Federal Court Jobs – U.S. Pretrial Services Officer

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Job Description:

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York seeks a highly motivated and detail oriented Audio/Visual Assistant based at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Courthouse in Manhattan, with periodic travel to White Plains, N.Y. The Audio/Visual Assistant will provide technical support for all aspects of audio and visual systems in the Southern District of New York (courtrooms, conference rooms, etc.) The Audio/Visual Assistant will be responsible for technical setup and operation of all equipment, training staff, scheduling use of equipment, maintenance of equipment, and inventory of equipment. Manual labor will be required along with the ability to lift 25 pounds.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Notifies the court and the U.S. Attorney of any violations. Prepares written reports of violation matters to the court and makes a recommendation for disposition. Attends court hearings (initial, detention, or violation) to provide additional information and to keep abreast of the case status and requirements.
  • Monitors court ordered supervision and pretrial diversion supervision. Helps ensure that defendants released to the community before trial commit no crime while awaiting trail and return to court as required. Implements supervision strategies and enforces court ordered conditions.
  • Makes regular telephone contacts, home visits, and community contacts as required by the conditions of release and the supervision plan.
  • Addresses and makes referrals for inpatient/outpatient substance abuse or mental health treatment for positive lifestyle changes. Schedules and conducts drug use screens on defendants of the same gender and maintains appropriate records thereon.
  • Evaluates gathered information and prepares a report for the Magistrate Judge with an assessment of flight risk and danger to the community.
  • Exercise good judgment in making recommendations to the court that affect public safety. A recommendation regarding bail and/or release or detention of the defendant is included in the report. The recommendation considers prior convictions, ability of the defendant to post bond, family/community ties, possibility of substance abuse, the risk of flight, and protecting the community.
  • Maintains detailed chronological written records of case activity in automated case tracking system. Responsible for such case records as are required by the Court, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, and the Chief Pretrial Services Officer.

Job Requirements:

  • Prior experience managing a specialty caseload such as location monitoring, mental health, substance abuse, and/or sex offenders; and/or
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • At least three years of specialized experience;
  • Proficiency in interviewing, oral and written communications, and general resourcefulness.
  • An ability to perform their duties within restricted time frames, recurring deadlines, and to deal with multiple demands in a fast-paced environment.
  • The abilities to work independently as well as with teams and to effectively manage their caseloads often under stressful conditions.

Job Details:

Company: United States Courts

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Management

Job Location: New York, NY, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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