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Probation And Parole Unit Supervisor

  • Probation And Parole Unit Supervisor
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  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
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Annual Salary Range:
$41,208.00 – $65,544.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,717.00 – $2,731.00
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This is senior-level professional and supervisory adult probation and parole work for the Board of Probation and Parole.

Job Duties

Serves as the assistant to the administrator of a district office which includes directing the office in the absence of the supervisor.

Supervises the staff and activities of an assigned unit in a moderate-to-large district office.

Provides programmatic supervision for a specialized program such as community sentencing, intensive supervision, electronic monitoring, or residential treatment.

Reviews chronological supervision records, investigation reports and related casework materials; reviews and evaluates pre-sentence, pre-parole, and interstate reports to be submitted to the courts and to the Parole Board.

Participates in the recruitment of new Probation and Parole Officers and conducts in-service training for professional staff.

Assists assigned staff with client/offender supervision problems; provides advice and assistance regarding content, completeness, and conformity of reports.

Conducts special investigations, hearings, research projects, and other activities as assigned.

Confers with judges and other judicial and law enforcement officials in promoting the maintenance of adequate probation and parole services.

Participates in conferences on crime, delinquency, and related probation and parole issues.

Performs work under the direction of an administrative supervisor through conferences and review of records and reports; however, the employee exercises considerable discretion and independent judgment in the performance of assigned responsibilities within established policies and procedures.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; and,

Three or more years of professional experience in adult probation and parole or corrections casework; and possession of a valid vehicle operator's license.

(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or related area may substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.)

(Work experience as a Probation and Parole Assistant or Corrections Classification Assistant with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System, or work experience in substance abuse counseling or juvenile or social case management may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required education.)

Special Requirements

Successful completion of safety training including defensive tactics and the ability to re-qualify annually.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, and criminal court procedures, particularly those pertaining to probation and/or parole.

Comprehensive knowledge of major social agencies operating in the community.

Comprehensive knowledge of human behavior, attitudes, motivation, and the ability to apply this knowledge to casework and the rehabilitation of criminal offenders.

Comprehensive knowledge of the causes of crime and the related issues of substance abuse and mental illness.

Comprehensive knowledge of contemporary methods and strategies for supervising clients/offenders.

Intermediate knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and training.

Ability to utilize community resources in the rehabilitation of criminal offenders.

Ability to exercise authority in an appropriate and productive manner.

Ability to train and direct staff in effective work methods.

Ability to prepare, and/or supervise the preparation of, accurate and complete case records and reports.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the courts, institutional officials, other social agencies, employees, and the general public.

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