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Probation & Parole Officer 2

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Job Description:


Clackamas County's Community Corrections Department is seeking qualified and motivated individuals for current Probation & Parole Officer 2 vacancies. This recruitment will be used to create a Probation & Parole Officer 2 eligibility list that may be used to fill additional vacancies during the life of the eligibility list.

The Probation & Parole Officer 2 is fully experienced and includes the use of limited peace officer powers.  Probation & Parole Officers are required to carry a firearm. The position requires day-to-day interaction with offenders using basic corrections knowledge and interpersonal communication skills and holds a current Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) certificate for Probation and Parole Officers.

Non-certified Probation & Parole Officers are encouraged to apply for the Probation & Parole Officer 1 position when it is posted for application.

The most competitive candidates will have knowledge of basic concepts and principles of social and corrections case and group work; criminal laws and criminal justice system; and demonstrated skills to effectively work with adult offenders placed on probation and parole.


All Community Corrections positions require a complete Statement of Personal History Form (SPH). Only finalists for the position will need to submit the SPH. You will be notified by Human Resources or Community Corrections when to fill out the SPH. At that time you will receive instructions and a link to the electronic SPH.


Required Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Corrections, Social Services, or Psychology - OR - any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.
  • Must possess Basic Certification for Probation and Parole Officer from Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).
  • Work experience that includes effectively supervising difficult people with different backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of human behavior and adjustment problems in adult offenders.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Understanding of basic concepts and principles of social and correctional care and group work.
  • Must successfully pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
  • Must successfully pass a post-offer physical assessment and psychological evaluation.
  • Must successfully pass an extensive background investigation, which will include national or state fingerprint records check.
  • Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Learn more about the County's driving policy.


Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Corrections, Social Services, or Psychology.
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in the field of Probation and Parole.
  • Competitive candidates must demonstrate work experience that would enable them to effectively supervise difficult people with different backgrounds and provide counseling and motivation to support change.
  • Competitive candidates may have a background in social work or counseling.

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per hour

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Duties may include but are not limited to:

1. Conducts interviews with clients to determine personal needs; formulates appropriate programs for each case to aid in client rehabilitation and maintains chronological case histories.
2. Conducts probation and parole pre-sentence investigations, intake interviews, and supervises diversion and community service cases.
3. Conducts follow-up interviews and investigates home conditions, personal adjustments, environment and other factors involved in making court reports for clients on probation and parole.
4. Under immediate supervision, makes arrests, searches and seizures, transports prisoners, and does
necessary follow-up and coordination of such activities with law enforcement agencies.
5. Interacts with collateral sources such as spouse, family, employers, and others familiar with facts relating to individual cases for assistance with investigation and implementation of appropriate
probation/parole treatment plans in the case of each adult offender.
6. Interacts regularly with parole boards, as well as municipal, district, and circuit courts in both oral and written manner when testifying at hearings and when presenting facts and evaluations regarding client progress.
7. Confers with supervisor, other agencies, schools, churches, public health agencies, law enforcement agencies, businesses, and others relative to individual cases in both referral and development
capacities to outline and implement treatment and care programs.
8. Prepares written reports, and is responsible for compilation and interpretation of a wide range of statistical and evaluative information regarding caseload.



In addition to the minimum qualifications listed in the Job Introduction section, applicants will have:

Working knowledge of: Concepts and principles of human behavior and adjustment problems in adult offenders; basic concepts and principles of social and correctional case and group work; motivational interviewing and principles of behavioral change; criminal laws and criminal justice system; availability of community and contract resources; departmental policies and procedures; case load management; parole board procedures; legal aspects of probation and parole; liability involved with exercise of limited peace officer powers; search and seizure; control of contraband; arrest procedures; self-defense; techniques of

Skill to: Effectively investigate background of offenders, communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to offenders and the courts; make recommendations regarding disposition of misdemeanant and felony cases; supervise adults placed on probation and parole and provide counseling and guidance while enforcing conditions mandated by the court and approved rehabilitation programs; motivate offenders to participate in and successfully complete programming; individually assess problems and take appropriate courses of action to prevent potential delinquencies; keep accurate and timely records; correctly determine appropriate time  and procedures for exercise of law enforcement powers; establish and maintain effective working relationships.

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Direct Supervision of Defendants



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