The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington is currently accepting applications for the Chief U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Officer. The Western District of Washington is comprised of thirteen active and senior U.S. District Judges and nine Magistrate Judges. The district has courthouses in Seattle and Tacoma, with satellite probation and pretrial services offices in Everett, Tukwila, and Vancouver, Washington.
The U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Office has three distinct units: a pretrial services unit including supervision, a presentence unit, and a post-conviction supervision unit. We have approximately 53 law enforcement officers and 21 support positions.
The U.S. Probation and Pretrial Office is a Shared Services district. The 22 employees in Shared Services (human resources, budget, procurement, space and facilities, and IT) are employees of both U.S. Probation and Pretrial and District Court. U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services contributes a financial percentage to Shared Services for salaries and operations. The District Court Executive and the Chief Probation and Pretrial Services Officer co-manage Shared Services.
The Western District of Washington is a national leader in advanced evidenced-based programs to support people on federal supervision. The programs include the following: Freedom to Incarceration, Pretrial Support Group, Workforce Development, Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Staff Training Aimed at Reducing Re-Arrest (STARR), implementation of Adverse Childhood Experiences assessment (ACEs), and felony pre-adjudication drug court, Drug Re-Entry Alternative Model (DREAM).
U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services in Western Washington supports scientific research and data integrity to make informed decisions about mental health, substance use disorder, medicated assisted treatment, criminogenic risk factors, and traumatic experiences. Additionally, the use of evidence-based risk assessment tools is utilized in both pretrial investigations and post-conviction supervision.
The Western District of Washington is nationally recognized with high pretrial release rates grounded in evidence-based practices and proactive supervision.
The presentence unit utilizes and requires critical thinking and analysis as independent professionals in service to the Court.
The post-conviction supervision unit is grounded in the application of evidence-based practices to ensure appropriate levels of supervision and accountability, as well as successful long-term change and protection of the community.