In the Department of Correction and the Board of Pardons and Paroles this class is accountable for supervising a specialized unit or district office and/or community services programs.
Receives general direction from the Deputy Director of Parole and Community Services or Pardons and Parole, Executive Director Board of Pardons and Paroles, or an employee of higher grade.
Supervises Parole Officers and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff according to policies and procedures;
Provides staff training and assistance;
Conducts performance evaluations;
Determines priorities and plans unit work;
Establishes and maintains unit procedures;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
Maintains contact with individuals both within and outside of unit who might impact on program activities;
Develops or assists in development of related policy;
Assists in preparation of unit budgets;
Evaluates, audits and makes recommendations on agency programs and operations;
Acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside official as assigned;
Prepares reports and correspondence;
Assigns and participates in casework involving adult and young adult offenders;
Advises Parole Officers individually or at group meetings regarding case problems and policy matters;
Reviews investigation reports, casework reports, requests for warrants, detainers and discharges and violation reports and all other recommendations of officers in assigned district;
Authorizes arrest and detention of parolees pending review by director;
Works with administrative staff on all matters pertaining to parole problems in assigned district or unit;
Reports to director concerning parole problems in district or unit;
Develops and implements safety and security measures;
Handles legislative matters relating to agency operations;
Interprets institutional and field service programs to families of inmates, law enforcement agencies and other interested citizen and professional groups;
May investigate allegations of abuse and/or neglect;
May provide information on agency mission, goals, programs and activities;
May carry a caseload of parolees;
May be assigned special administrative duties in Board of Pardons and Paroles, such as supervisor responsible for all matters involving interstate transfer, detainment, exchange and extradition of inmates and parolees;
May set up hearings for parole releases, parole revocations, parole rescissions, pardons and commutations;
May be involved with arrests in community;
May conduct staff training programs;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
relevant agency policies and procedures;
methods of personal and social adjustment of offenders;
regulations and procedures governing parole;
individual and social causes of delinquency;
oral and written communication skills;
manage comprehensive parole programs;
oversee the supervision of offenders in community-based programs which facilitate successful offender reintegration;
interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
utilize computer software;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in parole, probation, community supervision activities, correctional counseling or social work in a correctional or community setting.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the level of a Parole Officer 2.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in corrections, counseling, criminal justice, human services, psychology, social work or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in corrections, parole, counseling, criminal justice, human services, psychology, social work or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current Motor Vehicle Operator license.
Incumbents in this class must be able to obtain certification to carry and use weapons including firearms and chemical agents.
Incumbents in this class must be able to obtain NCIC/COLLECT certification.
Incumbents in this class may be required to speak a foreign language.
In addition to the checking of references a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before names are certified for appointment.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain sufficient strength, stamina, agility and endurance to perform all the duties of the class.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to a considerable degree of danger of injury or assault by inmates, parolees or persons engaged in deviant behavior, from automobile or other accidents, communicable infectious diseases, disagreeable environmental conditions, confinement within a dangerous and volatile prison population and may be required to exert considerable physical effort such as working in tiring positions, lifting and restraining of offenders.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(24)-Parole and Probation
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Parole and Community Services Supervisor in Salary Group PC 01 approved effective August 25, 2023. (Revised to modify content) Item No. 23-202