Probation/Parole Officer/Senior/Career

Probation & Parole Officer / Agent
Hennepin County - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Aug 3, 2022

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Application Deadline:
Aug 16, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$57,185.35 annual
Top Pay:
$$99,298.79 annual

Job Description

++OPENING DATE:++ 08/02/22

++CLOSING DATE:++ 08/16/22 11:59 PM Central Time

++JOB TYPE:++ Full-time

++LOCATION:++ Brooklyn Center, MN, Minnesota

++DEPARTMENT:++ Community Corrections and Rehabilitation

++THE POSITION++

Hennepin County is hiring a Probation/Parole Officer (PO) for the Supervised Release (SR) Unit within the Adult Specialized Supervision Services Division of the Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCCR). This position is open to different levels of experience/qualifications. Candidates could also be hired into the PO, Senior, or Career level depending on related experience. This position will provide community-based supervision to high-risk clients and work towards client change and public safety through supervision strategies matched to client need and risk.

*_Salary based upon qualifications: *_Probation/Parole Officer salary: $57,185.35 - $85,778.03 Annually Probation/Parole Officer, Senior salary: $60,044.62 - $90,066.93 Annually Probation/Parole Officer, Career salary: $66,199.19 - $99,298.79 Annually

*_Location and hours: *_This position is hybrid and will be performed both on-site at the Brooklyn Crossings Office located at 3300 County Road 10, Suite 400, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430 and remote as job duties require. This position will be required to occasionally work non-traditional hours, twice per month the shift could go to 6:00 pm instead of the usual 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin.

New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable after the new employee successfully completes probation.

About these positions type: This is a full time, benefit earning position.

This position is internally classified as either Probation/Parole Officer, Probation/Parole Officer, Senior, or Probation/Parole Officer, Career. Click++ here++ to view the job classification specification for Probation/Parole Officer. Click++ here++ to view the job classification specification for Probation/Parole Officer, Senior. Click++ here++ to view the job classification specification for Probation/Parole Officer, Career.

Effective September 1, 2021, all new job offers are conditional based on the candidate being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means 14 days after receiving the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a full or emergency-use basis, or 14 days after receiving a single-dose vaccine approved by the FDA on a full or emergency-use basis. After a conditional job offer is made, the candidate must show proof of full vaccination prior to their start date. A COVID-19 vaccination card from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a vaccination record from your doctor’s office or a personal digital vaccination record constitutes sufficient “proof.” The candidate must also attest they are vaccinated by completing a form on the first day of employment. Reasonable accommodations to this vaccination requirement will be considered upon request by a candidate for medical or religious reasons as required by applicable law.

Criminal background checks: Applicants with convictions are not automatically disqualified. Each case is considered on its individual circumstances and the type of work.

In this position, you will:

  • Provide caseload coverage and compliance monitoring for clients on SR supervision as the agent of record, utilizing research-supported practices to increase intrinsic motivation to change and promote skill building by utilizing Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) when working with clients in the field.
  • Interface with the court/Department of Corrections hearing process by writing reports for the court and court partners, attending hearings, and providing testimony.
  • Maintain contact standards, such as client contacts in the community, client transports, and report writing.
  • Respond to urgent and emergent situations, collaborating with law enforcement and other partners regarding clients’ criminal activity, and problem-solve using application of established policies and procedures to promote public safety.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of case activity, including, but not limited to, contacts with clients, victims, concerned parties and treatment agencies, utilizing department and offender data systems.
  • Work successfully with cross-cultures, be respectful of lived experiences in all communications, and demonstrate on-going expansion of one’s own awareness and understanding of culture and active support for equity.
    • Individuals hired at the *_PO level *_must demonstrate an ability to supervise a caseload with the least complex cases within the unit and build proficiency and competency with essential functions of the position through formal and informal training, and perform the duties listed above.
    • Individuals hired at the *_Senior PO level *_must operate with limited oversight and demonstrate an ability to actively case manage more complex cases, independently developing/adjusting supervision and/or case plans and defending decisions independently in Court, and perform the duties listed above.
    • Individuals hired at the Career PO level must demonstrate an ability to operate independently with the most complex cases within the unit, are proficient with correctional Evidence Based Practices, and may stand in for a Corrections Unit Supervisor (CUS) to coach Senior- and PO-level peers on their work assignments requiring higher level functions.

Need to have:

  • For hire as Probation/Parole Officer, **one of the following:**
    • Associates degree in any field and four or more years of relevant full-time equivalent paid experience with clients served by the justice system or human services.
    • Bachelor's degree in non-related field and two or more years of relevant full-time equivalent approved, related paid or volunteer experience with clients served by in the justice system or human services.
    • Bachelor's degree in one of the below areas and one or more years of full-time equivalent paid or volunteer work experience with clients served by in the justice system or human services.
    • Master's degree or higher in sociology, social work, criminal justice, psychology, counseling, law enforcement, education, or a related field; including the completion of a supervised clinical field work training/internship (if required by degree program).
    • The Evidence Based Practice Corrections Professional Certificate may be substituted for one year of relevant experience.
  • For hire as *_Probation/Parole Officer, Senior, *_one of the following:
    • Associates degree in any field and six or more years full-time equivalent paid experience with clients served by the justice system or human services.
    • Bachelor's degree in non-related field and four or more years of relevant full-time equivalent paid or volunteer work experience with clients served by the justice system or human services.
    • Bachelor's degree in one of the below areas and three or more years of relevant full-time equivalent paid or volunteer work experience with clients served by in the justice system or human services.
    • Master's degree or higher in sociology, social work, criminal justice, psychology, counseling, law enforcement, education, or a related field; including completion of a supervised clinical field work training/internship (if required by degree program); and one or more years of relevant full-time equivalent paid or volunteer work experience with clients served by the justice system or human services.
    • The Evidence Based Practice Corrections Professional Certificate may be substituted for one year of relevant experience.
  • For hire as *_Probation/Parole Officer, Career, *_one of the following:
    • Associates degree in any field and eight or more years of relevant full-time equivalent paid or volunteer work experience with clients served by the justice system or human services.
    • Bachelor's degree in non-related field and six or more years of relevant full-time equivalent paid or volunteer work experience with clients served by the justice system or human services.
    • Bachelor's degree in one of the below areas and five or more years of relevant full-time equivalent paid or volunteer work experience with clients served by the justice system or human services.
    • Master's degree or higher in sociology, social work, criminal justice, psychology, counseling, law enforcement, education, or a related field; including completion of a supervised clinical field work training/internship (if required by the degree program); and three or more years of relevant full-time equivalent paid or volunteer work experience with clients served by the justice system or human services.
    • The Evidence Based Practice Corrections Professional Certificate may be substituted for one year of relevant experience.

Nice to have:

  • Experience:
    • In report writing and conducting home and/or community visits with clients.
    • Using CSTS (electronic client management system).
    • Working with the Department of Corrections violation processes.
  • Knowledge of casework or case management practices, interviewing and investigative methods, the criminal justice system, criminology, individual and group behavior, and legal procedures; and strength-based approaches to motivating behavioral change.
  • Ability to build effective, strengths-based relationships; demonstrate a high level of customer service; be flexible and adaptive when working with clients, peers, and internal and external stakeholders; maintain confidentiality; resolve conflicts, problem-solve, and make recommendations and decisions within authority of the criminal justice system.
  • Excellent communication skills and well organized, detail oriented, and comfortable with evolving technology.

About the department: The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation works to enhance community safety, promote community restoration, and reduce the risk of re-offense. Department staff and volunteers serve Hennepin County at more than 20 service locations ranging from correctional facilities to probation reporting offices and occupational training centers, delivering sustainable correctional services to more than 26,000 adult and juvenile clients. It is the largest community corrections organization in Minnesota. Learn more at www.hennepin.us/corrections.

*_About Hennepin County: *_Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.

Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at ++www.hennepin.us/employees++.

Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.

Your future. Made here.

This posting could be used to fill current and future full-time vacancies.

This posting requires a cover letter and a resume to be considered for this role. Please attach both to your application. Application materials will be reviewed and invitations to interview will be based on an assessment of education and experience. Job offer will be contingent on passing a drug test, employment history/reference check, criminal background check including fingerprinting, and driver's license check prior to employment. Under facility licensing requirements, positions at the County Home School and/or Juvenile Detention Center are required to undergo a Department of Human Services Background Study (MS 245C.13). Convictions for certain crimes will have an effect on your ability to be hired according to the disqualification schedule listed in Minnesota Statute 245C.15. Individuals convicted for any level of Criminal Sexual Conduct are disqualified from being hired into any position within the DOCCR under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Other past involvement with the criminal court system will not automatically disqualify you from working at the DOCCR; individual circumstances are reviewed and evaluated confidentially. If you do not know your exact conviction information, you can refer to your sentencing order or contact the county where you were convicted.

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Contact Information

Aaron Taylor

Hennepin County
300 S 6th St
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55487
phone: 612.348.7855

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