Probation Employment

Probation Officer

The Ogle County Probation Department is looking for a (2) Probation Officers:

Accepting Applications for:    Probation Officer
Salary Range:                                  $34,683.52*
Application Close Date:            11/09/2018

Duties for this position include serving the Court through the supervision of offenders such as conducting home visits and other fieldwork, report writing, court testimony, on-call assignments, drug testing, as well as other duties including those mandated by the Illinois Compiled Statutes. This position will involve a specialized case load and duties involved with Problem Solving Courts (see additional job requirements).

 Abilities needed include developing competency in the duties of a probation officer; gaining a working knowledge of the criminal justice system; demonstrating strong organizational, writing and computer skills; exhibiting skills to work well with a wide array of people including offenders and their families, victims of crime, co-workers, court personnel and law enforcement, as well as, members of the community.

 Qualities being sought are integrity, professionalism, dependability, confidentiality, flexibility, and a willingness to learn new skills.

 Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university; preferably with major course work in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, or related social/human services field.

Compensation: $33,031.84 (Probationary Period); $34,683.52 after six months; plus benefits.

Probationary Period: Six months

The applicant selected must adhere to the Model Code of Professional Conduct for Illinois Probation/Court Services Employees set forth by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.

Those interested must submit a cover letter and resume by October 11, 2018. Submissions should be directed to: Cindy Wendt, Director of Court Services, Ogle County Judicial Center, 106 S. 5th Street, Suite 100, Oregon, IL 61061

In addition, applicants must submit an application to be on the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts approved list. Applications are available on-line at:

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