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U.S. Courts U.S. Probation Officer in Phoenix, Arizona

Summary The United States Probation Office of the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, is seeking U.S. Probation Officer(s) in Phoenix. The U.S. Probation Office performs two functions for the U.S. District Court. Probation officers provide detailed background information regarding convicted persons under supervision to assist judges in making informed sentencing decisions. Officers also supervise and monitor persons under supervision in the community who are under federal supervision. Responsibilities * Conducts investigations, provides sentencing recommendations to the court, and supervises persons under supervision. * Prepares reports, analyzes objections to court reports and determines the appropriate course of action. * Presents reports with sentencing recommendations to the court. * Interviews persons under supervision and their families. * Investigates offenses. * Checks prior records and financial status of persons under supervision. * Consults with law enforcement agencies, attorneys, victims, and community resources. * Responds to the courts request for information and advice. * Supervises persons under supervision in the community. * Other duties as assigned. Requirements Conditions of Employment BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION OR CLEARANCE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:AGE RESTRICTIONSDRUG TESTINGApplicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination. Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must have a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in a field of academic study, such as criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, human relations, or business or public administration. The successful applicant must have at least two years of specialized experience, which is progressively responsible experience gained after completion of their degree in such fields as probation, pretrial services, parole, corrections, criminal investigations, or work in substance/addiction treatment.Applicants must be physically capable, have good vision and normal hearing ability. First-time appointees must not have reached their 37th birthday at the time of appointment. Applicants age 37 or over with previous federal hazardous duty experience under the Civil Service Retirement System or the Federal Employees Retirement System may be eligible for appointment.TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:Preference will be given to those applicants that have the ability to communicate effectively in Spanish. Preference will be given to those applicants who possess a masters degree or have completed course work toward a masters degree. Education EDUCATION:To qualify based on education, submit copy of transcript or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Application materials will not be returned. Submit proof of your education with a transcript or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking. We will be unable to return these to you. You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution in the United States when you apply. Additional Information This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

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