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54-A DISTRICT COURT Part-time job posting

RATE: $21.75 / HR

The 54-A District Court is seeking qualified applicants for a part-time, grant-funded probation officer, ideally with experience in a specialty court. Under the terms of the grant, the successful candidate may be assigned as a back-up to the Sobriety Court and will be responsible for the supervision of a reduced regular caseload.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, psychology, social work, counseling or closely related field, together with one year of experience in the field of criminal justice, counseling, or case management. Must possess strong computer skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with Sobriety Court or other specialty court supervision, advanced training or experience in supervising individuals determined to have substance abuse and/or mental health issues.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the principles and practices of probation work, court procedures, professional probation objectives, community resources, and theories of addiction, abuse and methods of treatment. Skilled in interviewing and investigative techniques, report writing, making presentations, and working with distressed people under adverse conditions. Ability to develop and maintain successful relationships with internal and external stakeholders, to carry out written and oral instructions, to make decisions and recommendations in accordance with departmental policies. Must be able to type with speed and accuracy; use of JIS, Word, Groupwise and S.O.S. to obtain information needed to complete assignments. May be required to conduct alcohol and drug screening/assessments.

Physical Requirements: Walking, standing, carrying, bending, lifting, stooping, sitting for considerable periods of time, talking, pulling, pushing, finger dexterity, bend left up to 40 lbs., and perform repetitive hand/arm movements.

SELECTION PROCESS: An interview, questionnaire, writing sample, written and/or typing test may be conducted with all persons referred to evaluate required knowledge, skills and abilities. Criminal history, L.E.I.N. and Secretary of State record checks will be conducted, and a signed release required for previous/current employment work records.

TO APPLY: Submit a 54-A District Court employment application*, cover letter, resume including references, and proof of degree to:
Susan Knieling, Deputy Court Administrator
54-A District Court
124 W. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan 48933


Application forms are available at Applications must be downloaded and emailed to,mailed to the above address or faxed to (517) 483-4478. Note: applications received without a resume and cover letter will not be considered. If you need a disability related
accommodation, or have questions about the application process, please contact the 54-A District Court at (517) 483-4443.


The 54-A District Court is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its policies or practices on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, height, weight, or disability of any individual.

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