Probation Program Director



Probation Program Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Employment Status: Full-Time

Reports to: Judge Wetzel/Chief Probation Officer

Work Schedule: 35 hours per week (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Department: Adult Court Services

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field
  • Must possess a minimum of five years of supervisory experience
  • Must hold a valid OPOTA certification to carry a firearm and must re-certify annually
  • Must be trained in defensive tactics
  • Must complete a minimum of forty (40) hours of approved relevant training each year
  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screening; employee may be required to complete these screenings bi-annually or as requested by the Judge or Chief Probation Officer

Function:

Under the supervision of the Chief Probation Officer, the Probation Program Director is responsible for supervising adult felony offenders through the Knox County Common Pleas Court (Chapter 2951 ORC).

Administration:

The Probation Program Director is responsible for case supervision services to adult felony offenders. The Director will work closely with the Chief Probation Officer in the implementation of programs. The Director is responsible for supervising offenders, writing presentence investigations, conducting ORAS assessments, and developing offender case plans. The Director is required to maintain positive working relationships with all community providers and to comply with all policies and procedures of the Adult Court Services department. The Director is responsible for delegating responsibilities and tasks to subordinates to enhance the efficiency of the Adult Court Services office. The Director is required to make critical decisions in order to meet the mission of the Adult Court Services department.

Personnel:

Assists the Chief Probation Officer as needed. As the Probation Program Director he or she will oversee the programming and day to day activities of the Alpha & Omega House in addition to assisting with bailiff duties as needed or any other duty that the court may designate.

 Training

Must complete a minimum of forty (40) hours approved relevant training each year. Must maintain current ORAS certification and firearms certification.

*In accordance with ORC 2301.271, Adult Probation Officers hired after January 1, 2014 must complete the introductory training program within one year of their hire date.

 Application

All application materials should be submitted electronically to humanresources@co.knox.oh.us