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Title:  Probation and Parole Officer II

Application Deadline Date:  10/27/2020
Req ID:  10006
Department:  Corrections

White River Junction, VT, US

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

This position provides direct service and supervision of a high risk adult case load on Probation or Parole status in the community with a primary focus on sex offenders\Domestic violent offenders. Address the needs of victims in the community through restorative justice case planning and ensure offenders are following conditions of supervision. Assist offenders in developing re- entry plans. Conduct parole investigations, Pre sentence investigations along with networking with multiple local agencies and partners of the criminal justice community. Maintain records and prepared reports as directed including arresting and returning offenders to court or incarceration. This work is done in both an office and field setting.

Who May Apply

This position, Probation and Parole Officer II (Job Requisition #10006), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

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 #10012
Level II:  Job Requisition #10006

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

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  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.

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


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


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


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.

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.
AHS Affirmative Recruitment

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity.  We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.