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Administrative Office of the Courts, Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Florida

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Probation Officer (County)

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Job Description:

• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in sociology, psychology, criminology, or a related field
• Two years of professional experience in a criminal justice system
• Ability to obtain and maintain NCIC/FCIC computer operator certification within thirty (30) days of hire
• May be required to drive within the circuit
• Knowledge of Florida local and State guidelines, rules, regulations, and statutes pertaining to probation
• Ability to deal politely, effectively and professionally with defendants from various backgrounds under stressful conditions


The Probation Officers perform professional work that ensures the effective supervision and monitoring of offenders placed on county probation using differentiated case management principles.   Probation provides an alternative to incarceration and provides protection for the public by supervising and monitoring offenders.  Probation supervision includes motivating and redirecting probationers.  The incumbents exercise independent judgment and initiative within their scope of authority.  Work is performed in accordance with court orders and directives.
For more information and to apply, please visit our website at www.ca.cjis20.org and click the Employment Link.


For further benefit details and to apply, please visit our website at www.ca.cjis20.org and click the employment link, select the position and click the benefits tab.

Amount of Pay:


Frequency of Pay:

per bi-weekly

Other Qualifications:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Methods, practices, principles, procedures, and techniques used in interviewing and investigating as it pertains to the operation of the department
• Basic structure of the Florida State Courts System and the criminal justice system
• Local, state, and federal guidelines, rules, regulations, and statutes as they pertain to probation and sentencing parameters
• Recent developments, literature, and resources in the probation field
• Effects of drugs and alcohol
• Resources and various programs available and applicable to the specific needs of persons on supervised probation

Ability to:
• Conduct interviews and investigations
• Deal politely, effectively, and professionally with defendants from various backgrounds, who are experiencing a variety of stressful conditions
• Work well under pressure, multi-task and meet established timelines and goals
• Follow written and oral instructions and procedures
• Observe and read drug screen testing
• Effectively interpret general policy, criteria, and procedures for specific situations
• Identify general symptoms of substance abuse and emotional problems
• Conduct investigations, compile information and prepare and deliver detailed reports to the court reports orally and in writing
• Establish and maintain working relationships with other governmental agencies, schools, volunteer programs, and other resources
• Maintain detailed and accurate records
• Assist in the training of others as needed
• Attend seminars and conferences as necessary
• Provide effective, accurate, professional, polite, friendly, and prompt customer service to the public and other agency personnel, AOC employees, and the Judiciary

Minimum Education:


Total Years of Relevant Experience:



Direct Supervision of Defendants



Work Schedule:







Mid-level, Other

Application Deadline: