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DCC PAROLE/PROBATION OFFICER

The Department of Community Correction (DCC) Parole/Probation Officer is responsible for supervision of adult offenders placed on parole/probation. This position is governed by state

Class Code:

T045C

Job Grade:

GS07

Special Job Requirements:

Frequent on-call duty, in-state travel, and exposure to danger is required.

Typical Functions:

Meets with parolee/probationer during initial office visit, explains the rules, regulations, and conditions of parole or probation, establishes the frequency of office visits, obtains parolees/probationers signature on required documents, and completes all required DCC forms. Counsels parolee/probationers and evaluates their needs. Makes referrals to various public and private agencies for assistance in specific areas such as substance abuse counseling and treatment, employment, education, and various human services. Collects and monitors supervision fees in accordance with established policy and procedures. Creates chronological records and maintains history of contacts with parolees/probationers. Maintains all required records and prepares reports. Administers board of correction or court ordered and random drug tests and writes violation warrants on parolee/probationer when results are positive. Conducts parole/probation violation investigations by researching criminal activity and technical violations, writes summary of investigation and submits to the Board of Parole or court to assist with parole/probation decisions. Contacts appropriate authority to issue warrants for arrest, serves warrants and make arrests when warranted. Attends revocation hearings, presents evidence, and serves as a witness to prove violations. Makes home and community visits to verify parolee/probationer adherence to conditions of parole/probation and to assist in making the community adjustment process. Prepares and submits monthly caseload and activity reports. Submits progress reports to other states on summarizing the behavior, residence, and employment information for interstate compact parolee/probationers being supervised by Arkansas under their supervision. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of parole and probation programs, laws, and policies. Knowledge of the characteristics of human behavior. Knowledge of caseload management. Knowledge of court and/or hearing procedures. Ability to maintain case records and prepare reports. Ability to qualify with firearms and exercise self-defense tactics. Ability to conduct parole/probation, pre-parole or pre-sentence investigations.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal equivalent of a bachelor’s degree criminal justice, sociology, psychology, social work, or a related field; plus two years of experience as a DCC Parole/Probation Officer II. Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license. Must be certified as a specialized police officer by the Arkansas Law Enforcement Standards Commission as established by ACA 12-9-106. 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.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

N
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