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Rewarding career opportunities are available with the Division of Parole as Parole Officers and Facility Parole Officers

Parole Officer and Facility Parole Officer positions exist with the New York State Division of Parole in correctional facilities and area field offices throughout New York State.

Appointments to these positions may only be made from among those persons who have qualified for appointment by taking a Parole Officer or Parole Officer Trainee Civil Service examination. Facility Parole Officer and Facility Parole Officer Trainee positions are filled from the Parole Officer and Parole Officer Trainee examination lists, respectively.

Examinations are held approximately every four years and are open to individuals with the minimum qualifications listed below.  Currently, there is no Parole Officer examination scheduled.

In certain instances an individual already employed by New York State may qualify for transfer.

Parole Officers are public officers. They must be residents of the State of New York, citizens of the United States and at least 21 years of age. Candidates must have a valid New York State driver's license and meet physical, medical, psychological and background investigation screening requirements for appointment.

Information regarding current Civil Service Examinations may be obtained from the Civil Service Website at www.cs.ny.gov.

Title & Duties Salary
Grade
Starting
Salary
4/1/2006
Qualifications Exam Date
Parole Officer

Typically 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. Perform both social work and law enforcement functions; work with community-based organizations to deliver needed services to an offender population.
Trained in use of firearms, handle and discharge firearms.

21 $52,643 Bachelor's Degree and three years social casework experience 03/08/08
Parole Officer (Spanish Language)

Typically 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. Perform both social work and law enforcement functions; work with community-based organizations to deliver needed services to an offender population.
Trained in use of firearms, handle and discharge firearms.

21 $52,643 Bachelor's Degree and three years social casework experience 03/08/08
Parole Officer Trainee 1

Typically 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. Perform both social work and law enforcement functions; work with community-based organizations to deliver needed services to an offender population.
Trained in use of firearms, handle and discharge firearms.

Equated to
S.G. 13
$34,260 Bachelor's Degree 03/08/08
Parole Officer Trainee 1 (Spanish Language)

Typically 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. Perform both social work and law enforcement functions; work with community-based organizations to deliver needed services to an offender population.
Trained in use of firearms, handle and discharge firearms.

Equated to
S.G. 13
$34,260 Bachelor's Degree 03/08/08
Facility Parole Officer 1

Typically assigned to one or more of the State's Correctional Facilities; provide guidance to an assigned caseload of inmates and assess needs, prepare evaluations, and prepare eligible inmates for release into the community; make recommendations to the Board of Parole regarding inmate's readiness for release; perform both social work and law enforcement functions.
Trained in use of firearms, handle and discharge firearms.

19 $47,556 Bachelor's Degree and three years social casework experience 03/08/08
Facility Parole Officer Trainee 1

Typically assigned to one or more of the State's Correctional Facilities; provide guidance to an assigned caseload of inmates and assess needs, prepare evaluations, and prepare eligible inmates for release into the community; make recommendations to the Board of Parole regarding inmate's readiness for release; perform both social work and law enforcement functions.
Trained in use of firearms, handle and discharge firearms.

Equated to
S.G. 13
$34,260 Bachelor's Degree 03/08/08
Facility Parole Officer Trainee 1 (Spanish Language)

Typically assigned to one or more of the State's Correctional Facilities; provide guidance to an assigned caseload of inmates and assess needs, prepare evaluations, and prepare eligible inmates for release into the community; make recommendations to the Board of Parole regarding inmate's readiness for release; perform both social work and law enforcement functions.
Trained in use of firearms, handle and discharge firearms.

Equated to
S.G. 13
$34,260 Bachelor's Degree 03/08/08
Parole Substance Abuse Counselor 1

Interview and provide referral services to releasees with alcohol and/or substance abuse problems. As requested, would consult with and provide advice to parole officers regarding releasees' treatment needs and resources; may also participate in group educational sessions as a leader or observer and provide training in alcohol or substance abuse issues.

19 $47,556 Bachelor's Degree and three years experience in a recognized Alcohol or Substance Abuse Treatment Program 1/7/2006

The Division of Parole is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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