Probation Officer Jobs

Probation Officer Overview

Probation officers play a crucial role in the criminal justice system. From overseeing juveniles while they complete community service projects to ensuring that convicts on house arrest stay within set boundaries, Probation Officers provide services that allow people convicted of crimes to avoid incarceration while at the same time keeping communities safe. Similar security jobs include positions such as correctional probation officers.

Probation Officer Duties

Probation Officers aren't just responsible for supervising individuals who have entered the criminal justice system; they are also responsible for preparing individuals who have been incarcerated for re-entry into their communities. Probation Officers are often in charge of conducting interviews of convicts before and after sentencing, and they may recommend appropriate sentences.

Probation Officers are also tasked with creating and enforcing supervision and discipline plans. They are in charge of maintaining files on the behavior of offenders in order to keep track of cooperation and violations. Probation Officers must also provide court testimony regarding the behavior of those they supervise and interact with. Officers who have more experience may be eligible to take on leadership roles, which involve supervising lower-level parole officers and communicating directly with administrators.

Education and Requirements

The entry-level educational requirement for a Probation Officer is a bachelor's degree. Prior experience in the field is often welcome; however, new officers generally receive on-the-job training. Some correctional departments also provide internships through which students can gain on-the-job experience that may help them obtain a position as a Probation Officer in the future. Like most law enforcement personnel, Probation Officers are generally required to undergo extensive background checks before they can be hired.

Probation Officer Outlook

Statistics show that the job outlook for Probation Officers was around -1 percent in 2012. This suggests that the number of parole officer jobs is expected to decline in the next several years.

Probation Officer Salaries

Statistics indicate that the annual mean salary for Probation Officers is just shy of $49,000 a year. Salaries vary based on experience. Probation Officers in supervisory roles can earn an estimated $20,000 more annually.

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Career position(s) for U.S. Probation Office of the U.S. Southern District Court of Ohio in Cincinnati, Columbus, or Dayton. Starting Salary $57k. For job qualifications, more info., and application process please go to www.ohsd.uscourts.gov . Closing date Monday, March 2, 2015. EOE This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Probation Officer Johnstown PA, US Dist Crt Western PA, perform pretrial services, presentence investigations & supervision of offenders. Travel is required. Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with ?B? GPA equaling 2.90 or better. A Master’s degree preferred. Must have 1 yr exp in this field of work. Professional line involves analyzing and evaluating v...
Deputy Probation Officer II Extra Help Mendocino County Probation Dept. Current vacancy is a temporary, non-benefited position- $19.58-$22.67/Hr Req. AA/AS degree in Criminal Justice, Behavioral Science or related field; 1 yr exp equivalent to DPO I; CA DL; Completion of PC 832 & Probation Officer Core Course. EOE. For more information & to apply go to: www.co.mendocino.ca.us/hr Final filing date:...
U.S. PROBATION OFFICER Career position(s) for U.S. Probation Office of the U.S. Southern District Court of Ohio in Cincinnati, Columbus, or Dayton. Starting Salary $57k. For job qualifications, more info., and application process please go to www.ohsp.uscourts.gov Closing date: Monday, March 2, 2015. EOE First Published in Cox Media Group Ohio Newspapers on Feb 8, 2015...
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...
POA15-01 Probation Officer Assistant U. S. Probation Office Memphis, Tennessee Starting Salary CL-25/1 $40,317.00 Application Deadline: Monday, February 23, 2015 5:00pm Assists Probation Officers by compiling criminal histories/profiles, running record checks through local and national data- bases and files. Under the direct guidance of a senior officer, supervises select lower-risk caseload of de...
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 ...
The 36th Judicial District Juvenile Probation Department is accepting applications for a Juvenile Probation Officer in San Patricio County, Texas. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Criminal Justice or a closely related field. One year experience in the juvenile justice system or a closely related field preferred. Salary is $2,438.00 - $2,847.00/month c...
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PROBATION OFFICER, Pgh PA, US Dist Crt Western PA, perform pretrial services, presentence investigations &supervision of offenders. Travel is required. Completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with “B” GPA equaling 2.90 or better. A Master's degree preferred. Must have 1 yr exp in this field of work. Professional line involves analyzing and evaluating varied ...
Probation Officer Pgh PA, US Dist Crt Western PA, perform pretrial services, presentence investigations &supervision of offenders. Travel is required. Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with ?B? GPA equaling 2.90 or better. A Master’s degree preferred. Must have 1 yr exp in this field of work. Professional line involves analyzing and evaluating varied i...
Part-Time Probation Clerk The San Patricio County CSCD is accepting applications for a Part-Time Probation Clerk. Duties will consist of assisting Probation Officers by providing clerical support and perform other related duties as required. Minimum qualifications: Computer skills, high school diploma or GED. Salary is $12.00/Hr. Applications are available online at: www.sanpatriciocscd.com or...
This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants are still being considered and need not re-apply. OCCUPATION PROFILE PLEASE READ THE BELOW INFORMATION CAREFULLY PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION: ***ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED*** TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED REQUEST FOR PROMOTION FORM AND STATE OF FLORIDA APPLICATION (DC2-82...
Position Description: The District of Massachusetts is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Assistant Deputy Chief Probation Officer. The Assistant Deputy Chief Probation Officer reports to the Chief United States Probation Officer. The U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services Office serves the federal judicial district of Massachusetts with courthouse and office locations in Boston...
Position Description: Incumbent conducts investigations and prepares reports for the Court with recommendations concerning the release or sentencing of individuals who have been charged with or convicted of federal offenses. The preparation of these reports requires interviewing defendants and their families; investigating the offense, prior record and financial status of the defendant; and ...
OCCUPATION PROFILE PLEASE READ THE BELOW INFORMATION CAREFULLY PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION: ***ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED*** TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED REQUEST FOR PROMOTION FORM AND STATE OF FLORIDA APPLICATION (DC2-829 / REVISED 12-9-14 - 3 PAGES) TO THE REGION III PERSONNEL OFFICE - ORLANDO YOU MAY EITHER FAX YOU...
OCCUPATION PROFILE PLEASE READ THE BELOW INFORMATION CAREFULLY PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION: ***ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED** TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED REQUEST FOR PROMOTION FORM AND STATE OF FLORIDA APPLICATION (DC2-829 / REVISED 12-9-14 - 3 PAGES) TO THE REGION III PERSONNEL OFFICE - ORLANDO YOU MAY EITHER FAX YOUR ...
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...
Description Benefits The County of Riverside Probation Department has openings for Deputy Probation Officer I positions throughout the County. REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be 21 years of age 6 months from the day they apply. Applicants must meet the minimum educational requirements of a Bachelor's Degree. Applicants must list the school name, degree completed, and MM/DD/YYYY graduated. Appl...
Position Description: The probation officer, as an investigative, sentencing and supervision specialist, is responsible for providing meaningful assistance to the U.S. District Court in its deliberations and decisions concerning criminal offenders, and for ensuring public safety through the monitoring and supervision of offenders placed under supervision by the court, the U.S. Parole Commiss...
OCCUPATION PROFILE JOB FAMILY: COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: PROBATION AND CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT OCCUPATION: PROBATION OFFICERS AND CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT SPECIALISTS 21-1092 Contact Person: Elsie Beck - Staff Assistant Telephone Number: 850 / 689-7800 x105 Address: 4448 Straigtline Road, Crestview, FL 32539 All prospective applicants will be subject to a sex offender...

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