Probation Counselor Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$57,384.29 - $95,640.27 Annually
Sep 04, 2021
Sep 25, 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. These complex cases require specialized counseling skills and treatment approaches (e.g., dual diagnosis and substance abuse treatment) by coordinating with all needed service providers in different disciplines. This position works under general supervision of the Probation Supervisor Il and specific duties include:

  • Maintains a pretrial and probation caseloads of specialized and high risk clients, i.e., mental health issues, sex offenders, violent offenders and participants in the Diversion First Program.
  • 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.
Note: This job announcement will be used to fill two current full-time Probation Counselor II vacancies and may be used to fill future vacancies.

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 bachelor's degree in social/behavioral sciences, criminal justice, or education plus two years of professional experience in probation work, social work, criminal justice, juvenile justice, education, or counseling. A master's degree in the disciplines above may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

The following certifications must be obtained within a specified time frame after appointment and recertification annually thereafter:
  • National Crime Information Center/Virginia Crime Information Network (NCIC/VCIN) certification required within 6 months.
  • CORE Training Basic Skills required within 6 months.

  • 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.

  • 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) check prior to employment.
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor; ability to operate keyboard driven equipment; ability 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.