The Department of Community Correction (DCC) Parole/Probation Officer I is responsible for assisting in the supervision of adult offenders placed on parole or probation. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Reviews policies, procedures, regulations, and conditions of parole or probation and establishes the frequency of office visits. Observes and may participate with the counseling of parolees/probationers during office visits and refers them to various agencies for assistance such as substance abuse counseling and treatment, employment, education, and human servicesMaintains chronological history of contacts with parolees/probationers and/or actions taken related to parole or probation records and prepare reports. Makes home and community visits to verify parole/probation information and recommends follow-up visits if parolees/probationers are adhering to conditions of parole/probation and to assist them with the community adjustment process. Assists in the administering of board or court-ordered and random drug tests on parolees/probationers and observes or assists in writing parole violation warrants or probation violation reports when test results are positive. Observes the serving of warrants, making arrests of parole violators, or assists in the contacting of the appropriate authority to issue warrants for the arrest of probation violators. May assist in parole/probation violation investigations by providing support in researching criminal activity and technical violations and assists in the writing of the summary of the investigation. May observe or assist in submitting progress reports to other states regarding the behavior, residence, and employment information of interstate compact parolees/probationers being supervised by Arkansas under their supervisionPerforms other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Constant twenty-four (24) hour on-call duty, exposure to personal injury and carrying and operating a firearm are required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of the characteristics of human behavior. Ability to observe and learn parole or probation programs. Ability to observe and learn caseload management. Ability to observe and learn court and/or hearing procedures. Ability to observe and learn maintain case records and writes reports. Ability to observe and learn how to perform testing processes and procedures. Ability to qualify with firearms and exercise self-defense tactics. Ability to assist in the conducting of parole/probation investigations. Skill in operation of firearms.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, social work or a related field.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must be able to be certified as a Specialized Law Enforcement Officer by the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training in accordance with ACA 12-9-106 within one year of hire date, or certified by the Department of Community Correction as a DCC Parole/Probation Officer. Must possess a valid Arkansas driver's license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Agency Specific Information
The starting salary for this position is $32,405.00. All salary offers are subject to approval by the Office of Personnel Management subject to authority provided by the state pay plan.
College degree and/or transcripts and DD214/NGB-22 must be attached to your application for additional qualification processes. If you are not able to scan and attach to your application you can fax it to 870-850-8550 but please make sure you list the position number on the document you are faxing. Applicants must submit a completed State of Arkansas application. The work history section of the application must be completed or it will not be considered. Please list ALL prior jobs on the state application. NOTE: We do not accept faxed or printed applications. Other job related education and experience may be substituted for all or part of the minimum requirements upon review. The Department of Corrections is a drug free workplace.