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As a Parole Officer, you would be willing and able to attend approximately ten weeks of training, be trained in the handling and discharge of firearms, and work with offenders who have histories of committing violent crimes, including sex offenders, and who have various issues such as substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, and gang involvement. This work will require the development and implementation of appropriate treatment services. Responsibilities also include: working with community providers and law enforcement agencies; the arrest and custody (including transportation) of offenders; field visits to the residences, programs, and places of employment of offenders; entering case contact notes into a computer; preparing written reports and testifying at parole hearings. The work schedule often requires hours outside of the normal 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. As a Parole Officer, you would also typically be assigned to a Field Parole Office in one of several geographic regions around the state, provide supervision and guidance to an assigned caseload of releasees from state and local correctional facilities, and help releasees comply with the terms and conditions of their release. You would perform both social work and law enforcement functions. You would work with community-based organizations to deliver needed services to an offender population under court-imposed sentences and place releasees under arrest when necessary. You may be assigned to work with juvenile offenders and work releasees.
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Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.
You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.
On or before the date of the examination, the candidate must have a bachelor's degree AND three years of professional casework experience in a social services, correctional, or criminal justice agency focused primarily on the establishment of an ongoing relationship between you and the client(s), where you are responsible for the development and implementation of appropriate treatment services for significant social problems such as substance abuse, mental and emotional problems, family disturbance, and delinquency.
Substitution: A law degree or a master's degree in social work or rehabilitation counseling may be substituted for two years of the required experience. A master's degree in sociology, criminal justice, or psychology may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.26-193
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Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.