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Probation Officer / Probation Officer Trainee

Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.

MINIMUM NECESSARY TO QUALIFY AS A PROBATION OFFICER:

(a)    At the time of examination, the applicant must have graduated from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Masters Degree in sociology, psychology, social work, education, administration, law, criminology, or a related field; OR

(b)   At the time of examination, the applicant must have graduated from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelors Degree AND possess at least two years of full-time paid (or the equivalent part-time and/or volunteer) experience in counseling or casework in a recognized agency adhering to acceptable standards in probation, parole, social services, psychiatric or medical social work or related work; OR

(c)    Any combination of training and experience equal to or greater than that described in (a) and (b) above.

MINIMUM NECESSARY TO QUALIFY AS A TRAINEE:

At the time of examination, the applicant must have graduated from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college with a Bachelors Degree with at least thirty (30) credit hours in the social or behavioral sciences.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT - OFFICER OR TRAINEE:   The candidate must possess a valid New York State driver's license at the time of appointment and maintain such license for the duration of employment.

NOTE:

If a candidate originally placed on the eligible list as a Probation Officer Trainee acquires the education and/or experience necessary to meet the minimum qualifications for Probation Officer at any point during the life of the list, they may submit a new application and if that application demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Personnel, that they now meet the Probation Officer qualifications, the candidate may be coded as Probation Officer eligible and certified for consideration as a Probation Officer.  Lists are normally established for one year but may be extended up to four years.