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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 ...
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 www.taylorcscd.org 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...
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: ...
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 www.courtswv.gov. Please no telephone calls. provided by The Martinsburg Journal...
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...
United States Federal Government Athens, GA, 30602
About the Agency The U.S. Probation Office of the Middle District of Georgia is seeking qualified applicants for full-time probation officer positions. Current openings are in our Macon, Athens, and Columbus offices. U.S. Probation Officers conduct investigations, provide recommendations to the court, and supervise persons who have been charged with or convicted of federal crimes. TRAVEL REQUIRE...
United States Federal Government Macon, GA, 31201
About the Agency The U.S. Probation Office of the Middle District of Georgia is seeking qualified applicants for full-time probation officer positions. Current openings are in our Macon, Athens, and Columbus offices. U.S. Probation Officers conduct investigations, provide recommendations to the court, and supervise persons who have been charged with or convicted of federal crimes. TRAVEL REQUIRE...
State of Florida Fort Myers, FL, 33912
OCCUPATION PROFILE JOB FAMILY: COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: PROBATION AND CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT OCCUPATION: PROBATION OFFICERS AND CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT SPECIALISTS 21-1092 DESCRIPTION This is work providing social services to assist in rehabilitation of juvenile law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Incumbents make recommendations for actions involving ...
United States Federal Government Columbus, GA, 31914
About the Agency The U.S. Probation Office of the Middle District of Georgia is seeking qualified applicants for full-time probation officer positions. Current openings are in our Macon, Athens, and Columbus offices. U.S. Probation Officers conduct investigations, provide recommendations to the court, and supervise persons who have been charged with or convicted of federal crimes. TRAVEL REQUIRE...
OCCUPATION PROFILE JOB FAMILY: COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: PROBATION AND CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT OCCUPATION: PROBATION OFFICERS AND CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT SPECIALISTS 21-1092 **********INTERNAL ADVERTISEMENT********** **ANTICIPATED VACANCY** ONLY CURRENT DJJ EMPLOYEES WILL BE CONSIDERED. This position is located at the Circuit 7 Volusia/Flagler Call Center, 3840 Old D...
United States Courts Pittsburgh, PA, 15201
Position Description: The Assistant Deputy Chief U.S. Probation Officer assists the Chief Probation Officer in the administration and management of the United States Probation Office. The Assistant Deputy Chief Probation Officer reports directly to the Deputy Chief and performs duties and responsibilities such as, but not limited to the following: Participate in the organization and manageme...

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