Kirkland Municipal Court
May 8, 2012
Probation Officer - City of Kirkland ( Job # 12-0026)
Minimum Salary: $4,798.00 per month Maximum Salary: $5,644.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Closes: May 08, 2012 at 11:30 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)
Performs professional probation work to monitor adult misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor offenders and certain juvenile offenders placed on probationary supervision. Assures compliance with the orders of the court; preserves public safety; reduces recidivism; serves as the liaison between the court and the offenders. Conducts pre-sentence investigations, client evaluation, counseling and referrals, and coordinates and monitors client treatment programs.
A Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Sciences, Police Science or closely related field, and three years of progressively responsible probation counseling or counseling in the field of chemical dependency, or; any combination of relevant education and experience that would demonstrate the individual's knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the duties of the position. Criminal justice system experience is highly desirable. Must possess or be able to obtain by hire date a valid Washington State driver's license. Must successfully complete a thorough background check. Must successfully pass a voice stress analyzer.
Must successfully complete the Correctional Services Academy training within six months of employment as required by WAC 139-10-210.
Hours of Work
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Criminal justice system experience is highly desirable. Certification as a Qualified Alcoholism Assessment Officer as required by WAC 275-19 is preferred.
Working Conditions & Physical Activities
Work is performed in an office environment, variable hours, evening and/or weekend court sessions may occur. Exposure to physical hazard may occur occasionally when interviewing hostile clients with a potential for violence in the office or jail. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use arms, hands and fingers to reach, handle, feel, or operate objects, materials, tools, equipment or controls. Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, hear, and talk. Occasionally required to lift in excess of 10 pounds.
As a condition of employment, must become a member of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union (AFSCME) within 30 days of employment or meet alternate regulations as set forth in the Agreement between the Union and the City.
Applicants who are invited to participate in the test and/or interview process will be notified by phone or email.
123 5th Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033
The City of Kirkland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran's status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application or testing process or those needing this announcement in an alternative format may call 425-587-3210 or Telecommunications Device for the Deaf 425-587-3111.
Note: In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, employment of persons hired by the City will be contingent upon presentation of acceptable documents verifying identity and authorization of employment in the United States.
Questions and/or technical issues regarding the on-line application process should be directed to the City of Kirkland Human Resources Department at 425-587-3210.