Release Assistance Officer (Pretrial Release Officer) Job in Oregon Judicial Department

NOTE: **This application MUST be submitted through the State of Oregon’s Job Opportunities Program – Workday. Please copy & paste this link into a new browser window:–Pretrial-Release-Officer-_REQ-98456
Interviews: Interviews are scheduled within two to-three weeks after the application deadline.
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REQUIRED: A cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the Minimum Qualifications, Special Qualifications, and Requested Skills and Attributes, listed below. Prepare your cover letter before starting your Workday application.
REQUIRED: a completed work history, either through your completion of the Job History (internal candidate) or Work Experience (external candidate) portion of your Workday profile, OR by attaching an updated resume.
Your cover letter and work history must demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications, Special Qualifications, and Requested Skills and Attributes, listed below.
You must follow all Instructions to be considered for this position.
Failure to provide a completed work history and cover letter may result in your removal from consideration.
We are hiring a Pretrial Release Officer at Lake County Circuit Court, located in Lakeview, Oregon.
We encourage you to apply if you want to be a part of …
Helping people to understand the next steps in their criminal court case, and explaining how they can be successful in meeting court expectations
Impacting the lives of the people that interact with the courts, including defendants, victims, the families of both, and the Lake County community overall and
Using evidence-based best practices to make decisions.
We welcome all candidates who are inspired by our work and mission.
As a Pretrial Release Officer…
You will determine pretrial release options for defendants by applying Oregon Revised Statutes, Chief Justice, Presiding Judge Orders, and using risk assessment tools. You will determine who, upon release, is most likely to appear in court, not likely to commit new offenses, and/or does not pose a threat to the community or themselves.
Your work will focus on interviewing defendants being held in custody pending trial, as well as victims and other interested parties. You will use internal law enforcement, jail, and court case management systems as well as defendant monitoring software to research and complete risk assessments and determine release eligibility. You will also monitor defendants regarding compliance with conditions of release.
You are expected to perform administrative and computer work related to pretrial release. In performing your work, you will prepare new files, review court orders, and respond to questions from judges, court staff, and the public regarding pretrial release and court appointed counsel.
If these duties sound interesting you and you want to be part of Oregon’s courts to help provide fair and accessible justice services, we encourage you to apply. Assigned tasks may be changed to accommodate workload and organizational needs.
What can help you get a chance to interview?It’s important to know your application will be read by an actual person, not a computer algorithm. When we read your cover letter, we are looking to see if you are writing to us, at OJD, and whether you have addressed the Requested Skills and Attributes listed below. Using a generic cover letter is likely not going to get you an interview, so please take the time needed to personalize your cover letter.
Instructions for Work History/Resume and Cover Letter
This recruitment requires a cover letter and a complete work history that addresses the Requested Skills and Attributes. To be considered for this position, you must follow these instructions:
Resume/Work History
Attach your updated resume in the Resume / CV / Cover Letter section of the application. The attached resume file should include your name.
Complete the Job History/Work Experience portion of your Workday profile if you are not using an updated resume.
Cover Letter
Attach your cover letter (not to exceed two pages) in the Resume / CV / Cover Letter section of the application. The attached cover letter file should include your name.
In the body of your cover letter, please include responses to all five (5) Requested Skills and Attributes listed below.
Address the cover letter “To the Hiring Manager.”
Failure to follow these above points may result in rejection of your application.
All application materials will be evaluated for consistency of information, and your letter will be evaluated for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and language use in addition to demonstrated experience.
Minimum Qualifications
(These must be evident in your resume or work history for full consideration.)
The qualified candidate must have at least three (3) years of experience in a criminal justice, court, or other public safety setting that typically supports the knowledge, skills, and abilities requirements for this position.ANDPossession of a high school diploma or GED, or equivalent life or work experience.ORA bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, behavior or social/human services, or a closely related field
The qualified candidate must obtain and possess LEDS certification within six months of hire. Eligibility requirements for obtaining LEDS certification are available here.
Special Qualifications
(These must be verifiable in your application.)
Requested Skills and Attributes
(These must be addressed in your cover letter for full consideration.)
Experience conducting interviews to obtain personal and/or financial information.
Experience communicating effectively, orally and in writing, with people in emotionally charged and stressful situations.
Experience communicating decisions regarding the approval or denial of benefits or services and the explanation of laws, rules, or regulations.
Experience using a personal computer to access and input information and complete various tasks.
Experience working in a court system, criminal justice, corrections, or other legal environment.
Working Conditions
This is a full-time position, and the work schedule will be 8 hours per day, Monday through Friday. The hours worked per day may be flexible based on court and workload needs. It is eligible for overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 per work week.
Occasional local and overnight travel may be required for training and meetings.
Frequent interaction with individuals who may be charged with violent and/or sexual offenses, and who may be hostile, confused, or display behavioral health issues.
Frequent telephone, video, and in-person contact with people from diverse backgrounds.
Long periods of sitting, standing; frequent bending or reaching below knee level or above shoulder level are also expected.
The following equipment may be used: FTR recording equipment, audio/video equipment, telephone, OJD-assigned computer, photocopier, and office equipment.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCriminal Background CheckYou will be subject to a criminal background check if you are a finalist. Adverse results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may result in disqualification if the circumstances are directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position.United States Employment EligibilityOJD does not offer visa sponsorships. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US.Future VacanciesApply now if you are interested in this or future vacancies. This job announcement may be used to fill future vacancies in this class of work.Veterans’ PreferenceEligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given preference in the recruitment process. To receive preference, veterans must attach the appropriate documentation after they receive an email in their Workday inbox requesting the information to verify eligibility. The action item, asking veterans to attach their documentation, will arrive after they have submitted their initial application materials. Visit the Oregon job opportunities Veterans web page for additional details, information, and resources.Conduct ExpectationsBecause of the Oregon Judicial Department’s role in providing justice and upholding the rule of law, employees of the Department are required to meet the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics while on the job, and also to maintain those same high standards when taking actions in their personal lives that could reflect on the Department. As an employee, you will be expected to preserve the confidentiality of information received in the course of OJD employment.Pay EquityAs an employer, the Oregon Judicial Department complies with Oregon’s pay equity law. We determine salary from applicable professional experience and education. For more information on pay equity, click here.Employee BenefitsClick here to access information specific to Oregon Judicial Department employee benefits.Questions and Support
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Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $3,896.00 – $6,338.00 per month
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Work Location: One location

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