State of Nebraska Probation Officer Trainee (Juvenile) in Papillion, Nebraska

Probation Officer Trainee (Juvenile)


$2,926.55 Monthly


Papillion, NE

Job Type



Probation Administration

Job Number



4/30/2018 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits


This entry level position involves job orientation and training under close supervision for a period of one year to afford the trainee an opportunity to gain experience and develop ability.

Examples of Work

Work within this position includes performing a variety of duties ranging from conducting court investigations to the case management of offenders. During the trainee's provisional period of employment, he/she will become knowledgeable with Nebraska Probation statutes, the Nebraska Supreme Court Personnel Policies and Procedures handbook, the Nebraska Probation System Policies and Procedures Manual, and any local district manuals. The trainee will work closely with and observe other Probation staff, learn office operations and court procedures. Perform related work as required. Become familiar with various types of presentence/predisposition investigation (PSI/PDI) reports through formal training and observation and complete PSI/PDI reports under close supervision. Become familiar with the supervision of offenders as outlined in the Nebraska Probation Policies and Procedures Manual and become capable of providing appropriate supervision of assigned cases through formal training, review of case files, and observation of other officers. Become acquainted with judges, court staff, and personnel of the criminal justice agencies. Become acquainted with school personnel, mental health facilities, alcohol and drug programs, vocational rehabilitation programs, and other available resources. Exercise verbal and written communication skills in day-to-day activities. Become familiar with the authority to arrest and detain offenders as provided by Neb. Rev. Stat. 29-2266 (2) and (3). Complete training in appropriate drug and alcohol testing procedures and conduct the same under close supervision. Become familiar with local district juvenile intake procedures. Become familiar with policies and procedures associated with the electronic monitoring of offenders and related equipment. Appear in court as required.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from college with a bachelor's degree in the social sciences, criminal justice or related fields.

PREFERRED: Ability to speak Spanish preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to write the required reports, case plans, chronological notes; ability to communicate verbally with clients, judges, school personnel, law enforcement, families; ability to read and interpret police reports, mental health evaluations, chemical evaluations; ability to maintain workload of writing reports and supervising clients; appear in court; ability to motivate clients toward self-improvement.