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Probation Administrator

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Nov 24, 2023

This position is located within the Department of Program Services (DPS), Probation and Pretrial Services Office (PPSO), Program Services Branch of the Program Oversight and Support Division. As a member of DPS/PPSO, the probation administrator will provide overall support to the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services system, and program services generally. The incumbent of this position will be primarily responsible for national oversight and support of the Sex Offense Management Program and Cybercrime Management Program. Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing administrative oversight, assessment and development of policies and procedures to ensure cost effectiveness and supervision risk reduction for both the sex offense management program and cybercrime management programs.
  • Providing staff work for the Judicial Conference Committee on Criminal Law to implement the provision of legislation affecting the federal Probation and Pretrial Services system specifically pertaining to the sex offense management and cybercrime management programs.
  • Developing and overseeing implementation of national policies and outcome measures regarding sex offense management and cybercrime management program to include coordinating with staff in other areas to ensure consistency and consideration of evidence-informed practices.
  • Serving as the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and overseeing the national computer monitoring contract.
  • Conducting research, tracking and evaluating program data, and monitoring trends necessary to make recommendations for improvement of national programs, primarily in the area of the sex offense management and cybercrime management.
  • Serving as an authority on sex offense management, cybercrime management, probation and pretrial services policy and procedures, participating on policymaking working groups, and serving as a point-of-contact for probation and pretrial services offices.
  • Reviewing the work of other probation and pretrial services offices to include the evaluation of individual high-profile cases for compliance with national policies and procedures.
  • Providing sex offense management and cybercrime management training to districts in need of technical assistance and program improvement.
  • Coordination of national training for the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services system in the area of sex offense management and cybercrime management.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the AO. If non-citizens are considered for hire into a temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO Human Resources Office there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at USAJOBS Help Center | Employment of non-citizens / . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit .
  • All new AO employees are required to identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience must demonstrate experience in ALL of the following:
    • Supervising individuals charged with or convicted of a sex offense.
    • Supervising individuals with a computer monitoring condition.
    • Tracking and evaluating program data.
    • Training officers related to policy and procedure.
    • Having strong writing and analytical skills.


    The basic qualifications can be met in one of three ways:
  • Degree in behavioral or social science, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
  • Combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
  • Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrates that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

  • Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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