United States Probation Officer
An Exciting and Rewarding Career Opportunity
$52,481-102,242 (Las Vegas, NV), DOE
$51,709-$100,739 (Reno, NV), DOE
The U.S. Probation Office, District of Nevada, is currently recruiting United States Probation Officers for its Las Vegas and Reno offices. The work of a federal probation officer involves in the investigation, supervision, detention, or rehabilitation of individuals suspected or convicted of offenses against the United States. As an investigative, sentencing and/or supervision professional, United States Probation Officers provide meaningful assistance to the federal courts in its deliberations and decisions concerning criminal offenders, and ensure public safety through the monitoring and supervision of offenders.
The District of Nevada has a staff of approximately 60 professionals dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of others. Depending on staffing needs, positions may be stationed in our main office, headquartered in downtown Las Vegas, NV or our satellite office located in Reno, Nevada. Nevada is among the most tax-friendly states in the U.S. with residents enjoying no state income tax, lower property taxes, and no inheritance tax.
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Undergraduate degree from an accredited college in a field of academic study such as criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, human relations, business administration or public administration which provides evidence of the capacity to understand and apply the legal requirements and human relations skills involved in the position.
For a CL-27, two (2) years of specialized experience; or completion of a master’s degree in a field of study closely related to the position, or a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. For a CL-28, two (2) years of specialized experience.
Specialized experience is defined as progressively responsible experience, gained after completion of a bachelor’s degree, in such fields as probation, pretrial services, parole, corrections, criminal investigations, or work in substance use disorder treatment is required. Experience as a police, custodial, or security officer, other than any criminal investigative experience, is not creditable.
Preference may be given to applicants who demonstrate two years of specialized experience and knowledge of evidence-based practices; risk, needs and responsivity principles; and cognitive behavioral interventions. Preference also may be given to those who can effectively communicate in Spanish.
Critical to this role is the ability to demonstrate exceptional time management, organization, writing, and oral presentation skills. The ability to meet deadlines, despite workload, is an important part of this role. You must be a self-starter and possess an ability to develop and implement programs with minimal supervision. The ability to exercise good judgment, communicate effectively, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously are necessary in this position.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident seeking U.S. citizenship. This is a high-sensitive position within the Judiciary. Employment will be considered provisional pending successful completion of a medical examination, drug screening, local background screening, FBI background investigation, credit check and a favorable suitability determination. Investigative updates are required every five years. Employees are required to use electronic funds transfer for payroll deposit. The Court requires employees to adhere to a Code of Conduct as well as specific employee policies and performance expectations.
First time appointees to positions covered under law enforcement officer retirement provisions must not have reached their 37th birthday at the time of appointment. Applicants age 37 or over who have previous law enforcement officer experience under the Civil Service Retirement System or the Federal Employees’ Retirement System and who have either a subsequent break in service or intervening service in a non-law enforcement officer position, may have their previous law enforcement officer experience subtracted from their age to determine whether they meet the maximum age requirement.
Submit application (.pdf files, preferred) to: email@example.com. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.
For consideration, applicants must submit all requested information:
§ Cover letter, including summary of background and interest (limit, two pages)
§ Form AO-78, Application for Employment
§ Two (2) most recent performance evaluations or two (2) letters of recommendation
The United States Probation Office, District of Nevada is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusiveness.
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