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Drug Tech (Male Only) - District 11 - North Platte
Deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Salary: $2,059.26/month

Drug Technician (Male Only) District #11—North Platte

Responsible for conducting drug/alcohol screens utilizing various sanctioned testing methodologies, collecting and disposing of urine specimens, maintaining accountability for specimen identification, communicating on a regular basis with probation staff and documenting results of drug/alcohol testing for case files, testifying in court regarding positive drug/alcohol screens, and collecting statistics pertaining to drug/alcohol screens for submission to the Administrative Office of Probation.

REQUIREMENTS:  Graduation from high school or its equivalent and successfully complete required training associated with drug/alcohol screening methodologies

PREFERRED:  Prior experience working with client populations helpful as is substance abuse or chemical testing training. Ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients, capable of organizing and prioritizing daily work activities. The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.

Hours are dependent upon the testing schedule. Due to the duties for this specific position, only MALE candidates will be considered.

The hiring rate is $2,059.26 per month.  This position closes March 23, 2017.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

Drug Tech (Male Only) - District 11 - North Platte
Deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Salary: $2,059.26/month

Drug Technician (Male Only) District #11—North Platte

Responsible for conducting drug/alcohol screens utilizing various sanctioned testing methodologies, collecting and disposing of urine specimens, maintaining accountability for specimen identification, communicating on a regular basis with probation staff and documenting results of drug/alcohol testing for case files, testifying in court regarding positive drug/alcohol screens, and collecting statistics pertaining to drug/alcohol screens for submission to the Administrative Office of Probation.

REQUIREMENTS:  Graduation from high school or its equivalent and successfully complete required training associated with drug/alcohol screening methodologies

PREFERRED:  Prior experience working with client populations helpful as is substance abuse or chemical testing training. Ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients, capable of organizing and prioritizing daily work activities. The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.

Hours are dependent upon the testing schedule. Due to the duties for this specific position, only MALE candidates will be considered.

The hiring rate is $2,059.26 per month.  This position closes March 23, 2017.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

Records Clerk - Sarpy - Papillion NE
Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017 | Salary: $13.38/hour

The Sarpy County Court is taking applications for a full time Records Clerk position. This is an entry level clerical position.  Work involves a variety of general office duties including responding to routine inquiries, typing and computer functions under the supervision of the Judicial Administrator of the Sarpy County Court.  Requirements include typing skills, computer and data entry skills and ability to follow oral and written instructions and strong customer service skills with good phone manners.  Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or its equivalent. At least two years of court experience or experience in a similar office setting. Education above the high school level may be substituted for work experience on a year for year basis. Preferred Qualifications: The ability to speak Spanish is preferred but not required. Other Qualifications: Successful completion of "on the job training" in JUSTICE (the statewide computer system) will be required.

Drug Technician - District 4J - Omaha
Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017 | Salary: $2,059.26/month

Drug Technician —District #4J--Omaha

Responsible for conducting drug/alcohol screens utilizing various sanctioned testing methodologies, collecting and disposing of urine specimens, maintaining accountability for specimen identification, communicating on a regular basis with probation staff and documenting results of drug/alcohol testing for case files, testifying in court regarding positive drug/alcohol screens, and collecting statistics pertaining to drug/alcohol screens for submission to the Administrative Office of Probation. Hours are dependent upon the testing schedule. 

REQUIREMENTS:  Graduation from high school or its equivalent and successfully complete required training associated with drug/alcohol screening methodologies

PREFERRED:  Prior experience working with client populations helpful as is substance abuse or chemical testing training. Ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients, capable of organizing and prioritizing daily work activities. The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.

The hiring rate is $2,059.26 per month. 

This position closes March 23, 2017.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

Records Clerk - Lincoln - North Platte NE
Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017 | Salary: $13.38/hour

The Lincoln County Court is taking applications for a full time Records Clerk position. This is an entry level clerical position.   Work involves a variety of general office duties including responding to routine inquiries, typing and computer functions under the supervision of the Clerk Magistrate of the Lincoln County Court.   Requirements include typing skills, computer and data entry skills and ability to follow oral and written instructions and strong customer service skills with good phone manners.   Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or its equivalent. At least two years of court experience or experience in a similar office setting. Education above the high school level may be substituted for work experience on a year for year basis. Preferred Qualifications: The ability to speak Spanish is preferred but not required. Other Qualifications: Successful completion of "on the job training" in JUSTICE (the statewide computer system) will be required.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Probation Officer Trainee (Juvenile) - District 4J - Omaha
Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017 | Salary: $2,897.57/month

Probation Officer Trainee (Juvenile) -- District #4J – Omaha

This is an entry-level position.  

 

Work involves writing presentence/predisposition reports and/or supervising clients placed on probation, as well as conducting juvenile intake interviews as needed. 


Requirements include graduation from college with a bachelor's degree in the social sciences, criminal justice or related fields; ability to write the required reports, case plans, chronological notes; ability to communicate verbally with clients, judges, school personnel, law enforcement, families; ability to read and interpret police reports, mental health evaluations, chemical evaluations; ability to maintain workload of writing reports and supervising clients; appear in court; ability to motivate clients toward self-improvement.  

 

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.  

 

The hiring rate is $2,897.57 per month.

 

This position closes March 27, 2017

 

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application.

The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

Specialized Probation Officer - District 2 - Papillion
Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017 | Salary: $3,965.46/month


Specialized Probation Officer– District #2-Papillion

This position serves under the authority of the Chief Probation Officer and is responsible for the supervision of the highest risk to re-offend clients.  This position provides case management and supervises the activities of probationers in the community, collaborates with providers and stakeholders important to a client’s success and requires flexible, individualized work scheduling that is caseload driven. This position will participate in the treatment process of clients and is engaged in the probationer’s treatment through regular and on-going communication with treatment providers and through attendance at treatment groups and facilities. Assists in the development of relapse prevention plan. Develops needed community resources and creates and maintains partnerships with identified community stakeholders.  Is connected to the community by way of field work in the form of regular and on-going visits to probationer’s home, treatment, school, employment, support group, 12-step, group home, and team meetings. Assists in developing positive, ongoing client support systems.  Works as the caseload and needs of the client’s on the caseload dictate, which may include a significant number of meaningful non-traditional hours, including weekend or holiday hours.

This position is engaged in programming and the well-being of a Reporting Center or Service Center if applicable.  Facilitates groups which may include, but not be limited to, topical, supervision groups, cognitive programs or skill building, life skills enhancement and general education of clients.  Conducts and prepares for submission to the court or other entities various reports to include presentence (PSI) investigations, PSI Updates, predisposition (PDI) investigations, supervision overviews, alleged probation violation reports and various other types of written correspondence.  Interprets data as it applies to successful performance standards for probationers and evaluates data in relationship to best practices and evidence-based standards.   This position has the same statutory authority and responsibilities as a probation officer which includes the authority to arrest and/or detain probationers as necessary.

Ability to match the client’s needs to the appropriate treatment modality or service, i.e., substance abuse, mental health, medical, housing, employment and educational services, etc. Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to Probation work and functions and procedures of courts involved. Knowledge of community resources.  Interacts confidently and competently with individuals and groups at all levels. Makes well-reasoned decisions in a timely manner, sometimes in situations where there are no standard procedures.  Demonstrates sound decision-making/critical thinking skills. 

REQUIREMENTS: This position shall meet the basic requirements as a Probation Officer. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in the social sciences, criminal justice, or related fields with at least two years of experience providing case management and/or completion of investigations in a community corrections based program or agency.

PREFERRED: The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.

OTHER: Some positions may require specific knowledge or experience, or established progress toward certain degrees or licensure.

Hiring rate is $3,965.46 per month. This position closes March 27, 2016.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

 

Treatment Probation Officer (Juvenile) - District 9 - Kearney
Deadline: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Salary: $4,163.73/month

Treatment Probation Officer (Juvenile) – District #9--Kearney

This position serves under the authority of the Chief Probation Officer and is responsible for the supervision of substance abuse clients.

Responsible for the day-to-day activities of substance abuse clients in the community and communicate with local providers and stakeholders. The position possesses the same statutory responsibilities and authority as a traditional, community-based intervention probation officer or SSAS officer. Facilitate the treatment process of clients which may include attending treatment groups and communicating with providers under the guidelines of the Standardized Model. Evaluate substance abuse clients; match substance abuse clients' needs to the appropriate treatment modality or service; establish appropriate case plans for clients; participate in specialized training that addresses the supervision of specialized clients; create partnerships with stakeholders in the community; interpret data as it applies to successful performance standards for clients; involve clients in early stages of behavioral changes through targeted treatment; facilitate groups which may include cognitive restructuring, skill building, life skills enhancement and general education of clients; conduct interviews and investigations as required by law or a court; cooperate with and render assistance to other probation officers.

REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in the social sciences, criminal justice, or related fields AND three years of experience providing case management and/or completion of investigations, AND Licensed in the State of Nebraska as a Mental Health Practitioner, Clinical Social Worker or Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  Meets the basic requirements of a Probation Officer.

Working knowledge of Standardized Model cognitive skill building, relapse prevention, motivational interviewing, and social learning theory; ability to communicate effectively; ability to acquaint oneself with judges, court staff, school personnel, mental health facilities, alcohol and drug programs, vocational rehabilitation programs; ability to assess individual and group behavior; motivate clients toward self-improvement using evidence-based practice skills.

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.  

Hiring rate is $4,163.73 per month.

This position closes March 28, 2017.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

Probation Officer Trainee - District 9 - Grand Island
Deadline: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Salary: $2,897.57/month

Probation Officer Trainee -- District #9 – Grand Island

This is an entry-level position.  

Work involves writing presentence/predisposition reports and/or supervising clients placed on probation, as well as conducting juvenile intake interviews as needed. 


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to write the required reports, case plans, chronological notes; ability to communicate verbally with clients, judges, school personnel, law enforcement, families; ability to read and interpret police reports, mental health evaluations, chemical evaluations; ability to maintain workload of writing reports and supervising clients; appear in court; ability to motivate clients toward self-improvement.  

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from college with a bachelor's degree in the social sciences, criminal justice or related fields. 

PREFERRED:  The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.  

The hiring rate is $2,897.57 per month.

This position closes March 28, 2017.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

Probation Officer Trainee - District 12 - Kimball
Deadline: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Salary: $2,897.57/month

Probation Officer Trainee -- District #12--Kimball

This is an entry-level position.  

Work involves writing presentence/predisposition reports and/or supervising clients placed on probation, as well as conducting juvenile intake interviews as needed. 


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to write the required reports, case plans, chronological notes; ability to communicate verbally with clients, judges, school personnel, law enforcement, families; ability to read and interpret police reports, mental health evaluations, chemical evaluations; ability to maintain workload of writing reports and supervising clients; appear in court; ability to motivate clients toward self-improvement.  

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from college with a bachelor's degree in the social sciences, criminal justice or related fields. 

PREFERRED:  The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.  

The hiring rate is $2,897.57 per month. This position closes March 28, 2017.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

Probation Officer Trainee - District 12 - Chadron/Rushville
Deadline: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Salary: $2,897.57/month

Probation Officer Trainee -- District #12—Chadron/Rushville

This is an entry-level position.  

Work involves writing presentence/predisposition reports and/or supervising clients placed on probation, as well as conducting juvenile intake interviews as needed. 


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to write the required reports, case plans, chronological notes; ability to communicate verbally with clients, judges, school personnel, law enforcement, families; ability to read and interpret police reports, mental health evaluations, chemical evaluations; ability to maintain workload of writing reports and supervising clients; appear in court; ability to motivate clients toward self-improvement.  

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from college with a bachelor's degree in the social sciences, criminal justice or related fields. 

PREFERRED:  The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.  

The hiring rate is $2,897.57 per month. This position closes March 28, 2017.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

Courtroom Clerk - Douglas - OMAHA NE
Deadline: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Salary: $14.25/hour

The Douglas County Court is taking applications for a full time Courtroom Clerk position. This is a responsible clerical position related to capturing and maintaining a verbatim record of court proceedings in Douglas County Court.  Duties include checking and operating electronic recording equipment, maintaining logs of proceedings and actions, marking and logging exhibits and duties related to maintaining and storing court recordings.  Ability to perform clerical functions using various office equipment, to accurately type in real time while monitoring a proceeding, to organize and work under pressure and get along with a variety of people. Knowledge of functions and maintenance of court recording equipment.  REQUIREMENTS: High School graduation or equivalent PLUS two years of court experience or experience in a similar office setting. PREFERRED: Legal experience is desired. Bilingual skills in English and Spanish is desired but not required. OTHER: Successful completion of "on the job training" in JUSTICE (the statewide computer system) will be required.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

Secretary I - District 11 - Lexington
Deadline: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Salary: $2,240.36/month

Secretary I – District #11--Lexington

Entry-level clerical position.  

Ability to type letters and reports from dictation or rough draft, copy confidential file material, complete various required forms. Receptionist, answer phone, greets public/clients/judges/attorneys.  Operate office machines including computers.  

Graduation from high school or its equivalent. Experience or training performing office support functions.

The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.   

 

The salary is $2,240.36 per month. 

 

This position closes March 29, 2017

 

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

 

 

Assistant Probation Officer - District 11 - Lexington
Deadline: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Salary: $2,859.33/month

Assistant Probation Officer--District #11--Lexington


This is a highly responsible paraprofessional position under the close supervision of the Chief Probation Officer or designee.  Work includes the supervision and/or monitoring of clients including recreation, home, education, treatment and community activities. Work includes support and services to probation officers in a wide range of areas including supervision of persons on probation and preparation of investigative reports.   The person in this position would be involved in supervising medium and high-risk clients under the direction of a probation officer.  The person in this position would perform curfew checks, face-to-face contacts, and drug testing; oversee and/or assist in setting up community service and/or restitution; assist clients in program completion and skill development; assist in monitoring clients; assist clients in locating, applying for, and retaining employment; conduct record checks on various automated systems; be familiar with the Standardized Model and compile and send the required information to Registered Providers.  

Position also desires knowledge of the criminal justice system, ability to identify unusual problems for resolution or referral to probation clients, knowledge of community and its resources and transfer appropriate information to officers, ability to meet recurring deadlines, ability to effectively organize time, set priorities, and work under stressful conditions.  

REQUIREMENTS:  Associates degree from an accredited 2-year college or 63 hours of course work from an accredited 4-year college.

PREFERRED:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college and probation-related experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills. All educational credits must be granted from an accreditation institution approved by the U.S. Dept. of Education. Bilingual skills in English and Spanish.

The hiring rate is $2,859.33 per month.

This position closes March 29, 2017

                                                                                                        

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

 

 

 

Problem-Solving Court Coordinator - District 6 - Blair
Deadline: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Salary: $4,224.56/month

Problem-Solving Court Coordinator– District #6--Blair

Under the direction and authority of the Problem-Solving Court Judge and Chief Probation Officer, the Coordinator is a supervisory level position which is primarily responsible for a full range of programs and services for problem-solving court participants in the community.  The Coordinator performs administrative, managerial and supervisory work required in planning, delivery, coordination, and evaluation of services, to include case management, and participant supervision to ensure compliance with local, state, and national standards.

Assist in the design, development, implementation and enhancement of problem-solving courts in the district. Establish policy and procedures for the problem-solving courts in accordance with state statute and Supreme Court rules.  Assist in oversight of contracts with treatment providers.

Knowledge of program and policy development, mental health and substance use.  Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services as well as general knowledge of managed care delivery. In-depth knowledge of the screening, referral and clinical assessment of individuals entering problem-solving courts who experience substance abuse, domestic violence, PTSD, TBI, and/or mental health problems.

Minimum Qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in a human services, public administration or education discipline plus experience and training in the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services.

Hiring rate is $4,224.56 per month. 

This position closes March 29, 2017.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov  to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

 

Case Monitor - District 6 - South Sioux City
Deadline: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Salary: $2,593.50/month

Case Monitor –District #6—South Sioux City

Under direct supervision of the Chief Probation Officer or designee, this is a highly responsible paraprofessional position. Work involves monitoring and coordinating activities associated with the supervision of administrative and low-risk Probation cases, assisting probation officers in preparing investigative reports and alleged probation violations, coordinating and administering client assessments, arranging and conducting alcohol and drug testing of clients, initiating and monitoring treatment referrals as well as payment of fines, restitution, and community service. May meet with clients to obtain background information and assess appropriate levels of supervision, obtain demographic, criminal, and driving histories on clients, explain terms of probation to clients and make appropriate referrals consistent with court order, supervise assigned administrative and minimum-risk cases, maintain appointment schedules and prepare chronological case notes on clients, work closely with judges, court personnel, and referral agencies.

REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from high school or equivalent plus education or experience that will enable the employee to possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

PREFERRED: Bilingual skills in English and Spanish.

Knowledge of Probation system policies and procedures; ability to understand and follow instructions; ability to organize time, set priorities and work under stressful conditions; knowledge of legal terminology and general court procedures; working knowledge of NPACS. Experience or training performing office support functions

The Hiring rate is $2,953.50 per month. 

This position closes March 29, 2017

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

Specialized Probation Officer - District 12 - Gering
Deadline: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Salary: $3,965.46/month

Specialized Probation Officer– District #12--Gering

This position serves under the authority of the Chief Probation Officer and is responsible for the supervision of the highest risk to re-offend clients.  This position provides case management and supervises the activities of probationers in the community, collaborates with providers and stakeholders important to a client’s success and requires flexible, individualized work scheduling that is caseload driven. This position will participate in the treatment process of clients and is engaged in the probationer’s treatment through regular and on-going communication with treatment providers and through attendance at treatment groups and facilities. Assists in the development of relapse prevention plan. Develops needed community resources and creates and maintains partnerships with identified community stakeholders.  Is connected to the community by way of field work in the form of regular and on-going visits to probationer’s home, treatment, school, employment, support group, 12-step, group home, and team meetings. Assists in developing positive, ongoing client support systems.  Works as the caseload and needs of the client’s on the caseload dictate, which may include a significant number of meaningful non-traditional hours, including weekend or holiday hours.

 

This position is engaged in programming and the well-being of a Reporting Center or Service Center if applicable.  Facilitates groups which may include, but not be limited to, topical, supervision groups, cognitive programs or skill building, life skills enhancement and general education of clients.  Conducts and prepares for submission to the court or other entities various reports to include presentence (PSI) investigations, PSI Updates, predisposition (PDI) investigations, supervision overviews, alleged probation violation reports and various other types of written correspondence.  Interprets data as it applies to successful performance standards for probationers and evaluates data in relationship to best practices and evidence-based standards.   This position has the same statutory authority and responsibilities as a probation officer which includes the authority to arrest and/or detain probationers as necessary.

 

Ability to match the client’s needs to the appropriate treatment modality or service, i.e., substance abuse, mental health, medical, housing, employment and educational services, etc. Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to Probation work and functions and procedures of courts involved. Knowledge of community resources.  Interacts confidently and competently with individuals and groups at all levels. Makes well-reasoned decisions in a timely manner, sometimes in situations where there are no standard procedures.  Demonstrates sound decision-making/critical thinking skills. 

 

REQUIREMENTS: This position shall meet the basic requirements as a Probation Officer. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in the social sciences, criminal justice, or related fields with at least two years of experience providing case management and/or completion of investigations in a community corrections based program or agency.

PREFERRED: The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.

OTHER: Some positions may require specific knowledge or experience, or established progress toward certain degrees or licensure.

Hiring rate is $3,965.46 per month.

This position closes March 29, 2017.

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov  to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.

 

 

Specialized Probation Officer (Juvenile) - District 6 - Fremont
Deadline: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | Salary: $3,965.46/month


Specialized Probation Officer (Juvenile) – – District #6--Fremont

This position serves under the authority of the Chief Probation Officer and is responsible for the supervision of the highest risk to re-offend clients.  This position provides case management and supervises the activities of probationers in the community, collaborates with providers and stakeholders important to a client’s success and requires flexible, individualized work scheduling that is caseload driven. This position will participate in the treatment process of clients and is engaged in the probationer’s treatment through regular and on-going communication with treatment providers and through attendance at treatment groups and facilities. Assists in the development of relapse prevention plan. Develops needed community resources and creates and maintains partnerships with identified community stakeholders.  Is connected to the community by way of field work in the form of regular and on-going visits to probationer’s home, treatment, school, employment, support group, 12-step, group home, and team meetings. Assists in developing positive, ongoing client support systems.  Works as the caseload and needs of the client’s on the caseload dictate, which may include a significant number of meaningful non-traditional hours, including weekend or holiday hours.

This position is engaged in programming and the well-being of a Reporting Center or Service Center if applicable.  Facilitates groups which may include, but not be limited to, topical, supervision groups, cognitive programs or skill building, life skills enhancement and general education of clients.  Conducts and prepares for submission to the court or other entities various reports to include presentence (PSI) investigations, PSI Updates, predisposition (PDI) investigations, supervision overviews, alleged probation violation reports and various other types of written correspondence.  Interprets data as it applies to successful performance standards for probationers and evaluates data in relationship to best practices and evidence-based standards.   This position has the same statutory authority and responsibilities as a probation officer which includes the authority to arrest and/or detain probationers as necessary.

Ability to match the client’s needs to the appropriate treatment modality or service, i.e., substance abuse, mental health, medical, housing, employment and educational services, etc. Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to Probation work and functions and procedures of courts involved. Knowledge of community resources.  Interacts confidently and competently with individuals and groups at all levels. Makes well-reasoned decisions in a timely manner, sometimes in situations where there are no standard procedures.  Demonstrates sound decision-making/critical thinking skills. 

REQUIREMENTS: This position shall meet the basic requirements as a Probation Officer. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in the social sciences, criminal justice, or related fields with at least two years of experience providing case management and/or completion of investigations in a community corrections based program or agency.

PREFERRED: The ability to speak Spanish is desired but not required.

OTHER: Some positions may require specific knowledge or experience, or established progress toward certain degrees or licensure.

Hiring rate is $3,965.46 per month.

This position closes April 5, 2017

Please visit www.statejobs.nebraska.gov to fill out the State application. The State of Nebraska complies with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference Laws.