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.
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 $16.56/hour or $34,444.80/year.
Parole Officer are subjected to a one-year probationary period.
Job vacancies are listed at www.jobs.ks.gov
The Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Veterans Preference Eligible (VPE) information can be found at http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/veterans.htm