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The Parole Board Member is responsible for granting, denying, suspending, and revoking parole in accordance with legislated criteria. This position is governed by state

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in-state travel is required

Typical Functions:

Conducts parole hearings at the Arkansas Departments of Correction (ADC) and Community Correction (DCC) units. Travels to ADC and DCC facilities to attend scheduled victim protest meetings and scheduled parole board meetings. Allows supporters and protesters of inmates to meet with board members in person at the Parole Board office. Communicates with lawyers, inmate supporters, protesters, and politicians. Studies inmate files prior to parole hearings and conducts fact finding regarding the parole applicant. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of parole/probation programs, laws, and policies. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, regulations regarding parole/probation. Knowledge of the characteristics of supervision and human behavior. Knowledge of court and/or hearing procedures. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to work in prisons and abide by the security regulations. Ability to analyze and research. Ability to work with the public and incarcerated felons. Ability to communicate with prisoners, victims, and their families.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, political science, sociology, or a related field; plus five years of experience in correctional work, law enforcement, or a related field, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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