Can you be a probation officer if you have bad credit?

I was looking at a website for a probation officer job & they said the requirements were a college degree & no felony convictions. No problem there but i have bad credit will that stop me? Or will the desperate understaffed probation department which currently assigns a caseload of 100 to each probation officer hire me?

Asked By: Beer Man - 4/25/2009
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I've heard that most employers don't even look into or consider credit rating. The ones that do, I'm told, only use it as a last deciding factor. As long as you conduct your interview well and show them that you have a good attitude and would be a good addition to their workforce, they shouldn't reject you. That is... More
Answered By: Ashley - 4/25/2009
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I don't believe there is anything about your credit rating that will affect your ability to be a PO in any way.
Answered By: N dimentional brontosaur - 4/25/2009
why would you have bad credit ratings?
Answered By: hsym - 4/25/2009
While it's true that many employers run credit reports for prospective employee's, it's usually because they are looking for criminal activity. If you have no criminal record, then you shouldn't have a problem... More
Answered By: hbouhl - 4/25/2009
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