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PAROLE AND PROBATION AGENT I

Recruitment #21-000674-0001

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

Positions are located throughout the State of Maryland.  Therefore, the resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies.  When completing application, please select all locations in which you are willing to work.

POSITION DUTIES

The main purpose of this position is making Maryland safer through proactive community supervision of offenders utilizing a strategy that focuses on criminogenic needs. This includes investigating and reporting, testing and referring offenders under supervision, identifying and partnering with community resources, informing and supporting victims of crime and collecting ordered monies.

Parole and Probation Agents supervise offenders on probation, parole and mandatory and conditionally release to the community by order of the courts or the Maryland Parole Commission. Agents must make routine contact with offenders, both in the office and in the community, to determine whether offenders are complying with the conditions of release.  Agents must utilize casework techniques to develop detailed case planning and risk assessment of offenders, as well as maintain accurate and complete records of offender's behavior and adjustment to supervision.  Agents are also responsible for the preparation of written reports to the courts and the Maryland Parole Commission to advise of changes to an offender's status, of the need for a modification of the conditions of supervision, and an offender's failure to comply with conditions of supervision.  In addition, Agents represent the Division and present testimony at violation proceedings before the courts and the Maryland Parole Commission.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

Education:   A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with 30 credits in the social, behavioral or correctional sciences.   
Experience:  None.   

Notes:      
1.  Candidates may substitute one year of specialized experience counseling, investigating or supervising persons on parole or probation for the 30 semester credit hours in the social, behavioral or correctional sciences.   2.  Candidates may substitute graduate level education at an accredited college or university in the social, behavioral or correctional sciences for one year of the required experience at a rate of 30 credits for one year of experience.  

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. Experience using a tracking software to gather, evaluate, and report information. 
2. Experience in customer service setting.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in these classifications may be assigned duties that require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in 24 hours a day and, therefore, will be required to provide a telephone number at which they can be reached.
2. Candidates must meet all selection standards as set forth in the Code of Maryland Regulations by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission. Candidates who receive a probationary appointment must satisfactorily complete a prescribed training program prior to permanent appointment. Selection standards of the Correctional Training Commission may be obtained from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Suite 309, 6776 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore Maryland 21215.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to hr.recruitmentuser@maryland.gov or faxed to 410-484-5929. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.

Jada Newman

410-339-3288

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload, please email the requested information to hr.recruitmentuser@maryland.gov referencing the recruitment number in the subject line, or fax to 410-484-5929 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). Only additional materials that are requested will be accepted for this recruitment.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment & Examination at 410-339-4200, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.