Pretrial Services Officer I

Thurston County
Full Time $5,247 - $6,979 Per year HI Hawaii, USA
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Overview

Thurston County Pretrial Services seeks a as part of its Pretrial Screening and Supervision Team; this team provides information to Thurston County courts and supervises justice-involved clients with the goals of ensuring that these individuals successfully appear in court and remain arrest-free while on pretrial release.
 
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following 

• Conducting screenings for individuals involved in criminal cases by conducting record checks, verifying information, and completing pretrial risk assessments.
• Monitoring client compliance with court ordered conditions of release, based on risk classification system.
• Making referrals to community services providers.
• Verifying that court orders have been followed, including documenting compliance and recommended actions.
• Accessing criminal history databases.
• Maintaining accurate files and ensuring court documentation is filed in a timely manner.
 
What we offer our employees:
Work-Life Balance: We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individual’s lifestyle.
Plan For Your Future: As a member of our team, you will enjoy great employee benefits, including a retirement plan, pre-tax savings accounts, as well as comprehensive health care and dental/vision care for you and your family. Please visit website for more information.
Paid Leave: Full-time regular employees earn a minimum of 12 paid vacation days per year in addition to 11 paid
Robust Training Program: Employees are encouraged to attend County paid training to help them further their career, learn new skill sets, and stay on top of emerging trends in our industry. We also encourage our staff to participate in professional organizations and attend conferences.
Flexible Work Schedules: Some of the options that employees may take advantage of include alternative or compressed schedules and/or remote working.
Deferred Compensation: The County offers 3 voluntary deferred compensation plans for employees who would like to set aside additional deferred tax dollars into a retirement savings plan.
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)Employees can take advantage of Section 125 flexible spending accounts for out-of-pocket health care and daycare expenses with pre-tax dollars.

Why you’ll love it here
Thurston County is located between Seattle and Portland in Western Washington’s South Puget Sound Region. Perched in between the mountains and the ocean, the area boasts the perfect blend of year-round outdoor activities including boating, hiking, skiing, and more. The region is also home to the state capitol city of Olympia, known for its many restaurants, microbreweries, coffee shops, farmer’s markets, kids’ activities, history, and art events. Discover more about life in Thurston County at .

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in behavioral or social sciences, criminal justice or public administration.  Additional years of experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis. 
  • Must have completed course work in substance use, mental health, and/or domestic violence studies.
  • Three (3) years of experience in the criminal justice or social services field interviewing, counseling or supervising justice-involved individuals. Volunteer and/or internship experience may be counted toward this qualification.
  • Must be able to pass background clearance to for access to enter corrections facility and run criminal record history.
  • Current Washington State Driver's License or have requested and obtained an appropriate accommodation. 

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of legal and evidence-based pretrial practices. 
  • Knowledge of court systems, court orders and reading criminal history.
  • Experience and/ or background in substance use, mental health, and/or domestic violence services.
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
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