Release Assistance Officer/ Behavioral Health Coordinator

Oregon Judicial Department | Tillamook, OR

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Posted Date 11/24/2021
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  • REQUIRED: A cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the Minimum Qualifications, Special Qualifications, and Requested Skills and Attributes, listed below. Prepare your cover letter before starting your Workday application.

  • REQUIRED: a completed work history, either through your completion of the Job History (internal candidate) or Work Experience (external candidate) portion of your Workday profile, OR by attaching an updated resume.

  • Your cover letter and work history must demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications, Special Qualifications, and Requested Skills and Attributes, listed below.

  • You must follow all Instructions to be considered for this position.

  • Failure to provide a completed work history and cover letter may result in your removal from consideration.


Tillamook County Circuit Court is hiring a Release Assistance Officer/ Behavioral Health Coordinator in its Pretrial Services Unit.


The Release Assistance Officer/ Behavioral Health Coordinator determines pretrial release options for defendants. You will determine who, upon release, is most likely to appear in court, not likely to commit new offenses, and/or does not pose a threat to the community or themselves. You will also act as a Behavioral Health Services Coordinator, ensuring compliance by individual pretrial defendants with behavioral health concerns on supervised release agreements. 


Your work will focus on interviewing defendants in custody. You may use the internal law enforcement, jail and court case management systems as well as defendant monitoring software to research and complete risk assessment to determine release eligibility. You will also monitor defendants regarding compliance with conditions of release. 


You will function as the subject matter expert on the aid and assist docket. You will use our electronic case management system while managing aid and assistance caseloads, confirming that aid and assist cases adhere to statutory and ordered timelines, scheduling, confirming and attending hearings, and reviewing reports related to court cases. You are expected to monitor court filings and coordinate with attorneys, jails and county behavioral health to identify potential aid and assist or community restoration services for defendants. In performing your work, you are expected to align business practices with local internal tasks/procedures and recommend or implement strategies to improve practices and outcomes in aid and assist cases.


You will be responsible for managing new civil commitment filings as well as scheduling mental health matters. This will include data entry, initiating and maintaining files, preparing proposed orders, correspondence and scheduling hearings. You will be expected to provide information to attorneys, litigants, agencies, staff and the public and work closely with agencies such as Oregon State Hospital, Psychiatric Crisis Center and our local defense consortium. Assigned tasks may be changed to accommodate workload and organizational needs.


If these duties sound interesting you, we encourage you to apply. We welcome all candidates who are inspired by our work and our mission.


Instructions for Cover Letter and Work History or Resume
This recruitment requires a cover letter and complete work history that addresses the Requested Skills and Attributes. To be considered for this position, you must follow these instructions:

  • Attach your updated resume in the Resume / CV / Cover Letter section of the application.


Complete the Job History/Work Experience portion of your Workday profile if you are not using an updated resume.  

  • Attach your cover letter (not to exceed two pages) in the Resume / CV / Cover Letter section of the application.

  • Address the cover letter “To the Hiring Manager.”

  • In the body of your cover letter, please include responses to all 6 (six) of the Requested Skills and Attributes (see below).


All application materials will be evaluated for consistency of information, and your letter will be evaluated for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and language use in addition to demonstrated experience.


Minimum Qualifications

(These must be evident in your resume for full consideration.)

The qualified candidate must have at least three (3) years of experience in a criminal justice setting that typically supports the knowledge, skills, and abilities requirements listed for this position.
Possession of a high school diploma or GED, or equivalent life or work experience.
A bachelor's degree in business or public administration, behavior or social/human services, or a closely related field.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to three (3) years that supports the knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.


Special Qualifications

(These must be verifiable in your application.)

The qualified applicant must have Law Enforcement Data Systems (LEDS) certification or have the ability to obtain certification within six (6) months of hire.


Requested Skills and Attributes

(These must be verifiable in your application and addressed in your cover letter for full consideration.)

  • Skill in applying law, policies, or guidelines to analyze and draw conclusions leading to recommendations or decisions.

  • Experience conducting interviews to obtain personal and/or financial information.

  • Experience communicating effectively, orally and in writing, with people in emotionally charged and stressful situations.

  • Experience communicating decisions regarding the approval or denial of benefits or services and the explanation of laws, rules, or regulations.

  • Experience using a personal computer to access and input information and complete various tasks.

  • Experience working in a court system or other legal environment.



  • This is a full-time position and the work schedule is to be determined. You must have the ability to work nights, weekends, days, or a combination.

  • This position is eligible for overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.

  • Occasional local and overnight travel may be required for training and meetings.

  • Frequent telephone, video and in-person contact with people from diverse backgrounds.

  • Long periods of sitting, standing; frequent bending or reaching below knee level or above shoulder level are also expected.  

  • The following equipment may be used: FTR recording equipment, audio/video equipment, telephone, personal computer, photocopier and office equipment.


Criminal Background Check

You will be subject to a criminal background check if you are a finalist. Adverse results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may result in disqualification if the circumstances are directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position.
United States Employment Eligibility
OJD does not offer visa sponsorships. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US.
Future Vacancies
Apply now if you are interested in this or future vacancies. This job announcement may be used to fill future vacancies in this class of work.
Veterans' Preference
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given preference in the recruitment process. To receive preference, veterans must attach the appropriate documentation after they receive an email in their Workday inbox requesting the information to verify eligibility. The action item, asking veterans to attach their documentation, will arrive after they have submitted their initial application materials. Visit the Oregon job opportunities Veterans web page for additional details, information, and resources.
Conduct Expectations
Because of the Oregon Judicial Department's role in providing justice and upholding the rule of law, employees of the Department are required to meet the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics while on the job, and also to maintain those same high standards when taking actions in their personal lives that could reflect on the Department. As an employee, you will be expected to preserve the confidentiality of information received in the course of OJD employment.
Pay Equity
As an employer, the Oregon Judicial Department complies with Oregon’s pay equity law. We determine salary from applicable professional experience and education. For more information on pay equity, click here.
Employee Benefits
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Listing Type
Government/Public Agency
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
$3,801 - $6,183
Salary Type

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