Pretrial Services Officer

Kendall County CSCD Job Announcement

Posting Date: 1/28/2021
Job Title:      Pretrial Services Officer
FLSA:      Non-exempt

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a bachelor’s degree conferred by an institution of higher education accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  Unless the bachelor’s degree is in criminal justice, criminology, corrections, counseling, human services development, law, law enforcement, police science, pre-law, public administration, rehabilitative studies, social work, psychology or sociology, the applicant must have:  one year of graduate study in one of those fields; or one year of full time experience in casework, counseling, community or group work; or other satisfactory education or experience.

Applicant must pass a criminal history check and drug test.  Ability to speak Spanish fluently is desirable. 

DUTIES: Supervise a caseload of offenders placed under bond supervision for felony and misdemeanor offenses.  Specific duties will consist of monitoring the offender’s compliance with conditions of bond imposed by the Court through routine office and field contacts to ensure community safety, referring the offender to behavioral changing resources, conducting assessments and individual case plans, urinalysis testing, performing intake interviews, communicating and working with other professional agencies, reporting violations of bond to the appropriate authority in a timely manner, providing effective courtroom testimony, and maintain a high level of professionalism.  Applicant must possess good technical writing and interviewing skills to prepare extensive pre-sentence investigation reports. 

PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS: The duties of a Community Supervision Officer include office and field work, which both require the supervision of criminal offenders who may present physical danger to the officer and to the public. In the supervision of these offenders, essential duties require moderate to arduous physical exertion, including prolonged periods of walking and standing, physical dexterity and coordination, and use of self-defense tactics. Because a Community Supervision Officer must effectively deal with the possibility of physical altercations and is subject to moderate to arduous physical exertion, applicants must be physically capable. Field work requires wearing a protective vest that weighs approximately 3 – 5 lbs. Office work requires prolonged periods of sitting and standing, moderate lifting, and walking. Both field work and office work is required of all Pre-trial Officers, and both are essential functions of the job.

This list is not all-inclusive, but covers the main areas of responsibilities. 

SALARY: Negotiable, based on experience and education.   Benefits package included from ERS and TCDRS.

CLOSING DATE: until filled

Please submit cover letter, resume, and application (available on county website) to:

Jody R. Lange, Chief
Kendall County CSCD
4 Staudt Street
Boerne, Texas 78006
[email protected]

References and certified college transcripts required if selected for an interview.