Juvenile Probation Officer

Recruitment #20-CO0304-01

Nature of Work

This is legal, social and crisis work involving delinquency, dependency and cases involving children in need of supervision under the jurisdiction and supervision of the Family Court. Employees are assigned to work in the Intake or Probation division.
Employees make initial decisions concerning the detention of juveniles in the Youth Facility or the removal of a child from an abusive or neglected home, based on knowledge of the Criminal and Juvenile Codes of Alabama, and departmental rules and procedures. Employees work with considerable independence, but on complaints of serious or complex legal nature consult with higher-level court personnel. Work is primarily reviewed by a Juvenile Probation Supervisor or the Chief Probation Officer for conformity with legal procedures and points of law on an after-the-fact basis. Because of the post review of arrest warrants/petitions, error in issuing warrants/petitions can have severe impact on the citizens or law enforcement officials involved.
Employees are responsible for supervising and advising children and adults coming under the jurisdiction of the Court. Established casework methods are used to rehabilitate probationers and to equip them as useful members of the community. Work is usually received in the form of cases assigned by the court; and employees have considerable latitude in planning treatment of cases. Supervision from the Juvenile Probation Supervisor and Chief Probation Officer is received through conferences and review of results obtained.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in a behavioral or social science field such as sociology, psychology, law enforcement, criminal justice, corrections, counseling, or social work AND six (6) months experience in juvenile court or social service related field; or a master's degree in the behavioral science field.

Special Requirements

Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Alabama Driver's License. Ability to obtain and maintain an Administrative Office of Courts (AOC) certificate. May be required to work overtime, nights, holidays, and weekends and be on call. May be required to transport juveniles in county vehicles. Must have good moral character and have no record of convictions of misdemeanor or felony involving violence, force or moral turpitude. Must be willing to submit to a thorough background investigation and drug screening to include pre-employment and random thereafter.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the Montgomery County Youth Facility Juvenile Court. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and minimally qualifying questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and minimally qualifying questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were.  If more than five qualified applications are received, an exam will be administered to rank applicants on the register. Qualified applicants will receive a schedule notice approximately two weeks prior to the multiple choice exam.  Tied scores will not be broken. If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.


Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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