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Parole Officer Job Overview

Last year, there were some 2.2 million inmates in state and federal prisons, most of whom will be released at some point, almost certainly into the supervision of a parole officer. Parole officers work with inmates preparing for supervised release. They not only monitor the parolee's actions and activities, but they also work with family members and other community resources to help rehabilitate their charges and identify job training, drug treatment programs and other support services to assist the parolees.

Some parole officers work with the correctional officer supervisors in prison systems to evaluate inmates and prepare reports for the parole board. Others work in field offices within the community and directly supervise a parolee's activities on release.

Some typical daily tasks of a parole officer might include:

  • Interview inmates and develop a plan for supervised release
  • Assist parolees with finding a place to live, securing a job and getting mental health or substance abuse treatment if indicated
  • Order and/or administer drug and alcohol tests
  • Educate and counsel family members and loved ones about conditions of parole and how to support the parolee
  • Write and maintain regular reports on a parolee's progress
  • Make surprise home and/or workplace visits to check on the activities of the parolee

Many parole officers find the job one of the more rewarding criminal justice jobs, especially when they are able to aid in the successful transition from incarceration to being a member of society.

Parole Officer Job Education Requirements

Most parole officers are required to have a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, social work, criminology or correctional science. The U.S. Board of Parole, as well as most state and district level agencies, require two years of correctional officer experience. In some cases, a master's degree in psychology or sociology will substitute for the two-year work requirement. Applicants are expected to pass detailed written, oral, physical and psychological tests prior to being hired. Most states also require an official training program and a certification exam.

Parole Officer Job Market

The job outlook for parole officers is steady, but not undergoing a period of growth. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be little or no change in demand for parole officers. Jobs should still be easy to find, however, since there is a lot of turnover in this particular occupation.

Parole Officer Job Salary Information

The median salary in 2012 was $48,190 per year. Parole officers, like most public sector jobs, also enjoy very generous benefits packages.

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Appointment shall be subject to all applicable state and departmental hiring restrictions such as re-employment and SROA clearances. Under the direction of a Parole Administrator I, the Parole Agent III (PAIII) is the field unit supervisor. managing the day-to-day operation of the unit, supervising staff including a Parole Agent II and several parole agents. The unit supervisor monitors and direc...
State of California San Diego, CA, 92140
DUTY STATEMENT PAROLE AGENT III, ADULT PAROLE SOUTHERN REGION Under the direction of a Parole Administrator, the Parole Agent III, Adult Parole is responsible for managing and overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Parole Unit specific duties are as follows: 45% Supervises a Parole Unit office, supervises Parole Agents performing parolee placement, parolee supervision and other parole work...
Positions in this job family are responsible for performing routine professional social service and law enforcement duties in the areas of assessment of criminogenic need, transition plan design, treatment referral and on going monitoring of offender behavior. Supervision services are provided in the community for probationers, parolees and inmates in re-entry programs for the purpose of increasin...
Description of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions **Internal posting - only Department of Public Safety employess may apply** This position is located in Hoke County. This position will have direct line supervision of Probation Parole Associates, Probation Parole Officers, Judicial District Coordinators and clerical personnel within a unit. Responsible for daily operation of and direct involv...
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Probation and Parole Officers (PPOs) promote community and victim safety through the assessment and effective case management of offenders on community supervision. Working collaboratively with colleagues and justice partners, PPOs advance rehabilitation and reduce recidivism through counselling, motivational interviewing, referrals to programming, and enforcing the conditions of supervision order...
Description and Functions Benefits Supplemental Questions GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Wyoming Department of corrections contributes to public safety by exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane management, while actively providing offenders opportunities to become law abiding citizens. The Field Services Division is responsible for the community supervision and case management of probationer...
Positions in this job family are responsible for performing routine professional social service and law enforcement duties in the areas of assessment of criminogenic need, transition plan design, treatment referral and on going monitoring of offender behavior. Supervision services are provided in the community for probationers, parolees and inmates in re-entry programs for the purpose of increasin...
Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions The Alaska Board of Parole is recruiting for an Adult Probation Officer in Anchorage, Alaska. The Alaska Board of Parole is responsible for the statewide oversight and management of felony and misdemeanor offenders released to parole supervision. This position serves to aide members of the Board of Parole, parole officers, offenders, attorneys, v...
State of Oklahoma Tulsa, OK, 74120
This position is located at Tulsa County District Community Corrections. BASIC PURPOSE Positions in this job family are responsible for performing routine professional social service and law enforcement duties in the areas of assessment of criminogenic need, transition plan design, treatment referral and on going monitoring of offender behavior. Supervision services are provided in the community...
State of Arkansas Forrest City, AR, 72336
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/institution policy. Typical Functions Reviews policies, procedures, regulations, and conditions of parole or probation and establishes the frequency of office visits...
*NO EMAIL SUBMISSIONS ALLOWED* General Description: Under the direction of the Associate Director, the Parole Agent III, Intake and Court Liaison, will serve as a link between the local juvenile justice system and the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). This position will work extensively with the counties to improve communication, relationships and collaboration with the community, the courts an...
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT U.S. PRETRIAL SERVICES & PROBATION OFFICE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO Vacancy Announcement 14-15 POSITION TITLE: U.S. Pretrial Services & Probation Officer (Up to two (2) positions may be filled) DUTY STATION: YOUNGSTOWN, OH CLASSIFICATION/ SALARY RANGE: CL25/27 (Target Grade 28) ($40,317 - $55,579) (Promotion potential to higher level without further competition...
UNITED STATES PROBATION OFFICER (Multiple Positions/Multiple Locations) Amarillo, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Lubbock and San Angelo CL 25/CL 27/CL 28 Target Grade CL 28 Promotional opportunity, based on performance, to target grade without further competition DISTRICT SUMMARY This district is one of the largest geographic areas in the United States. We serve a one hundred-county area, bordering the ...
For over 34 years. Outreach Development Corporation has been an industry leader in the field of substance abuse treatment. Outreach was named one of the Best Companies to Work for In New York State in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014! As one of the leading providers in behavioral health services, Outreach offers an exciting, high-energy, rewarding work environment. Please visit our website: www.opi...
Position Description: DEFINITION By statute, probation and pretrial services officers serve in a judiciary law enforcement position and assist in the administration of justice and promote community safety, gather information, supervise offenders/defendants, interact with collateral agencies, prepare reports, conduct investigations, and present recommendations to the court. Officers may guid...
OCCUPATION PROFILE JOB FAMILY: COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: PROBATION AND CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT OCCUPATION: PROBATION OFFICERS AND CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT SPECIALISTS 21-1092 This is an INTERNAL advertisement – Only current DC employees will be interviewed. This position is located at Quincy Annex. Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university a...
This position is a wage/hourly position and is limited to working 29 hours per week. Incumbent ensures the protection of the citizens of the Commonwealth by performing the work of probation/parole officer assigned to the court service unit. Duties include ensuring that juveniles and their families receive services appropriate to their needs in compliance with judicial orders, Court Service Minimu...
Position Description: The court will consider the selected applicant’s preference for a duty station assignment in either location. ** Sacramento salary range: $105,580 - $181,711 **Fresno salary range: $98,633 - $169,756 Due to the planned retirement of the current incumbent, the court is seeking applicants for a chief probation officer position. The position is under the administrative d...
JOB SUMMARY: The Probation Office for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania provides services to 15 U.S. District Judges and 6 U.S. Magistrate Judges. The Probation Office headquarters is located in the U.S. Courthouse, Suite 3330, 700 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. There are two branch offices (Erie and Johnstown). The incumbent will perform pretria...
JOB SUMMARY: The Probation Office for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania provides services to 15 U.S. District Judges and 6 U.S. Magistrate Judges. This vacancy is in the Johnstown Office. The Probation Office headquarters is located in the U.S. Courthouse, Suite 3330, 700 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. There are two branch offices (Erie and Johnst...

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