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Probation Officer Trainee

Public Safety, Inspections, & Enforcement with NYC Department of Probation (DOP)

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time

Salary $40,963 - $55,196 per year

Work Location Manhattan

Last Updated Last updated 3 days ago

Description Description

The NYC Department of Probation (DOP) is a world leader in working creatively and effectively engaging with people under court-mandated community supervision. Through innovative partnerships with people and organizations throughout the New York City, DOP provides opportunities for those on probation to access services and opportunities that positively impact their life trajectory. Following the best current data on “what works,” staff at DOP engage in meaningful relationships with those on probation in an effort to enhance community safety and decrease recidivism.

The Department is recruiting Probation Officer Trainees for the Divisions of Adult and Juvenile Operation. The Probation Officer Trainees under close supervision, receives a course of training and performs beginning level professional work for the purpose of acquiring knowledge, skill and competence in the field of probation work. The duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducts court ordered investigations of criminal offense(s) to obtain detailed information about the offense, the offender’s legal, economic and psycho-social history and the impact of the offense on the complainant/victim.
  • Prepares and submits written reports and recommendations using available technology.
  • Supervises probationers and provides supportive casework/counseling services.
  • Refers probationers to social, governmental and community agencies and to other entities which may assist in their rehabilitation.
  • Makes home visits to probationers and performs other field work.
  • Corresponds with and visits relatives, community agencies and employers to ensure that probationers are adhering to the conditions of probation.
  • Prepares and maintains case records using available technology.
  • May be assigned to specialized units.
  • Operates a motor vehicle.
  • May be required to carry a firearm for certain assignment

Requirements Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by 30 semester credits in sociology, law, psychology, education, social work, criminology, rehabilitation counseling, counseling, guidance, or related courses that cover contemporary, cultural, social or psychological issues.
  • A motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.
  • Eligibility for Peace Officer status must be maintained for the duration of employment.