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Northern District of Texas

Barbara M.G. Lynn, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

Chief Probation Officer #20-25

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The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is accepting applications for the position of Chief Probation Officer. The Chief Probation Officer reports to the district judges of the Northern District of Texas and is under the administrative direction of the Chief District Judge. The Probation Chief position will be available on January 1, 2021; however, the selected candidate may be required to serve in a designee position as early as November 1, 2020.

The Chief Probation Officer is the court unit executive who administers and manages federal probation and pretrial services work for the entire Northern District of Texas. The district has twelve district judges, five senior district judges, and nine magistrate judges. The probation and pretrial services office is headquartered in downtown Dallas, Texas, with divisional offices in Abilene, Amarillo, Fort Worth, Lubbock, San Angelo, Wichita Falls, and a satellite office in Arlington. Frequent travel is required.

Prior to appointment, the applicant selected for this position will be required to undergo a full FBI background investigation, drug screen, and credit check. The Probation Chief must adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees and will be subject to random drug screening and updated background investigations every five years.