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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service PROBATION AND PAROLE SPECIALIST - ADULT in United States


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$4,049.00 - $7,181.00 Monthly


Alexandria, LA

Job Type



DOC-Adult Probation & Parole

Job Number

415-21-024 ALD


3/1/2021 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

Louisiana Department of

Public Safety & Corrections –

Corrections Services

Division of Probation & Parole – Adult


Alexandria, Louisiana




DETAIL - The selected employee may be required to serve a trial Detail prior to being permanently promoted.

Applicants must have a Civil Service test score for 8100-Professional Level Exam in 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.

Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test 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. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

If you are currently a permanent Probation and Parole Officer, you have a TEST EXEMPTION and do not need to get a new test score if yours has expired. You already occupy a job in the test series and will not be required to test to promote to another job using the same test. - Select this test exemption on #3 of the Agency-Wide Questions when completing your application

An attached resume will not replace a completed application. <<<<

*REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION TO MAKE SURE IT IS CURRENT. Failure to provide your qualifying work experience may result in your application not being considered.*

Any degree, certificate, special license, or DD-214 must be verified by official documentation prior to hire.

This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections - Corrections Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on any non-merit factor including disability.

There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring supervisor/manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.

Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Briann Cutrer

Probation and Parole Human Resources

P.O. Box 94304, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9304

Fax: 225-342-5968



Either of the following will qualify:

General Option: A baccalaureate degree plus two years of professional level experience in adult probation and parole.

P.O.S.T. Option: A baccalaureate degree plus two years of professional level experience in adult probation and parole or professional experience as a trainer for the P.O.S.T. Academy.


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.

Graduate training in corrections, criminology, criminal justice, counseling, penology, psychology or social work will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.


An applicant who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a felony, or who is under indictment on 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.


The positions are of either the general or P.O.S.T. option. The specific option will be indicated when vacancies are posted.

If the option is not listed on the posting, it will default to the general option.


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 Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To supervise and investigate the most difficult adult criminal offenders who have been determined to need specialized intensive supervisory or investigatory efforts and who are on (or are seeking) release to probation, parole, work release, a community residential center, or grant of pardon;


To serve as P.O.S.T. Firearm Coordinator and assistant to the Probation and Parole Program Manager over the Probation and Parole P.O.S.T. Academy;


To serve as assistant to a Probation and Parole Program Manager-Adult by providing a broad range of programmatic support.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Broad from a Probation and Parole Supervisor?Adult or higher level Probation and Parole Adult manager or administrator.

Supervision Exercised:

May exercise functional supervision of Probation and Parole Officer 1, 2 and 3?Adult.

Location of Work:

Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPSC), Corrections Services, Division of Probation and Parole-Adult.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Probation and Parole Supervisor--Adult by the absence of direct supervisory responsibility over a unit of Probation and Parole Officers--Adult.

Differs from Probation and Parole Officers 1, 2 and 3--Adult by the presence of advanced level probation and parole responsibility for a caseload which has been determined to be the most complex and represents the highest degree of potential danger to the welfare of the community and probationers or parolees.

Examples of Work

Conducts investigations of persons who represent a high degree of concern for public safety and welfare of the community, including offenders with a verified history of violent behavior or who represent the greatest degree of danger to the community, as well as providing intensive supervision to high profile cases such as those involving sex offenders, organized gang members, contagious offenders (e. g., HIV and Hepatitis B).

Ensures sex offender compliance with sex offender laws and requirements. Administer drug tests by obtaining urine samples and evaluating results. Coordinates and supervises community service work performed by parolees.

May exercise functional supervision over Probation and Parole Officers 1, 2 and 3?Adult as deemed necessary (e.g. in conducting probation and parole preliminary (violation) hearings; in certain field situations such as arrest and transportation of certain offenders and in certain crisis intervention situations that have been determined to possess a high degree of potential danger; by planning and monitoring field training experiences including orientation and introduction to community resources, law enforcement, and other governmental agencies in the community, etc.)

Serves as leader over a unit of Probation and Parole Officers 1, 2 and 3--Adult in absence of the Probation and Parole Supervisor?Adult as delegated by the Probation and Parole District Manager-Adult.

Works cases in the sheriffs' maintenance programs, work release programs, and community residential programs (half-way houses).

Conducts support activities for the department's Intensive Motivational Program Alternative Correctional Treatment (IMPACT).

Conduct all activities in compliance with American Correctional Association (ACA) standards which set specific time constraints, requirements, and regimen for all major activities.

Assist in conducting jail operation audits on facilities housing DPSC inmates. Conduct disciplinary hearings for adult inmates in CRCs.

Make decisions regarding the application of the Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT) defensive tactics system to include impact weapons.

Perform contract compliance audits for Community Rehabilitation Centers (CRC).

Assist the Probation and Parole Program Manager--Adult in coordinating instructors for P.O.S.T academy classes plus in-service training.

Schedules and conducts pre-academy firearms requirements. Conduct firearm and defensive tactics in the P.O.S.T academy and in-service training classes.

Coordinates and evaluates tactical training, and works with outside agencies for instructors and training facilities.

Provides a broad range of programmatic support for the Probation and Parole Program Manager?Adult or Probation and Parole District Manager-Adult.

Assist in developing program objectives.

Plans, implements and evaluates strategies to meet program goals.

Assists in assessing the statewide program impact and provides recommendations regarding proposed policy.

Provide technical assistance to private providers who operate contracted programs.


Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to "make a difference" through public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career. As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits and have access to a great professional development program.

Flexible Working Arrangements – The flexibility of our system allows agencies to implement flexible working arrangements through the use of alternative work schedules, telecommuting and other flexibilities. These arrangements vary between hiring agencies.

Professional Development - The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is the state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, agencies are offered management development and supervisory training, and general application classes on topics as diverse as writing skills and computer software usage.

Insurance Coverage – Employees can choose one of several health insurance programs ranging from an HMO to the State's own Group Benefits Insurance program. The State of Louisiana pays a portion of the cost for group health and life insurance. Dental and vision coverage are also available. More information can be found at ( .

Deferred Compensation – As a supplemental retirement savings plan for employees, the State offers a Deferred Compensation Plan for tax deferred savings.

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor. State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to): Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (, Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (, Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System (, among others. LASERS has provided this video ( to give you more detailed information about their system.


Are you currently a permanent classified employee with the Louisiana Division of PROBATION and PAROLE/Adult?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you possess a valid driver's license?

  • Yes

  • No


    Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or felony or under indictment of a felony charge?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have willingness and ability to handle and carry firearms?

  • Yes

  • No


    Have you ever been on probation or sentenced to jail/prison as a result of a felony conviction or guilty plea to a felony charge?

  • Yes

  • No


    If 'YES', give the law enforcement authority (city police, sheriff, FBI, etc), the offense, place and disposition of case. If 'NO', enter N/A.

    Required Question


State of Louisiana


For agency contact information, please refer to

the supplemental information above.

Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802


(866) 783-5462



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