New job Pre-Trial Officer in Colorado
Company : Arapahoe County, CO
Salary : $22.82 - $34.24 an hour
Location : Colorado
The Judicial Services Pre-Trial Officer promotes public safety by performing tasks associated with the supervision of criminal defendants who are ordered by the court to be supervised in the community while on bond. Perform a variety of interviewing, caseload management, intake placement and agency development associated with the Arapahoe County Pretrial Release, and Community Corrections programs. This includes coordinating services with the courts, attorneys, probation offices and other community services providers to include working with pretrial, adjudicated and convicted clientele. The Pretrial Officer is required to maintain neutrality in the supervision of defendants.
The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of this position at any time.
- Interviews felony and misdemeanor defendants for the purpose of establishing and verifying residence, family ties, employment and past criminal history to assist the District/County courts in setting appropriate bail bonds.
- Secure client information from the Colorado Crime Information Center/National Crime Information Center, and the Colorado State Courts Data Access system. The defendant’s information is entered into the Division database to verify and document prior criminal history. Information is gathered and included in a report submitted to the District/County courts.
- Supervise clients ordered by the court to be placed under Pretrial Release supervision to ensure appearance for scheduled court hearings and compliance with all court ordered conditions of bond. Report defendant compliance, and noncompliance to the Courts, District Attorney and Defense Counsel.
- Installs Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment on defendants ordered to be on GPS monitoring as a condition of bond. GPS installations are conducted primarily inside the Arapahoe County Detention Center, prior to the defendant’s release from custody.
- Serves as a Court-appointed Bond Commissioner and makes recommendations to judges that bonds be revoked on subsequent arrest or problem clients, or when there is imminent danger to the community.
- Monitor offenders ordered by the court and placed on enhanced supervision including electronic home monitoring and GPS. Required to work a rotating on-call schedule for responding to GPS violations. While assigned on-call duties, the Pretrial Officer must remain in an area where cell phone coverage is sufficient to receive notification of GPS violations. While assigned on-call duties, the Pretrial Officer must respond to GPS violations 24/7, weekends and holidays included, in accordance with established policies and procedures. Provides monitoring of offender sobriety testing and other drug/alcohol, mental health or services as ordered by the court.
- Maintain a caseload supervising and monitoring the client’s performance with conditions of bond including electronic monitoring and global positioning and prepares written reports indicating the client’s compliance or noncompliance with conditions of bond. Attend court hearings for the purpose of gathering and clarifying information to the District/County courts regarding pretrial supervision and court ordered conditions of bond.
- Enter and maintain updated bond reports and client supervision information on the Division’s computer database system. It is essential that all information entered in the database system be entered without unnecessary delay and that it be detailed and accurate. Spelling and grammar is essential. May be required to assist in preparing monthly statistical reports and assist with preparation of quarterly and annual reports associated with the Pretrial Services Program.
- May be required to assist the Alternative Services/Useful Public Service Program and Community Corrections Program with completing supervision intakes.
- Perform other duties as assigned, including assisting Business Associates with answering telephone calls and working the front desk.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge and some experience of the criminal justice system and court procedures.
- Ability learn quickly and adapt to changing circumstances.
- Working knowledge of interviewing techniques.
- Working knowledge and experience in a variety of PC software such as Microsoft Office products.
- Experience in working in an accurate, independent organized manner.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Experienced in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with department heads, professional peers, supervisors, other employees and the general public.
- Ability to prepare and maintain moderately complex clerical records, reports, and filing system.
- Ability to make good decisions independently based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment. Uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions.
- Ability to take responsibility for all work activities and personal actions; acknowledges and learns from mistakes without blaming others; recognizes the impact of one’s behavior on others.
- Organizes and prioritizes work activities so that work is completed thoroughly, accurately and efficiently. Excellent time management skills are required.
- Ability to develop cooperation and teamwork while participating in a group, working with and through others toward a solution.
- Attendance and punctuality is essential to being a successful Judicial Services Alternative Services/Useful Public Service Officer and to the functions of the Judicial Services team as a whole.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule which may include weekends and holidays.
- Ability to work in an on-call capacity to address GPS violations.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field is required
- Two or more years of experience working in the criminal justice system preferred
Any equivalent combination of education and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job may be considered.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Must successfully pass pre-employment testing with includes an acceptable motor vehicle record (MVR) check and background check.
POST-EMPLOYEMENT ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Possession of a valid Class “R” Colorado Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within two weeks of appointment.
- Work is performed primarily in a standard office. Travel to the satellite offices, community corrections programs, or other specified location may be required as business needs dictate.
The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position.
- In the office spends 90% of each day sitting and another 10% either walking or standing.
- Occasionally lifts, carries, pulls or pushes up to 20 lbs.
- Occasionally climbs, stoops, kneels, balances, reaches, crawls and crouches while performing office or work duties.
- Oral and auditory capacity enabling constant interpersonal communication through automated devices, such as the telephone and computer email system.
- Constant use of hand, finger, and eye coordination enabling operation of office and field equipment.
- Visual capacity enabling constant use of computer or other work related equipment.
Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.
Frequently: Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.
Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.
Toll Free Applicant Technical Support: If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (i.e. uploading or attaching documents to your online application), call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627. Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application, first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files, and second, close the document before you attempt uploading (attaching) it.
BENEFITS: As a Regular Full-Time employee at Arapahoe County Government, you are eligible for benefits such as:
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Life and Supplemental Life Insurance
- Short and Long Term Disability
- Mandatory Pension Plan
- Deferred Compensation Plan
- Pre-paid Legal Services
- Vacation and Sick Leaves
- Holiday pay
- Training and Educational Reimbursement Opportunities
Location: 6964 South Lima Street,Centennial,80112,CO, Englewood, CO 80112
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $22.82 - $34.24 per hour