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Probation and parole officer 1/2/3-juv

Company Name:
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Job Title: PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICER 1/2/3-JUV
Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice
Opening Date: Fri. 01/09/15
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 01/14/15 11:59 PM Central Time
State Salary Range: Depends on Qualifications
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Classified
Location: Hammond, Louisiana
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree.
SUBSTITUTIONS:
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
An applicant who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a felony, or who is under indictment of 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 Corrections Juvenile Services-Agent Curriculum.
NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Supplemental Information:
This vacancy is located at the Hammond Regional Office and may be used to fill position numbers 50394260 and 137790.
As part of a Career Progression Group, this vacancy may be filled from this recruitment as a Probation and Parole Officer 1, 2 or 3 (Juvenile), depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Probation and Parole Officer 3 - Juvenile is $75,920.00. Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities" page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
The Probation and Parole Officer 1 - Juvenile (pay grade level PS-109) has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,282.50 Bi-weekly.
The Probation and Parole Officer 2 - Juvenile (pay grade level PS-110) has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,378.96 Bi-weekly.
The Probation and Parole Officer 3 - Juvenile (pay grade level PS-113) has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,642.94 Bi-weekly.
Preference will be given to applicants with a degree related to the Social Services
The Office of Juvenile Justice will create a list of eligible applicants ONLY from the people who respond to this posting.
Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for8100-Professional Level Examin order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.
Applicantswithoutcurrent test scores can apply to take the test%2D100">here.
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.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Department of Public Safety
Attn: Human Resources/Susan Hudson
P.O. Box 66614
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
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In the event there is a preferred reemployment list for this position, the position may be filled from that list with no other interviews.
If you are contacted for an interview, please let us knowat that timeif you will need special accommodations.
NOTE: ALL CANDIDATES FOR HIRE MUST UNDERGO DRUG SCREENING AND ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND CHECK(S).
This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.
Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To work directly with law enforcement, district attorneys, courts of juvenile jurisdiction, other state agencies, juveniles, their families, and various community-based resources to identify and address problems, to assess risk and need factors, and to develop and implement treatment plans related to status offenses and juvenile delinquency.
Level of Work:
Entry.
Supervision Received:
Close from a Probation and Parole Supervisor-Juvenile, a Probation and Parole Officer 3-Juvenile, or a Probation and Parole District Manager 1, 2, or 3-Juvenile.
Supervision Exercised:
None.
Location of Work:
Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPSC), Corrections Services, Office of Youth Development (OYD).
Job Distinctions:
Differs from the Probation and Parole Officer 2-Juvenile in that the incumbent receives close supervision and guidance.
Examples of Work:
Prepares predispositional investigations and similar reports, discharge plans, etc. for courts with juvenile jurisdiction.
Transports clients to and from residential and correctional facilities.
Provides offenders and their families with an understanding of court expectations.
Works closely with judges, law enforcement agencies, and various community-based resources in providing services and supervision to juveniles.
Keeps the court advised on progress of juveniles under supervision as well as those committed to correctional institutions.
Maintains case records and data files including narrative entries, reports, forms, and court documents as well as updating case activities and status for the automated data system.
Determines risks and needs of juveniles under agency custody or supervision and develops and implements service plans to meet those needs.
Schedules and conducts intake screening interviews and prepares recommendations to the district attorney.
Testifies in court hearings accompanying or representing youth and agency.
Develops and monitors informal adjustment agreements for juveniles prior to adjudication as authorized by a district attorney or the court.
Serves as secondary case manager for juveniles committed to the DPSC and assigned to secure facilities.

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