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Assistant Chief Probation Officer - Warrant Management Unit

Clinton, Massachusetts, United States

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  • Fair and impartial administration of justice;
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  • Equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment with policies and practices that strengthen and support diversity, equity, and inclusion;
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Assistant Chief Probation Officer - Warrant Management Unit

  • 495073
  • Clinton, Massachusetts, United States
  • Commissioner of Probation Off
  • Probation Services
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Sep 30 2022 at 23:55 EDT

Title: Assistant Chief Probation Officer - Warrant Management Unit

Pay Grade: Assistant Chief Probation Officers

Starting Pay:  $ 88,321.07

Departmental Mission Statement: The Massachusetts Probation Service's mission is to increase community safety, reduce recidivism, contribute to the fair and equitable administration of justice, support victims and survivors, and assist individuals and families in achieving long term positive change.

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE:

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-probation-service

Notes: Please Note: In order to comply with state law and be considered for appointment, applicants must be a current ACPO or must have passed the ACPO Exam administered on 12/02/2017 or 5/08/2021, and will be subject to behaviorally-based interviews and candidate assessments including case study, presentation, and writing assessments.

You must upload a current resume to your profile during the application process.
This position is part of the NAGE bargaining unit.

Position Summary: Assistant Chief Probation Officers of the Warrant Management Unit (WMU) serve as members of the probation management team under the direction of the Chief Probation Officer for the WMU. It is their responsibility to;
• Supervise probation staff and to ensure the implementation of best practices, compliance with the standards and policies of the Office of the Commissioner of Probation, the personnel policies and procedures promulgated by the Office of Court Management, collective bargaining agreements, and local office policies and procedures;
• Assistant Chief Probation Officers of the WMU are also responsible for delegating specific responsibilities to the probation staff, monitoring their work, and regularly updating the Chief Probation Officer on operational conditions and needs of the WMU;
• Assistant Chief Probation Officers of the WMU collaborate with Electronic Monitoring staff and other court officials as necessary, and may serve as the department head as required in the absence of the Chief Probation Officer;
• Assistant Chief Probation Officers of the WMU, through consistent and effective supervision, and communicating both orally and in writing, positively contribute to field probation officer efforts to reduce future client re-offending and increase positive outcomes by providing staff with information and support regarding warrant activity.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Receives assignments and general direction from the Chief Probation Officer.

Supervision Received: 

Duties: Under the direction of the Chief Probation Officer for the Warrant Management Unit, Assistant Chief Probation Officers of the WMU are responsible for the following:
• Case Work & Supervision Ensures that duties relating to the issuance, serving and recalling of warrants are completed in a timely fashion;
• Assists as needed in ELMO during scheduled hours;
• Ensures orders handed down by the court are enforced;
• Reviews case management work including compliance with conditions of probation, corrective action and requests for warrants;
• Resolves problematic case management issues identified by Probation Officers;
• Ensures that all required documentation of supervision and warrant activities are documented in MassCourts;
• Updates Chief Probation Officer on a routine basis;
• Management Reviews case records and their content to monitor standards, guidelines, policies and procedures are followed;
• Familiarizes probation officers with statutes related to their work and changes pertaining to probation activities;
• Maintains full knowledge of law enforcement agencies in the community and ensures appropriate information sharing occurs;
• Familiarizes oneself with the Trial Court's Policy on Substance Abuse and the Workplace and reports any questionable activity to the Chief Probation Officer for investigation;
• Administrative Performs various community relations activities, such as;
• Addressing neighborhood groups, participating in committees, conferences, panels and other approved community planning involving service delivery to the court;
• Familiarizes probation officers with statutes related to their work and changes pertaining to probation activities;
• Assesses the need for training and professional development of staff in the field, and assists the Chief Probation Officer in addressing these needs;
• Monitors warrant entries to make sure they are up to date and accurate;
• Provides statistical data as directed by the Office of the Commissioner of Probation;
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Probation Officer, or issued by the Office of the Commissioner of Probation in accordance with the guidelines, policies and standards of the Massachusetts Probation Service, including Probation Officer duties as needed.

Job Competencies: All applicants must be able, through the interview process, prove proficiency in the following competencies:
• Competencies Key Skills Ethics and Values Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of Probation Service and the Trial Court. Mission and Vision
• Understands, upholds, and communicates the stated organizational mission and understands the role of an Assistant Chief Probation Officer within the Probation Service and the Trial Court.
• Self Awareness Understands the need for professional development and is willing to adapt and advance professionally.
• Team Building (Motivating Others) Fosters a sense of shared goals and accountabilities through the development of positive relationships in order to promote and inspire a healthy work environment:
• Collaboration Demonstrates flexibility and openness to modifications and adaptations suitable to the situation;
• Receptive to diverse ideas while respecting other's opinions and roles;
• Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Ability to accurately identify problems and to use available resources to find a solution or to take corrective action;
• Performance Measurement (Individual and EBP) Understands the value and importance of performance measures as a basis for both individual and departmental assessment;
• Decision-Making Ability to apply both reasoning and sound judgment while weighing options;
• Arriving at a course of action, and committing to the decision with conviction
• Leadership Ability to influence and provide direction to others; engendering confidence and trust from others under challenging circumstances;
• Continuous Learning Is actively committed to and actively works to continuously improve himself/herself.

Minimum Requirements: Minimum Requirements: These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for the position of Assistant Chief Probation Officer:
• Education and Experience: Passage of the Probation Promotional Exam for the position of Assistant Chief Probation Officer in December 2017 or 5/08/2021, or be a current Assistant Chief Probation Officer (ACPO);
• A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation is required; Graduate degree in the behavioral sciences, education, administration, management, criminal justice, or law is preferred;
• Minimum of years 3 (Three) years work experience as a Probation Officer or Senior Community Corrections Probation Officer. Applies for all ACPOs:
• Ability to review various assessments, reports, and investigations to ensure compliance with Trial Court and Massachusetts Probation Services standards, policies, and procedures. Ability to apply knowledge of the collective bargaining agreement as it relates to probation officers;
• Understands and applies the Trial Court's Rules and Discipline Policies in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement and in consultation with the Chief Probation Officer;
• Ability to use data to diagnose problems and drive enhancements and efficiencies in departmental operations;
• Proficiency using personal computers and related software to develop data bases and systems to record and track projects;
• Must have a background that demonstrates a history of regular professional development. Department Specific Skills and Knowledge:
Note: Depending on the Department that a candidate is applying for, proficiency in the following skills and knowledge will be considered when evaluating applicants;
• Criminal Casework: Ability to review and approve probation officer case management work as applicable including:
• Application of Risk Need standards, forms, classification procedures;
• Administrative supervision standards for all case types;
Probationer Assessments and related processes;
• Probationer Individual Change Agreements (PICA);
• Probationer program referrals;
• Oversees case reassessments and case management activities as applicable including:
• Community Supervision Tool (ORAS);
• Community Service obligations and payment scheduling;
• Applicable entries in MassCourts Case Management System.
• Juvenile Casework: Ability to review and approve probation officer case management work as applicable including:
• Application of Risk Need standards, forms, classification procedures; Administrative supervision standards for all case types;
• Probationer Assessments and related processes;
• Probationer Individual Change Agreements (JPICA); Probationer program referrals;
• Oversees case reassessments and case management activities as applicable including:
• Community Supervision Tool (OYAS);
• Counseling interviews for assigned cases;
• Community supervision and rehabilitation programs;
• Applicable entries in MassCourts Case Management System; Probate and Family Casework:
• Ability to review and approve probation officer case management work as applicable including:
o Negotiations in contested domestic relations issues; Investigations of families and children and the review of written reports;
o Applicable entries in MassCourts Case Management System

Preferred Qualifications: The Warrant Management Unit is a 24/7, Monday-Sunday Department. Your schedule and shift will be determined & discussed during the interview process with the Chief Probation Officer. Shifts include: 7am-3pm; 3pm-11pm, & 11pm-7am.

 

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