PROBATION OFFICER 1 (COMMUNITY LIAISON) 43250
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is a specialized entry-level professional position in a probation department in which the incumbent performs the duties and exercises the responsibilities of a Probation Officer 1 (see Probation Officer 1 classification specification) with additional responsibility for identifying and relating to specific problems experienced by a particular community group(s). He/she provides insight which could enhance and increase a probation department’s awareness, experience, knowledge and sensitivity when needed to operate and evaluate the delivery of probation services to a diverse and pluralistic population.
Supervision is not a characteristic of this position. The work is performed under the general supervision of a higher-ranking probation professional. A Probation Officer 1 (Community Liaison) is a Peace Officer pursuant to Criminal Procedure Law Section 2.10 and may be authorized to carry a firearm in the performance of his/her duties. The incumbent will perform all related duties as required.
TYPCIAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Performs the duties and exercises the responsibilities of a Probation Officer 1;
Reviews local probation department programs, literature, forms, instructions, etc. for accessibility to minority probationers;
Identifies programs, policies and practices which may impede effective service delivery to minority communities;
Participates in special studies, assignments and research projects related to the impact of probation department policies and service delivery on minority communities;
Prepares written reports with recommendations regarding the impact of probation department actions, decisions and requirements of service delivery to minority communities;
Establishes and maintains relationships with minority groups and organizations regarding probation service delivery to minority communities;
Conducts special outreach and recruitment activities to minority communities; Serves as department resource concerning minority issues.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ANDABILITIES:
Possession of all knowledge, skills and abilities required of a Probation Officer 1;
Good knowledge of programs, literature, forms, instructions etc. related to probation services delivered to the minority community served;
Good knowledge of demographic, socio-economic, cultural and other minority issues related to the probation services delivered;
Good knowledge of community resources available to the respective minority community;
Working knowledge of modern principles and practice related to effective outreach to the minority community served;
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with the respective minority community and other agencies/organizations providing them with services.
This position is not filled by promotion.
OPEN COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
(A) Satisfactory completion of Probation Officer 1(Community Liaison) traineeship, or
(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees, with a graduate degree in social work, social sciences, education, administration, law, criminal justice, or a related field; or
(C) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees, with a Bachelor’s degree or higher with at least thirty (30) credit hours in the social or behavioral sciences and two (2) years of experience in counseling, law enforcement, juvenile or criminal justice, education, or casework in a probation, law enforcement, juvenile or criminal justice, corrections, community corrections, parole, social services, mental health, social work or other public or private human services agency.
(1) Completion of a major course of study which included a minimum of twenty-four (24) semester credit hours in Native American, African-American, Asian, Ethnic or Hispanic Cultural Studies from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents; or
(2)* Two years of close cultural association2 with Native Americans, African-Americans, Asian or Hispanic individuals, or a work association in a criminal justice or juvenile justice setting which requires advocacy for or interaction with Native Americans, African-Americans, Asians or Hispanics.
Note: Course work at the graduate degree level in social work, social sciences, education, administration, law, criminal justice, or a related field may be substituted for work experience for a maximum of one (1) year of experience.
(2)* Close cultural association is defined as involvement in cultural activities, or cultural groups, or participation in advocacy groups, or involvement in religious or political groups or organizations. Work or volunteer experience that involves supervision or case management of minority persons is not considered as close cultural association for the purposes of meeting these minimum qualifications.
Note: The class specifications including the minimum qualifications for positions in Probation Departments are established by rule and regulations of the Division of Criminal Justice Services. These class specifications are found in Title 9 NYCRR Part 347, Appendix H-10, Standard specifications for Professional Probation Positions.
Note: This position is allocated to the competitive class pursuant to Executive Law Section 257(1).
All Other Notes and Special Requirements Related to Probation Officer 1 Apply
02/2019 Date of Original Composition