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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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County Of Mercer – Employee Job Description Department: Juvenile Probation Department Position Title: Line Juvenile Probation Officer Pay Classification: P&A 6 Entry Level ($34,172) Reports To: Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Date of Job Description Creation/Update: Thursday, March 12, 2015 Overall Descriptions of the Position: Position is Full Time (35 hr/wk) with a benefit package The...
Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions Monitors a caseload of juvenile offenders including conducting home, school, and office visits, and preparing chronological reports to document progress and for court proceedings and treatment purposes; conducts interviews; prepares social history investigations; develops individual supervision plans; counsels juveniles and families; prepares documents; r...
Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and résumés will not be accepted. Enhances Public Safety by directing the operations of an adult Community Corrections district office. Provides services to the courts of a multi-jurisdictional area, the Department of Corrections, the Virginia Parole Board a...
County of Sonoma Probation Officer I/II I Level: $24.06 - $29.24/hr II Level: $26.49 - $32.21/hr Sonoma County Probation seeks probation officers for several vacancies. Some edu & exp required. POI: Apply by 03/25! POII: Apply by 4/7/15. To view the complete details & apply online, visit us at www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call HR @ (707) 565-2331. EOE...
The U.S. Probation office is accepting applications for PROBATION OFFICER VACANCY at London. Minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree and one year specialized experience in such fields as probation, pretrial services, corrections, criminal investigations or substance abuse/addiction treatment. The position is classified as hazardous duty. The maximum age at commencement of employment ...
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...
CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER Toledo Municipal Court The Court is now accepting applications for the position of Chief Probation Officer. This position plans and directs the overall operations and staff of the Probation Department. Demonstrated skill in participative management, knowledge of evidence-based practices, ability to build consensus for change and ability to establish and maintain effective...
Morrow County Court of Common Pleas is seeking a Chief Probation Officer to supervise Probation Department and Drug Court. The Department includes Juvenile & Adult Probation Officers, support staff and the Morrow County Drug Court. Must be familiar with Evidence Based Practices, Thinking 4 Change, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, grants and their modification, ORAS and OYAS. Responsible for preparation...
Deputy Chief Probation Officer II U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services, District of MN, is accepting applications for a full-time Deputy Chief Probation Officer II for the Minneapolis Office. Salary range is $104,508 to $168,700. For a complete job description please visit our website, http://www.mnp.uscourts.gov , Career Opportunities. EOE....
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 Benefits Supplemental Questions SUMMARY The probation officers perform professional work in supervising adult defendants who commit misdemeanor and criminal traffic offenses. Additionally, probation officers may supervise juveniles who are sentenced to probation for a criminal traffic offense. Probation provides an alternative to incarceration, and Probation Officers provide protec...
OCCUPATION PROFILE JOB FAMILY: COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: PROBATION AND CORRECTIONALTREATMENT OCCUPATION: PROBATION OFFICERS AND CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT SPECIALISTS 21-1092 JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER FACILITY: PROBATION & COMMUNITY INTERVENTION LOCATION: 3880 S. Washington Ave., Suite 156, Titusville, FL 32780 STARTING SALARY: The selected candidate will be compensate...
OCCUPATION PROFILE JOB FAMILY: COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: PROBATION AND CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT OCCUPATION: PROBATION OFFICERS AND CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT SPECIALISTS 21-1092 Location and Contact Information This position is located at 3351 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34112. For additional information, please contact: Caren Langevin, Juvenile Probation Officer Supervis...
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SA20152702-31432 Agency Name: CorrectionsDescription:Working Title: CORRECTIONAL PROBATION OFFICERBroadband/Class Code: 33-3012-02Position Number: SA20152702-31432Annual Salary Range: $33,478.12 - $54,699.43Announcement Type: Internal AgencyCity: AnyFacility: Southern Region Community CorrectionsPay Grade/ Pay Band: BB008Closing Date: 6/30/2015The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. Fo...
Position Description: The United States Probation Office, Northern District of Iowa, is accepting applications for a United States Probation Officer Assistant in the Sioux City Probation Office. The duties specified herein are intended to provide generalized examples of the major duties and responsibilities that are performed by a U.S. Probation Officer Assistant within any unit and do not r...
Position Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions Supervises offenders adjudicated by the Court for probation, ensuring compliance with court ordered probation conditions through counseling and coordination of community resources. Duties: Conducts initial interviews with individuals assigned to probationary status. Prepares and explains goals to be achieved during probationary period. Counse...
Position Description: Under direct guidance supervise select lower-risk caseloads of offenders/defendants, which may include placing telephone calls, making home/office contacts and community/field contacts with an experienced officer, and maintaining files and case records. Under direct guidance, participate in select investigations as needed for pre-release/furlough, pre-sentencing, and b...
Kind of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions The salary range reflected above is the normal hiring range. The full salary range, including longevity pay, is $19.85 - $30.00 per hour based on the 2015 pay plan. Under direct supervision, to provide professional social services to a community orientated criminal justice system and the offenders involved therewith, and to perform related duties as...
This posting will cover two Probation Officer positions at the 7th Court Services Unit. 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 Min...
Description of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions Internal posting – only DPS employees may apply. This position is located in Wilson County. Direct line supervision of Probation/Parole Officers and clerical personnel within a unit. Responsible for daily operation of and direct involvement in all aspects of decision making process regarding offender supervision which includes assigning cases,...

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