Probation Counselor I

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Fairfax, Virginia
$49,380.03 - $82,299.15 Annually
May 01, 2021
May 14, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

As a member of the Supervision Unit of the Court Services Division, provides high quality supervision to adult pretrial and post-trial clients (defendants and offenders) referred to the Supervised Release Program (SRP) and Adult Probation Services. This position works under general supervision of the Probation Supervisor I and duties include:

  • Maintains a caseload of pretrial and probation clients.
  • Assists in rehabilitation of clients through supervision, education, counseling, conflict resolution, and referrals to community resources.
  • Maintains concise and accurate case records.
  • Presents cases in court and makes sound recommendations to the judiciary.
  • Ensures the clients' compliance with the court orders, and clients obey all laws and ordinances.

Employment Standards


Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in social/behavioral sciences, law enforcement, or education.

  • National Crime Information Center/Virginia Crime Information Network (NCIC/VCIN) certification within six months of appointment and recertification every two years.
  • Core Training Basic Skills certification within six months of appointment.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Education, or related field.
  • Good working knowledge of the criminal justice system as a whole.
  • Direct experience working in a community corrections setting.
  • Knowledge of the Code of Virginia and the criminal court process, to include demonstrated work experience testifying in a court setting.
  • Experience administering mental health, substance abuse, or risk/needs-based screening instruments.
  • Proficient with Motivational Interviewing (MI).
  • Good leadership skills and competency in the PTCC (Pretrial and Community Corrections System and Case Management System (CMS).
  • Excellent customer service skills, to include communication (verbal, written, and presentation).
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office computer software, especially Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • VCIN (Virginia Criminal Information Network) certification.
  • Spanish language proficiency, a plus.

  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.
  • Contingent upon area of assignment, some positions require a check of the Child Protective Services Registry and National Crime Information Center/Virginia Crime Information Network (NCIC/VCIN) prior to employment.


Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. May be required to lift up to 15 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.