Employment with the District of Idaho: U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services employ three general position classifications: Probation Officer, Administrative Support, and Information Technology Specialist. All positions will be advertised when vacant on the Careers tab at the www.uscourts.gov website. The keyword for searches will be the position titles above.
Our most current announcement is below.
The duties of a U.S. Probation Officer are found here. In addition, the applicable professional standards for appointment and rentention are found on the USCOURTS.GOV website.
GIven the unique duties and law enforcement status of a federal probation officer, applicants must be appointed prior to their 37th birthday and meet physical standards for the position.
The training requirements for a newly appointed United States Probation Officer are developed within each District. In addition, successful applicants will participate in the Initial Probation and Pretrial Training conducted at the National Training Academy in North Charleston, South Carolina. This site is co-located with, and a partner of, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
In the District of Idaho, personal development is a critical element of our success and is embedded within our Strategic Plan. All employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of training annually with most receiving well over that amount in their early careers.