Report on Court Services Officer (PCN 12-DPS94)

Court Services Officer (PCN 12-DPS94)


Personal History
Must be able to accept employment within the United States.

Possession of high school diploma recognized by a state, diploma from a home school program recognized or certified by a state or by a local school district within a state as having met the state's graduation requirements, or  has passed a General Education Development (GED) test.

18 years of age or older at the time of application.

Possession of a valid driver's license.

Not disqualified from any portion of a prior formal background investigation conducted for this job classification in the last twelve months.

Prior Use of Illegal/Illicit Substances
Not used, transported or purchased a schedule IA, IIA, IIIA, IVA, or VA controlled substance  during the last five (5) years (unless under the age of 21 at the time of use AND the act occurred more than 3 years from date of application); or there was an immediate, pressing, or emergency medical circumstance to justify the use of a prescription controlled substance not prescribed to the person.

Not used marijuana during the past twelve months.

Not illegally manufactured, distributed, or sold a controlled substance (unless under 21 at the time of the act AND the act occurred more than five (5) years ago).

Criminal History

Not currently on court-ordered probation, either supervised or non-supervised.

Not convicted of a felony whether set aside, suspended imposition, expunged, or pardoned, excluding juvenile adjudications.

Not convicted of a misdemeanor crime that resulted in serious physical injury to another person in the last ten years.

Not convicted of a misdemeanor crime, reduced or related, to domestic violence whether set aside, suspended imposition, expunged, or pardoned.

Not convicted of a misdemeanor crime of dishonesty or moral turpitude in the last ten years.

Not convicted of more than two misdemeanors in the last ten years (unless under the age of 21 at the time of the acts AND three years have lapsed since the most recent act).

Prior Law Enforcement Conduct
Never denied certification or had basic certification revoked by the Alaska Police Standards Council or the responsible  certifying agency in any other issuing jurisdiction (unless the denial or revocation has been rescinded by the council under 13 AAC 85.270 or by the responsible  certifying agency of the issuing jurisdiction).

Never discharged or resigned under threat of discharge, for cause relating to dishonesty or misconduct, from employment as a police officer in this state or any other state or territory.

Not illegally manufactured, distributed, or sold a controlled substance while employed as a peace officer or in a position associated with law enforcement.

  •  Candidates will need to meet selection criteria, pass a physical fitness test and complete a background investigation.
All job offers are conditional pending successful completion of a psychological evaluation, medical examination, and drug screening.
This is a highly competitive recruitment process and it is strongly recommended applicants submit a cover letter for this position. The cover letter should outline your desire to become a Court Services Officer, as well as your special skills, education, training, and relevant experience. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax it to the contact number provided in the job posting.
The application process includes an extensive and comprehensive background investigation, the extent of which is not limited by the geography of Alaska or the continental United States. The background investigation will include analysis of all available databases such as police, military, corrections, local court and law enforcement records, Interpol, and other government records. Investigators are thorough and interviews will include current and former spouses and significant others, current and past supervisors, coworkers, neighbors, landlords, school officials and all others who have relevant information regarding your  conduct as a citizen, work performance, criminal history, driving and accident history, appearance and overall fitness to become a Court Services Officer. Applicants are advised that intentional false answers or intentional omissions on your applications to hide incidents or conduct represent the crime of perjury in the State of Alaska. Applicants are further advised that fraudulent information may result in a permanent denial in accepting any future State of Alaska job application.
Within five (5) business days after the submission of your job application, applicants who meet minimum qualifications and department requirements will receive an email message from As part of the hiring process, Alaska State Troopers conducts a thorough background investigation of all candidates using the web-based Guardian platform to securely collect all required information and documentation for your investigation within 2 weeks of receiving the link. All applicants will be required to utilize this on-line portal by first creating a log-in for the portal, then follow the applicant instructions. Users will be required to use this on-line portal, and all necessary documents are required to be uploaded into this portal by the applicant. Users will need to use the Chrome web browser on a computer. No exceptions.

It is highly recommended that you submit your forms as soon as possible. Failure to follow directions may eliminate you from consideration for this position. The application and completed documents will be evaluated for neatness, completeness, legibility, and grammar. Applicants will not be provided copies of completed applications and background packets. Please make copies of your background packet.

Please have the following documents in your possession prior to submitting your online application to ensure you meet your deadline. Failure to provide ALL required documents by your deadline will result in your application being eliminated from the process. Instructions for submitting these documents will be furnished after you have completed the online application.

• Copy of Birth Certificate (if current name differs from that on the birth certificate, provide court documents showing name change).

• If naturalized, Naturalization Certificate with photo.

• Copy of high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) testing results

• College transcripts for all post-secondary education.

• Current and/or former police officers must provide the following:
1)       Basic police officer certification or equivalent POST Certification
2)       Additional law enforcement related certifications
3)       Certificate of academy completion and course syllabus to include the number of hours
4)       Out-of-state applicants must provide a copy of their academy syllabus
• Former military members must provide discharge or separation papers showing date and type of discharge for all periods of service for each branch of military (i.e. DD-214 Long Form and NGB-22 Form, which include the Separation and Reentry codes).
• Any other law enforcement related certificates.

• Any letters of recommendation, employment evaluations, or certifications you have received.

·  Long form/lifetime driving record(s) from all states and U.S. territories in which you have ever held a driver's license and/or received a citation (whether convicted or not). You can find that information at:
·  Long form driver's abstract/lifetime driving record from each country outside of the U.S. or its territories where you have ever held or now hold citizenship or have been a resident alien, or resided at while on military assignment (not while on active mission or combat zone deployment). 
For any documents generated in a language other than English, official translations must be included.
The following additional DPS Minimum Requirements for Court Services Officer MUST also be met:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: The applicant must be conversant in English (both written and spoken).
Applicant has no admissions of conduct anywhere, and there is nothing discovered during the background investigation or any testing or interview phase, which would be a felony under Alaska law (excluding drug use), as an adult 21 years of age or older, or within five years of application. Standard of proof applied will be reasonable suspicion to believe the applicant committed a felony; and that event, had it been investigated, included the elements required for referral and / or prosecution.
Applicant has not been charged with or convicted of any offense (excluding violations) within one year of application.
Applicant has no more than 2 convictions or juvenile adjudications within 10 years of application, unless less than 21 years of age at the time of the offense, and 5 years have elapsed since the last conviction.    
Applicant was not under investigation of any crime or has any charges pending at the time of application, during the background process, at the time of hire, or during the probationary period.
Not been convicted of any misdemeanor offenses within five years before the date of application.
Not on court-ordered probation, either supervised or non-supervised within three years before the date of application.
Applicant will not have had a cancelled, revoked, suspended, or limited operator's license within the preceding 12 months.
Applicant will not be required to maintain SR-22 (or other high-liability) insurance to legally drive at the time of hire or within one year of application.
While employed as a peace officer, Fire Marshal, correctional officer, VPSO, CSO, military police officer, licensed security guard or officer, or similar position anywhere or in any jurisdiction, the applicant has not used any illegal drug, or illegally used a controlled substance.
If the applicant used an illegal drug (excluding marijuana) or illegally used a controlled substance when under the age of 21, the use was more than three years from the application. 
The below requirements pertain to incidents occurring on duty or off duty.  While employed as a peace officer, fire marshal, correctional officer, VPSO, CSO, military police officer, licensed security guard or officer, or similar position anywhere or in any jurisdiction (pertains to incidents occurring on duty or off duty). The applicant must be free of an affirmation of: misconduct (including misuse of official position or authority), perjury, excessive use of force, dishonesty, termination for cause.
It is crucial that you are honest and provide accurate information in your job application, during all background phases, and in the final selection process. All information requested is mandatory. Anything less than full disclosure will eliminate you from further consideration.
All initial communication with applicants will be conducted via email.  It is imperative applicants provide a valid email address when applying and check email frequently during the application process for this position.  Applicants who have a change in email address during this application process must notify the Recruitment Unit immediately.
Please note this position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN). A security clearance is necessary to use APSIN. Felony convictions disqualify applicants from consideration. Misdemeanor convictions may disqualify applicants. If you have questions regarding your specific misdemeanor conviction(s) please contact the hiring manager listed below.

The incumbent of this position will be working around armed officers and possibly canines.

This position requires the use or possession of a firearm or ammunition. In accordance with the federal Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 (PL 104-208), if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, you may not hold this position.

Experience Requirements: 
Not requirements
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