Ramsey County Assistant Probation Officer in ALL-Multiple Ramsey County Locations, Minnesota

Assistant Probation Officer



Assistant Probation Officer


$36,664.84 - $53,249.37 Annually

$17.63 - $25.60 Hourly

$1,410.19 - $2,048.05 Biweekly

$3,055.40 - $4,437.45 Monthly

$36,664.84 - $53,249.37 Annually


ALL-Multiple Ramsey County Locations, MN

ALL-Multiple Ramsey County Locations, MN

Job Type

Multiple Job Types



Job Number



12/15/2016 4:30 PM Central

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Basic Function

To assist professional Community Corrections staff in probation, institution or other case management services by performing designated duties relating to client or resident supervision, treatment or counseling; maintain records, provide transportation to clients and perform other duties to support Probation Officers, detention or other client services, and to perform related duties as assigned. (This is the entry-level class in this class series. Assignment enables employees to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities required for advancement to Assistant Probation Officer 2.)

Duties listed do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this classification. Regular attendance according to Ramsey County Correctional policy approved work schedule is required for all positions.

To view or print a copy of the complete Ramsey County job (class) description for this job, go to: Job Descriptions. Once at this page, you can browse the alphabetical list or search for a job description.

Examples of Work Performed

  1. Promote a diverse, culturally competent, and respectful workplace.

  2. Provide safety and security for services and programs of institutional residents, staff, and visitors by controlling aggressive behavior under the supervision of Probation Officers or divisional staff, facilitate groups and support the implementation of treatment plans; maintain order, provide first aid, search residents, monitor admissions and releases, screen and monitor visitors to the institution, conduct surveillance and security checks of buildings and grounds, and monitor security equipment.

  3. Supervise clients in institutional activities including treatment programs, school attendance, work activities, court order compliance, and compliance with probation conditions; assist in the creation and development of dorm schedules, and structured activities for residents.

  4. Intervene early with youth to redirect behaviors into pro-social channels, recognize and reward pro-social behavior, assist youth in managing their own behavior by providing coaching and encouragement.

  5. Record required data and document observations concerning resident behavior and treatment progress; monitor school attendance, child abuse allegations or suspicions, institutional activities; admit and orient new residents to the institution; administer and record medications, escort clients, provide transportation, compile data, complete required institutional reports and necessary documentation; provide orientation for families, new residents, and volunteers. Interview, counsel residents ; make recommendations to Probation Officers or Supervisors concerning possible program options and treatment plans; assist in implementing treatment or other programs; administer pre- and post-testing to residents.

  6. Under the direction of a shift supervisor, may be responsible for running and providing work direction to a living unit.

  7. Order supplies, answer telephones, complete work orders for repairs.

  8. Meet with clients, review and sign probation agreements, review any special conditions of probation; connect clients to in-house, and community programming.

  9. Meet with clients regarding noncompliance; discuss with client ways they can become successful; make determination of client's compliance, and report technical violations to Probation Officer.

  10. Participate in client visits with another staff member on behalf of Probation Officer, or unit request.

  11. Monitor clients that are in custody, incarcerated, awaiting deportation, on warrant, or have failed to report to probation, or are otherwise unavailable to report to probation.

  12. Monitor police contacts and booking notices.

  13. Draft probation violations, update custody credit, complete intake parole violation coverage form and discharge orders; obtain appropriate approvals and signatures.

  14. Document all required data including fax and e-mails into Chronos system.

  15. Prepare law enforcement and LEC calendars; gather and fax probation violations to attorneys, and document activity in Court Services Tracking System (CSTS).

  16. May staff intake reception window, arrange for chemical assessments, schedule clients for orientation, and assign clients to probation office based on their offense and address.

  17. Depending on assignment, may serve as Community Work Services Coordinator.

  18. Document all required data into CSTS program to show the case is updated or closed.

  19. Depending on assignment, may make recommendations based off of department guidelines to Probation Officer regarding restitution or victim aide, make suggestions on the amount of the restitution and the legitimacy of the request, send affidavits, draft restitution order for agent review, enter amount ordered in condition and enter restitution payments.

  20. May transport clients and residents for purpose of placement, detention, school attendance, medical appointments, off-grounds activities, court hearings, community service, related activities or emergencies.

  21. May attend sentencing and restitution review court hearings.

  22. May attend treatment program staffing.

  23. Facilitate group programming.

  24. Mandated overtime to ensure adequate staffing coverage and maintenance of safety for residents and clients at all times.

  25. Maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.

  26. Position requires the ability to work shift rotations to maintain minimum staffing requirements in 24/7 facilities, and in field assignments requiring non routine work schedules.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 2,4,5,6,9,10,11,12,14,15,19,21,24,25,26,27

Click the following to view or print the: Job Task Analysis - Physical Demand or Environmental Exposure Checklists for Assistant Probation Officer 1's in Ramsey County.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High school graduation or equivalent.

Experience: Two years' experience in corrections, social service work, or education directly related to working with clients in a correctional, Social service agency, or educational environment.

Substitution: Driver's License valid for the class of vehicles to be driven may be required depending on assignments. Two years of college with emphasis in the behavioral sciences may substitute for the experience requirements.

Preferred experience: Direct experience in providing assistance in counseling or behavioral modification settings. Valid Class D Driver's License may be required depending on assignment.

Other: Valid Class D driver's license may be required depending on assignment.

Exam/Screening Process Information

EXAMINATION: The examination will consist of the following sections with each section weighted as follows:

  • IMPACT Video Exam ............................................90%

  • IMPACT Reading Exam. ..............................................10%

To print a paper application for this posting click Paper Application You will need to print off this posting and also answer the supplemental questions associated with this exam and submit them if you complete a paper application.

SELECTION PROCESS: The examination/selection process for this classification will consist of a passing score of 70% or higher on the IMPACT Video/Reading exam. The candidates scoring 70% or higher will be placed on the eligibility list for further hiring consideration.

NOTE: Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will necessarily pass the Video Exam and Reading Exam. There is no study guide for the IMPACT video or IMPACT Reading Exam. The IMPACT video exam and the Reading Exam are administered at the same time. After the job posting closes, further information will be sent to to you via e-mail so you may schedule yourself for the examination which will be held in January The examination will be held the week of January 9th. If you pass the minimum qualifications you receive your e-mail invitation after I process your application.

E-Verify Participation

Ramsey County participates in the federal E-Verify program. This means that Ramsey County will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Rasmey County is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and may not limit or influence the choice of documents you present for use on the Form I-9.

In order to qualify for employment consideration candidates must successfully complete the following selection process as conducted by the Corrections Department:

  • Oral Interview

  • Background Investigation

  • Psychological Evaluation

  • Medical Evaluation

Criminal Background Checks: All employment offers are conditioned upon the applicant passing a criminal background check, and FBI fingerprinting through the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehensions, and must also pass the requirements under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Convictions are not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits and the type of work sought. However, making false statements or withholding information will cause you to be barred from employment, or removed from employment.

If you require further information regarding this posting, please contact tammy.bakeberg@co.ramsey.mn.us or by telephone at 651-266-2703.