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Court Home Det Spec Job Description Sample


GENERAL FUNCTION Under general supervision, performs a variety of work in the screening, selecting and monitoring compliance of individuals placed into Community Service worker Program, Home Detention, and pre-sentence reports. REPRESENTATIVE ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Note – This list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position. ) Interview potentially hostile individuals in order to asses potential for entry into Electronic Home Detention or community Service Worker Programs, taking into consideration such factors as flight risk, victim safety, and likelihood of compliance and work release. Conducts random checks of participants, by driving to residences, work or other locations to determine compliance with program; reports violations to the court with recommendations or handle on site. Make recommendations to the court regarding individual applicants and program in general, as well as prepare presentence reports. Provide ongoing liaison with the court and other involved in program. Prepares all necessary forms and documents needed to carry out responsibilities; prepares and/or updates policies and procedures as needed. Other Duties – Regular attendance is an essential requirement – Performs related work as assigned and/or required KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Entry Requirements) Knowledge of: Modern policies and practices of criminal justice administration. Office and Court procedures. Ability to: Carry out assigned projects independently to completion. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of persons, often in stressful situations. Maintain confidential and sensitive information. Skill in: Interviewing persons and case investigation. Operating data processing, EHD and other necessary equipment. QUALIFYING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (Minimum Requirements) Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a High school diploma or G.E.D. and an Associate of Arts degree in criminology, police science, criminal justice or related field, and one (1) year of related experience.

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PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Requires frequent sitting, standing and occasional walking. Getting to homes that are not ADA compliant. Requires some lifting of objects weighing up to 20 lbs. This position frequently requires continuous hand and finger movement. Good or correctable vision and frequent hearing acuity for speech discrimination. The employee must be able to talk and to receive and understand written and oral communication and to give written and oral instruction. The position requires the ability to occasionally calculate mathematics problems. WORKING CONDITIONS Normal office situation, with local travel at least 25% of the time, on call 24 hours a day with responsibility to respond. LEGAL and REGULATORY EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS Fair Labor Standards Act: The classification is non-exempt under the laws of fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage and overtime provisions. Representation: The classification is included in the bargaining unit pursuant to the Recognition Article of the current labor agreement between the City of Bremerton and the Teamsters Local 589. Civil Service: The classification is included in the City's Civil Service System. Appointment and Removal Authority: The position is filled by appointment by the Department Head. Removal is by action of the Department Head in conformance with Civil Service Rules. This classification specification does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and employee. It is subject to change by the City, and approved by the Civil Service Commission, as the needs of the City and requirements change.

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