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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 88th District Court in Montmorency County is seeking a part time Probation Officer. The successful candidate will be under the supervision of the District Court Judge and Court Administrator. Applicant must have a Bachelor's Degree from a four year college or university in social sciences, criminal justice or related human services field. Must be open to trainings and certifications and pass...
Company Confidential Altoona, PA, 16602
*TOP JOB* Adult Parole and Probation Officer Employee resignation has resulted in our search for an additional parole and probation officer to add to our team at Blair County. Essential functions include supervising caseload; investigating complaints promptly; working towards prevention of repeat offenses; preparing parole plans; conducting counseling interviews; referring offenders to v...
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 ...
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...
Company Confidential Hollidaysburg, PA, 16648
JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER SUPERVISOR Blair County Juvenile Probation has an excellent opportunity for an individual who possesses a minimum of three years supervisory experience in juvenile justice and working knowledge of courts, corrections, and law enforcement. Outstanding administration, organizational, interpersonal skills, and computer processes, written and verbal skills are ...
Company Confidential Hollidaysburg, PA, 16648
JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER The Blair County Juvenile Probation Office has an excellent opportunity for an individual who possesses the background and qualifications required. A strong knowledge of the administration of justice and an ability to maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of people and agencies is required. Outstanding organizational, interpersonal,...
Taylor County CSCD is hiring •Probation Officer •Cook (Facility) •Residential Monitor (Facility) Great starting salary. Excellent benefits. Please visit or Old Taylor County Courthouse, 301 Oak Street, 2nd Floor, Abilene, TX for complete job announcement & application 674-1247....
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...
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 ...
PROBATION OFFICER The Nueces County CSCD (Probation Dept.) is accepting applications for Adult Probation Officers to supervise, screen and evaluate probationers and monitor compliance with Court ordered conditions of community supervision. Bachelor’s degree required. Starting salary $35,300. Selected applicants are subject to psychological, criminal history check and drug test. Benefit package i...
Company Confidential Martinsburg, WV, 25401
*TOP JOB* Probation Officer for the 23rd Judicial Circuit (Berkeley, Morgan & Jefferson counties). Full details at Please no telephone calls. provided by The Martinsburg Journal...
United States Courts Cleveland, OH, 44114
Position Description: The Northern District of Ohio serves 40 counties. Pretrial Services & Probation Officers provide services to 23 U.S. District and Magistrate Judges. The U.S. Pretrial Services & Probation Office is headquartered in Cleveland and has three branch offices in Akron, Toledo and Youngstown. The Pretrial Services & Probation Office is a consolidated office consisting of a tot...
County of Riverside Riverside County, CA
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...
Hamilton County Cincinnati, OH, 45201
Placement Probation Officer (490-40) Deadline to Apply: November 3, 2014 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 screen...
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...
Spokane Indian Tribal Government Wellpinit, WA, 99040
Vacancy Ann. # STOI-14-087 Title PROBATION OFFICER Supervisor CHIEF JUDGE Department TRIBAL COURT Location WELLPINIT, WA Status REGULAR / FULL TIME Rate of Pay $16.00/HR - $18.00/HR Opening Date OCTOBER 21, 2014 Closing Date NOVEMBER 4, 2014 INTRODUCTION: The Probation Officer performs intake work for new and existing probationers; discusses court ordered obligations and charges...
State of Arkansas El Dorado, AR
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...
City & County of Denver, CO Denver, CO, 80208
Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions The City and County of Denver's Community Corrections Department is seeking an Electronic Monitoring Probation Officer . The Electronic Monitoring Program is facilitated through Denver Community Corrections to provide alternative sentencing to offenders and giving them the opportunity to maintain employment, attend classes, treatment, community se...

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