U.S. Probation Middle District of Florida seeks talented and motivated individuals to help in its mission of ensuring equal justice under law. Officers are dedicated to serve the community, the courts, and the people who come before the courts and bring about long-term positive change in individuals under supervision.
Conduct investigations and prepare reports for the United States District Court, the United States Parole Commission, and the Federal Prison System, regarding the background and activities of offenders charged with, or having been found guilty of federal offenses; provide field supervision and counseling services to offenders in the community.
Enforce court-ordered supervision components and implement supervision strategies. Maintain personal contact with defendants and offenders. Investigate employment, sources of income, lifestyle, and associates to assess risk and compliance. Address substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, and similar problems and implement the necessary treatment or violation proceedings, through assessment, monitoring, and counseling.
Maximum Entry Age: As provided for in the Federal Employee's Retirement Act of 1986 (hazardous duty provisions), first time appointees to a covered law enforcement position must not have reached his or her 37th birthday at the time of appointment. The position allows for retirement at age 50 with 20 years of service and mandatory retirement at the age of 57.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in fields of study such as criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, human relations, business, or public administration and at least two years of specialized experience. Specialized experience is described as progressively responsible experience gained after completion of the bachelor's degree in such fields as probation, pretrial services, parole, corrections, criminal investigations, or work in substance/addiction treatment.
Experience as a police, custodial, or security officer, other than any criminal investigation experience, is not creditable. Completion of a relevant master's degree (or Juris Doctorate) or completion of one (1) academic year (30 semester or 45 quarter hours) of graduate education in a closely related field of study may substitute for one (1) year specialized experience.