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Gary IN Full Time Posted by: State of Indiana Posted: Tuesday, 30 June 2020
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About the Indiana Department of Correction:

We promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry. As the model of best correctional practices, we strive to return productive citizens to our communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity and professionalism.

Salary Information:

This role hires at a base salary of $30,082.

About the Job:

In this role, you will maintain a caseload of parolees providing services aimed at successful transition of offenders into the community. In addition to providing services to offenders transitioning back to the community, Parole Agents are responsible for completing offender risk assessments, conducting community based investigations for clemency and parole investigations, apprehending offenders who have violated the conditions of parole holding probably cause hearings, administering UDS tests to offenders and promoting and developing community resources. As with all departmental positions, the safety and security of the facility as well as the general public is the primary focus of this position.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Provides counseling services to offenders transitioning back into the community.
  • Provides direction and assistance in securing employment, schooling, training and/or housing for offenders leaving the custody of the department.
  • Meets with the parolee on a regular basis either in the office, at a work site, home or other location.
  • Monitors parolee's movement, employment, etc..
  • Conducts community based investigations at the request of the Parole Board to include clemency investigations and parole investigations.
  • Investigates and reports parole violations to the paroling authority in a manner consistent with department, state law and procedure.
  • Apprehends or assists in the apprehension of offenders who have violated the conditions of parole supervision.
  • Schedules and holds parole violation hearings;
  • Maintains accurate records concerning supervision of offenders, caseload statistics, and community based contacts, etc.
  • Provides regular reports on assigned caseload.
  • Conducts or assists in conducting investigations and preliminary revocation hearings.
  • Transports parole violators back to department facility.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What We're Looking For:
  • Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in criminology; criminal justice, law enforcement, or social work, or related area and one (1) year Full time experience in correctional counseling; criminology; parole/probation work, law enforcement, or social work, or related area is preferred or one year of Full time experience in protective services may substitute for the required education on a year for year basis.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license from state of residence comparable to an Indiana Operator's license required.
  • The successful candidate must successfully complete the Correctional Training Academy and all required training within the first six (6) months of employment (if applicable).
  • Individual in role must have the ability to be weapons certified.

What You'll Need for Success:
  • Extensive knowledge of the laws, rules, department policy and procedure concerning the supervision of paroled offenders.
  • Extensive knowledge of the theory and philosophy concerning corrections, parole and casework supervision.
  • Working knowledge of the community resources available to aide in a parolee's transition.
  • Extensive problem solving ability as it relates to case management.
  • Ability to develop a plan of action for individual parolees.
  • Ability to conduct thorough investigations of parolee activities and/or community investigations.
  • Strong ability to develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with all parolees on a caseload, parolees' families, employers, program providers, local law enforcement, local authorities, department staff, etc.
  • Working knowledge of changes in law relating to parole supervision.
  • Ability to prepare a variety of reports both standardized and specialized.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role provides supervision for offenders and requires a high level of judgment and care.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for Full time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Gary IN, United States of America
State of Indiana
State of Indiana
6/30/2020 10:06:55 PM

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