State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources Probation Officer Assistant in Augusta, Maine

Probation Officer Assistant

Augusta, Maine, United States



Code: : 5211 Pay Grade: 19 - $32,198.40 - $43,014.40

Open for Recruitment: September 13, 2018

Close: September 27, 2018

Applications must be submitted by: 5:00 pm Thursday, September 27, 2018


The Department of Corrections – Adult Community Corrections has a current vacancy for a Probation Officer Assistant in Region 2, Augusta. This position is open to current Maine DOC employees and all outside candidates.


As a Probation Officer Assistant, you will work in a paraprofessional support capacity assisting Probation Officers with assigned caseloads. Responsibilities include researching, gathering, and analyzing facts, criminal histories/profiles, records, and other court documents; compiling and filing legal documents in court; explaining and providing information to offenders; making recommendations regarding issues related to offenders; preparing and drafting reports and correspondence; and keeping track of administrative or low-risk offenders. Work may include interaction with higher-risk offenders. Work is performed under limited supervision.


Knowledge of procedures and practices of probation casework.

Knowledge of adult and/or juvenile criminal court procedures.

Knowledge of community corrections laws, rules, and regulations.

Knowledge of legal terminology.

Knowledge of the functions of social agencies operating in the community.

Knowledge of principles and practices of effective social work.

Knowledge of investigation principles, practices, and techniques.

Knowledge of human behavior and effective casework and case management practices.

Ability to develop effective and professional working relationships.

Ability to analyze and develop solutions to offender adjustment problems.

Ability to objectively assess offenders and make appropriate recommendations.

Ability to research and compile legal documents and reports.

Ability to prepare accurate and complete records, reports, correspondence, and legal documents.

Ability to interact with officers of the court.

Ability to effectively manage time.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to write clearly and effectively.


An Associate’s Degree in a behavioral science, psychology, social science, criminal justice area, or a closely related field – OR – an equivalent combination of directly related education, training, and/or experience.

Preference will be given to current Department of Corrections employees.


Class C Maine Driver’s License.


Value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $13.13 biweekly

Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1: 100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing): $444.68 biweekly

  • Level 2: 95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%): $422.45 biweekly

  • Level 3: 90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%): $400.21 biweekly

  • Level 4: 85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%): $377.98 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 22% of pay.

If you prefer to complete a paper application please request through email at

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.