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Parole Officers

by ACabello — last modified Jan 05, 2023 01:29 PM

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Become a Parole Officer

No Experience Necessary.

Putting Public Safety First

"As ever-larger numbers of people serve their time and return to the community, parole supervision agencies can play a critical role in the promotion of community safety, successful reintegration, and individual accountability."

Individuals interested in a career in parole services should read this paper on the  changing methods of community supervision and their importance to public safety. 

For Frequently Asked Questions about Community & Field Services' Positions, click here.

Parole Officer Qualifications:

  • Must have earned a bachelor’s degree with at least 24 hours of criminal justice, social science or behavioral science
  • Must be free of felony convictions; and free of misdemeanor or felony domestic violence crime
  • Must be free of DUI convictions within the past 24 months
  • Must be free of adult misdemeanor drug use or possession convictions in the past 60 months
  • Must be free of pending criminal charges, indictments or outstanding warrants
  • Must successfully complete an employment and background check
  • Must posses a valid driver’s license
  • After a conditional offer of employment, must take and pass a drug test, TB screen an physical exam
  • Must be able to perform the essential/event-driven functions of this position

Class/Job Specifications for a Parole Officer I
(Entry-level Parole Officer)

Beginning salary for a Parole Officer I is $17.39/hour or $36,171.20/year. 
Parole Officer are subjected to a one-year probationary period.

Job vacancies are listed at

The Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Veterans Preference Eligible (VPE) information can be found at 

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