The Wayne County Municipal Court has three divisions. The Court has jurisdiction over traffic and non-traffic misdemeanors and has the authority to conduct preliminary hearings in felony cases. The Municipal Court has civil jurisdiction for cases in which the amount of money in dispute does not exceed $15,000.00.

February 25, 2015

The Wayne County Municipal Court is accepting applications for the position of Probation Officer specializing in Community Service and Mental Health.

Applications, cover letters, and resumes must be received by March 20, 2015, and should be directed to:

Karl Kubb
Court Administrator
215 North Grant Street
Wooster, Ohio 44691
(330) 287-5670

Please do not send correspondence via email.

Wayne County, Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
*Wayne County Employment Applications can be obtained at the Wayne County Commissioners Office (428 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691) or at (330) 287-5400.  Applications can also be downloaded at http://wayneohio.org/employment-opportunities

Requirements and position overview:

The candidate for the position of Probation Officer with a specialization in Community Service and Mental Health will preferably possess a bachelor's or associates degree in criminal justice/sociology, experience as a Probation Officer or equivalent, a licensure in social work, experience related to dealing with individuals with mental health disorders, or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.  This position requires a person who is energetic, positive, team-oriented, and well organized.  The Probation Officer reports directly to the Chief of Probation.
This position administers the community service program for the court by assigning individuals to community service agencies or jobs for completion of community service sentences, calculates hours performed to ensure accurate completion of sentences, prepares reports on participation for judges, and prepares court documentation correlated with community service hours.  The Probation Officer is also responsible for developing community service sites and maintaining regular on-site contact with locations in order to oversee the performance of defendants and to receive and resolve any questions/concerns.

The Probation Officer monitors and supervises the activities of assigned probationers by ensuring compliance with court orders, notifies the court of violations, refers probationers and communicates with collateral agencies for treatment, i.e. alcohol, drug, and/or mental health, conducts home visitations, utilizes judgment and arrests probationers in violation of court orders, and prepares and maintains records/documentation related to the supervision of probationers.
This position is responsible for managing probationers with mental health diagnoses and evaluating situations that arise within the probation department which need immediate assistance and contact with collateral agencies.  The Probation Officer assists this clientele in ensuring follow-through with psychiatric care, alcohol/drug counseling, employment counseling, securing housing, and medication compliance.  This position is a contributing member of the mental health docket known as H.O.P.E. (Helping Offenders Prosper Effectively) Court.

Upon necessitation, the Probation Officer will assist the Court's Security Officer(s)/Bailiff(s) and the Home Arrest Department. 

This position requires an individual who is able to work mandatory overtime when on-call.

The successful candidate should excel in verbal and non-verbal communication, team cohesiveness, and interpersonal skills.  Computer proficiencies are necessary.  Salary starts at $32,822.40.