u.s. probation and pretrial services office

Salt Lake City , UT

Probation Clerk

u.s. probation and pretrial services office
Salt Lake City, UT Full-time
Posted on March 16, 2019

United States District Court for The District of Utah Office of Probation and Pretrial Services Vacancy Announcement Probation Clerk 04-UTP-19

Open Date: March 15, 2019

Close Date: April 5, 2019

The U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Office for the District of Utah is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of a full-time Probation Clerk in the Salt Lake City office. The position is a Court Personnel System Classification Level 24, with a salary of $36,645 - $45,810 annually, depending on qualifications.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The successful candidate will work in a team environment providing support to the staff of the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Office. The incumbent may support pre-trial, pre-sentence and/or post-conviction officers throughout their career. The U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Office works with accused defendants and convicted criminal offenders, which requires the candidate to maintain composure during difficult interactions.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: A highly organized self-starter with the ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks and deadlines for numerous people. Must be able to handle numerous interruptions and changing deadlines while remaining on track to complete assignments. The ability to maintain confidentiality is imperative. Manage case files in accordance with established procedures. Assist officers in conducting investigations. Establish and maintain tracking system to ensure timely completion of assignments and routine tasks. Answer routine inquiries and/or refer to appropriate staff based on knowledge of office operations, policies, and procedures. Compose documents in Microsoft Word for officers as directed and often under tight deadlines. Request and interpret criminal history information from various outside sources. Routine copying, scanning, mailing, and filing. Various other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To qualify for this position an individual must have a high school diploma or GED with three years of general clerical experience. Candidate must possess excellent organizational and written/verbal communication skills, with the ability to meet tight deadlines. The successful candidate must also be proficient in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, etc.) and have a thorough knowledge of spelling, punctuation, and grammatical usage. Candidate must be highly motivated, good at multi-tasking, and able to work in a high-stress environment. Candidate should also be well groomed and exhibit a professional appearance, and display exceptional customer service skills, and possess the ability to work harmoniously with others in a team-oriented environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates with a two-year or four-year degree and/or prior legal or criminal justice experience. Specially experience with criminal history information i.e., Utah Criminal Justice Information System (UCJIS), State Court System, Law Enforcement Police Reports and demonstrate a good working relationship with outside agencies.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: The salary for this position is at CL 24 or $36,645 - $45,810 depending on length and relevance of experience. The position falls within the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government and the benefits include: health, dental, vision, life, long-term care, disability insurances, paid vacation and sick leave, retirement benefits, and tax-deferred savings plan. This position is subject to mandatory direct deposit participation.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: All application information is subject to verification. Appointment to this position is contingent upon a background investigation including an FBI fingerprint check. The U.S. Probation Clerk is an excepted service position, serves at the pleasure of the court, and is an 'at will' employee who can be terminated with or without cause. All judiciary employees are required to adhere to the Judicial Code of Conduct. Applicants must be United States citizens or be eligible to work in the United States. Multiple positions may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

The United States District Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer.