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

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There is no right answer other than making sure to articulate that it is unacceptable to strike a resident in anything other than the most extreme situations.

Instantly try to restrain and calm

As a JPO, it is your duty to gain total control of a violent situation with the least amount of force as possible as quickly as possible. Many juveniles resort to anger due to an inability to understand the thoughts and feelings they are experiencing; that is why it is crucial to maintain control and attempt to diffuse the situation to prevent further escalation.

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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Best way to defuse an upset probationer?

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They really don't ask any hard interview question.

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Tell me something about yourself?

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There was a total of 8 questions. Each questions required a lengthy response. Most of the question has two parts answers. The questions were related to your experience and education. Also, like what would you do in certain situations. The questions were not easy however they were not as difficult as I thought they were going to be.

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If one of your co-workers was falling behind on deal lines for completing necessary paperwork, is it your obligation to assist.

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How would I handle a abused child and parent?

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A co-worker is committing a crime or act against policy, what do you do?

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Why do you want to be a probation Officer?

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