SUPERVISING PROBATION OFFICER 6513
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision, an employee in this class supervises and directs the activities of a number of Probation Officers. The incumbent is responsible for planning and assigning the work of an Intake, Investigation, Supervision, specialized function or other unit in the Probation Department. The incumbent reviews subordinate reports, recommendations and actions of the unit for quality of work performed. Work is distinguished from that of a Senior Probation Officer, in that Senior Probation Officers do not directly supervise Probation Officers through formal case review, which often includes reviewing, assigning and approving case actions. Supervision is received from a Principal Probation Officer through conferences and written reports, and is maintained over a professional staff, clerical personnel and volunteers. Does related work as required.
Supervises a number of Probation Officers in a probation unit responsible for intake, investigation, supervision, or specialized supervision of probationers and/or other interested persons;
Plans, assigns and reviews the work of Probation Officers in the enforcement of Family Court actions, performance of intake work, pre-sentence investigations, program planning and probation supervision;
Consults with Probation Officers on individual cases and provides necessary direction;
Confers with superiors, judges, court personnel, attorneys, police, educational and social agency personnel and various other groups on problems and other matters of probation agency concern;
Assists in the interpretation of rules and procedures for the benefit of subordinate staff;
Develops and maintains efficient record keeping systems and administrative procedures;
May perform public relations activities including speaking engagements for outside groups and agencies.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the social resources available to the community; thorough knowledge of the laws pertaining to probation work and of Family and Criminal Court procedures; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of probation and social casework including interviewing, investigation, counseling, case supervision, record keeping and reporting; good knowledge of the social sciences including sociology, psychology and economics; ability to analyze data gathered through investigation of probationers; ability to deal effectively with people who may be under emotional strain; ability to supervise subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to establish effective working relationships with clients, relatives and other interested persons; ability to prepare clear, accurate and comprehensive case records and to reach logical conclusions based on pertinent regulations and information; good judgment; tact; courtesy; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
One (1) year of permanent competitive status as a Senior Probation Officer.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
At the time of appointment and during employment in this title, employees must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State.