The Community Supervision Officer (Ballinger) works under the guidance of the Region II Supervisor. Under the direction of the supervisor, the officer will manage a caseload of offenders who are placed on Community Supervision or Pre-Trial Supervision by the district and county courts (county courts-at-law) in the seven county region encompassed by this department. To enhance public safety, the officer will present and enforce the conditions of supervision issued to the offenders by the Court; address the needs of the offenders through the utilization of community resources; and make opportunities available to offenders to improve their ability to maintain a crime free, productive life style. Pay is $34,514.00 annually.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Interviews, screens and assesses offenders as required to determine an appropriate
level of supervision, and to develop appropriate strategies for supervision.
2. Develops supervision plans for offenders, and makes appropriate referrals to address
the risks and needs of the offenders.
3. Makes appropriate chronological entries and completes written reports, including
pre/post sentence investigation reports, violation reports, amendments, and
evaluations for early release in a timely manner using good written communication
4. Maintains case files and documentation on all contacts with probationers and others.
5. Enforces all conditions of supervision placed on offenders by the courts, and uses
appropriate intermediate sanctions to assist defendants, to gain compliance, and to
6. Collects specimens from offenders as ordered by the court for urinalysis or
breathalyzer screening to detect the use of alcohol or other drugs.
7. Ensures offenders pay restitution and other court-ordered obligations, and addresses
delinquencies in appropriate ways.
8. Conducts visits at homes, workplaces, or places where offenders are referred to
address their needs or risks for the purpose of evaluation and supervision.
9. Provides expert testimony and recommendations at court hearings.
10. Conducts self in a professional manner with colleagues in the criminal justice system,
with offenders, with victims, and with the public.
11. Complies with the TDCJ-CJAD Code of Ethics.
Possess a Bachelors Degree conferred by a college or university accredited by an
accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Cannot be employed as a peace officer or work as a reserve or volunteer peace officer.
Preferred one year of experience in full-time casework, counseling, community corrections or an agency that deals with offenders or disadvantaged persons and
that is determined to provide the kind of experience needed to meet this requirement.
Cannot be currently on community supervision or parole or serving a sentence for a
criminal offense. Persons with past convictions or criminal justice supervision
will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with standards established
by the Community Justice Assistance Division of the Texas Department of
Must acquire Community Supervision Officer Certification within one year of employment and
maintain required training hours.
Have the ability to utilize a personal computer.
Be able to work independently and efficiently.
Possess skills to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Please note the state will pay 100% of the medical premium for full-time employee-only coverage and 50% of eligible dependents premiums.
Apply in person at 3036 N Bryant Blvd or online here