Juvenile Probation Officer Position Available

Juvenile Probation Officer

Knox County Probate/Juvenile Court



Knox County is hiring! Please see the posting information below for more details. Interested and qualified applicants should apply by submitting a resume, cover letter and application to Dana Bushong with Knox County Human Resources at danabushong@co.knox.oh.us. Thank you!


Title:                                                             Juvenile Probation Officer

Department:                                            Juvenile/ Probate Court

Position Type(s):                                    Full-time, 40 hours per week / Non-Exempt, Unclassified          

Typical Work Schedule:                      7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m./ On call as scheduled

Pay Range:                                                 Commensurate with Experience


Objective: Individual will supervise and counsel juveniles that are placed on probation along with performing all duties associated with case management.

Minimum Qualifications: Individual must possess an Associate’s degree in criminal justice, psychology, social work or related field, or other field of instruction/experience approved by the Judge. Individual must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. Individual must meet and maintain all required licenses and certifications as a continued condition of employment.

Essential Job Functions:                        

  • Maintain a minimum caseload of 15 to 25 juvenile delinquency offenders, including juvenile offender truancy probation cases;
  • Conduct regular home, school, employment, and office visits;
  • Document all contacts regarding the child and family;
  • Perform drug screens on juvenile offenders;
  • Make referrals to appropriate agencies and treatment providers;
  • Taking juveniles into custody/arrest for violations of law, probation violations, or direct court orders;
  • Provide on call emergency services as scheduled;
  • Meet with juveniles and their families and legal representatives to inform them about the legal conditions of their probation;
  • Review the legal history and school records of the offender and the facts of the current offense;
  • Formulate recommendations concerning conditional release or institutionalization of offender, consult with involved parties, and present proposal to the court;
  • Make regular visits to offender’s home and school or employer to determine success of failure of rehabilitation programs;
  • Administer risk level assessments to juveniles;
  • Attend any arraignments, pre trials, and intakes as directed by supervisor; and
  • Serve as the main point of contact with juvenile offenders, family members, and treatment professionals for the Juvenile Probation Department.

*See position descriptions for more details.

Posting will remain open until 3/19/21.


Position Description

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