Adult Probation Officer I/II (20-4439) - #19543424

State of Alaska


Date: Apr 5, 2021
City: Fairbanks, AK
Contract type: Full time
State of Alaska

The Department of Corrections, Division of Pretrial, Probation & Parole, is recruiting for


an  Adult Probation Officer I/II located in Fairbanks, Alaska.


What you will be doing:


The Adult Pretrial, Probation, Parole Officer position provides supervision and case management for adult male and female offenders who are required to report to the Department of Corrections.  Job duties include working directly with felony offenders by conducting office meetings, interviews, completing risk/need assessments, urinalysis tests, providing referrals for treatment needs, conducting field contacts, as well as violation arrests and offender transports.  The position requires acquiring and documenting historical and current information for the individuals under the supervision of the office.  Officers ensure offender compliance with court or parole board issued conditions and report any violation to those entities. 


Our organization, mission and culture: 


The vision of the Department of Corrections Division of Pretrial, Probation, and Parole is to serve Alaska's diverse population through objective, legal, and evidence-based community supervision, while respecting the rights of victims, defendants, probationers, and parolees.  We are committed to promoting a healthier, stronger, safer Alaska.  The Adult Pretrial, Probation, Parole Officer is an essential position for helping the Defendant fulfill this vision.  They work closely with those under supervision as well as victims and community partners to help ensure each office is held to the highest standard. 


Our mission is to help provide positive change in every town, village, and neighborhood in Alaska by enhancing public safety, assisting the court with the fair administration of justice for victims and defendants, and by providing quality supervision that holds defendants accountable, while connecting them to community partners and resources that can provide an individual the tools for long-term change and success.  


The benefits of joining our team:


When you become part of the Fairbanks Adult Probation Field Office, you are becoming an integral part of a team that strives to promote a culture of positive change for defendants reintegrating into the community coupled with holding defendants accountable for their actions.  


Working environment you can expect: 


The Fairbank Adult Probation Field Office is responsible for a geographic area extending from the Alaska Range to the Brooks Range, including the Tanana and Yukon River watersheds. The daily work environment includes interaction with defendants, victims, the court, and community partners to enhance effective supervision and community safety.  


Who we are looking for: 



  • Positive attitude and ability to be flexible in a high-speed environment and rapidly changing priorities and interruption.

  • Effective communicator: Demonstrates open, honest and respectful written and verbal communication with people of all cultural backgrounds, ages, and levels of education.

  • Self-starter who is well organized with a strong work ethic.

  • Excellent case management skills and a desire to help individuals make appropriate choices regarding behavior, employment, education, finances, accommodations, and/or personal relationships.


Adult Probation Officer I


A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in any field


Or substitution:


Four years of paraprofessional experience in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, corrections, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement.


Or substitution:


Four years in any combination of post secondary education from an accredited college and paraprofessional experience in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, corrections, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement (3 semester or 4 quarter hours of post-secondary education are equal to one month of experience).


Adult Probation Officer II


A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in any field


And


One year of entry level professional experience in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement, or as a social services case manager or counselor.


Or substitution:


Four years of paraprofessional experience in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, corrections, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement.


And


One year of entry level professional experience in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement, or as a social services case manager or counselor.


Or substitution:


Four years in any combination of post secondary education from an accredited college and paraprofessional experience in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, corrections, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement (3 semester or 4 quarter hours of post-secondary education are equal to one month of experience).


And


One year of entry level professional experience in probation, parole, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement, or as a social services case manager or counselor.


There is no substitution for the one year of professional experience.


Special Note: 


At the time of employment a qualified applicant must: be 21 years of age and a United States citizen; have a high school or home school diploma recognized or certified by a state or a local school district within a state as having met that state's graduation requirement; or have a General Educational Development certificate. 


Possess a valid driver's license issued within the United States at time of appointment.  


Individuals not continuously employed since February 9, 1991, by the State of Alaska Department of Corrections in a "correctional officer," "probation officer," or "parole officer" position, as defined by 13 AAC 85.900, are subject to requirements established by Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC). As a condition of continued employment, these individuals must obtain a basic correctional officer certificate issued by the APSC within 14 months of hire.


Any employment action that resulted in discharge, resignation in lieu of discharge, or discipline, must be disclosed at the time of application to vacancies within this classification. Applicants who fail to provide this information will be deemed to be ineligible for interview or further consideration. Applicants with an employment action that makes them ineligible for certification under APSC regulations will be ineligible to receive an interview or further consideration.


For purposes of the minimum qualifications for this job class, "misdemeanor" means:


1)  A crime classified as a misdemeanor in Alaska at the time the crime was committed.


2)  A crime committed in another jurisdiction for which there was a conviction in that jurisdiction by a civilian or military court is a "misdemeanor" conviction if the crime has elements similar to those of a misdemeanor under Alaska law at the time the offense was committed.


3) An offense punishable as a misdemeanor in Alaska or under the law of another jurisdiction, that results in a completed suspended imposition of sentence, expungement of record, or a pardon, is considered a "misdemeanor" conviction unless the offense was committed by the person before the age of 21.


A qualified applicant may not:


Have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court. 


Have been convicted during the past ten (10) years by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court of a crime of dishonesty or moral turpitude, of a crime that resulted in serious physical injury to another person, or of two or more driving under the influence offenses. 


Have illegally manufactured, transported, or sold a controlled substance during the past 10 years, provided you were under 21 years of age at the time.


Have illegally used a Schedule IA, IIA, IIIA, IVA, or VA controlled substance during the past 5 years, provided you were at least 21 years of age at the time.


Have used marijuana during the last year, provided you were at least 21 years of age at the time.


Have been denied certification by the Alaska Police Standards Council or the responsible certifying agency in any other issuing jurisdiction unless the denial, revocation, or surrender has been rescinded by the council under 13 AAC 85.270 or by the responsible certifying agency of the issuing jurisdiction.


Have ever used a controlled substance while employed as a certifiable municipal, state, federal peace officer, correctional officer, adult probation officer, or military law enforcement officer.IMPORTANT NOTICE - Background Investigation Requirements and Deadline 


 


Applicants who meet minimum qualifications and the pre-interview screening criteria will be offered an interview.


A full criminal history check will be required for all applicants. As part of this process you will need to complete the F-3 Personal History located at: http://www.correct.state.ak.us/admin/docs/Background%20Packet%20and%20Instructions.pdf?05022018 and submit to: http://DOC.HR.Recruitment@alaska.gov. You will not be moved forward in the process without this completed form.


 


Candidates will be required to submit copies of the following documents:  



  • HS diploma, GED or transcripts (must show date of graduation)

  • Birth certificate or passport

  • HS Foreign Equivalency Evaluation, if applicable

  • Naturalization certificate, if applicable

  • DD-214 form, if applicable (must show date and type of discharge and reason for separation narrative for all periods of service in each branch of the military, such as the DD-214 Long Form and NGB-2 Form) 

  • Military Evaluations, if applicable


The background investigation requires candidates to complete a background packet, which includes attaching the above required documents in order to verify the minimum qualifications and requirements set forth by the Alaska Police Standards Council are met. Upon hire, applicants will also be subject to fingerprinting.


 


Note: Applicants who are not forthright, honest, or who intentionally or unintentionally omit information during the recruitment and selection process may be disqualified from further consideration of employment.


Other Requirements:



  • Requires frequent travel within the State (normally one trip of up to 3 days length occurring monthly). 

  • Requires use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN), which includes passing a background investigation including fingerprinting will be conducted. 


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:



  • Resume (at time of interview);

  • Last three performance evaluations (at time of interview), if available; and

  • List of three professional references (at time of interview).


PREA NOTIFICATION


The Department of Corrections follows and maintains federal and state requirements standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which apply to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including:



  • Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution;

  • Convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or

  • Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above.


 


EDUCATION 


If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview, at the discretion of the hiring manager.


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION 


Education completed in foreign colleges, universities, or high schools may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution or high school.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


WORK EXPERIENCE


If using work experience in your Applicant Profile, you must also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment and whether full or part-time. Applicant Profiles will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and Minimum Qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.


FIREARMS 


This position requires the use or possession of a firearm or ammunition. In accordance with the federal Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 (PL 104-208), if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, you may not hold this position.


A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is an offense that is (1) a misdemeanor under Federal or state law; and (2) has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.


If you have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, do NOT apply for this position.


CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS/APSIN/ACOMS


Please be aware – this position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN)/Alaska Corrections Offender Management System (ACOMS).  A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN/ACOMS.  DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice.  Additionally, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance.


FINGERPRINT NOTICE


All Department of Corrections employees are required to be fingerprinted. The successful candidate must pass a criminal history check.


FLEXIBLY STAFFED


This position is flexibly staffed.  This vacancy may be filled at either the I or II level, depending on the applicant's training and/or experience.  The salary range is identified at the top of this notice and depends on the experience of the selected candidate(s).  Starting salary will be determined by the level at which the position is hired. If filled at level I, promotion to the level II will occur upon successful completion of the probationary period and required training, as well as the applicant meeting the minimum qualifications of the higher job class.


MULTIPLE VACANCIES NOTICE


This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.


NOTICE 


Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the 'govermentjobs.com' domains. For information on allowing emails from the 'governmentjobs.com' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at https://www.governmentjobs.com/js_lostpswd.cfm?&topheader=alaskaxqttzadavcxcbszsqyautyfrbst.


EEO STATEMENT


The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at the address above. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.


WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE


Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to recruitment.services@alaska.gov.


For applicant password assistance please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/js_lostpswd.cfm?&topheader=alaska


For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:


Name: Amber Terrill/Jason Petty


Phone: 907-458-6838/458-6833


Fax:  907-458-6831


Email:  amber.terrill@alaska.gov/jason.petty@alaska.gov 

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