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Pretrial Officer

Hall County

Listing Summary


Pretrial Officer is responsible for a diverse set of tasks, including supervision of defendants, maintaining communication with Judges, Court Administration, law enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office, Treatment Services and other treatment providers, GPS monitoring providers, the Public Defender’s Office, and other attorneys as related to the supervision/compliance of defendants with conditional bonds.



  • Knowledge of and compliance with the code of conduct for judicial employees and court confidentiality requirements. Consistently demonstrate sound ethics and judgement.
  • Ability to testify in court as necessary.
  • Maintain effective communication with the necessary courts in Hall and Dawson County, Court Administration, Hall and Dawson County law enforcement agencies, and other court agencies as appropriate. When not available in the Pretrial Office it is expected that communication be maintained through County issued cell phone.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, compile, and summarize work within established timeframes. 
  • Ensure overall image of Pretrial Services by maintaining professional communication in person and on the telephone/computer.
  • Supervise high-risk offenders through Tier System protocol and court ordered conditions. Clearly define and instruct defendants of program expectations.
  • Daily review of arrest reports to monitor for bond violations from defendants being supervised by Pretrial. Ensure appropriate action is taken as necessary.
  • Assist/supervise with phone calls, drugs screens, office visits, and defendant reporting.
  • Review assigned caseload for compliance.
  • Attend Drug Court and other Court hearings as necessary or directed.
  • Review defendants in custody and propose /submit bonds as necessary to the assigned Assistant District Attorney, the defendant’s attorney, and the Judge for consideration.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required.
  • Must perform other duties as required.



Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or a related field and a minimum of two years of experience working with criminal justice populations


Licenses and Certifications:

A valid Driver’s License is required to facilitate transportation between necessary work locations.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to be detail- oriented and work well under pressure.
  • Knowledge of software and keyboarding for Word Processing, data entry, email, and computers.
  • Ability to attend training for Court procedures as deemed necessary.
  • Skill in the use of computer software and automated systems to perform record checks, compile criminal history information, and conduct similar activities.


ADA Minimum Qualification:

Physical Ability: Essential functions of this position continuously require the ability to remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing); operate a computer and other office machinery, such as calculator, copier and printer. Incumbents must continuously be able to think analytically; handle stress and emotion; concentrate on tasks, remember names and other details; examine and observe details; make decisions, and adjust to change. Incumbents must also continuously direct others; meet deadlines; stay organized; use math/calculations and use a keyboard/type.

Essential functions frequently require the ability to move about inside the office; and move/transport items up to 10 lbs.

Essential functions occasionally require the ability to bend body downward and forward by bending spine and legs, twisting at the waist, hips or knees; reach overhead; push or pull; and repetitively use hands/arms/legs. Incumbents in this position are occasionally required to be on-call and work irregular hours

Sensory Requirements: Essential functions regularly require the ability to use effective verbal and written communication; and use of hand/eye coordination and fine manipulation to use equipment.

Environmental Factors: Essential functions of this position continuously require the ability to either work with others or work alone.

This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.

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