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Chief Deputy Probation Officer III

Job ID: 53372
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Job Description:

Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for coordinating, directing, and supervising daily activities and employees within a district in excess of thirty (30) full-time employees as directed by the Chief Probation Officer. 


This position retains and exercises general probation officer duties and responsibilities, however, the position entails specifically assigned administrative tasks tailored to fit the needs of a particular district and/or the needs of the Chief Probation Officer.  The work involves monitoring district and state policies and procedures, engaging in frequent consultation with the Chief Probation Officer regarding managerial issues, acting as the Chief Probation Officer’s liaison, and temporarily assuming responsibility for the management of the district during the absence of the Chief Probation Officer.  Perform related work as required.


Plan, organize, assign, and direct the work activities of staff within a district or satellite office to facilitate the attainment of the district’s work goals and to ensure consistent application of System/district policies, procedures, and guidelines. Confer with and counsel staff to exchange information and/or explain System/district policies, procedures, and guidelines, and offer solutions to work-related problems. Train staff within a district or satellite office in practices, policies and procedures associated with the supervision and investigation of offenders, and monitor their compliance with System standards. Conduct presentence/predisposition reports and/or supervise an active caseload as per System standards.


Assist the Chief Probation Officer in the hiring of staff, conducting employee performance evaluations, provide ongoing training for probation officers and clerical staff, and assist the Chief Probation Officer in developing and implementing district policies and programs. Represent the Chief Probation Officer at public meetings and give community presentations regarding the district and the Nebraska Probation System. Sign employee time sheets, expense vouchers, mileage logs, approve comp time, and authorize payment of claims as directed by the Chief Probation Officer.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION:  Graduation from college with a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, criminal justice, education, or related fields and three or more years of progressively responsible and expansive probation or public administrative experience, including at least one year supervising other staff. All educational credits must be granted from an accreditation institution.  May substitute completion of Nebraska Probation management program for education and experience requirements.


PREFERRED:    Five years’ professional level experience in the field of human services involving planning, policy, program administration or program evaluation, including one year in a supervisory capacity.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Proven ability to cultivate a good working relationship with the court system and other criminal justice agencies.

Demonstrate ability to assume a leadership role; show loyalty to his/her supervisor(s) and be respected by subordinates, demonstrate expertise in all areas of Probation work and demonstrate a willingness to learn and perform administrative tasks.  Proven desire to grow professionally through in-service education, seminars and training programs, etc. Excellent written and oral communication skills.


The hiring rate is $57,204.60 annually. This position closes September 13, 2017


Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

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Community Corrections



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