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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Employment Opportunity: Legal/Court Services

Title: Pretrial Officer/Home Detention Officer

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Probation and Court Services

Hours: Full-Time: Must be willing to work weekends, evenings and holidays

Salary: $41,659 annually

The responsibilities of this position include:
• Providing community-based supervision to those released from jail prior to trial, appropriating the degree and intensity of supervision proportionally to each defendant’s risk level;
• Monitoring Court-ordered conditions of release;
• Installing and monitoring confinement equipment;
• Referring defendants to community resources to increase likelihood of compliance with conditions of pretrial release;
• Working effectively as a team member, communicating and collaborating with the other pretrial field officers and sharing equally in the distribution of the workload;
• Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with law enforcement personnel and community resources who work with or have contact with defendants;
• Testifying in Court and providing written reports to the Court, when needed;
• Attending and participating in department meetings;
• Maintaining complete and accurate case notes;
• Performing pretrial investigations functions;
• Attending Bond Court for Pretrial functions;
• Conducting criminal histories for clients on pretrial status;
• Completing all other duties and functions as assigned; and,
• The ability to transition to and/or provide services to juveniles on Home Detention if need be and perform all the necessary duties of a juvenile Home Detention Officer. 

Requirements for this position include: 
• Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in the Behavioral Sciences such as Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, etc., or an equivalent combination of training and experience;
• Effective crisis intervention skills;
• Ability to take initiative and use good judgment;
• Demonstrated skills in the area of communication, both written and verbal;
• Ability to function independently and be an effective contributor to a team;
• Good decision making skills;
• Flexibility in relation to working hours, which will include evening and weekend hours;
• Ability to complete numerous physical equipment installations or maintenance daily, including but not limited to, standing, kneeling, and/or working in close proximity to defendants;
• Ability to meet physical demands in the field;
• Current, valid Illinois Driver’s License and willingness to utilize personal vehicle to complete work assignments as necessary.

Applications accepted until position is filled.

Department of Probation & Court Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer