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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:US Pretrial Services Officer

Department:Judicial Branch

Agency:U.S. Courts

Job Announcement Number:14-01

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$45,024.00 to $101,901.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 to Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

CL-0901-25/28

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Brooklyn, NY View Map
Central Islip, NY View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field of academic study, such as criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, human relations, or business or public administration.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Come join the U.S. Pretrial Services Office!

U.S. Pretrial Services Officers investigate and supervise persons charged with a federal offense. 

Please be advised that more than one position may be filled with this Job Announcement.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel Required to attend six weeks at National Training Academy. Travel is also required for field work.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • .

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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Conducts investigations and verifies background information concerning persons charged with a federal offense.  Evaluates information and prepares a report for the judge prior to the initial hearing with assessment of non-appearance and danger to the community.  A recommendation regarding bail and/or release of a defendant is included in the report.
Supervises defendants who are released with supervision conditions.
Notifies the court and the U.S. Attorney of any violations.
Develops a supervision plan and maintains a detailed record of case activity.
Travel and contacts are conducted in unsafe neighborhoods where crime may occur.
 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Bachelor’s degree in a field of academic study, such as criminal justice, criminology, sociology, psychology, human relations, or business or public administration.


Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field of academic study, such as criminal justice, criminology, 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. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field of academic study, such as criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, human relations, or business or public administration. 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS 

Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible to work in United States.  A written examination will be provided to qualified candidates.

Prior to appointment, the selectee considered for this position will undergo a medical examination and drug screening.  Upon successful completion of the medical and drug screening, the selectee may then be provisionally appointed.  At such time, the incumbent will undergo an extensive Office of Personnel Management background investigation.  First time appointees to positions covered under law enforcement officer retirement provisions must not have reached their 37th birthday.  Applicants age 37 or over, who have previous law enforcement officer experience under Civil Service Retirement System or the Federal Employees’ Retirement System, and who have either a subsequent break in service or intervening service in a non-enforcement officer position, may have their previous law enforcement experience subtracted from their age to determine whether they meet the maximum age requirement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applicants will be evaluated based on experience and qualifications. 


BENEFITS:

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The U.S. Pretrial Services Agency offers paid vacation and sick leave and other options that include health insurance, life insurance, a pension plan, and long term care insurance. 



OTHER INFORMATION:



HOW TO APPLY:

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Qualified applicants should submit the following:
Resume, cover letter outlining qualifications and employment history, a two page statement indication the knowledge, skills, and abilities you believe you possess which will match the needs of the office and the position.
Complete the AO78-Application for Federal Judicial Branch Employment available at
www.uscourts.gov.  Email to:  annette_vasquez@nyept.uscourts.gov 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

See above under "How to Apply". 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Annette Vasquez
Phone: (718)613-2664
Email: ANNETTE_VASQUEZ@NYEPT.USCOURTS.GOV
Agency Information:
US Pretrial Services Office
225 Cadman Plaza East
Room 219 South Wing
Brooklyn, NY
11201

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Only qualified applicants will be contacted for the writing examination. 

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Job Announcement Number:

14-01

Control Number:

375443900