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Community Corrections Officer

Recruitment #17-CO0359-02

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this job exists is to identify and monitor offenders placed into community corrections programs, monitor and track the population of the Montgomery County Detention Facility and to secure alternative releases for targeted populations. The essential functions are:  researches possible alternative releases for post-trial offenders; supervises/monitors misdemeanor and felony offenders and pre-trial population individual participating in community corrections programs; reports progress of offenders; performs administrative duties; performs law enforcement duties in conjunction with monitoring offender activities; prepares reports and documentation; and manages the expedited docket.  The Community Corrections Officer reports directly to the Assistant Director of Community Corrections.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, criminal justice, criminology, counseling, psychology, sociology or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.  One year of offender case management experience working in an attorney’s, judge’s office or sheriff’s office, correctional facility, probation or Community Corrections department or other qualifying court-related experience.  Preference may be given to qualified applicants who are currently APOST certified in law enforcement.  (Academy fees are paid by the employer)

Special Requirements

Must have a valid Alabama Driver’s License or have the ability to acquire one at the time of employment.  NOTE:  Hired employees in this position must enter the first available class to obtain APOST Certification in law enforcement.  For those who are not APOST certified, continued employment is contingent upon obtaining the APOST Certification.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the Montgomery County Community Corrections Department. Some positions in this job class require current Certification as a Police Officer by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC). Applicants will be screened and qualified based on education and experience as shown on the application.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were.  If more than five qualified applications are received, a selection procedure will be administered in order to rank applicants on the employment register. Tied scores will not be broken (in accordance with Personnel Rules and Regulations, Rule VII, Section 3). If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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