Recruitment #23-122-4378

Job Description

The Department of Community Corrections is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Bilingual Domestic Violence Probation Officer to work within the Domestic Violence Unit.

The Bilingual Domestic Violence Probation Officer will supervise a Spanish- speaking caseload of adult domestic violence and/ or sexual offenders placed on probation and/ or pretrial. Candidate must be able to multitask in a fast-paced, high volume, dynamic environment. Duties will include supervising criminal defendants and offenders charged with and/or convicted of domestic violence offenses referred by the Courts, attending court proceedings as required. The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting probation intakes, supervising probation defendants/offenders, performing criminal history record and background checks and risk assessments, administering drug tests, collaborating with the Electronic Monitoring Unit and Victim Outreach Probation Officer, conducting substance abuse and domestic violence assessments to include making appropriate referrals, coordinating services with treatment providers, submitting reports, attending domestic violence probation review hearings and testifying in Court as required.

Hiring salary commensurate with experience.

Job Requirements

The position requires education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, or related field, and a minimum of two years of work-related experience within the criminal justice or counseling field.

Candidate must have a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of intimate partner violence, cultural competency, and previous experience working within a domestic violence program or working directly with domestic violence defendants/offenders. Spanish proficiency is required for this position.

Special Requirements

Must be willing to supervise criminal defendants in an office setting and perform occasional residential visits. Must be willing to work with criminal defendants/offenders with violent tendencies, as well as victims/survivors of domestic violence. Must be willing to collect samples for urinalysis and administer alcohol breath tests. Must have strong writing skills and be able to compile facts and information into concise reports for submission to the Court. The candidate will have strong communication skills to interact with representatives from the legal community such as Commonwealth's Attorneys, Police Officers, Defense Attorneys, the Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART), Judges and court personnel. VCIN certification is required, selected candidate will obtain certification within 90 days of hire.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Must undergo and complete a criminal and DMV background check and pass a language proficiency test.