Adult Probation Officer /a

State of Alaska
Full Time 2.67 semester per week $27 - $31 Per hour AK Alaska State Corrections Department, Craig, AK 99921, United States Apply before 5/28/2024 5:00
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Overview


The Department of Corrections, Division of Institutions,is recruiting for an Adult Probation Officer 1/2A for the Fairbanks Correctional Center (FCC) located in Fairbanks, Alaska.
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What you will be doing:
Adult Probation Officers are responsible for supervising a caseload of adult felony and misdemeanor offenders who are under the jurisdiction of the Superior Court, District Courts or the Alaska Parole Board and have been remanded to the custody and care of the Department of Corrections. You will prepare various types of reports, manage communications with offenders and be able to utilize multiple types of media. In performing your duties, you will need to make sound decisions to ensure compliance with department policy, standard operational procedures and state statues. You will need to prioritize your work daily, be flexible and willing to adapt to a continually changing work environment.

Our organization, mission, and culture:

Our mission statement provides that Offenders in our charge will be treated in a safe and humane manner and will be expected to enhance their ability to reform every day. Your interaction with offenders can help them work towards a more positive release outcome by connecting resources when able throughout the State. You will help guide their way during incarceration towards programming and rehabilitative needs. We can make a difference every day by continually encouraging those in our care to evaluate life choices to produce a better outcome. You have the ability to play a vital role in the reduction of recidivism by possessing a positive attitude and respectful communication skills.

The benefits of joining our team:
We are a smaller staffed probation office and have the opportunity for flexible work hours during the standard work week. You also have the opportunity for career advancement and enrichment within our facility, Department and with other state agencies. You will have the ability to network around the state and enhance your portfolio, allowing for growth to become a versatile Adult Probation Officer connecting reentry and rehabilitative programs to Alaskans in need.

The working environment you can expect:

The Fairbanks Correctional Center is a close security institution serving as an intake facility for Northern Alaska and providing sentenced prisoner housing. Prisoners are provided an opportunity for reformation through a variety of programs including educational courses, substance abuse treatment and alternatives to violence instruction. Your office will be located within the facility with restricted movement by security measures.


Who we are looking for:
We are looking for a person with excellent team-work and interpersonal skills; an ability to work effectively and calmly with individuals who can be offensive, upset or hostile. In addition you will need excellent communication and writing skills as you will often need to provide written or oral evaluative reports. You should be able to supervise your case load in a way that promotes understanding of various backgrounds, demographic challenges and a variety of cultures that are uniquely Alaskan.

Minimum Qualifications

PJ04A1 –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, pretrial, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, corrections, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement.
 
Or substitution:
Four years in any combination of postsecondary education from an accredited college and paraprofessional experience in probation, parole, pretrial, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, corrections, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement (2.67 semester hours or 4 quarter hours of post-secondary education are equal to one month of experience).  
 
All Adult Probation Officer 1 positions are flexibly staffed. Advancement to the Adult Probation Officer 2 level occurs only when the incumbent successfully completes all training, including the specified terms of the APSC training and certification requirements, and is certified by the supervisor as prepared to perform at the next level. Advancement to the Adult Probation Officer 2B level is contingent upon completion of the Department’s Probation Officer Academy and the Probation Officer Field Training Manual.

PJ04A2/PJ04A3–Adult Probation Officer 2 (A or B)
Successful completion of training under a formally established Adult Probation Officer 1-2 (A or B) flexible staffing training plan with the State of Alaska;
OR
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in any field.  
And
One year of professional experience in probation, parole, pretrial, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement, or as a social services case manager or counselor.  
 
Or substitution:
Five years in any combination of postsecondary education from an accredited college and paraprofessional experience in probation, parole, pretrial, criminal justice, juvenile justice, public safety, law enforcement or corrections. (2.67 semester hours or 4 quarter hours of postsecondary education are equal to one month of experience).

Special Note (All Levels):
At the time of employment, a qualified applicant must: be 21 years of age and a United States citizen or a United States National; 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.
 
Some positions in this job class series may be required to carry a firearm and maintain a firearms proficiency qualification. If this requirement is present, it will be stated in the position description and vacancy announcement.
 
Employees may be required to work shift assignments and on-call availability may be required.    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

IMPORTANT NOTICE - BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINE A full criminal history check is required for all applicants. YOU WILL NOT MOVE FORWARD IN THE PROCESS WITHOUT COMPLETING AND SUBMITTING YOUR NOTARIZED F-3 PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT FORM.The F-3 Personal History Statement Form and Background Packet can be downloaded at:Once completed and notarized return to: 
As part of the personal history, applicants will be required to submit copies of the following documents:
  • Certified Highschool/GED transcripts (must be received directly from certifying institution and show date of graduation)
  • 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
Upon successfully passing screening criteria, qualified candidates will receive a job offer that is conditional. The conditional job offer is contingent upon the applicant completing and passing: a background investigation, drug screening, medical examination, and psychological evaluation. The medical examination requirement will be coordinated and paid for by the Department. All job offers are conditional pending successful completion of these requirements. 
 
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. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
3 Professional References. Must be someone whom you have worked for in the past, either a supervisor or owner of the company where you worked. May not be personal references.


COVER LETTER
Please include a brief cover letter outlining why you are interested in this position and why you think you are suited for this job.


FLEXIBLY STAFFED
This position is flexibly staffed.  This vacancy may be filled at either the 1 or 2A 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 1, promotion to the level 2A 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's 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.

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.

APPLICATION NOTICE

You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via hard-copy application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as AlaskaJobs or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hard-copy application to successfully apply. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska "How to Apply" webpage, found here:

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.

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Contact Information

Janie Beaudreault
Adult Probation Officer III
 

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