Probation Officers are peace officers specifically responsible for providing public protection, supervising offenders and preventing future victimization. The duties require the application of evidence based practices, making evaluations of adults or juveniles and in supervising persons on probation. A Probation Officer is called upon to exercise sound professional judgment in analyzing data and in making recommendations concerning court dispositions.
The incumbent assists persons on probation and other persons whom the probation agency services, which includes victims. Assistance is also provided to criminals who have histories of committing violent crimes and/or persons who may have open, hostile attitudes towards the Probation Officer. A Probation Officer works under the general supervision of a professional employee of higher rank and may help to supervise the work of probation assistants or volunteers. Provides evaluation, investigation, and supervision services to the courts. Does related work as required.