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Marion County Adult Probation Department of the Common Pleas Court is seeking a Probation Officer position.


This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $18.00 per hour.



·         Applicant must have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree from accredited educational institution in the field of criminal justice, criminology, psychology, or related field; or associate degree with two or more years of experience in criminal justice, criminology, social services, case management, counseling or related field.

·         Strong typing and computer skills a must.

·         Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, etc. Computer database knowledge preferred.

·         Proficiency in record keeping and report writing.

·         Strong understanding of the legal processes of the Criminal Justice System.

·         Strong skills in problem solving, prioritization, and organization is critical.

·         Positions that are of a specialized area must possess a basic understanding of the caseload in which they are specialized.

·         Probation Officer experience preferred.


SUMMARY:  Supervision of adults who have been placed on community control following conviction of one or more criminal felony offenses. This includes regular contact with offenders in the office, field, and other community locations. Development of case plans to address identified risk factors, and utilization of evidence based supervision practices to facilitate behavioral changes. The Probation Officer will monitor and document offender’s supervision progress, enforce offender’s compliance with court orders, investigate and verify information provided by offenders, conduct ORAS assessments, prepare probation violation reports, conduct drug screens, transport offenders to correctional and/or treatment facilities, submit written reports to the Court, and testify in various court hearings. Caseload is dependent upon classification of probationers (low risk, medium risk, high risk, and special needs). The position requires some evening and weekend hours, although minimal.  This position reports directly to the Chief Probation Officer of the Common Pleas Court. 



Pre-employment screening required including employment references, criminal background check, drug test and skills testing. This position is regularly exposed to sensitive information and the incumbent is required to keep any such information strictly confidential.  ORAS certification required within probationary period.  Candidate will be required to successfully complete the Probation Officer Academy Training within the first year of employment.  Applicants must have a valid driver's license, no prohibition against carrying firearms. Starting salary is $18.00/hour depending upon college education accomplishments and professional experience, along with standard county benefits including health insurance, vacation, sick leave, and PERS.



The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job.  It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job.  The Chief Probation Officer of the Marion County Probation Department has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time.  This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.


Application Information:

Qualified applicants should send resume, cover letter, proof of education and completed civil service application to: Jennifer Miller, Chief Probation Officer, Marion County Adult Probation Dept., Marion County Courthouse, 100 N. Main St., Marion, Ohio 43302 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Marion County is an equal opportunity employer. 

Application Deadline:  Friday, January 26, 2018  


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