Arkansas Government Job DCC Parole Probation Officer I in TEXARKANA, Arkansas
The Department of Community Correction (DCC) Parole/Probation Officer I is responsible for assisting in the supervision of adult offenders placed on parole or probation. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Reviews policies, procedures, regulations, and conditions of parole or probation and establishes the frequency of office visits. Observes and may participate with the counseling of parolees/probationers during office visits and refers them to various agencies for assistance such as substance abuse counseling and treatment, employment, education, and human servicesMaintains chronological history of contacts with parolees/probationers and/or actions taken related to parole or probation records and prepare reports. Makes home and community visits to verify parole/probation information and recommends follow-up visits if parolees/probationers are adhering to conditions of parole/probation and to assist them with the community adjustment process. Assists in the administering of board or court-ordered and random drug tests on parolees/probationers and observes or assists in writing parole violation warrants or probation violation reports when test results are positive. Observes the serving of warrants, making arrests of parole violators, or assists in the contacting of the appropriate authority to issue warrants for the arrest of probation violators. May assist in parole/probation violation investigations by providing support in researching criminal activity and technical violations and assists in the writing of the summary of the investigation. May observe or assist in submitting progress reports to other states regarding the behavior, residence, and employment information of interstate compact parolees/probationers being supervised by Arkansas under their supervisionPerforms other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Constant twenty-four (24) hour on-call duty, exposure to personal injury and carrying and operating a firearm are required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of the characteristics of human behavior. Ability to observe and learn parole or probation programs. Ability to observe and learn caseload management. Ability to observe and learn court and/or hearing procedures. Ability to observe and learn maintain case records and writes reports. Ability to observe and learn how to perform testing processes and procedures. Ability to qualify with firearms and exercise self-defense tactics. Ability to assist in the conducting of parole/probation investigations. Skill in operation of firearms.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, social work or a related field.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must be able to be certified as a Specialized Law Enforcement Officer by the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training in accordance with ACA 12-9-106 within one year of hire date, or certified by the Department of Community Correction as a DCC Parole/Probation Officer. Must possess a valid Arkansas driver's license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Agency Specific Information
This Position will close at 11:59 pm on the closing date listed.
If a college degree is required for the position for which you are applying, bring a copy of your official transcript with you if you are selected for an interview. Also if you have Veteran status you will need to scan/email or mail in your DD-214 to receive credit for Veteran preference before the close date of each job.
Method of pay is direct deposit. Checking or savings account required if hired.
Participation in contributory Retirement Plan required if hired.
All Applicants must submit a complete and accurate information on a completed application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, including military service, beginning with your most recent employment. Applicants are encouraged to attach an original resume to supplement their application or an addendum for additional work history section of the application. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
Please complete the Work History section of the application, even if you are including a resume. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.
DCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
DCC is a Criminal Justice Agency and Drug-Free Workplace, Employees Are Subject to a Background Check and Initial and Periodic Substance Abuse Testing.
If applying for a Counseling position there is a 6% SALARY INCREASE DEPENDING ON CERTIFICATION.
If applying for a Parole Probation Officer position the following is **REQUIRED: Formal education of a Bachelor's degree from accredited College or University accredited by the organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling, Political Science, Social Behavior Science, Rehabilitation Science or other human behavior fields and those with management emphasis.
Department Community Correction, Attn: Human Resource Section, Two Union National Plaza, 3rd Floor, 105 West Capitol, Little Rock, AR 72201.**