Probation and parole specialist - adult

Company Name:
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Agency: DOC-Adult Probation & Parole
Opening Date: Wed. 04/30/14
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 05/05/14 11:59 PM Central Time
State Salary Range: $18.05 - $39.06 hourly
$3,128.67 - $6,770.00 monthly
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Promotion
Location: Amite, Louisiana
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QualificationsBenefitsSupplemental Questions
Either of the following will qualify:
General Option: A baccalaureate degree plus two years of professional level experience in adult probation and parole.
P.O.S.T. Option: A baccalaureate degree plus two years of professional level experience in adult probation and parole or professional experience as a trainer for the P.O.S.T. Academy.
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.
Graduate training in corrections, criminology, counseling, penology, psychology or social work will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.
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.
The positions are of either the general or P.O.S.T. option. The specific option will be indicated when vacancies are posted.
If the option is not listed on the posting, it will default to the general option.
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 North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Supplemental Information:
This position has a Special Entrance Rate of $3128.67 a month.
If you arenot currently employedwith the Louisiana Division of Adult Probation and Parole, please do not apply for this position as your applicationwill notbe considered.
The selected employee may be required to serve a trial Detail period of up to 12 months prior to being permanently promoted.
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 must have Civil Service test scores for8100-Professional Level Examin 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.
Applicantswithoutcurrent test scores can apply to take the testhere.
For jobs within the PLE test series, an applicant who has obtained a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with an overall grade-point average (GPA) of3.5 or highermay be appointedprobationallyor byjob appointmentto anyprofessional leveljob for which possession of the baccalaureate degree alone is sufficient to meet the Minimum Qualifications. Applicants appointed under this rulemustmeet the full Minimum Qualifications including the required degree from an accredited college or university, as verified by official transcript.
If you selected option "I have a 3.5 GPA or higher for my baccalaureate degree. (Rule 22.8(c))"an originaltranscript must beprovided attached to your application or fax over to by the closing date of this job posting.
Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the ''Application Status'' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Application Status Message
What it Means
Application received
Your application has been submitted successfully.
Checking for required test score
We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.
Evaluating experience
Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Eligible for consideration
You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Referred to hiring manager for review
Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled
Someone has been selected for the position.
Position cancelled
The agency has decided not to fill the position.
There is no guarantee that everyone whoapplies 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 further information about this vacancy contact:
Kathy Busbin
Probation and Parole Human Resources
P.O. Box 94304, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9304
Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To supervise and investigate the most difficult adult criminal offenders who have been determined to need specialized intensive supervisory or investigatory efforts and who are on (or are seeking) release to probation, parole, work release, a community residential center, or grant of pardon;
To serve as P.O.S.T. Firearm Coordinator and assistant to the Probation and Parole Program Manager over the Probation and Parole P.O.S.T. Academy;
To serve as assistant to a Probation and Parole Program Manager-Adult by providing a broad range of programmatic support.
Level of Work:
Supervision Received:
Broad from a Probation and Parole Supervisor?Adult or higher level Probation and Parole Adult manager or administrator.
Supervision Exercised:
May exercise functional supervision of Probation and Parole Officer 1, 2 and 3?Adult.
Location of Work:
Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPSC), Corrections Services, Division of Probation and Parole-Adult.
Job Distinctions:
Differs from Probation and Parole Supervisor-Adult by the absence of direct supervisory responsibility over a unit of Probation and Parole Officers-Adult.
Differs from Probation and Parole Officers 1, 2 and 3-Adult by the presence of advanced level probation and parole responsibility for a caseload which has been determined to be the most complex and represents the highest degree of potential danger to the welfare of the community and probationers or parolees.
Examples of Work:
Conducts investigations of persons who represent a high degree of concern for public safety and welfare of the community, including offenders with a verified history of violent behavior or who represent the greatest degree of danger to the community, as well as providing intensive supervision to high profile cases such as those involving sex offenders, organized gang members, contagious offenders (e. g., HIV and Hepatitis B).
Ensures sex offender compliance with sex offender laws and requirements. Administer drug tests by obtaining urine samples and evaluating results. Coordinates and supervises community service work performed by parolees.
May exercise functional supervision over Probation and Parole Officers 1, 2 and 3?Adult as deemed necessary (e.g. in conducting probation and parole preliminary (violation) hearings; in certain field situations such as arrest and transportation of certain offenders and in certain crisis intervention situations that have been determined to possess a high degree of potential danger; by planning and monitoring field training experiences including orientation and introduction to community resources, law enforcement, and other governmental agencies in the community, etc.)
Serves as leader over a unit of Probation and Parole Officers 1, 2 and 3-Adult in absence of the Probation and Parole Supervisor?Adult as delegated by the Probation and Parole District Manager-Adult.
Works cases in the sheriffs'' maintenance programs, work release programs, and community residential programs (half-way houses).
Conducts support activities for the department''s Intensive Motivational Program Alternative Correctional Treatment (IMPACT).
Conduct all activities in compliance with American Correctional Association (ACA) standards which set specific time constraints, requirements, and regimen for all major activities.
Assist in conducting jail operation audits on facilities housing DPSC inmates. Conduct disciplinary hearings for adult inmates in CRCs.
Make decisions regarding the application of the Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT) defensive tactics system to include impact weapons.
Perform contract compliance audits for Community Rehabilitation Centers (CRC).
Assist the Probation and Parole Program Manager-Adult in coordinating instructors for P.O.S.T academy classes plus in-service training.
Schedules and conducts pre-academy firearms requirements. Conduct firearm and defensive tactics in the P.O.S.T academy and in-service training classes.
Coordinates and evaluates tactical training, and works with outside agencies for instructors and training facilities.
Provides a broad range of programmatic support for the Probation and Parole Program Manager?Adult or Probation and Parole District Manager-Adult.
Assist in developing program objectives.
Plans, implements and evaluates strategies to meet program goals.
Assists in assessing the statewide program impact and provides recommendations regarding proposed policy.
Provide technical assistance to private providers who operate contracted programs.

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