Louisiana Department of State Civil Service PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICER 1, 2 or 3-ADULT in Covington, Louisiana



Depends on Qualifications

Depends on Qualifications


Covington, LA

Covington, LA

Job Type



DOC-Adult Probation & Parole

Job Number

415-16-131 CVD


12/15/2016 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections –

Corrections Services

Division of Probation & Parole - Adult


Covington, Louisiana



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.

Applicants claiming exemption from testing requirements under Civil Service Rule 22.8(a), Vocational Rehabilitation Services, or (c), GPA of 3.5 or higher, must submit Vocational Rehab letter or OFFICIAL college transcript as either an attachment in LA Careers, a fax to (225) 342-1344, or by mail by date of application.

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.

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-Adult, depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Probation and Parole Officer 3–Adult is $70,949.00. 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-Adult has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,156.00 Bi-weekly.

The Probation and Parole Officer 2-Adult has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,236.80 Bi-weekly.

The Probation and Parole Officer 3-Adult has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,366.66 Bi-weekly.

This position may be filled as a Job Appointment based on this job posting. In the event funds become available for a permanent position within one year, the employee may be converted to a Probation Appointment.

Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings:

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Checking for required test score - We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring 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.

For more information about this vacancy contact:

Ashley Rathcke

Division of Probation and Parole/Adult

P.O. Box 94304

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9304




A baccalaureate degree.


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.


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.

Willingness and ability to complete Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) academy and attain POST certification.


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.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To supervise and investigate adult criminal offenders through the provision of probation, parole, and pardon.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Direct from a Probation and Parole Supervisor--Adult or a higher level Probation and Parole - Adult manager or administrator.

Supervision Exercised:


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 Officer 2--Adult by the absence of experienced level probation and parole responsibilities.

Examples of Work

Supervise felons and misdemeanants through counseling and referrals to community resources on social adjustment problems.

Enforces conditions of supervision and performs all aspects of the violation process under close supervision.

Conducts criminal justice social background investigations of offenders and makes recommendations for the various decision makers in the criminal justice system (e. g., courts, parole board, pardon board, the Office of the Governor, etc.).

Conducts arrests, transports violators, prepares reports to courts and parole board, and attends and participates in probable cause and revocation hearings.

Investigates and determines amounts of victims' restitution, sets payment schedules, and collects and disburses victims' restitution, supervision fees, fines, court costs, and other criminal justice monies.

Places offenders in appropriate drug treatment, vocational rehabilitation, or mental health programs; assists them in obtaining emergency financial aid and support and provides crisis intervention services.

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

Administer drug tests by obtaining urine samples and evaluating results.

Assist in conducting jail operation audits on facilities housing DPSC inmates.

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

Supervises and directs discretionary community service work performed by parolees.

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

Conduct disciplinary hearings for adult inmates in CRCs.