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Probation Officer Interview Questions

"When interviewing for a position as a probation officer, be prepared to answer questions about your ability to properly supervise probationers so that they meet sentencing requirements and don't commit future offenses. As probation officers often have to manage heavy caseloads with lots of paperwork, interviewers will likely ask about your organizational and case management skills. Many of the individuals' probation officers deal with can be pessimistic or cynical of the probation process, so employers will ask questions that assess your ability to deal with difficult cases while keeping a positive attitude."

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Best way to defuse an upset probationer?

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allow the probationer to express what is upsetting them then come to an agreement of how to work through the issue.

What would you do to prepare your self for court? How to deal with a upset parent? How do you prioritize your time management skills?

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If faced with violence from the juveniles how would you handle it?

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They give you a list of terms before your interview. They turn those terms into situational questions.

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What to do if a kid went awol.

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What is our greatest weekness

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Do I have a problem with working with inmates and visiting the jail frequently.

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Why would you want to become a PO? If an inmate refuses to go to court how would you motive he/she? How would you get prepared for court? Where do you see yourself in the next 2-3 years? If you would want to get your career started; how would you go about it?

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How do you handle conflicts at work. Give an example.

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