Probation Parole Officer 2 Program Specialized Unit – Athens, TN

LOCATION OF (6) POSITIONS TO BE FILLED: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION, PROBATION AND PAROLE FIELD SUPERVISION DIVISION, SHELBY COUNTY Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree and experience equivalent to one year of full-time professional level experience in one or more of the following: probation/parole, counseling, social work, investigative, or legal experience.

Substitution of Graduate Course Work for Experience: Graduate course credit received from an accredited college or university in social science, behavioral science, criminal justice, criminology, social work and/or law may be substitute for the required experience to a maximum of one year (e.g., an additional 36 graduate quarter hours in one or a combination of the above listed fields may substitute for one year of the required experience).

Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:

  • Be willing to and able to qualify with, carry, and use assigned weapons;
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age on the date of application;
  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Have a good moral character, as determined by investigation;
  • Complete a criminal history disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority;
  • Agree to release all records involving their criminal history to the appointing authority;
  • Supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint based criminal history records check;
  • Have no conviction for a felony or any domestic assault convictions or have been discharged under any other than honorable conditions from any branch of the United States armed forces;
  • Pass a physical examination administered by a licensed physician that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position;
  • Pass a psychological evaluation administered by a licensed mental health professional that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position;
  • Submit to and pass a pre-employment screening test for use of illegal drugs;
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license at the time of appointment;
  • Upon appointment, successfully complete all additional prescribed course of instruction at the Tennessee Correction Academy and any and all on-line training.

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Summary: Under general direction, is responsible for professional probation and parole work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: *This is the working level class in the Prob/Par Officer sub-series. An employee in this class supervises a caseload of probationers and/or parolees. This class is flexibly staffed with and differs from the Prob/Par Officer 1 in that an incumbent of the latter performs entry-level work. This class differs from the Prob/Par Officer 3 in that an incumbent of the latter is responsible for leading others in probation and/or parole work.

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Job Type: Full-time

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