Probation Administrator

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Washington, D.C
Nov 21, 2021
Nov 29, 2021
Full Time

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. The PPSO is responsible for the management, oversight, and support of the judiciary's probation and pretrial services program and as a member of Administrative Office's DPS, the Probation Administrator will provide overall support to the system, and program services.

The incumbent will be responsible for policy development and implementation, oversight and support for treatment services, a national contract for regional drug laboratory and national drug testing. The ideal candidate must communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, possess strong problem solving and analytical skills, and analyzes information to determine accuracy, relevance and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing administrative oversight and assessment of treatment services policies and procedures to include an understanding of evidence-based practices, treatment efficacy, cost effectiveness and supervision risk reduction.
  • 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 procurement authority for treatment services and drug testing.
  • Developing and overseeing implementation of national policies and outcome measures regarding treatment services and drug testing 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 oversee national contracts to support regional drug laboratory testing and national drug testing.
  • Establishing criteria and best practices for quality control and oversight of telemedicine to ensure treatment effectiveness.
  • Conducting research, tracking, and evaluating data, monitoring trends, and making recommendations for improvement of national programs, primarily in treatment services and drug testing.
  • Serving as an authority on treatment services, drug testing, and policy and procedures; working with the procurement experts to obtain such services; participating in 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 treatment services and procurement training to districts in need of technical assistance and program improvement.
  • Coordinating national training for the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services system in treatment services to include strategies for addressing areas of mental health, substance use disorder, and co-occurring disorders.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • AO employees are required to attest to their vaccination status. New employees are required to complete a Certification of Vaccination Form. The information provided on the form will be treated as confidential information and will be managed by the AO Human Resources Office.
  • 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 is demonstrated experience providing administrative oversight and assessment of treatment services policies and procedures; developing and overseeing implementation of national policies and outcome measures; and providing education/training regarding treatment services and drug testing for stakeholders (i.e. court staff and vendors).


    The basic qualifications can be met in one of three ways:
  • A bachelor's degree (4 years) or higher 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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