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Company Name : State of Alaska
Company Location : Bethel, AK 99559
Job Position : Adult Probation Officer 1/2 (PCN 4422/6063)
Job Category : Jobs in Bethel, AK 99559
Job Description :
The Department of Corrections, Division of Pretrial, Probation and Parole, is recruiting for an Adult Probation Officer 1/2 located at the Bethel District Office in Bethel, Alaska.
The Department of Corrections is currently offering a hire incentive bonus of
up to $5,000.00
to newly hired Adult Probation Officers (APO 1-5) positions. The incentive bonus will be paid in two equal installments, less mandatory deductions. Employees will be eligible for the first installment after successful completion of 300 hours worked. Employees will be eligible for the second and final installment after the employee’s successful completion of probation officer certification by the Alaska Police Standards Council. For rehires not serving a new probationary period or subject to re-certification, the second installment will be paid after one year of employment. To receive an incentive, employees are expected to agree to a two-year term of employment with the Department of Corrections.
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 transport. 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 violations 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 Department 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:
The Bethel office provides a fast-paced work environment which may include specialized caseloads to enhance career development. As a hub for many other surrounding villages, the office helps enhance public safety in rural Alaska as well as encourage positive change for those who are justice involved.
The working environment you can expect:
The Bethel District Office covers a large area in western Alaska and some parts of Interior. Bethel is the “Hub” for the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta and has a population of approximately 6,000; the majority of the people living in Bethel are Yupik Eskimo. The Bethel Pretrial, Probation, Parole Office is considered a rural office and is staffed with two District Supervisors, seven Probation Officers, and two Criminal Justice Technicians
Who we are looking for:
Positive attitude and ability to be flexible despite a high-speed environment with 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.
Ability to work in non-standard environments including travel by small airplanes, boats, all terrain vehicles.
Willingness to face unique challenges with innovative and resourceful solutions, primarily focusing on culturally relevant reintegration, for probationers and parolees returning back to their communities.
Adult Probation Officer 1 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 2 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.
Additional Required Information
Three professional references
IMPORTANT NOTICE – Background Investigation Requirements and Deadline
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: https://doc.alaska.gov/admin/docs/Background%20Packet%20and%20Instructions.pdf?060921 and submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will not be moved forward in the process without this completed.
The most qualified applicants will receive a job offer that is conditional upon successful completion of a background investigation, medical examination, drug screening and psychological evaluation. All job offers are conditional pending successful completion of these requirements. The medical examination requirement will be coordinated and paid for by the Department.
Candidates will be required to submit copies of the following documents:
Certified HS/GED transcripts
Birth certificate or valid 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-22 Form)
Military Evaluations, if applicable
The background investigation requires candidates to complete a background packet, which includes attaching the above required documents in order for our office to verify you meet the minimum qualifications and requirements set forth by the Alaska Police Standards Council. Upon hire, applicants will also be subject to fingerprinting.
It is crucial that you are honest and provide accurate information in your application, during your interview, and during the background investigation process. All information requested is required. It is important that you keep copies of all documents that you submit. Any copies of documents submitted to our office will not be returned and requested copies will be denied.
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.
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.
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. 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=alaska.
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 (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. 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 email@example.com. For applicant password assistance please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/OnlineApplication/User/ResetPassword
Tammy Axelsson, Chief Probation Officer Phone: (907)451-5062 firstname.lastname@example.org
Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefits
The following information describes
typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.
For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)
Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental
The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/programs/index.html for additional information.
Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers
Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman’s Union
Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)
The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.
Labor, Trades and Crafts
Public Safety Employees Association
Masters, Mates & Pilots
Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)
Optional Insurance Benefits
Group-based insurance premiums for
Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)
Long-term and short-term disability
Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
Supplemental Survivor Benefits
Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expenses
Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS)
Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees)
Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees)
Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security
Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program
Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options
See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/retirement/index.html for additional information
Paid Leave & Other Benefits
Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
Eleven paid holidays a year
Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.
See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/ghlb/employee/health/gymListing.html for additional information
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