Court Services Specialist I - 1 position available and eligibility list

Larimer County Fort Collins, CO


Performs professional and technical human service related work in the Pretrial Services program supporting adult offenders for Larimer County. This is an entry-level position within the Court Services Specialist series. This class is used as a training class for incumbents typically with experience and knowledge in this field or area. Positions in this class work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks. Work is characterized by development of basic and routine skills and knowledge required to perform the job such as a fundamental understanding of judicial services programs and the policies and procedures related to these programs, knowledge of court and sentencing processes, understanding the workings of a correctional or custodial environment, understanding inmate or criminal behaviors, and methods of conflict resolution.

The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.

Successful candidates can expect to begin their work with Pretrial Services working in the Intake Unit housed in the booking area at the Larimer County Jail. The intake unit is staffed 24/7.

Responsibilities for this position are as follows:

* Interviews each arrestee.

* Conducts criminal history investigations.

* Verifies information on the bond application.

* Uses the information gathered in these investigations and criteria set forth in Colorado Statues and Administrative Orders.

* Makes recommendations to the court regarding bond conditions and type in order to help reduce risk for the individual's potential return to the community.

If you are looking for an entry-level position in a fast-paced environment that offers opportunities for growth in the criminal justice field, this opportunity is for you!


* Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent in Social or Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice, or a related field. Related education or experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

* Two years of experience in a directly related field with similar job duties, preferred.

* Possession of, or ability to obtain, Adult CPR, First Aid and AED certification.

* Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.

* Possession of, or ability to obtain, crisis intervention training.

* An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.

For a full job description to include: all duties, minimum qualifications, skills/abilities, and physical requirements please click the following link: Court Services Specialist I Job Description.

We would love to have you join our team!

All application components must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.

This posting is to fill one full time vacancy, one part time vacancy and to create an Eligibility List for full and part-time positions.

The successful candidate for this position must be available to work weekends, evenings, and/or holidays to meet program needs.

May be subject to on-call/mandatory overtime.

Employee Benefits

Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits. Temporary employees may qualify for medical benefits if eligibility requirements are met.