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CCPSA Pretrial Services Officer

Location Lynchburg, United States
Posted 02-October-2021

This is primarily a Pretrial Services Officer position but also requires the flexibility and aptitude to perform essential Probation Officer duties on a regular basis as needed. The position requires the performance of responsible, professional work to include conducting interviews, investigations, risk assessments and preparing recommendation reports for the court on defendants detained awaiting trial as well as providing case management of persons placed on probation and defendants released on bail to the Community Corrections and Pretrial Services Agency.

Essential Duties


* Collects daily arrest and detention data from the Lynchburg, Bedford County, Campbell County and Amherst County adult detention centers and screens defendants held in jail awaiting trial; Interviews (both in person and using video equipment) and investigates defendants held in jail according to Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)
* Standards, and local policies and procedures;
* Verifies background information provided by defendants and persons on probation, including residence, employment, and criminal history;
* Prepares written reports and risk assessments on defendants for the Court as required;
* Testifies in Court proceedings as necessary regarding the status of defendants and persons on probation;
* Conducts substance abuse screenings and tests on defendants and on persons on probation as prescribed by conditions of bond or court order in accordance with DCJS standards, and local policies and procedures;
* Maintains paper and computer case files and record keeping systems according to DCJS requirements and local procedures;
* Facilitates and documents each defendant's or probationer's progress in complying with conditions of release and supervision and follows established local procedures for dealing with non-compliance;
* Monitors and inputs scheduled supervision contacts and court dates in computerized files and notifies defendants and persons on probation of all scheduled court appearances, with appropriate follow up for any who fail to appear;
* Maintains daily/monthly logs and prepares programmatic data reports as required;
* Provides and documents local probation and pretrial defendant supervision and case management of assigned clients in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures;
* Conducts intake interviews and record checks, completes risk/needs screening and assessments, develops case plans and implements and monitors court ordered program components for assigned probation cases;
* Responsible for placing probationers at community service worksites according to local procedures, ensuring worksite supervision, verifying work performed and developing new worksites as needed;
* Complies with applicable state and federal requirements for the privacy, confidentiality, security of and collection, storage, and dissemination of criminal history, correctional status; substance abuse and medical history information;
* Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with other criminal justice agencies including the magistrates office, jails, law enforcement, courts, Commonwealth's Attorney office, and statewide probation and pretrial services agencies and appropriate community resources;
* Monitors and follows up on status of local probation and pretrial defendants in custody;
* Inputs and ensures accuracy of monthly program data;
* Fills in for other Pretrial Services Officers or Probation Officers as needed.


* Other duties to provide directly or indirectly services to citizens as may be assigned.
* When unusual situations occur and/or the City Manager declares a State of Emergency, all City employees may be required to accept special assignments and perform as needed to ensure appropriate service delivery.

Minimum Education and Experience Required


QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each

essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree in social work, psych ology, criminal justice or a related field, and considerable experience in case management, counseling, or criminal justice; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess computer skills.

Additional Requirements


* Possession of valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia and acceptable driving record according to City criteria;
* Use of a personal vehicle is required as part of the job; must have appropriate vehicle insurance.
* Satisfactory criminal background check required.
* Satisfactory completion of pre-employment drug and alcohol screen.
* Must pass VCIN certification training within six months of employment or as directed by supervisor and successfully complete DCJS CORE Skills training within six months of employment or as directed by supervisor.
* Must maintain VCIN certification and CORE skills as evidenced by implementation and successful completion of any required follow-up training, testing or certification criteria.
* Required to work a flexible schedule to include early morning hours beginning at 5:00 am on a regular basis to meet program needs.

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