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AMY SMITH
123 Main Street Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Home: (555) 555-1234, Cell: (555) 555-1235 asmith@sample~resume.com


Desire a Challenging Position as Senior Probation Officer to Protect the Public and to assist Ex-offenders to Adjust to Life and to Prevent Future Criminal Acts.

A highly talented and enthusiastic Probation Officer with great deal of experience thoroughly investigating offender personal history, background and environment; reporting findings to the court; making appropriate recommendations on dispositions; periodically interviewing probationers to determine the effectiveness of probation supervision and areas in which casework counseling are needed; referring probationers to social resources in the community for assistance in rehabilitation; enforcing court orders; recommending revoking of probation and modifying court orders when necessary.

Summary of Qualifications
  • Over 12 years of Solid Experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of adult and juvenile probation and rehabilitation.
  • Superb understanding of adult and juvenile criminal justice systems relating to probation.
  • Excellent knowledge of Federal and State laws, regulations and procedures affecting probation, detention and rehabilitation programs.
  • Sound knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, including personnel and fiscal Management.
  • Proficiency on Superior and Juvenile Court procedures involving probation matters.
  • In-depth knowledge of community needs, and public and private community resources.
  • Sound ability to plan, organize, direct and evaluate complex departmental programs and activities.
  • Strong ability to develop, direct and evaluate the implementation of departmental policies and procedures.
  • Deep ability to analyze situations, select alternatives, project consequences of actions, implement recommendations and take appropriate action.
  • Excellent ability to understand, interpret, explain and apply laws, rules, policies and regulations as they relate to the function of the Probation Department; Superior, Juvenile Courts and personnel practices.
  • In -depth ability to collect, interpret and evaluate narrative and statistical data pertaining to administrative, fiscal and management matters.
  • Excellent ability to communicate orally and in writing, to effectively present ideas, facts, recommendations, and financial and statistical reports.
  • Solid ability to plan, organize, and coordinate the work of subordinate staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other county departments, public officials, public and private agencies, community groups and the general public.
Professional Experience

Youth Correctional Center, Stony Point, NY     2000 - Present
Probation Officer
  • Perform all assigned duties relating to cases scheduled for appearance in court.
  • Assist as needed in courtroom procedure during court sessions.
  • Carefully document facts and testify in court with respect to the probationer's activities, behavior and quality of adjustment while under supervision.
  • Plan office activities, conferences, and field visits in connection with investigation and supervision functions.
  • Conduct investigations, prepare appropriate reports focused on the "why" of the individual's behavior, and make recommendations based on these investigations.
  • Plan office activities, conferences, and field visits in connection with investigation and supervision functions.
  • Bring alleged violations of the probationer to the attention of the court and bring a probationer before the court as required.
  • Determine when circumstances warrant modification of court orders and initiate the necessary action to procure a decision by the court on such modification.
  • Refer probationers to community agencies that offer specialized services that are required for a particular individual's needs.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date case records in a neat and legible prescribed form.
  • Prepare and submit monthly statistical and performance reports on the status of individual caseload.
  • Conduct counseling interviews with assigned cases according to approved counseling techniques in order to determine and clarify probationer problems; suggest constructive methods for addressing such problems; and consult with supervisor when necessary.
  • Gather and evaluate data pertinent to individual cases in connection with both investigation and supervision. Such data include information about the offender's home, school, church, neighborhood, and about relevant social agencies.
  • Responsible for monitoring payment orders of the court, e.g., restitution, fines, support orders, etc.
  • Maintain own workbook listing information and contact with probationers.
Youth Correctional Center, Stony Point, NY         1995 - 2000
Deputy Probation Officer
  • Assisted the Court by recommending dispositions based on reports from the Probation Officers interpretation of defendant's criminal record, case history and knowledge of Intermediate Sanctions Programs and other community resources.
  • Assisted Probation Officers in the performance of their courthouse and courtroom duties.
  • Performed all assigned duties relating to cases scheduled for appearance in court.
  • Performed all assigned courtroom duties.
  • Prepared and submitted monthly statistical reports on status of court case-flow.
  • Gathered and evaluated data pertinent to cases before the Court.
  • Maintained accurate and up-to-date case records in a neat and legible form.
  • Assisted Probation Officers with enforcement of all orders handed down by the Court.
  • Assisted Probation Officers with paperwork and collateral materials needed to conduct investigations.
Global Institute, Stony Point, NY                    1993 - 1995
Junior School Counselor
  • Provided a meaningful experience for children learning about the natural science of New York.
  • Conducted a field research project with field group by collecting, interpreting and synthesizing the collected data.
  • Helped supervised and taught with the counselor.
  • Planned and assisted in making the necessary arrangements for each weekly overnight camping trips with the counselor and field group. Attended each camping trip with the field group.
  • Helped with registration, set up and cleaned up each day.
  • Assisted in teaching special interest classes.
  • Assisted with activities the staff planned to include during camp.
  • Assisted with the inventory of supplies and equipment.
Education and Professional Certification

New York University, NY
MS Psychology (1995)

New York University, NY
Bachelor of Science in Psychology (1992)


Computer Skills:  Windows, WordPerfect, PowerPoint, Word,                           Westlaw, Lexis-Nexus, Lotus Notes and Excel



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