Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Parole Officer Trainee

Recruitment #191227-7371CP-001


The Board of Pardons and Paroles (BOPP) in Waterbury, CT is seeking qualified individuals for full time Parole Officer Trainee positions with a target class of Parole Officer 1.  These positions will be located at 55 West Main Street in Waterbury, CT and may be required to travel statewide based upon agency need.  The positions are Hazardous Duty 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday.

In this role you will serve a 1-2 year training period as required by the classification.  Once the training period is completed successfully, you will be promoted to the target class of Parole Officer 1.   

In order to be considered for these positions, you must submit a completed application through JobAps before the closing date.  Permanent assignment to any future vacancies are subject to all mandatory requirements.


  • First year of Training - CP 07 Step 1
  • Second Year of Training - CP 07 Step 3
  • Note: For current State Employees compensation will be in accordance with guidelines for computing salary adjustments set forth by the Department of Administrative Services, Determining Salary Upon Change in Class

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

If selected to interview, we may ask you to submit additional documentation, which supports your qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, writing samples/redacted reports, etc., at the discretion of the agency.

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Kathy Callahan at Kathleen.Callahan@


In the Department of Correction, Parole and Community Services and the Board of Pardons and Paroles, this class is accountable for receiving on the job training in conducting case management, inmate classification, counseling, investigation and enforcement activities with offenders.


Receives formal training in agency policies, procedures, program guidelines and legal reporting requirements; receives on the job training and field instruction in a variety of progressively complex assignments involving case management and counseling activities, inmate classification tasks, investigating and law enforcement activities, participating in remanding offenders to custody and handling weapons; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of criminal behavior; knowledge of psychology and sociology; knowledge of principles and techniques of interviewing; some knowledge of individual and group behavior; some knowledge of evidence-based practices; some knowledge of cultural competence and ethical standards; some knowledge of investigative techniques; some knowledge of office procedures; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to learn and retain information; ability to analyze facts and make decisions; ability to perform arithmetical computations; ability to organize time, set priorities and manage caseload tasks; ability to utilize computer software.


Four (4) years of experience in case management or community supervision activities in parole, probation, rehabilitation counseling or social work in a correctional or community setting under the jurisdiction of the Department of Correction or the Criminal Justice System.
1. Case management is interpreted as having an assigned caseload, performing the initial intake assessments, setting up treatment plans and monitoring client progress.
2. Community supervision is interpreted as those community settings which provide services to offenders in settings such as Alternative Incarceration Centers. It does not refer to the general population.


College training in counseling, criminal justice, human services, psychology, sociology, social work or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.


  • Case Management and/or Community Supervision experience
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new processes and computer systems
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand written material


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to successfully complete a formal training course in correctional work to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the class.
2. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to speak a foreign language.


In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.


1. Incumbents in this class must have general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all the duties of the class.
2. A comprehensive medical examination, including a controlled substance screening, will be required of all applicants upon a conditional offer of employment.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to a considerable degree of danger of injury or assault by offenders engaged in deviant behavior and from automobile or other accidents, communicable infectious diseases, disagreeable environmental conditions, confinement in a dangerous and volatile person population and may be required to exert physical effort such as working in tiring positions, lifting and restraining of offenders.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.