Probation Officer I
Company: Oklahoma County Juvenile Bureau
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: November 26, 2022
*\*\*\*ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ON THE COUNTY WEBSITE\*\**
*Probation Officer I*
Location: Oklahoma County Juvenile Bureau (OCJB)
5905 N. Classen Court, Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Hours: The normal working hours for this position are Monday
through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. May occasionally require
additional or flexible hours to complete assigned responsibilities.
This position is required to be available and responsive
twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week to meet
public safety and operational needs.
*EXPERIENCE AND OCCUPATIONAL LEVEL: *
Probation Officer I (PO I) is an entry level position. The
responsibilities and expectations of this position progress in
concert with the training and experience received.
*GENERAL PURPOSE: *
Provides guidance and supervision to youth who are adjudicated and
made wards of the Oklahoma County Juvenile Division of the District
Court in a manner consistent with the Oklahoma State Statutes,
American Correctional Association (ACA) Standards, OCJB Policy and
Procedure, and best practices.
*SUPERVISION RECEIVED: *
Works under the direct supervision of the Probation Supervisor or
designee as directed.
*SUPERVISION EXERCISED: *
This position does not supervise other employees; however,
supervision is provided to youth who are adjudicated and placed on
probation under the supervision of the OCJB.
*ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: *
The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by
this job classification. Not all duties assigned to this position
are included, nor is it expected that all duties will be assigned,
since every assignment may vary.
Understands, practices, and promotes the mission and vision of the
Believes in youth and family potential and supports the success of
assigned youth and families. Makes intentional efforts to engage
and build meaningful relationships with youth and families. Makes
intentional efforts to help youth and families to build
developmental relationships with other community members. Actively
works to create a safe and empowering atmosphere for growth.
Assists in meeting the youth and family's needs, including basic
needs when necessary.
Understands the impact of trauma and applies Trust-Based Relational
Interventions (TBRI) principles (connecting, empowering, and
correcting). Maintains daily focus on the department's service
philosophy when interacting with youth.
Maintains familiarity with available programs and services. Makes
appropriate referrals for programs and services based on the
individual needs of each youth.
Works with each assigned youth to identify his/her "Spark: " an
interest, passion, or gift that gives their life meaning or
purpose. Works alongside youth to plan a Spark activity and
participate in the Spark with the youth when possible. Assist youth
with planning an activity that allows him/her to use his/her Spark
to positively impact others.
Works with each assigned youth to engage the youth and his/her
family to participate in "Family Night." Family Night is an evening
used to build a connection with the youth and his/her family by
providing a meal and activity without any discussion of condition
and/or terms of their probation plan.
Assists the Court, District Attorney's Office, Public Defender's
Office, youth and their family by presenting a thoroughly developed
dispositional study to establish the youth's conditions of
probation and individual treatment and service plan. Plans are
developed by utilizing the information gained from assessments,
interviews with the youth and their family, the youth's risk to
reoffend and the identified programmatic needs to be addressed.
Attends all court hearings associated with the youth's term of
probation and is prepared to inform the court as required.
Continues to provide the progress of the youth and make appropriate
recommendations throughout the term of probation supervision.
Assists the Court, District Attorney's Office, Public Defender's
Office and the OCJB in maintaining the safety of the public and
accountability of assigned youth by providing support and ensuring
enforcement of court order probation conditions. Ensures the court
is informed of violations by providing a quick response through
probation levels of supervision and recommendations for a
modification of the youth's individual treatment and service
May conduct visits with the youth in the Oklahoma County Juvenile
Detention Center (OCJDC).
Maintains accurate and current documentation of activities
associated with the guidance and supervision being provided to the
youth and their family. Maintains contact with the assigned youth,
according to the probation levels of supervision, by conducting
visits with the youth and their family in their home, at school, in
the office and on the telephone. Emphasizes mistakes as necessary
parts of learning and helps youth work through barriers. Provides
proactive and timely responses through verbal redirection,
communication with applicable parties, problem solving,
intervention activities, and modification of the youth's probation
Remains available twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days
per week by telephone to respond to needs of the youth and their
Assists in the development of partners in the community by working
with OCJB employees, law enforcement, and community service
agencies/placement facilities in meeting the needs of the community
and the youth and their families.
Complies with assigned and approved work schedule, Oklahoma County
employee rules, OCJB policies and procedures, and training
May serve as an interviewer in the hiring and promotional selection
process as designated.
Completes other duties as assigned.
*NOTE: * The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations
of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of
specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to
the position. This job description is subject to change by the
employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job
*PERIPHERAL DUTIES: *
May serves as a representative of the OCJB in a variety of
activities designed to improve community partnerships and
May provide youth educational programs or engage in activities
associated with community or civic engagement.
*DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: *
*Education and Experience: *Bachelor's degree or a combination of
education/experience that totals four (4) years. Candidates whose
education includes the attainment of undergraduate credits in
social science, mental health, law enforcement, corrections and/or
education course work may be given preference. Candidates who
possess work experience and/or a documented student internship in
the social science, mental health, law enforcement, corrections
and/or education field may be given preference.
Must have a valid driver's license.
Must have a working telephone number where employee can be
*Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: *
Must be supportive of TBRI practices and be willing to implement
trauma based relational practices with all staff and residents.
Must have a working knowledge of problematic youth and possess the
ability to relate to them in constructive and effective manner.
Must possess maturity, judgment, and knowledge consistent with the
high level of responsibility required.
Must have general knowledge of and experience in social work
techniques and an understanding of community resources, family
dynamics, cultural diversity, and substance abuse issues. Must have
general knowledge of available community and youth serving
Must be able to interact and effectively communicate with a broad
range of individuals who may have differing education levels,
socioeconomic levels, and communication abilities. Must demonstrate
the ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with employees, other departments, other agencies,
public officials and the public. Must possess skills in
establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with
others; in handling confidential work with tact and discretion; and
in dealing tactfully with the public.
Must possess the ability to utilize a variety of software
applications. Knowledge of JOLTS (Juvenile On-Line Tracking System)
Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel is
Must be able to work independently, under general direction, to
successfully develop, implement and supervise youth.
Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Must be able to read, write, and have the ability to understand and
process the spoken and written word within the English
Must possess the ability to determine the most efficient method for
completing tasks and ensure the accurate and timely completion of
projects with little instruction. Must possess organizational
skills that allow for the effective management of multiple
priorities and tasks.Must possess the ability to remain calm and
maintain composure under stressful situations.
Must possess the ability and willingness to perform job related
*TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: *
Microsoft Office Programs, Email Correspondence, and a variety of
internet search engines, copy machines, audiovisual equipment,
telephones, fax machines, cell/mobile phones, and other office
*PHYSICAL DEMANDS: *
Must be able to push/pull with at least twenty (20) pounds of force
to operate the secure doors within the Detention facility as
Must be able to occasionally lift/carry up to twenty-five
Must be able to occasionally kneel/bend/crouch as necessary for
Must have the ability to read, write, and comprehend to accomplish
various administrative reports, filing, and number recognition
Must have the ability to listen and communicate in such a way that
effective communication with coworkers can be accomplished.
Must have clarity of vision and object manipulation to operate
various computer/technological equipment including telephone,
keyboard, mouse, computer, calculator, copy machine, etc.
This position is primarily sedentary, approximately 70% sitting and
30% walking/standing. Must be able to traverse uneven terrain in
the field as necessary to visit schools, resident homes, etc.
*WORK ENVIRONMENT: *The work environment may vary depending on
office duty or field duty. The office noise level ranges from quiet
to moderate. When making home visits, the noise level may vary from
quiet to very loud. While working in the detention center, an
employee can expect a high noise level with several functions
occurring at the same time. The work environment involves exposure
to the general public and the potential for volatile
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $3,556.22 per month
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday
* On call
* Weekend availability
* Driver's License (Preferred)
Work Location: One location%58047475%
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