Probation Officer Job Openings - 13 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,847

    SUSA Flex Officer
    Securitas Security Svc USA

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    NEW
    Enhanced Security Officer
    Alutiiq

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Security Officer I
    Blackstone Consulting

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    NEW
    Assistant Security Officer
    Curtiss Wright

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Professional Security Officer
    TTEC

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Enhanced Security Officer
    Alutiiq

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Assistant Security Officer
    Curtiss-Wright Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Professional Security Officer-FLEX
    TTEC

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    SUSA Security Officer - Regular
    Securitas Security Svc USA

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Gatehouse Security Officer- Flex on call
    Erickson Living

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,284

    Security and Emergency Services Officer I - FT - 7am-7pm
    Erickson Living

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,284

    Security and Emergency Services Officer - Flex on call
    Erickson Living

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $32,240

    Officer III, Security and Emergency Services - Part Time - 11pm-7am
    Erickson Living

    Ashburn, VA

Probation Officer Jobs

average

$49,360

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  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People
  • Unpleasant/Angry People
  • Mostly Sitting

What does a Probation Officer do

A Probation Officer manages offenders in order to protect the public and reduce the incidence of re-offending. They provide advice and information about offenders to assist with court sentencing, as well as help with the rehabilitation of ex-offenders into the community.

how to become a Probation Officer

Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists usually need a bachelor’s degree. In addition, most employers require candidates to pass competency exams, drug testing, and a criminal background check.

A valid driver’s license is often required, and most agencies require applicants to be at least 21 years old.

Education

A bachelor’s degree in social work, criminal justice, behavioral sciences, or a related field is usually required. Some employers require a master’s degree in a related field. Exact requirements will vary by jurisdiction.

Training

Most probation officers and correctional treatment specialists must complete a training program sponsored by their state government or the federal government, after which they may have to pass a certification test. In addition, they may be required to work as trainees for up to 1 year before being offered a permanent position.

Some probation officers and correctional treatment specialists specialize in a certain type of casework. For example, an officer may work only with domestic violence probationers or deal only with substance abuse cases. Some may work only cases involving juvenile offenders. Officers receive the appropriate specific training so that they are better prepared to help that type of probationer. Training may include site visits to probationers’ homes under the watch of a probation officer supervisor.

Other Experience

Although job requirements vary, previous work experience in probation, pretrial services, parole, corrections, criminal investigations, substance abuse treatment, social work, or counseling can be helpful in the hiring process.

Previous experience working in courthouses or with probationers in the criminal justice field can also be useful for some positions.

Advancement

Advancement to supervisory positions is primarily based on experience and performance. A master’s degree in criminal justice, social work, or psychology may be required for advancement.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists must be able to effectively interact with many different people, such as probationers and their family members, lawyers, judges, treatment providers, and law enforcement.

Critical-thinking skills. Workers must be able to assess the needs of individual probationers before determining the best resources for helping them.

Decisionmaking skills. Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists must consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and be able to choose appropriately.

Emotional stability. Workers must cope with hostile individuals or otherwise upsetting circumstances on the job.

Organizational skills. Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists must be able to manage multiple cases at the same time.

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Top Skills for a Probation Officer

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Top Probation Officer Skills

Many of the most in demand skills for probation officer jobs include:
  1. Adult Offenders
  2. Caseload
  3. Adult Probationers
Resumes for candidates with the best skills tend to look like this:
  • Supervised adult offenders to monitor compliance with court ordered conditions.
  • Administered caseloads for 200 defendants concurrently.
  • Supervised a case load of over 200 adult probationers convicted of misdemeanor and felony offenses.
  • Referred offenders to appropriate community agencies to complete services in compliance with court orders.
  • Developed written supervision plans based upon identified risk and condition imposed.

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Top Probation Officer Employers

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Top 10 Probation Officer Employers

Probation Officer positions seems to be very popular at Georgia Department of Corrections where they currently get hired the most.

Candidates for Probation Officers have the most opportunities to get a job at these companies:
  1. Judicial Correction Services
  2. Sentinel Offender Services
  3. Us Probation Office
  4. North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Overall, there are 10 companies that have hired for Probation Officer candidates.

Georgia Department of Corrections, Judicial Correction Services, Sentinel Offender Services, Us Probation Office, North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Cuyahoga County, NYC, The Justice Network, Inc., Baton Rouge City Court, Southeast Corrections

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