public administration or other related field.
Applicant must maintain a thorough knowledge of and the ability to effectively apply the national, statutory, and local policies, procedures, and administrative practices specific to Federal pretrial, presentence, and supervision programs and services.
Applicant must demonstrate progressively, more responsible experience in: Federal correctional rehabilitation programs and services of adult defendant/offender populations, employee supervision, strategic planning, financial management, which includes contract proposals and monitoring, information technology, personnel management, agency operations, special projects management, and general administrative tasks.
Strong verbal and writing skills are required.
A working knowledge of Federal pretrial, presentence, and adult defendant/offender supervision policies and procedures is required, which includes the Federal monographs for each specialized unit.
Leadership skills, good analytical skills, good judgment, and a high degree or level or integrity is critical to be successful in this position.
Currently holds status as a probation or pretrial services officer within the United States Courts.
Experience in budgeting and financial management (including Internal Controls and internal audits), staffing and human resources functions, long and short-range planning, and oversight of information technology.
Display time management skills, be detailed-oriented and have the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
The Deputy Chief will assist the Chief Probation Officer in the creation of an outcome based learning organization that taps human potential through dialogue, accountability, and personal and professional growth.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicant must be a United States citizen or provide documentation proving eligibility to work in the United States.
If the selectee is currently in a federal hazardous duty position, mandatory retirement requirements apply.
Qualified candidates will be evaluated to determine those who are best qualified. This determination will be based on a review of the applicants relevant experience, education, and training.
Applicants not currently employed by federal probation who are considered for this position will undergo a full field background investigation, a credit record check, and pre-employment medical examination and drug screening as conditions of employment. In addition, the incumbent will be subject to random drug screening and updated background investigations every five years to determine continued suitability.
Upon successful completion of the medical examination, the selectee may then be appointed provisionally, pending a favorable background investigation and Chief Judge appointment approval. The medical requirements and the essential job functions derived from the medical guidelines for this vacancy are available for public review at www.uscourts.gov.
The court requires employees to adhere to a Code of Conduct and a Charter of Excellence.