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Nebraska State Probation
1209 State Capitol Building
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8910

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Chief Probation Officer III

Job ID: 54034
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Nebraska State Probation | View Profile
201 N 5th
Beatrice, Nebraska 68310 | View Map


Job Description:

Chief Probation Officer is appointed by the State Probation Administrator with the concurrence of a majority of judges within the judicial district the Chief Probation officer serves. This position entails a wide variety of responsibilities relative to the planning, organizing, coordinating, staffing, directing and supervising of all Probation-related activities within a probation district.  This position involves highly responsible administrative and supervisory work, in the management of a probation district that is staffed in excess of thirty (30) full-time employees.

Essential job functions include, working closely with judges within the probation district and strive to improve Probation practices and services.  Monitor, maintain and seek to improve established relationships within the court system, other criminal justice agencies, and community representative.  Ensure that all offenders are being supervised in accordance with System standards.  Ensure that staff conduct presentence/predisposition reports in conformance with System standards.  Exercise authority to arrest and/or detain offenders as necessary.  Assign a fair workload to each staff member, inform staff of all rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and allow for open channels of communication to enhance the operation of the probation district.  Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge and understanding of all system policies and procedures.  Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.  Demonstrate ability to assume a leadership role; show loyalty to his/her supervisors and be respected by subordinates.  Ability to communicate effectively with people from all walks of life, both orally and in writing.  Ability to interpret Probation to the public through speaking engagements and consultation with community groups.



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Frequency of Pay:

per month

Other Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  A Bachelor's degree in social sciences, criminal justice or related fields and five years of probation or public administrative experience, including at least one year supervising other staff. All educational credits must be granted from an accredited institution approved by the U.S. Dept. of Education.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in criminal justice or social/behavioral sciences and five years’ professional level experience in the broad field of human services involving planning, policy, program administration or program evaluation including two years in a supervisor capacity.   

Minimum Education:


Total Years of Relevant Experience:



Adjunct Services and Program Services for Defendants, Administrative Support Functions, Leadership/Managerial Supervisory, Policy, Research, Planning and Evaluation



Work Schedule:





Community Corrections



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