JUDICIARY OF THE U. S. VIRGIN
Location: Judicial Branch Operational
Division - St. Thomas/St. John District
Division: Probation Division
Number of Vacancies: 1
Promotion Potential: Yes
Salary: $16.62 - $27.24 per hour
Requirements: Possession of a Bachelor's
degree from an accredited college university in the behavioral sciences.
Previous experience (six months to two years) in law enforcement, criminal
justice or social services is preferred. Additional relevant training in
substance abuse preferred.
Required Documents: Cover letter, Internal
Employment Application, resume and other relevant documents
Opened: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
February 11, 2019 at 4:00
pm (Atlantic Standard
Time) for first consideration; OPEN
responsible professional probation work in providing casework services in an
adult probation program. Duties include
supervising a reasonably manageable caseload.
Employees also investigate, supervise, and counsel individuals on or
anticipating probation to facilitate their personal, social, and economic
adjustment in the community. Employees
in this class counsel adult offenders in activities related to legal conditions
of probation. Work also involves
supervising persons on parole who are paroled from a sentence imposed by the
The work is
performed in accordance with established policies, but the use of good judgment
is required in the application and interpretation of rules and
regulations. Direct supervision is
received from the Chief Probation Officer or designee.
Essential Functions (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the
examples cover all the duties which may be performed)
offender, family members, victim(s), and witnesses in order to obtain
information relevant to the preparation of presentence reports and to formulate
a rehabilitation plan.
legal representatives (such as, Attorney General, defense attorney, public
defender) when necessary and reviews documents pertaining to legal and social
history of offender.
May appear as a
witness at probation or parole revocation hearings and may testify before the
court or parole board.
prepares reports, testifies in court, and makes recommendations concerning
conditional release or institutionalization of offender.
or guardian of legal requirements of conditional release, such as visits to
office, restitution payments, or educational and employment stipulations.
and family or guardian, assists offender in securing employment, arranges for
custodial care, and refers offender to social resources within the community to
aid in rehabilitation.
probationers to social services, mental health and substance abuse agencies,
temporary housing, family counseling centers, legal aide and community service
offender's compliance to court-ordered and standard conditions imposed,
including making field visits to home, places of employment, and treatment
accurate running record of all contacts and any status changes, such as,
re-arrests, convictions, revocations, expirations, and terminations.
statistics of all clients, field visits, home visits, and referral to other
parolees as part of the assigned caseload; assists with pre-trial releases.
hearings, such as, sentencing, advice of rights, arraignments, order to show
cause, motion for reduction of sentence, calendar call, plea hearings and jury
trials or at the request of a judge.
Other duties as
assigned or required.
Abilities and Skills
Knowledge of the
principles of adult probation work and related court procedures.
criminal behavior and psychology.
adult behavior and family dynamics.
the social, cultural, economic, psychological and legal issues influencing the
attitudes and behaviors of clients and their families.
relevant Territorial law.
interviewing and counseling techniques.
community resources available to probationers, parolees, and their families.
persuade assigned probationers and their families to work for positive
prepare accurate and reliable reports containing findings, conclusions,
recommendations, and justifications.
accurately document contacts/observations.
Ability to assess
client needs, risks and substance abuse behavior.
organize time and effectively manage workload.
establish and maintain effective working relationships with the
probationers/parolees and their families, chief territorial probation officer
and probation staff, judges, private and public human service agencies;
professional groups, the public, and Board of Parole.
maintain the confidentiality of information.
Ability to work effectively
as a member of a team.
Ability to be
perceptive, versatile, flexible yet firm and matter-of-fact when necessary.
communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to deal
with upset, angry, and emotionally charged people and resolving conflicts.
Skill in the
operation of a personal computer with word processing applications.
The work is performed in an office environment and involves exposure to
above normal, everyday risk which requires additional safety precautions not
typical of other offices. Employees may
be exposed to violent or non-compliant clients or family members and be on-call
for work evenings and on weekends.
This position requires activities such as sitting for
long periods, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, climbing stairs,
transferring light to medium weight objects, and operating office
equipment. Work may also require
Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college
or university in the behavioral sciences.
Previous experience (six months to two years) in law enforcement,
criminal justice, or social services is preferred. Additional relevant training in substance
Licensure and Certification:
Possession of a current
driver's license valid in the U.S. Virgin Islands is required.
To apply, submit a cover letter, Internal Employment Application, resume
and other relevant documents to:
Human Resources Division
P.O. Box 70
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin
Tel: (340) 774-6680
Fax: (340) 774-2258
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Submissions that do not include the requested documents will not
be considered. The Court will only
contact applicants selected for interviews.