Klamath County Oregon
  • 03-Nov-2017 to 31-May-2018 (PST)
  • Sheriff’s Department
  • Klamath Falls, OR, USA
  • UH25 $22.73-24.83
  • Hourly
  • Full Time



PTO interviews in-custody or out-of-custody defendants and conducts investigative research to obtain information for use in release recommendations or decisions. The PTO develops detailed individual release plans or agreements and monitors defendants' compliance with conditions of release in accordance with local policy.

The PTO makes release recommendations or decisions within the scope of authority delegated by the presiding judge, using state and federal laws, rules and establish local court policies. Decisions are made under significant time constraints and may be subject to public scrutiny due to the potential impact on public safety. Employees in this classification exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative.

Such duties, may, at times, for business reasons, require the performance of higher- or lower-level duties on a limited basis. Employees in this classification may occasionally be called in the evenings or on weekends for emergency or unusual situations involving the release of defendants. Employees in this classification perform some work in jail facilities with one or more supervised or unsupervised in-custody defendants, who may become hostile, violent, or abusive.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following are not all inclusive and other duties may be assigned.

01 Interview defendants arrested and pending court action; assess social, emotional, and economic status; complete validated risk assessments; refer defendants to community agencies as needed; counsel defendants on release procedures and release plan compliance; confer with defendants' families and collateral sources of information.

02 Maintain regular contact with pre-trial defendants and monitor their activities; provide continuing assessment and counseling according to the defendants' needs and progress; monitor defendant progress in meeting pretrial release conditions such as no contact orders, enrollment in drug or alcohol treatment programs; contact service agencies, employers and clients' families.

03 Prepare reports related to defendant compliance and confer with courts; report violations, progress reports, and changes in status to courts.

04 Investigate defendants' release criteria and personal background; make recommendations on release requirements, including conditions of release (home custody, GPS monitoring, etc.)

05 Attend court hearings; document, testify, and make recommendations at release hearings relating to violations and compliance; and testify at pre-sentence.

06 Maintain records of pretrial release and conditional release cases including interviews, assessments, services provided and referred, and progress.

07 Participate in service resource development for pretrial and conditional release services and in-service evaluation programs.

08 Within the delegated scope of authority, make release decisions (which can include determining the conditions of release or setting bail or security) or make recommendations to the judge regarding release.

09 Attend staff meetings, professional conferences, and training programs.

10 Perform related duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Possession of an Associates Degree in corrections, criminal justice, counseling, social work or related fields; at least one year of applicable experience (including practicum or volunteer) in correctional counseling, probation or parole, corrections, or social service counseling; or any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training as determined by the County.

Basic knowledge of behavior and adjustment problems of adult criminal defendants; basic knowledge of the adult criminal justice system, including jails and custody environments, sentencing, probation, post prison supervision, and parole procedures; basic knowledge of interviewing and correctional counseling techniques; basic knowledge of caseload management; basic knowledge of service resource development.

Knowledge of legal terminology, court procedures, court criminal justice system and demonstrated ability to meet imposed deadlines is preferred.

Ability to investigate cases and objectively evaluate information; ability to assess personal needs of adult defendants and develop supervision plans; ability to maintain accurate and complete casework records; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with individuals of varying backgrounds, including defendants, court and law enforcement personnel and the general public; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with individuals, whether members of the public or coworkers, from diverse groups and backgrounds; ability to work without direct supervision; ability to meet deadlines and manage time efficiently; ability to work effectively in stressful situations; ability to work as a team member and share knowledge and skills.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

01 Valid Oregon Driver's Licenses

02 LEDS Certification

Work Schedule

The normal work schedule is eight hours per day 5 days per week (will require some weekend and evening hours); exact schedules are assigned by management. It is the attendance standard of the employer that all employees be present and on time each shift they are scheduled to work. Full or partial absence during any scheduled shift, arriving late, or leaving early, for whatever reason, may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. Time off may be approved if allowed by applicable policies covering illness, injury, or other personal emergency.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

DRUG POLICY                        

Klamath County enforces a drug free work place. Successful applicants may be required to submit to drug testing


Applicants cannot have a criminal history involving serious misdemeanors or felonies; background checks will be conducted.

Klamath County Oregon
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