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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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The City of McPherson is seeking applicants for a full-time position as Assistant Municipal Court Clerk/Probation Officer for the McPherson Municipal Court. Individuals must have strong writing, keyboarding, interpersonal, problem solving, and verbal skills. Background in legal or probation services is preferred. Excellent benefit package. Applications are available at the Municipal Building (400 ...
Company Confidential Buffalo, NY, 14202
PROBATION OFFICER: Duties include investigation and supervision of alleged criminal defendants and convicted offenders; preparation of presentence investigations and various reports for the court. Bachelors degree in an accepted field of study required; 3 years experience preferred. Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply. Excellent pay and benefits. Final candidate will be subject to an extensi...
Taylor County CSCD is hiring •Probation Officer •Cook (Facility) •Residential Monitor (Facility) Great starting salary. Excellent benefits. Please visit www.taylorcscd.org or Old Taylor County Courthouse, 301 Oak Street, 2nd Floor, Abilene, TX for complete job announcement & application 674-1247....
Probation Officer. Leadville, CO 40 hr./wk. The 5th Judicial District Probation Department is treatment oriented with a focus on evidence based practices. We recruit ambitious individuals to become valued public servants and future leaders. Monitors, supervises, and provides investigatory work for clients ordered to probation. Must have Bachelors degree from four-year college/ university. Salary ...
UNITED STATES PROBATION OFFICE District of Kansas Position: AAPO Number of Positions: One Classification Level: CL 24 Salary Range: $34,703-$56,417 * Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and based upon Court Personnel System (CPS) guidelines. Promotion Potential: Promotion potential to a Senior AAPO/CL 25 possible without further competition ($38,334-$62,307) Location: ...
Job Bulletin US COURTS-SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (FED) invites applications for the position of: Probation Officer - Corpus Christi & McAllen SALARY: Depends on Qualifications OPENING DATE: 10/20/14 CLOSING DATE: Continuous POSITION OVERVIEW: The U.S. Probation Office for the Southern District of Texas is seeking qualified candidates for the position of U. S. Probation Officers in its Corp...
Job Bulletin US COURTS-SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (FED) invites applications for the position of: Probation Officer - Corpus Christi & McAllen SALARY: Depends on Qualifications OPENING DATE: 10/20/14 CLOSING DATE: Continuous POSITION OVERVIEW: The U.S. Probation Office for the Southern District of Texas is seeking qualified candidates for the position of U. S. Probation Officers in its Corp...
PROBATION OFFICER This position covers Johnson, Union, Pulaski & Alexander counties. Send letter of interest and resume to: First Circuit Probation, 200 W. Jefferson, Suite 155, Marion, IL 62959. First Circuit residency & Bachelor’s degree required....
DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER I/II: I ($16.55-$20.12) II ($18.29-$22.23) I: some exp. in the field of prob. or law enforcement is desirable. II: 1 yr. exp as DPO I or equiv. Exp. in prob. or law enforcement. I/II GED or equiv. supp. with training law enfor. or crim. justice. II 200 hrs. state mandated training. BA degree in related field is desirable. Possess or able to obtain CA Driver's license. For...
County of Bexar San Antonio, TX, 78245
Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions Monitors activities and behavior of juveniles, including safety and security procedures; transports detainees inside the facility; documents activities; responsible for the care, custody and control of assigned youth and maintaining control in the juvenile facility; and processes youths remanded to the facility custody. This position is not covered under...
Web Recruiter Waco, TX, 76710
The Law industry is seeking a full-time Probation Officer for the Waco, TX area. Web Recruiter seeks someone who can perform the following primary roles and responsibilities: Manage and monitor client progress to ensure compliance with state guidelines, Regularly attend court proceedings for sentencing, review and revocation hearings, Conduct and write clear, concise pre sentence investigations. T...
Correctional Healthcare Companies Enterprise, AL, 36330
Basic Duties: The Probation Officer is responsible for the overall supervision of a designated caseload of clients. This person will make necessary court appearances, meet with clients, maintain records of all clients (defendants) receive and deposit fees collected from clients, track progress, report failures to report and assist in the issuance of warrants for those clients who have not complie...
Correctional Healthcare Companies Warrior, AL, 35180
POSITION DESCRIPTION ____________________________________________________________________________________ Job Title: Probation Officer Revision Date: March 12, 2013 Reports To: Office Manager FLSA Status: Salaried, Non Exempt ____________________________________________________________________________________ Basic Duties: The Probation Officer is responsible for the overall supervision of...
United States Courts Buffalo, NY, 14202
Position Description: The U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services Office for the Western District of New York encompasses 17 counties and consists of two offices. There are four district court judges, four senior judges, and six full-time magistrate judges. The probation office is headquartered in Buffalo and has one division office in Rochester. The vacant position is available in the Buffalo of...
United States Courts Rochester, NY, 14618
Position Description: The U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services Office for the Western District of New York encompasses 17 counties and consists of two offices. There are four district court judges, four senior judges, and six full-time magistrate judges. The probation office is headquartered in Buffalo and has one division office in Rochester. The vacant position is available in the Rochester ...
United States Courts Buffalo, NY, 14202
Position Description: Transfer Opportunity This transfer opportunity is open to all current U.S. Probation Officers in the Federal Judiciary only and is considered a lateral transfer. Salary is determined by placing the officer at their current classification level and step (up to CL 28) from their current pay table to Pay Table N1 (CL 27-28) or Pay Table C1 (CL 23-25). The preferred candid...
State of Florida Cocoa, FL, 32922
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 (DC2-829...
State of Florida Sanford, FL, 32771
OCCUPATION PROFILE JOB FAMILY: COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: PROBATION AND CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT OCCUPATION: PROBATION OFFICERS AND CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT SPECIALISTS 21-1092 FACILITY: PROBATION & COMMUNITY INTEREVENTION LOCATION: 514 W. Lake Mary Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773 STARTING SALARY: $1,128.63 BI-WEEKLY (in accordance with current spending restriction, an internal...
State of Florida Marathon, FL, 33050
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 (DC2-829...
Travis County Austin, TX, 78719
Job Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions Assists Casework Manager with administrative duties, including case computer audits, review and approve court reports, directive to apprehend requests, administrative hearings and staff cases. May serve as acting supervisor in the absence of the Casework Manager. Trains, assigns, schedules and reviews work of employees. Ensures procedures and decision...

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