Probation Officer
Faribault, MN 
Posted 26 days ago
Job Description
Job Summary

The Probation Officer provides supervision of Community Corrections clients of all ages and levels of offense, including supervised release. The Probation Office provides assistance to victims of crimes and promotes public safety through supervision, accountability and rehabilitation of clients. This position provides investigative services to the court and releasing authorities and assesses risk and treatment needs of clients. The Probation Officer utilizes evidence based practices to promote and enhance client change. Probation Officers must be accessible by law enforcement and other system stakeholders in emergency cases after normal business hours as well as on weekends and holidays.

Examples of Duties

  • Manage client caseload adhering to established contact standards through office visits, home/field visits, and collateral contacts.
  • Implement core-correctional practices including application of the cognitive model within a caseload or group facilitation.
  • Rotate "on call" duty to respond to emergency situations on weekends, holidays, and non-office hours; responds to after-hours emergencies as directed.
  • Conduct pre-sentence investigations, risk/need assessments, transfer investigations, domestic violence/sex offense risk assessments, pre-trial bail evaluations and related investigations.
  • Attend case conferences, treatment or placement staffing's, placement planning meetings, and related meetings to review client progress and needs toward rehabilitation develop, identify and make appropriate referrals to treatment resources.
  • Establish payment plans for restitution, and fees.
  • Document case activities to facilitate effective case planning and provide court/releasing authority with information needed to make informed decisions.
  • Prepare violation, progress, and discharge reports, maintain timely, well-organized case records and notes, and appear at court and Supervisor Release hearings.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in criminology, sociology, psychology or related field. Must pass criminal background check to include fingerprinting. Valid MN Driver's License.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Two or more years' experience in community corrections or probation department strongly preferred; completion of an internship in the field of Probation.

Supplemental Information

HIRING RANGE / UNION: $31.76 - $33.27 per hour / CC - Grade 12

HOURS: Normal business hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. Position is fulltime, 40 hours per week.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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