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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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Probation Officer (Adult) for Mason County District Court $3,817 to $4,520/mo Application & details available at: www.co.mason.wa.us Closes 12/31/14 Posting provided by:...
Bexar County Adult Probation San Antonio, TX
Juvenile Probation Officer - Juvenile Probation Bexar County Adult Probation - San Antonio Must have a valid driverâ??s license, motor vehicle liability insurance, personal injury insurance and a personal vehicle, or available alternate means of transportation. One year of graduate study in criminology, corrections, counseling, law, social work, psychology, sociology, or other related field may ...
Nicollet County JOB ANNOUNCEMENT PROBATION OFFICER- TRUANCY LIAISON OFFICER Department: Probation Starting Salary: Up to $22.39 per hour depending on experience Responsibilities: Serve as liaison between probation department and Nicollet County Schools regarding attendance and truancy issues with juveniles; meet with students to address social, emotional or behavioral challenges; pro...
County of Sonoma Probation Officer III $29.92 - $36.36 Hrly. The Probation Dept. seeks experienced & professional individuals to fill several anticipated vacancies. Related edu. & exp. req. For more info. and to apply online, visit us at www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call HR at (707) 565-2331. APPLY BY 12/29/14. EOE...
About Us Serve the Court for the Southern District of Iowa as Probation Officers. We serve the Court, support one another, protect the community and change lives. Our mission: We serve with integrity, courage, and compassion, promoting justice and positive change. Responsibilities • Design and implement policies and controls • Ensure defendants/offenders are following laws and guidelines • Id...
POA14-02 PROBATION OFFICER ASSISTANT (Temporary) U. S. PROBATION OFFICE JACKSON, TENNESSEE Starting Salary CL-25/1 $39,931 Application Deadline: Friday, January 10, 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 caselo...
DISTRICT SUMMARY This district is one of the largest geographic areas in the United States. We serve a one hundred-county area, bordering the states of Oklahoma and New Mexico. These counties also extend to approximately ninety miles from the Mexican border. Our headquarters office is located in downtown Dallas in the Earle Cabell Federal Building. We also have offices located in the federal cour...
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...
Function Benefits Supplemental Questions Provides probation supervision and counseling for low to medium risk local offenders and pretrial defendants referred to the Criminal Justice Agency (CJA) by the courts. Examples of Duties: •Maintains community service work (CSW) sites. Updates CSW site information and visits CSW sites to meet with site supervisors •Maintains flow of CSW hourly forms ...
Position Description: The United States Probation Office, for the Eastern District of Louisiana, is seeking to fill the position of Supervisory United States Probation Officer. This position may be assigned to any of the three units within the U. S. Probation Office (i.e., Pretrial Services, Presentence, or Post Conviction Supervision). The U. S. Probation Office, for the Eastern District of...
Placement Probation Officer (529-40) Deadline to Apply: Open Until Filled Work Location: Judges Office 800 Broadway Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Work Hours: 35 Hours/Week Starting Salary: $19.61 per hour *Starting pay dependent on education level, social services licensure, and/or work experience. NOTE: Applicants for positions with Hamilton County Juvenile Court are subject to background scree...
SmartRecruiters Newark, OH
Probation Officer 1 Newark, OH Full-time Company Description Licking County Adult Probation Job Description Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM Salary: $39,956.06 annually Summary: Under the general supervision of the Adult Court Services Director, provides supervision of felony offenders placed on Diversion and/or Community Control status; conducts required investigations; and may be assig...
To process all intake complaints in a professional manner and in compliance with the Code of VA, and DJJ and agency policies and procedures. To coordinate services to assist in addressing criminogenic risk factors and reduce delinquent behavior. Provide unofficial supervision as warranted. To perform leadership duties in consultation with supervisor; to include assist in the development of strateg...
Position Description: Organizes the probation office to ensure expeditious handling of investigative work for the courts [which includes comprehensive presentence investigations reports with recommendations] and institutions for the effective case supervision of probationers and supervised releasees. — Oversees the development, implementation and administration of comprehensive programs, pra...
Position Description: The United States Probation & Pretrial Services Office for the Western District of Arkansas is currently accepting applications for the position of United States Probation Officer. U.S. Probation Officers serve in a judiciary law enforcement capacity and assist in the fair administration of justice, provide community safety, conduct objective investigations, supervise o...
Position Description: The United States Probation Office for the District of Oregon is accepting applications for a United States Probation Officer in the Portland, Oregon office. By statute, Probation Officers serve in a judiciary law enforcement position and assist in the administration of justice and promote community safety, gather information, supervise offenders, interact with collater...
Position Description: Investigates, prepares reports, and makes recommendations for sentencing of individuals in the court, which requires interviewing offenders and their families, as well as collecting background data from various sources. An integral part of this process is the interpretation and application of the U. S. Sentencing Commission Guidelines and relevant case law. Presents pre...
Job Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions Interviews clients directly after sentencing in court for those who have been placed on community supervision and those residing out of Travis County (indirect clients) and prepares appropriate paperwork to transfer supervision of the case to the client’s County of residence. Provides supervision to indirect clients who have been placed on community s...
Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions The Anchorage Probation Office is currently posting for three Adult Probation Officer I/II positions. The Anchorage Probation Office is unlike anything you have ever experienced. If you possess good judgment, objective reasoning, long for a fast-paced environment and enjoy working with different cultures, then this is the place for you. The Anch...
Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions The Department of Corrections is currently recruiting for an Adult Probation Officer III position located at the Barrow Probation Office. The Adult Probation Officer III manages a rural (remote location) probation office and supervises a staff of one Criminal Justice Technician. Incumbents are primarily responsible for performing a gull range of ...

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