How to Hire a Probation Officer

Does your growing business need a probation officer? Probation Officers can help your company increase the effectiveness of your probation program.

Here are some tips to help you find great probation officer candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Probation Officers search for Jobs on Indeed*


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resumes from job seekers with probation officer experience on Indeed


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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $20.02 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.00$59.50 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Probation Officer?

A great probation officer hire can help your business reduce recidivism rates so that there are less prisoners in jails. A great officer will care about their clients and try to make sure that they do not end up in jail.

• Increase the number of probationers you can handle
• Provide fair probationary services
• Reduce recidivism rates

Skills to look for in a great Probation Officer

A great probation officer candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Cautious when necessary
• Knowledge of criminal justice
• Ability to enforce the rules
• Well organized
• Empathy towards probationers
• Good communication skills

Writing a Probation Officer job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified probation officer candidates. A probation officer job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for probation officer jobs, such as:

• Correctional Officer
• Parole officer
• Police

Interviewing Probation Officer candidates

Strong candidates for probation officer positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• How to deal with a troubled client
• Procedures and laws
• Reporting to court

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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