I wanted a career that focused on helping others and one that would make a difference in others’ lives. I did not, however, know a great deal about probation until I began working in 1999 as a Judicial Clerk. My initial job responsibilities included typing various court forms, reports, and warrants. Additional job responsibilities included entering information into the probation tracking system, checking probationers in for their probation officer appointments and collecting probationer’s payments for fines and fees.
In 2001, I was promoted to Administrative Coordinator for the Division Director. In this position I worked closely with the Director on many projects. One project involved the development of a tracking system for probationers with deferred jail sentences, and another project involved creating a probation caseload for probationers who were classified as low-risk. I provided administrative support for this low-risk caseload of approximately 500 probationers.
In 2006, I was promoted to Judicial Clerk Supervisor. In my current position, I oversee 6 Judicial Clerks. As a supervisor, I maintain a positive, innovative working environment while meeting deadlines and accuracy requirements. I help with the above listed tasks, prepare evaluations, conduct monthly unit meetings, attend trainings, and encourage staff to develop professionally.
My career has allowed me to see that we are able to change people’s lives. I have remained, because I believe that I can help make a difference in people’s lives.