This is professional and administrative probation and parole work for the Missouri Department of Corrections involving the review and analysis of information assembled for parole and revocation hearings.
Reviews case files of individuals confined in the Missouri Department of Corrections and formulates recommendations for release, methods of release, and conditions of supervision and/or revocations.
Travels to correctional facilities statewide to conduct parole hearings; reviews case files, conducts interviews, operates recording equipment, and formulates recommendations for case action; verifies accuracy of sentence time calculation, risk assessment score, and time to service guidelines; and ensures complete and correct transcription of the panel's decision.
Acts as technical advisor to the parole board regarding policy, procedures, state statute, and case law pertaining to parole and parole eligibility.
Reviews parole violation reports, routine or special reports, memorandums, legal documents, and correspondence relating to offenders under supervision or incarceration; formulates recommendations for appropriate parole board action in response to offender behavior, risk, need, and available treatment resources; and formulates decisions on individual cases.
Evaluates reports generated from institutional parole offices regarding offender issues; makes an informed recommendation to the parole board to assist in their decision making.
Reviews Missouri revised statutes, case law, policy, and procedures and their potential impact on parole board operations.
Reviews and prepares correspondence from offender relatives; interviews offenders, victims, delegates, attorneys, and witnesses.
Confers with judges and other court personnel regarding appropriateness of offenders; serves as contact point for court system and staff personnel regarding eligibility criteria for departmental programs.
Responds to inquiries regarding parole board policy, procedures, and practices.
Participates in state, regional, and national conferences; addresses local and community organizations on matters pertaining to probation and parole.
Serves as representative for the parole board in departmental and divisional meetings, work groups, committees, and conferences.
Exercises significant independence and judgment in the performance of assigned duties; receives general administrative direction.
Performs other related work as assigned.
Comprehensive knowledge of laws and regulations of probation and parole in Missouri and other states.
Comprehensive knowledge of probation and parole procedures and practices.
Comprehensive knowledge of the causes of crime and modern methods of rehabilitation for offenders.
Comprehensive knowledge of social agencies operating in the community and resources available for the rehabilitation of criminal offenders.
Comprehensive knowledge of human behavior, attitudes, and motivations and the ability to apply this knowledge to the rehabilitation of offenders.
Comprehensive knowledge of interviewing techniques.
Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.
Ability to analyze and assist in solutions of adjustment problems of adult offenders based on an understanding of habits and attitudinal patterns of offenders.
Ability to prepare written reports and records.
Ability to evaluate parole violation reports.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the general public.
(The following requirements will determine merit system eligibility, experience and education ratings, and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers. When practical and possible, the Division of Personnel will accept substitution of experience and education on a year-for-year basis.)
Two or more years of experience as a Probation and Parole Unit Supervisor with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Criminal Justice, Psychology, Education, Social Work, Sociology, or a closely related field; and,
Five or more years of professional experience in probation and parole, juvenile placement, or corrections casework, including two or more years of professional supervisory experience in adult probation and parole.
(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Education, Social Work, Sociology, or Guidance and Counseling may substitute for one year of the required general experience. A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute for two years of the required general experience.)
(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required college education.)