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Chief United States Probation Officer

San Diego, CA Full-time
Posted on August 20, 2019

Chief United States Probation Officer  

The U.S. District Court is currently recruiting for a Chief United States Probation Officer. The incumbent will be responsible for the following:

     ·        Organizes the probation office to ensure expeditious handling of investigative work for the courts, institutions, and parole authorities to include effective case supervision of probationers, parolees and persons on supervised release.
·        Reviews, analyzes, and interprets statutory, Judicial Conference, U.S. Sentencing Commission, and Parole Commission requirements for the administration of probation, parole and supervised release services; promulgates policies, procedures, and guidelines necessary to meet these requirements.
·        Selects and recommends candidates for appointment as probation officers to the court, and appoints all non-officer personnel; provides specific recommendations to the court in all other personnel matters including promotions, salary increases, disciplinary actions, and dismissals; determines that all personnel are carefully selected and adequately trained; makes certain the work of all subordinates is systematically evaluated..
·        Makes estimates of personnel, space allocation, and operating allowance needs; approves requisitions; certifies vouchers for payment; and maintains appropriate fiscal controls in all matters pertaining to travel expenses and purchases of services, equipment, and supplies.
·        Directs the probation office’s financial service functions, including management of the annual budget and oversight of purchasing, contracting, and accounting functions in compliance with U.S. Government and Judicial Branch regulations and controls.
·        Responsible for the oversight of the solicitation and implementation of contractual services for substance abuse and mental health treatment of clients.
·        Establishes and administers continuing in service training programs to ensure high-quality service delivery through consistent staff development.
·        Maintains a system of communication, enabling awareness of pertinent information at all levels; delegates decision making responsibility at appropriate levels; provides qualitative and quantitative measures of work performance; and assures accountability with minimal interference to service delivery.
·        Maintains liaison with the chief judge and other judges; makes specific recommendations regarding court related criminal justice issues with particular emphasis on matters relating to sound sentencing and supervision practices.
·        Develops and maintains a public relations program which explains probation, parole, and other correctional services to the community; assumes responsibility for communication to the news media.
·        May administer a program of pretrial services within the district.

Must have seven years of specialized experience and three years of substantial management experience earned after the bachelor’s degree has been issued. Salary is $176,900 DOE w/ full benefits.

To see specific position requirements, benefit information and the application process, visit the careers tab on for the entire vacancy announcement.  

Closing date for this position is Friday, August 23, 2019.