Hennepin County is hiring one or more Probation/Parole Officers for the Adult Field Services division in the Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation. These Probation/Parole positions are for the supervision of medium-risk person, property, drug and M/GM DWI offenders. These positions will work toward client change as well as public safety through a combination of offender assessments, individualized case planning, and supervision strategies matched to offender need and risk.
Location and hours:
These positions are hybrid and will be performed both on-site at the Hennepin County Government Center located at, 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487 and remote as job duties require. Work hours are generally between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin. New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable after the new employee successfully completes probation.About these positions type:These are full time, benefit earning positions. This position is internally classified as either Probation/Parole Officer,Click here to view the job classification specification for Probation/Parole Officer.Candidates in the PO/Senior/Career Job Classification are encouraged to submit an application to be considered for a lateral transfer.In this position, you will:
· Assess client risk and needs and provide guidance, counseling, and monitoring as appropriate.
· Supervise clients in accordance with supervision standards and case plans.
o Individuals hired at the PO level must demonstrate an ability to supervise a caseload with the least complex cases within the unit and build proficiency and competency with essential functions of the position through formal and informal training, and perform the duties listed above.
· Prepare court reports, court orders and attend court hearings.
· Provide and use resources related to chemical use, abusive behaviors, mental health treatment and monitoring; cognitive behavioral interventions; and work in collaboration with other resources to address specific needs and risk of an offender.
· Maintain case files, records, and correspondence.
· Onsite Officer of the Day duties.
· Conduct office, virtual, field and home visits, per contact standards.
Need to have:
· One of the following:
o Associates degree in any field and four or more years of relevant full-time equivalent paid experience with clients served by the justice system or human services.
o Bachelor's degree in non-related field and two or more years of relevant full-time equivalent approved, related paid or volunteer experience with clients served by in the justice system or human services.
o Bachelor's degree in one of the above areas and one or more years of full-time equivalent paid or volunteer work experience with clients served by in the justice system or human services.
o Master's degree or higher in sociology, social work, criminal justice, psychology, counseling, law enforcement, education, or a related field; including the completion of a supervised clinical field work training/internship (if required by degree program).