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Title: Probation Officer

Department: Court Services

Posted On: 7/10/2019

The Sangamon County Court Services Department is accepting applications for a full-time position of Probation Officer.

Responsibilities: Under direct supervision, responsibilities may include tasks related to: court, investigation, report-writing, monitoring and documentation, case supervision, placement, referral/brokerage, record keeping and statistics, public service employment, home confinement/electronic monitoring, cognitive behavioral groups, and other related work as required. The Probation division of the department is made up of Adult Services, Juvenile Services and Program (Adult/Juvenile/Detention) Services. Probation officers are assigned to one of these areas dependent on workload and staffing needs as determined by management.

Requirements: Obtained a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with major course work in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social work, or related social sciences. Must reside within the 7th Judicial Circuit within six (6) months of employment. Must be on the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts hiring eligibility list at the time of employment offer. Must pass criminal history and DCFS background checks and provide a negative drug test. Possess a valid driver’s license.

Skills: Knowledge of the criminal justice system; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with probationers/clients, judiciary stakeholders, victims, social service/community agencies, and others; competent in the use of various software programs including Word and WordPerfect; ability to perform home/agency visits; ability to participate in officer safety training program which includes a physical component; and be proficient in legal writing.

Benefits: Annual base salary $38,870.00; health, dental, and life insurance; pension plan; deferred compensation option; paid vacation, sick, and personal time.

To apply you are required to submit a cover letter, a résumé, a Sangamon County Court Services Department application (go to, click Departments, click Probation and Court Services, click Employment Application), an unofficial copy of your college transcripts and a copy of your Administrative Office of Illinois Courts Probation/Court Services Employment/Promotion Application (go to, click Documents, click Applications/Forms, click Probation/Court Services Employment/Promotion Application) to Sangamon County Court Services Department, Attention: Julie Collins, 200 South Ninth Street, Room 308, Springfield, IL 62701-1608 by 4:30 p.m. on July 24, 2019. THERE WILL BE NO RESPONSE FROM OUR DEPARTMENT TO APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT MEET THE JOB REQUIREMENTS OR WHO HAVE NOT PROVIDED THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS. Sangamon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer