Utah State Jobs – Deputy Probation Officer

Website State of Utah

Job Description:

This job is assigned to the probation department in St. George to work with youth around the community to complete Community Service Hours. Is under close supervision and/or approval of a responsible Probation Officer or administrative superior, assists Probation Officers with duties involving tracking and monitoring, intake and diversion, work programs and other routine case handling of minors who have been placed on probation, state supervision, or who are under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Reports juvenile’s progress to Probation Officer; informs parents of juvenile’s status; monitors overdue accounts; creates, completes and submits restitution worksheets; validates restitution claims; attends restitution hearings as necessary.
  • Supervises juvenile work projects; documents and submits work hours; transports juveniles to and from work sites.
  • Provides a safe and positive work environment; trains juveniles to perform work tasks safely; performs emergency care as necessary; promotes a positive work ethic through mentoring; and performs preventative maintenance on equipment.
  • Establishes and develops work sites and satellite work stations and maintains professional relationship with vendors.
  • Serves on committees, participates in training, staff meetings, conferences and retreats; creates juvenile work schedules; completes incident reports as necessary and some indoor office work.
  • May communicate with law enforcement and allied agencies as necessary.
  • Checks compliance of probationer per probation order/correction plan; may visit juvenile’s homes, schools, and/or employment; documents visits and contacts with juvenile’s and their families; monitors house arrest and curfew.
  • Assists the Probation Officer with conducting appropriate room and person searches; conducts drug screens; implements electronic monitoring; reports juvenile contacts, observances, and performance to Probation Officer.
  • Collects school performance information; communicates with law enforcement and allied agencies as necessary.
  • Assists the Probation Officer in the handling of non-judicial cases; drafts routine petitions following the petition guidebook; under the direction of a Probation Officer, coordinates diversion programs.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in a related field (Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, etc.). If the candidate has a
  • Bachelors or Associates in an unrelated field, must have one (1) year of experience with at-risk youth OR a high school diploma plus one (1) year of experience with at-risk youth.
  • Great communication skills, ability to follow written or verbal instructions; supervising and motivating youth (individually and as a group); ability to deal with stressful and emotional situations; accurate record-keeping and good interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of group dynamics, facilitation of development, delinquency issues and
    techniques and methods used to perform a variety of work duties with a group of juveniles (2-10) with no additional supervision.
  • Collaborate with worksite vendors; work with juveniles with diverse backgrounds and situations while maintaining discipline in a group of juveniles.
  • List at least 50 lbs; safely operate fleet vehicles and trailers; perform manual labor; operate and maintain equipment and tools.
  • First aid certification desirable.

Job Details:

Company: State of Utah

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Others

Job Location: St. George, UT, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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