Salary: $21.90 per hour ($45,552.00 annually)
Employment Status: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Supervisor – Pretrial Services
Civil Service Status: Classified
Work Schedule: 40 hours per week
Decision Band: C41
Department/Division: Court Services
DISTINGUISHING JOB CHARACTERISTICS:
Pretrial Officers interview and investigate individuals arrested for felonies and violent misdemeanors, makes bond recommendations to the Court, some of which are high-profile or difficult cases. Supervises and monitors defendants referred to Pretrial Services. Officers are responsible for maintaining and documenting information provided by the defendants as well as referring the defendants for services. Scheduling requires the employee to occasionally respond to emergency situations during off-hours.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.
1. Interviews incarcerated defendants charged with felonies and violent first degree misdemeanors. Gathers, collates, and documents social backgrounds and verifies information. Analyzes defendant’s records, compiles running records with dispositions and notes pending cases including probation and parole status. Runs LEADS and criminal history checks. Assumes supervision of defendants granted a Conditional Own Recognizance Bond, some of which are high-profile/high risk cases. Reviews and explains the general and specific conditions of supervision. Requires defendant to sign acknowledgement of conditions and court entries. Schedules defendant for next office visit and establishes a reporting schedule. Informs defendant of next Court hearing date until disposition of case.
2. Completes bond screening and prepares written bond recommendations to all courts within the county including any special conditions of bond. Completes bond reports for arraignment docket and makes bond recommendations. Prepares bond entries and ensures document processing is completed.
3. Maintains records and documentation to record changes in address, employment and other defendant information. Issues Order to Report letters to inform defendants of missed appointments and/or court dates and provide new dates.
4. Collects urine samples to determine if the defendant is using illicit drugs, schedules defendants for assessments and monitors attendance and progress in treatment.
5. Identifies defendants for HIV/STD testing. Coordinates and tracks status.
6. Prepares, proofs and submits to the Court for approval a variety of Court reports/documents, i.e., Sealing of Record Reports, Jail Time Credit Reports, HIV/STD entries, paperwork and letters, arraignment letters, failure to appear letters, forfeitures, out-of-docket warrants on indictments, capiases, cancellation of warrants, bond entries, next court date notice, order to report letters, status reports, Certificate of Employment reports, and arrest notices.
7. Enters data into CCIS database for CCA Grant. Maintains case notes and records in
8. Compiles monthly
9. Collects and verifies social history
10. Appears in Court as required for bond hearings, revocation or status
11. Attends annual
12. Other duties as
SCOPE OF SUPERVISION:
This position has no supervisory duties.
County vehicle, video screening equipment, computer, printer, scanner, LEADS terminal, telephone, fax machine, copier, other general office equipment.
CONTACT WITH OTHERS:
Judges and judicial staff, management personnel and line staff, attorneys, law enforcement.
Good working conditions when working in the office. The employee occasionally works at jail facilities and is, therefore, exposed to conditions within the jail. Possibility of exposure to hepatitis and bloodborne disease from contact with offenders and urinalysis samples. Possible exposure to risk of injury from physical assault.
USUAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The following physical demands are typically exhibited by position incumbents performing this job’s essential duties and responsibilities. These physical demands are not, and should not be construed to be job qualification standards, but are illustrated to help the employer, employee and/or applicant identify tasks where reasonable accommodations may need to be made when an otherwise qualified person is unable to perform the job’s essential duties because of an ADA disability.
While performing duties of this job, the employee sits for extended periods of time and occasionally stands and walks. Job can involve operating and sitting in a vehicle for periods of time. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include normal vision requirements but can include frequent viewing of a computer screen requiring close focus.
An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Social Work, Corrections or related field.
Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of: Counseling; chemical dependency; social work; corrections; pretrial supervision regulations; court system procedures and processes; criminal justice system; community social service agencies and resources; universal precautions for control of bloodborne pathogens; Ohio Revised Code pertaining to pretrial services.
Ability to: Maintain good public relations as Court representative; establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and job contacts; establish rapport with offenders/defendants of various social and economic backgrounds; perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations; work with resistant clients; maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Skill in: Interviewing offenders/defendants, victims and others; completing statistical and essay reports; data input; operation of computer; application of job software programs; self-defense; listening.
Valid Ohio driver’s license. If candidate does not possess an Ohio driver’s license, he/she has thirty (30) days from date of hire to obtain one. LEADS certification.
You can obtain a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, application at www.montcourt.oh.gov.
Applicants are required to complete the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, application which must be received by Human Resources no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.
Employment Eligibility Information:
In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons hired after November 6, 1986, are required to present to the Court, within three (3) days of their original appointment, original documents which show satisfactory proof of: 1) identity and 2) U.S. Citizenship or a legal right to work permanently in the United States.
Drug Testing and Criminal Background Check:
Prior to any candidate being offered a position or promotion with the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, they will be required to submit to a drug test (urinalysis) at the Court s selected health care provider.
Additionally, candidates being offered a position or promotion must pass a criminal background check.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
It is the policy of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, that no person shall be subjected to employment discrimination because of age, race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin.
The Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the application, examination or selection process, if requested. Please notify Human Resources at (937)225-6161 of the accommodations needed, preferably at the time of application, but no later than two days prior to the date needed.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMON PLEAS COURT, GENERAL DIVISION BENEFITS
Vacation leave may be granted to full-time employees upon completion of one year of service with the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division. Twenty-six (26) bi-weekly pay periods in active status shall constitute one year of service.
All Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division employees are entitled to Paid Personal Leave/Long Term Sick Leave credit.
Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, employees enjoy paid holidays.
Health Benefits/Medical Coverage:
All employees of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, except part-time employees working 20 hours per week or less, employees hired for a temporary appointment, an interim appointment, or employees hired as substitutes, shall receive health benefits.
All benefit eligible employees of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, receive a $50,000 basic life insurance policy paid by Montgomery County. Supplemental life insurance is available for purchase.
Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, employees participate in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS). Employees contribute 10% of their salary; the Court contributes 14%.
The Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, offers its employees an Employee Assistance Program, access to a credit union, a Deferred Compensation Program, a Wellness Program, and direct payroll deposit. This Position Description in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the employee filling this position. The employee may be required to follow additional instructions and perform other duties required by the employee’s supervisor or designee. The provisions of this Position Description do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provision contained in this Description may be modified or revoked without notice.