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United States Pretrial Services Officer – FT/Permanent

Agency: 
Pretrial Services
Job Description: 

Conduct investigations and prepare reports for the court with recommendations, which requires interviewing defendants and their families, as well as collecting background data from various sources. An integral part of this process is the interpretation and application of policies and procedures, statutes, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedures, Monographs, and relevant case law. Track legal developments, and update staff and the court.

Enforce court-ordered supervision components and implement supervision strategies. Maintain personal contact with defendants through office and community contacts and by telephone. Investigate employment, sources of income, lifestyle, and associates to assess risk and compliance. Address substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, and similar problems and implement necessary treatment or violation proceedings, through assessment, monitoring, and counseling.

Investigate and analyze financial documents and activities and take appropriate action. Responsible for enforcement of location monitoring conditions ordered by the court.

Review and resolve disputed issues involving defendants and present unresolved issues to the court for resolution. Assess defendants’ level of risk and develop a blend of risk management strategies for controlling and correcting risk.

Communicate with other organizations and persons (such as law enforcement, treatment agencies, and attorneys) concerning defendants’ behavior and conditions of supervision. Identify and investigate violations and implement appropriate alternatives and sanctions. Report violations of the conditions of supervision to the appropriate authorities. Prepare written reports of violation matters, and make recommendations for disposition. Guide the work of staff providing administrative and technical assistance to officers.

Schedule and conduct drug use detection tests on defendants, following established procedures and protocols. Maintain paper and computerized records of test results. Maintain chain of custody of urinalysis testing materials.

Respond to judicial officer’s requests for information and advice. Testify in court as to the basis for factual findings. Serve as a resource to the court. Maintain detailed written records of case activity.

Closing Date: 
09/07/2020
Publish Date: 
Monday, August 3, 2020