Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Interviews offenders to obtain and verify personal, social and delinquent/criminal histories; evaluates information and offenders' attitude toward offense to determine community risk, frequency of client contact and identify needs.
Determines appropriate methods of addressing offender problems and needs based on nature and complexity of problems, offender's stability and available community resources.
Develops and implements case supervision/treatment plans outlining goals and objectives to be accomplished and the methods and techniques to be used.
Monitors offenders' activities to ensure compliance with the conditions of probation and parole through field visits, office appointments and telephone contact.
Investigates possible probation and parole violations; may request warrant for arrest, search or seizure; may assist law enforcement officials in executing warrant.
Attends hearings to answer questions, make recommendations and presents progress reports.
Prepares narrative reports describing probation/parole violations, progress, evaluations and recommendations for case disposition.
Prepares and updates a variety of records and files.
Contacts offenders and their families, the courts, Board of Parole, various state institutions, community resources, mental health facilities and employers to ensure that offenders comply with the conditions of probation and/or parole and that they receive services, e.g., drug counseling, employment and family counseling, and related services.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Probation and Parole Officer II Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher.
Six months experience in probation and parole work which includes motivating and ensuring offenders comply with terms of court imposed probation or conditions of release from a correctional facility including arrests and searches.
Six months experience in case management which includes assessing, planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating options and services to meet an individuals human service needs.
Six months experience in conducting investigations which includes conducting interviews to obtain confidential information, gathering evidence and documenting findings.
Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
Six months experience in providing testimony before boards, commissions, administrative bodies or court officials.
Six months experience in narrative report writing.
Possession of a valid Driver’s License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).