Probation officers provide casework services to probationers at the direction of the Superior Court under the provisions of evidence-based practices and consistent with the Arizona Code of Judicial Administration (ACJA). The duties of a probation officer include supervising the caseloads of assigned probationers, meeting with probationers in their homes or at their places of school/work, conducting interviews and social or pre-sentence/pre-disposition investigations, evaluating probationers' progress, performing searches, and making arrests. Because probationers under Court supervision are convicted felons, felony adjudicated delinquents and/or persons with domestic violence convictions/adjudications, these job duties expose the probation officers to a risk of being assaulted by probationers, family members and others in proximity to the probationers. As a result, the probation officer position is designated as a safety-sensitive position in accordance with ACJA •6-106(A) and ACJA •6-107(A). All probation officers must "demonstrate, by proficiency testing, competency and understanding of the physical and verbal techniques and tactics presented at the defensive tactics training academy," ACJA •6-107(G)(1)(b). The proficiency testing is based upon whether they can perform the skills or tactics (or comparable alternatives) necessary for self-defense.To Apply
- Note: Resumes are considered supplemental information only. Failure to complete the entire online application, including fully detailing all education and experience, will likely result in disqualification. Please read and follow the Superior Court Application Instructions .
- Complete and submit your application, resume, letter of interest online.
- Print, read, complete, and return to Superior Court Human Resources at 401 E. Spring St., Kingman, AZ 86401 the additional Probation Department Supplemental Application Packet .
:Your application will not be screened until the Probation Department Supplemental Application packet is received by Superior Court Human Resources.Be sure your packet is notarized as well. Essential Job Functions
Please see the job description for the job functions.Minimum Qualifications
Be a United States citizen or legal resident. Have a bachelor's degree with a preference in the behavioral sciences or a related field from an accredited college or university. Be a minimum age of twenty-one (21) years. Must successfully pass a pre-employment character and fitness background investigation, including but not limited to: fingerprinting and criminal history records check, Department of Child Safety (DCS) Central Registry check, (MVD) driving records check, psychological evaluation, polygraph examination, and submit to and pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen. Must successfully complete 40-hour Defensive Tactics Training Academy as soon as practical, but no later than 120 days from the date of employment (see ACJA •6-107(G)). Must demonstrate, by proficiency testing, competency and understanding of the physical and verbal techniques and tactics presented at the Defensive Tactics Training Academy. Must successfully complete eight (8) hours of defensive tactics refresher training on an annual basis. Must maintain certificate of successful completion of defensive tactics training. Must successfully complete the Probation Certification Academy and Intensive Probation Institute, if assigned, within the first twelve (12) months of employment (see ACJA •6-107(F)). Must submit to a medical examination required by Corrections Officer Retirement Plan. SPECIAL JOB REQUIREMENT
- Must possess a valid driver's license at the start of employment and maintain said license while employed in this position.
- Provide acceptable driving history at no cost to the County.
- If Probation Officer chooses to be armed, must attend and pass 40-hour Firearms Academy and maintain 8-hours annual "shoot" requirement for recertification purposes.
- Must obtain defensive driving certification and first aid/CPR certification within sixty (60) days of employment and maintain certifications while employed in this position.
- Must complete annual training as required by the Committee on Judicial Education and Training (COJET).
- Employees are subject to immediate callout when an emergency, disaster or breach of homeland security occurs. Employees shall be available, unless excused, to ensure the court is adequately staffed during and immediately following natural and/or manmade disasters, infectious disease outbreaks, and acts of terrorism. This may require assisting other employees in the work unit in accomplishing assignments as necessary and the working of unusual, long hours over an extended period of time with infrequent breaks or rest periods. An employee who is working with an accommodation must meet with their supervisor and division head to discuss their requirement for response.
- This is a safety sensitive position.