Louisiana Department of State Civil Service PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICER 1/2/3--JUVENILE in Natchitoches, Louisiana



Depends on Qualifications

Depends on Qualifications


Natchitoches, LA

Natchitoches, LA

Job Type



Office of Juvenile Justice

Job Number



12/15/2016 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

Job Number: 403FO-87235-SM

This vacancy is located at the Natchitoches Regional Office and may be used to fill position number 69523.

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 annually. 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 receive a list of eligible applicants ONLY from the people who respond to this posting.

Applicants must have Civil Service test scores 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.

Please note: OJJ accepts all applicable testing exemptions.

If you are unable to apply online, you may fax your Civil Service application to (225) 219-1041 or you may mail it to the Staffing Division, Department of State Civil Service, P.O. Box 94111, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111.Please include the job title (PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICER 1/2/3 -JUV) and job number (403FO-87235-SM) on your application. All applications must be faxed or postmarked by the closing date of this posting. Paper applications will be considered incomplete if the supplemental questions are not printed, answered, and submitted with the application.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.

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.

Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 219-1041.The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact:

Shanna Magee

Email: Shanna.A.Magee@la.gov

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 know at that time if you will need special accommodations.

NOTE: Prior to an appointment, the selected applicant must take and pass a drug screening test, possess a valid Louisiana Driver's License and clear a background check.

This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.



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 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.


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 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 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:


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:


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.