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Title:  Probation and Parole Officer II

Application Deadline Date:  05/09/2021
Req ID:  14570
Department:  Corrections
Location: 

Bennington, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.09

Overview

Seeking a conscientious, self-motivated, detail oriented individual for the position of Probation & Parole Officer I or II at the Bennington Probation & Parole Office. The work will be performed in an office setting with field work required. Scheduled hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Travel and outside training will be required.

Who May Apply

This position, Probation and Parole Officer II (Job Requisition #14570), is listed as a STATE PROMOTIONAL ONLY posting.  Only current State of Vermont employees who have successfully completed an original probationary period OR non-State employees eligible for veteran's preference are eligible to apply for this position.  Your application will not be considered if you do not meet one of these requirements.

This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition:

Level I:  Job Requisition #15042
Leve II:  Job Requisition #14570

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Dan.Charron@vermont.gov
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition

Specialized professional casework, social work, counseling, unit program direction, or restorative services for the Department of Corrections providing services to offenders in community setting. Duties include designing, administering, and monitoring services for a client's immediate and long-range needs. Duties also include addressing the needs of victims and the community through restorative case planning.

Incumbents will engage in risk control and risk management services as part of a supervision team in a Probation and Parole Office for the Department of Corrections. Duties involve supervision and monitoring of an assigned caseload of offenders in the Pre-Approved Furlough, Supervised Community Sentence, Probation, Parole, or furlough re-integration. Work is performed in accordance with correctional policies, directives, and procedures.

Incumbents must form working relationships with clients, act as role models, and work with other DOC staff, community service providers, and community boards as appropriate. Liaison with other correctional units and human service agencies, both public and private, may be required. Duties are performed under close supervision of a Correctional Program Supervisor or District Manager.

Incumbents are required to attend mandatory training and gain certifications as determined by the department. This is the second level of two in the Probation & Parole Officer series. Progression and promotion from level one, which is not automatic, is based upon completion of required training, demonstration of key skills and possession of core competencies, as well as a current performance rating of at least satisfactory.

All employees of the Agency of Human Services perform their respective functions adhering to four key practices: customer service, holistic service, strengths-based relationships and results orientation.

DOC PREA Requirements

Conviction History Requirements: Candidates who have any felony conviction record or who, within the past five (5) years, have been placed under supervision or sanctioned for a misdemeanor conviction must receive a waiver from the Commissioner of Corrections in order to be considered for employment.  You may access the application and corresponding documents by clicking here.  Once you have completed the application, please send it directly to the hiring manager identified as the contact person in this job posting.
PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Requirements:  In accordance with federal regulation, any person applying for employment in the Department of Corrections must provide relevant information.  Previous institutional employers will be contacted and required to provide information regarding substantiated incidences of sexual abuse or resignation during a pending investigation of an allegation of sexual abuse.  By submitting this online job application, you certify all information furnished is true and complete.  The information you provide in accordance with this regulation may be used, and previous employers may be contacted for the purpose of investigating and verifying your work history.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in a field office, correctional and community setting and includes frequent interaction with potentially dangerous correctional clients. High stress may be present, as is some danger of assault. Evening, weekend, and alternating shift duty required to provide necessary services and supervision. Field travel is necessary and incumbents may be required to provide private means of transportation. Work related court, community meeting, and Parole Board appearances may be anticipated.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in social work, criminal justice, human services, psychology or a related discipline

OR

Bachelor's degree AND eighteen (18) months or more of experience in human services casework

OR

High school diploma or equivalent AND three (3) years or more of human services casework experience

OR

Two (2) years or more as a Probation & Parole Officer I AND satisfactory completion of training required by the department.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher in social work, criminal justice, human services, psychology or a related discipline and experience in the delivery of casework, planning, and evaluation of offenders in a correctional setting.

 

Military experience.

Special Requirements

Note: Possession of a valid driver's license is required, and a criminal background check will be performed prior to hire. Certain convictions can be disqualifying.

Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


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