City of Peachtree City, Georgia

City of Jonesboro
Close Date : August 14, 2015
Probation Officer
Probation Supervisor and/or Chief of Police
This position works under general direction and is responsible for
supervising a misdemeanor probation caseload according to state/federal laws and internal policies
and procedures; will have regular contact with offenders, government officials, court personnel,
and other probation staff.
Rate of Pay:
$15.45 per hour or $32,136 per annum.
Must have completed two-year college course of study with a degree from an accredited
university or have 90 quarter hours/ 60 semester hours from an accredited university or
four (4) years’ experience as a certified law enforcement officer who is in good standing
with the Georgia POST Council. An Associate’s degree or higher degree from an accredited
university is preferred as well as experience in probation, parole or law enforcement.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
The successful applicant must be able to pass the State of Georgia County and Municipal
Probation Advisory Council application process and be approved for probation officer
certification before employment. Must be able to successfully complete a Civil Service
written examinations, background investigation, and oral examination, graph examinations,
and drug screening.
Must be able to successfully complete the 40 hour basic probation officer training within six
(6) months of employment. Must be certified in the use of firearms.
Must complete 20 hours of annual probation continuing education.
Successfully pass a criminal background check with no felony conviction.
Valid Georgia Driver's License.
All certified peace officers will be required to meet the minimum annul training
requirements as directed by the Georgia POST Council
Job responsibilities include supervision of misdemeanant probationers ensuring their
compliance with court mandates by reviewing court conditions, meeting with probationer
face to face or via telephone.
Collects court fines and fees.
Reviews multiple reports as required and/or necessary to ensure probationers are compliant
per City policy and/or local office policy.
Prepares and/or collects data for revocation hearing for the appropriate jail or court. May be
required to attend and participate in violation of probation - hearings concerning cases
Updates probation records system with probationer compliance information, progress and
related information. Prepares cases to be modified by reviewing file and completing
appropriate forms. Prepares Violation of Probation Report/warrants on a weekly basis, and
submits to the courts after prior review/approval by supervisor or designated office
Submits cases to be closed in a timely manner according to court mandates and company
Completes annual audit compliance report for the County and Municipal Probation Council.
Conducts drug/alcohol tests as needed or assigned.
May attend court/jail to assist with the intake process. May act as liaison between the courts
and consults with local judges to discuss a particular case or individual client. May assist in
the on-the-job training of new probation officers by serving as a mentor.
Conducts case audits of caseload to ensure compliance with company rules and standards as
needed. Travel may be required.
May be required to install house arrest/alcohol monitoring equipment on probationers.
Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Chief of Police or immediate supervisor.
Applications can be picked up at the Jonesboro City Hall 124 North Avenue Jonesboro, Georgia
30236, Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, and are available on line at under ‘Employment Opportunities’. Application’s will be deemed invalid
if the ‘Authorization for the Release of Information’ is not included as part of the package. The
deadline for submittal of applications is August 14, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Those applications received
after this date and time will be rejected. Facsimile transmissions & email applications will not be
The City of Jonesboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer