Careers: Probation Officer

The Department

The City of Canton Municipal Court provides an accessible legal forum for individuals to have their court matters heard in a fair and efficient manner while providing a high level of integrity, professionalism and customer service.

The Position

This position is responsible for providing community control supervision and case management of misdemeanor offenders sentenced by the City of Canton Municipal Court. The Probation Officer is responsible for the enforcement of all court orders and terms of probation. Other duties include documentation and maintenance of accurate records. Some duties include but are not limited to: Provides essential supervision to all assigned probationers. This includes meeting on scheduled report times and dates, to include phone, email or mail; Maintains a copy of receipts of all monies paid by probationers to the City of Canton Municipal Court; Completes probation intake process with probationers after being sentenced in court; Screens and processes all assigned incoming cases through disposition; Maintains strict confidentiality of all probation records; Ensures the quality of case management, case notes, case status, special conditions, and execution of all court orders in a professional and timely manner; Maintains accurate documentation; documents all contacts with probationers (in person, court, phone, mail, email, etc.) in chronological notes, follow-ups, and including various forms of paperwork for presentation to the Judge for signature; Provides a thorough review of all assigned cases at a minimum of once per month; Be accountable to the court in reporting the status of probation cases assigned to the probation entity for supervision; Ensures that non-compliance of court-ordered conditions of probation by probationers is dealt with in an appropriate manner (i.e., warrants, revocations, etc.); Submits violation reports and attends all required court hearings; Provides responsible supervision to ensure compliance with court-ordered community service conditions and follows up on the completed hours worked; Investigates suspected fraudulent reports of community service work completed; Administers alcohol/drug screening procedures on probationers; Prepares various written reports; Attends meetings with representatives of other agencies; Performs related duties.

Minimum Requirements

• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of an associate degree from an accredited college or university in a course of study related to the occupational field. Baccalaureate degree, preferred.
• Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, with having had a position, such as probation officer, parole officer or correction’s counselor for five (5) or more years.
• Must be at least 21 years of age.
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
• State of Georgia Municipal Probation Officer Certification or Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T) Police Officer Certification, if applicable.


Health, dental and vision insurance

Life insurance for each employee

Long term disability for each employee

Direct deposit

Retirement plan

Paid Time Off (PTO) is provided to regular full-time employees to be used for vacation, personal illness, illness of an immediate family member, or other personal business.

11 paid holidays per year


Starting salary for this position is $45,000.00 annually dependent upon qualifications & experience.


Apply now below or submit a paper application (download document here).