The Probation and Pretrial Services Office for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania is seeking a Deputy Chief U.S. Probation Officer Type II (DCUSPO) located in the Pittsburgh office. The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Chief U.S. Probation Officer (CUSPO) in the administration and management of all probation services within the District. Responsibilities include the coordination of work assignments to all units; the management review of all completed presentence investigation reports, written communication to the Court, and monthly caseload list forms; serving as the resource person for supervisors regarding sentencing guideline and supervision issues; and assisting in the development and implementation of appropriate policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards.
The Probation and Pretrial Services Office for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania provides services to 12 U.S. District Judges and 6 U.S. Magistrate Judges. The Probation Office has a total staff of 68 employees, including probation officers and administrative support positions. The Probation Office headquarters is located in the Joseph F. Weis, Jr. U.S. Courthouse, Suite 3330, 700 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. There are two branch offices (Erie and Johnstown). Travel is required as a duty function as well as for on-going professional development and training.
Applicants who meet the qualifications must submit a letter providing a detailed narrative statement addressing the following: Over the last ten years, there have been significant changes and developments made in the probation/pretrial services fields, specifically in the areas of evidence-based practices, risk assessment, and outcome measurement. Describe how you, as Deputy Chief United States Probation Officer, will ensure that the United States Probation/Pretrial Services Office in the Western District of Pennsylvania stands out as a positive example for other probation offices in these areas, while also assisting the Chief U.S. Probation Officer with all other required administrative functions, including management of staff and budget. This letter should be no longer than two pages. Additionally, include a chronological resume, a recent performance evaluation, three professional references with contact information, and a Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment, Form AO-78. Documents must be submitted in PDF or Word format. Please reference position #19-03 in your documentation. Failure to follow these instructions will result in disqualification.