This is the on-going announcement from the state of Missouri adult probation. Probation/Parole Officer is such a fullfilling job. It is often difficult and dangerous, but at the end of the day, I would never do anything else. Good Luck
TITLE: PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICER I (5117)
LOCATION: Statewide-Applications are being accepted for the purpose of maintaining registers of eligibles who would be available for employment as vacancies occur with Merit System agencies. These classifications may be used by agencies in various locations throughout the State. When vacancies occur, the names of eligibles available for employment in the county where the vacancy is located will be certified in grade order for employment consideration.
ANNUAL SALARY: $28,596.00 - $40,212.00
BENEFITS: Missouri State Employee Retirement System (MOSERS) provides retirement, life insurance, survivor and disability benefits; Missouri Consolidated Healthcare Plan (MCHCP) provides medical, vision, dental and Employee Assistance Program benefits (some of these benefits may not be available in all areas of the state); Missouri Deferred Compensation Plan (CitiStreet); Missouri Cafeteria Plan; Missouri Voluntary Life Insurance; 15 days paid annual leave per year for new full-time employees (accrual rates increase with years of service); 15 days paid sick leave per year.
DEFINITION: This is entry-level professional work in the area of adult probation and parole.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Successful completion of safety training including defensive tactics and the ability to re-qualify annually.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; and possession of a valid vehicle operator's license.
(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.)
EXAMINATION COMPONENT: Rating of Written 40?Education and Experience, 60?The knowledge areas included on the written examination are: Basic Human Behavior (Individual, Group and Society), Correctional Services Job Sample Reading Exercise, Client Risk Assessment Exercise, Offender Evaluation Exercise, Interviewing).
HOW TO APPLY: To secure an Official Application Form, visit the Division of Personnel website www.oa.mo.gov/pers/howtoapply.htm, or contact the Division via telephone. Note: The Division of Personnel only accepts electronic applications for some classes, http://www.ease.mo.gov/