Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections –
Division of Probation & Parole - Adult
THIS POSITION WILL BE FILLED BY NEW HIRE
OR PROMOTION OF A PERMANENT CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF
DIVISION OF PROBATION AND PAROLE-ADULT.
Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8100-Professional Level Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.
Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test here.
Applicants claiming exemption from testing requirements under Civil Service Rule 22.8(a), Vocational Rehabilitation Services, must submit Vocational Rehab letter as either an attachment in LA Careers, a fax to (225) 342-1344, or by mail by date of application.
Applicants claiming exemption from testing requirements under Civil Service Rule 22.8(c), 3.5 or higher for the baccalaureate degree, must submit OFFICIAL college transcript as either an attachment in LA Careers, a fax to (225) 342-1344, or by mail by date of application.
As part of a Career Progression Group, this vacancy may be filled from this recruitment as a Probation and Parole Officer 1, 2, or 3-Adult, depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Probation and Parole Officer 3–Adult is $75,275 annually. Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities" page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
Special Entrance Rates:
The Probation and Parole Officer 1-Adult has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,423.20 Bi-weekly.
The Probation and Parole Officer 2-Adult has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,522.40 Bi-weekly.
The Probation and Parole Officer 3-Adult has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,682.40 Bi-weekly.
This position may be filled as a Job Appointment based on this job posting. In the event funds become available for a permanent position within one year, the employee may be converted to a Probation Appointment.
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Any degree, certificate, special license, or DD-214 must be verified by official documentation prior to hire.
This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.
The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections - Corrections Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on any non-merit factor including disability.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
While we encourage all interested applicants to apply, please be aware that there are various reasons that your application may be disqualified from consideration including, but not limited, to:
Failure to fully complete the education and work experience sections of the application; (Please note for the education section that the semester area refers to the # of credit HOURS and not the # of semesters you completed)
Submission of a resume and/or SF-10 application in lieu of the online application. Information on the resume will not substitute and must also be included on the actual job application in order to be considered.
Failure to submit an equivalency evaluation statement for an international degree by the closing of this announcement
There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.
For more information about this vacancy contact:
Division of Probation and Parole/Adult
P.O. Box 94304
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9304
A baccalaureate degree.
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
An applicant who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a felony, or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.
Possession of a valid Louisiana driver's license at time of appointment.
Willingness and ability to handle and carry firearms.
Willingness and ability to complete Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) academy and attain POST certification.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Function of Work:
To supervise and investigate adult criminal offenders through the provision of probation, parole, and pardon.
Level of Work:
Direct from a Probation and Parole Supervisor-Adult or a higher level Probation and Parole ?Adult manager or administrator.
Location of Work:
Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPSC), Corrections Services, Division of Probation and Parole-Adult.
Differs from Probation and Parole Officer 2-Adult by the absence of experienced level probation and parole responsibilities.
Examples of Work
Supervise felons and misdemeanants through counseling and referrals to community resources on social adjustment problems.
Enforces conditions of supervision and performs all aspects of the violation process under close supervision.
Conducts criminal justice social background investigations of offenders and makes recommendations for the various decision makers in the criminal justice system (e. g., courts, parole board, pardon board, the Office of the Governor, etc.).
Conducts arrests, transports violators, prepares reports to courts and parole board, and attends and participates in probable cause and revocation hearings.
Investigates and determines amounts of victims' restitution, sets payment schedules, and collects and disburses victims' restitution, supervision fees, fines, court costs, and other criminal justice monies.
Places offenders in appropriate drug treatment, vocational rehabilitation, or mental health programs; assists them in obtaining emergency financial aid and support and provides crisis intervention services.
Conduct all activities in compliance with the American Correctional Association (ACA) standards which set specific time constraints, requirements, and regimen for all major activities.
Administer drug tests by obtaining urine samples and evaluating results.
Assist in conducting jail operation audits on facilities housing DPSC inmates.
Make decisions regarding the application of the Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT) defensive tactics system to include impact weapons.
Supervises and directs discretionary community service work performed by parolees.
Perform contract compliance audits for Community Rehabilitation Centers (CRC).
Conduct disciplinary hearings for adult inmates in CRCs.