PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICER 1 - ADULT
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - New Iberia, LA

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Eight years full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the degree.

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to qualify as follows:

A maximum of 90 semester hours can be combined with experience to qualify.

15 to 29 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience.
30 to 44 semester hours credit will substitute for two years experience.
45 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for three years experience.
60 to 74 semester hours credit will substitute for four years experience.
75 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for five years experience.
90 or more semester hours credit will substitute for six years experience.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree can be substituted for a maximum of six years full-time work experience.

Candidates with 90 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree must also have at least two years full-time work experience to qualify.

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.

NOTE:
The baccalaureate degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated; the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools; the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

*** This position has a Special Entrance Rate of $2504.67 a month *** Applicants must have a Civil Service score for 9333-Professional Entry Test to be considered for this vacancy. If you do not have a score prior to the closing date of this positing, it will result in your application not being considered. Applicants without a current test score can apply to take the test by visiting this link, Louisiana Department of Civil Service . 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 probational appointment.
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.

Any degree, certification or DD214 must be verified by official document prior to hire by presenting at time of interview.
The selected candidate must take and pass a drug screen prior to hire.
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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 further information about this vacancy contact:
Desha P. Walden
Probation and Parole Human Resources
P.O. Box 94304, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9304
dwalden@corrections.state.la.us

Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To supervise and investigate adult criminal offenders through the provision of probation, parole, and pardon.

Level of Work:
Entry.

Supervision Received:
Direct from a Probation and Parole Supervisor--Adult or a higher level Probation and Parole ?Adult manager or administrator.

Supervision Exercised:
None.

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 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.

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