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Adult Probation Officer I/II - Anchorage, AK #7795166

Company: State of Alaska

Date: 01/14/2021

City: Anchorage, AK

Employment type: Full-time

The Department of Corrections, Division of Institutions, is recruiting for an Adult Probation Officer I/II located in Anchorage, Alaska in the Electronic Monitoring Office.


The Anchorage Electronic Monitoring Office consists of six probation officers, one office assistant, and one criminal justice technician with a satellite office in Palmer consisting of two probation officers and one criminal justice technician when fully staffed.


 


What you will be doing: 


To place and monitor inmates on Sentenced Electronic Monitoring.  To conduct home inspections and field contacts.  To complete and process new incoming EM applications, write discretionary and rescission parole reports.


  


The key responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: 



  • Document case management decisions regarding offenders' compliance, place of residence, place of employment or education, social contacts, etc.;
  • Document case management decisions for release to probation/parole supervision;
  • Pursue and analyze progress reports from treatment providers;
  • Document and maintain current submission of offender specific critical conditions and other Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN) entries;
  • Investigate all reports of offenders' non-compliance with EM terms and conditions;
  • Assess offenders' progress under supervision and appropriately prepare/transition offender for change in status;
  • Complete Risk Assessments as needed;
  • Attend necessary training and coaching related to assessment completion and ensure a high degree of proficiency, accuracy, and timeliness;
  • Supervise offenders on Electronic Monitoring at various levels of intensity;
  • Attend Discretionary and rescission parole hearings;
  • Serve offenders with notice of hearings within guidelines;
  • Communicate with the District Attorney's Office when needed;
  • Testify before the Court as a witness to allegations in petitions to revoke release or supervision; 
  • Travel to cover and work in the Palmer EM Office whenever needed; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Our organization, mission and culture:


To promote public safety by supervising inmates who are on Sentenced Electronic Monitoring.


The benefits of joining our team:


Our unit contributes to the safety and protection of the community by supervising inmates within the community.  There are opportunities for career advancement within our department.  You will be able to work with a good group of personnel.


 


The working conditions you can expect:


Anchorage EM Office is the physical location for the job and you may be required to work and cover the Palmer EM Office.  In the morning you will process intakes, take schedules and payment from inmates.  In the afternoon, you will conduct field contacts and home inspections.


 


Who we are looking for:


The desired candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:



  • Knowledge of research techniques and the methods of compiling, analyzing, organizing, and reporting data;
  • Ability to understand the principles and techniques of adult corrections or probation, adult treatment, rehabilitation or probation;
  • Ability to effectively work with law enforcement agencies, community organizations and services, the criminal justice system, private and public employment agencies and other service organizations in the community;
  • Ability to effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Ability to learn the principles and techniques of adult rehabilitation, probation or social casework and/or therapeutic treatment;
  • Ability to learn about various social service programs, community resources, and public services;
  • Ability to analyze behavior patterns, exercise sound judgment to assess and work with probationers/parolees, and cope with hostile and aggressive behavior;
  • Ability to quickly analyze situations, remain calm, and make sound decisions under conditions of stress or danger;
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure; and
  • Ability to work independently.

Adult Probation Officer I


A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in any field


Or substitution:


Four years of paraprofessional experience in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, corrections, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement.


Or substitution:


Four years in any combination of post secondary education from an accredited college and paraprofessional experience in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, corrections, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement (3 semester or 4 quarter hours of post-secondary education are equal to one month of experience).


Adult Probation Officer II


A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in any field


And


One year of entry level professional experience in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement, or as a social services case manager or counselor.


Or substitution:


Four years of paraprofessional experience in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, corrections, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement.


And


One year of entry level professional experience in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement, or as a social services case manager or counselor.


Or substitution:


Four years in any combination of post secondary education from an accredited college and paraprofessional experience in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, corrections, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement (3 semester or 4 quarter hours of post-secondary education are equal to one month of experience).


And


One year of entry level professional experience in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement, or as a social services case manager or counselor.


There is no substitution for the one year of professional experience.


Special Note: 


At the time of employment a qualified applicant must: be 21 years of age and a United States citizen; have a high school or home school diploma recognized or certified by a state or a local school district within a state as having met that state's graduation requirement; or have a General Educational Development certificate. 


Possess a valid driver's license issued within the United States at time of appointment.  


Individuals not continuously employed since February 9, 1991, by the State of Alaska Department of Corrections in a "correctional officer," "probation officer," or "parole officer" position, as defined by 13 AAC 85.900, are subject to requirements established by Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC). As a condition of continued employment, these individuals must obtain a basic correctional officer certificate issued by the APSC within 14 months of hire.


Any employment action that resulted in discharge, resignation in lieu of discharge, or discipline, must be disclosed at the time of application to vacancies within this classification. Applicants who fail to provide this information will be deemed to be ineligible for interview or further consideration. Applicants with an employment action that makes them ineligible for certification under APSC regulations will be ineligible to receive an interview or further consideration.


For purposes of the minimum qualifications for this job class, "misdemeanor" means:


1)  A crime classified as a misdemeanor in Alaska at the time the crime was committed.


2)  A crime committed in another jurisdiction for which there was a conviction in that jurisdiction by a civilian or military court is a "misdemeanor" conviction if the crime has elements similar to those of a misdemeanor under Alaska law at the time the offense was committed.


3) An offense punishable as a misdemeanor in Alaska or under the law of another jurisdiction, that results in a completed suspended imposition of sentence, expungement of record, or a pardon, is considered a "misdemeanor" conviction unless the offense was committed by the person before the age of 21.


A qualified applicant may not:


Have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court. 


Have been convicted during the past ten (10) years by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court of a crime of dishonesty or moral turpitude, of a crime that resulted in serious physical injury to another person, or of two or more driving under the influence offenses. 


Have illegally manufactured, transported, or sold a controlled substance during the past 10 years, provided you were under 21 years of age at the time.


Have illegally used a Schedule IA, IIA, IIIA, IVA, or VA controlled substance during the past 5 years, provided you were at least 21 years of age at the time.


Have used marijuana during the last year, provided you were at least 21 years of age at the time.


Have been denied certification by the Alaska Police Standards Council or the responsible certifying agency in any other issuing jurisdiction unless the denial, revocation, or surrender has been rescinded by the council under 13 AAC 85.270 or by the responsible certifying agency of the issuing jurisdiction.


Have ever used a controlled substance while employed as a certifiable municipal, state, federal peace officer, correctional officer, adult probation officer, or military law enforcement officer.REQUIRED DOCUMENTS


At time of interview the following:



  • Any performance evaluations from previous or current employers; 
  • Resume
  • Professional references; and
  • The last 5 years of employment history to include the employers name, your job title, the name and phone number of your supervisor, and dates of employment if this is not already included on your online application.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Background Investigation Requirements and Deadline


Applicants who meet minimum qualifications and the pre-interview screening criteria will be offered an interview.


A full criminal history check will be required for all applicants. As part of this process you will need to complete the F-3 Personal History, located at: 


http://www.correct.state.ak.us/admin/docs/Background%20Packet%20and%20Instructions.pdf?04252019


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and submit to: DOC.HR.Recruitment@alaska.gov. You will not be moved forward in the process without this completed.

The most qualified applicants will receive a job offer that is conditional upon successful completion of a background investigation, medical examination, drug screening and psychological evaluation. All job offers are conditional pending successful completion of these requirements. Applicants who are given a conditional job offer will be responsible for scheduling and paying for their own medical examination and drug testing.


Candidates will be required to submit copies of the following documents:  



  • HS diploma, GED or transcripts (must show date of graduation)
  • Birth certificate or passport
  • HS Foreign Equivalency Evaluation, if applicable
  • Naturalization certificate, if applicable
  • DD-214 form, if applicable (must show date and type of discharge and reason for separation narrative for all periods of service in each branch of the military, such as the DD-214 Long Form and NGB-2 Form) 
  • Military Evaluations, if applicable

 


The background investigation requires candidates to complete a background packet, which includes attaching the above required documents in order for our office to verify you meet the minimum qualifications and requirements set forth by the Alaska Police Standards Council. Upon hire, applicants will also be subject to fingerprinting.


 


It is crucial that you are honest and provide accurate information in your application, during your interview, and during the background investigation process. All information requested is required. It is important that you keep copies of all documents that you submit. Any copies of documents submitted to our office will not be returned and requested copies will be denied.


 


Note: Applicants who are not forthright, honest, or who intentionally or unintentionally omit information during the recruitment and selection process may be disqualified from further consideration of employment.


PREA NOTIFICATION


The Department of Corrections follows and maintains federal and state requirements standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which apply to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including:



  • Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution;
  • Convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or
  • Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above.

 


EDUCATION 


If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview, at the discretion of the hiring manager.


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION 


Education completed in foreign colleges, universities, or high schools may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution or high school.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


WORK EXPERIENCE


If using work experience in your Applicant Profile, you must also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment and whether full or part-time. Applicant Profiles will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and Minimum Qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.


FIREARMS 


This position requires the use or possession of a firearm or ammunition. In accordance with the federal Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 (PL 104-208), if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, you may not hold this position.


A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is an offense that is (1) a misdemeanor under Federal or state law; and (2) has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.


If you have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, do NOT apply for this position.


CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS/APSIN/ACOMS


Please be aware – this position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN)/Alaska Corrections Offender Management System (ACOMS).  A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN/ACOMS.  DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice.  Additionally, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance.


FINGERPRINT NOTICE


All Department of Corrections employees are required to be fingerprinted. The successful candidate must pass a criminal history check.


FLEXIBLY STAFFED


This position is flexibly staffed.  This vacancy may be filled at either the I or II level, depending on the applicant's training and/or experience.  The salary range is identified at the top of this notice and depends on the experience of the selected candidate(s).  Starting salary will be determined by the level at which the position is hired. If filled at level I, promotion to the level II will occur upon successful completion of the probationary period and required training, as well as the applicant meeting the minimum qualifications of the higher job class.


MULTIPLE VACANCIES NOTICE


This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.


NOTICE 


Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the 'govermentjobs.com' domains. For information on allowing emails from the 'governmentjobs.com' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at https://www.governmentjobs.com/js_lostpswd.cfm?&topheader=alaska.


 


EEO STATEMENT


The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.


WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE


Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to recruitment.services@alaska.gov.


For applicant password assistance please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/OnlineApplication/User/ResetPassword


For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:


Name: Sabrina A. McKnuckles


Phone: (907) 269-5015


Email:  sabrina.mcnuckles@alaska.gov 


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