Position Title: Sex Offender Officer
Location: CVCSCD-CCF/Bryant Blvd
Job Type: Full-Time
Work Shift: All Shifts
Salary: $32, 870.00 - $38,672.92
Open: July 30, 2019
The Sex Offender Officer works under the guidance of a unit supervisor. Under the direction of the supervisor, the officer will manage a caseload designed to provide an optimum level of supervision and surveillance of sex offenders who are placed on community supervision by the Courts.
Maintains a caseload of 65 offenders- which includes directs, pre-trials, and in-directs. The caseload is designed to provide an optimum level of supervision and surveillance of sex offenders who are placed on community supervision by the Courts. Interested applicants with less than 1-year experience as a Community Supervision Officer (CSO) must obtain a letter of recommendation/support from their Supervisor.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Must meet all the requirements for a Community Supervision Officer Conducts Pre-Sentence Investigations and schedules Forensic Evaluations with appropriate sex offender treatment providers if ordered by the Court.
- Prepares a recommendation narrative based on the results of the Forensic Evaluation and details gathered in the Pre-Sentence Investigation for submission to the Court if ordered by the Court.
- Completes sex offender registration per Chapter 62 of the TCCP and submits such to the appropriate registration authority and ensures registration is maintained by the defendant. This also includes the completion of a Static 99, which determines risk level.
- Refers offenders to appropriate sex offender treatment provider and monitors attendance of group and individual counseling sessions.
- Conducts thorough computer and internet inspections with department approved internet monitoring software.
- Works with sex offender treatment provider(s) to establish polygraph questions. Reviews polygraph results with offender.
- Schedules collection of DNA through the Health Department and forwards specimens to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime lab. Officer is responsible that DNA mouth swabs are obtained and documented.
- Conducts surveillance and field visits at home, workplaces or places where offenders are referred to address their needs or risks for the purpose of ensuring defendant is not violating any child restrictions, entering child safety zones or engaging in sexually deviant behavior. This can include a complete thorough inspection of defendant’s home.
- Maintains monthly intake/termination stats.
- Works closely with representatives of the San Angelo Police Department’s Sex Offender Registration Program.
- Possess a Bachelors Degree conferred by a college or university accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
- Cannot be employed as a peace officer or work as a reserve or volunteer peace officer.
- Preferred one year of experience in full-time casework, counseling, community corrections or an agency that deals with offenders or disadvantaged persons and that is determined to provide the kind of experience needed to meet this requirement.
- Cannot be currently on community supervision or parole or serving a sentence for a criminal offense. Persons with past convictions or criminal justice supervision will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with standards established
by the Community Justice Assistance Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
- Have the ability to utilize a personal computer.
- Be able to work independently and efficiently.
- Possess skills to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to be on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Working knowledge of the principles and techniques of correctional and social work
- Knowledge of the Texas Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure
- Working knowledge of federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, departmental policy and procedures, as well as techniques involved in the preparation and care of case records and related documents
- An understanding of human behavioral patterns; and the ability to apply good judgment to problems of individuals
- Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory and professional relationships with fellow employees, supervisory and administrative personnel, the general public, and other agencies and departments with whom we work
- Ability to project and maintain an image consistent with the aims, goals and philosophy of the Concho Valley Community Supervision and Corrections Department
- Ability to effectively and consistently communicate the mission and philosophy of the department
- Ability to assess the needs of individual offenders, and refer them to and involve them in the appropriate agency or service
- Ability to make rational, justifiable decisions
- Ability to take direction and critique from supervisory and administrative personnel
- Ability to follow the philosophy, policies, procedures and directives of the Concho Valley Community Supervision and Corrections Department
- Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License (if employee is coming to this position from another state, this requirement must be met no later than thirty days following date of employment)
- Must have a telephone number at which they can be reached
- Must have access to an automobile in good repair that can be used while on duty
- Must have the appropriate automobile insurance
- Strong attendance is required due to intense supervision.