12th Judicial District Court Services Officer

Jewell, Republic, Washington, Cloud, Mitchell, and Lincoln Counties

POSITION DUTIES: This employment requires supervision of adults and juveniles who are under supervision of the district court or are being furnished auxiliary services by the district court.  Other principal responsibilities include writing comprehensive investigative reports, maintaining documentation of case contacts and keeping accurate filing and database information.

The work involves communication and interaction with offenders under the court’s jurisdiction and with other concerned parties in the investigation and preparation of reports for the court; assisting offenders in understanding and meeting requirements that have been placed upon them; and assisting them in identifying needs and appropriate resources.  A Court Services Officer (CSO) prepares reports related to the transfer of supervision, case reports, violation reports, risk assessments, and Pre-Sentence Investigations. The CSO works closely with resource agencies in the community.  Work is performed independently or in teams is reviewed through staffing, reports, and caseload audits.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in corrections, counseling, criminology, psychology, social work, sociology, or a closely related field.  The applicant must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. All applicants must pass a named-based criminal history check.  If employed by Court Services, the new employee will pass a fingerprint based criminal history check within the first thirty days of employment.

ADDITIONAL DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Good verbal and written communication skills.  A working knowledge of the Court and its functions.  Familiarity with substance abuse issues and probation methods.  Computer knowledge and experience is necessary. 

                    

Position/Salary and Benefits:  Court Services Officer I, Grade 34, $48,112 ($52,992 at one year with satisfactory performance)

Apply online https://www.kscourts.org/Public/Court-Careers Court Services Officer I – Multiple positions,

Wanda Backstrom, Chief Court Services Officer, 785 262 7299