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Job Title: Parole Officer II      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:191257
Agency:Department of Corrections
Posting Type:Agency
Applications accepted through:Nov 20, 2018
Job Description:

Assists in the supervision and guidance of Parole Officer I’s and provides information to the Parole Supervisor regarding officer performance and needs.  Activities may include case staffings, the approval of case transfer review forms, the performance of mini-audits, caseload audits and PMP feedback sessions.  In the absence of the Parole Supervisor, acts as supervisor in the performance of specific duties; case staffings, the approval of warrants and the approval of employee leave requests and time sheets.
Functions as a relief officer when needed due to vacancies and staff absences.  Performs needed tasks and/or organizes and delegates work as needed.  Provides training and coaching to new staff by sharing information, demonstrating procedures, observing work processes and providing feedback.
Manages a caseload of assigned offenders.  Assists offenders with reintegration into the community and addresses public safety issues.  Provides supervision services including but not limited to counseling regarding employment, housing, availability of community resources and other personal and social factors. Obtains urine samples when appropriate.  Utilizes and demonstrates proficiency in risk reduction skills including motivational interviewing and cognitive strategies.  Maintains both written and electronic offender files with timely and accurate documentation in TOADS and OMIS.
Obtains and maintains certification in Level of Services Inventory – Revised (LSI-R) and any other designated assessment tools.  Conducts LSI-R classification interviews and makes accurate documentation and scoring entries.  Uses assessment tools and other available information to make determinations about supervision level or management overrides.  Works with offenders to develop and maintain case plans toward the reduction of criminogenic risks/needs and enhanced pro-social behavior.
Provides assistance to offenders in the development of release plans.  This may include telephone, personal or video-conference contacts with offenders, facility staff, offenders’ family members and community resources staff.  As needed, coordinates utilization of community resources/services in the areas of employment, substance abuse, mental health, family counseling, education, faith based or civic organizations.  Locates or develops resources for offenders to enhance case management efforts.  Participates in facility/parole interaction teams as assigned.  May act as a leader in designated risk reduction skill or course.
Investigates incidents of misconduct, condition violations, violations of the law and submits detailed written reports in accordance with Internal Management Policy and Procedures.  Considers all facts and information and uses discretion in determining how to respond to misconduct/violations.  Makes appropriate recommendations to the Kansas Parole Board concerning parole revocations and discharges.  Completes accurate and timely good time awards on the appropriate cases.
Performs travel to various localities as necessary.  Attends training and meetings as scheduled. Represents the Department in community education and public relations. May act as after-hours duty officer.  Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements:  A Bachelor’s Degree with major coursework in criminal justice, social sciences, or behavioral sciences; and one year of experience working with offenders in corrections, parole, or law enforcement.  Additional experience may be substituted for the required education as determined relevant by the agency.
Substitution:  Completion of 60 semester hours of coursework from an accredited college or university, including 12 hours in corrections, criminal justice, the social sciences, or the behavioral sciences, and two years experience in the field of corrections.(This substitution is for the education piece of the required minimum qualification; the individual, additionally, would still have to meet the requirement for the other one year of experience mentioned above).
Minimum Competencies:  Knowledge of the principles, methods and procedures to facilitate an acceptable reintegration and/or continued adjustment of criminal offenders within their environment; Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships; communicate, organize and analyze information; maintain personal contact with offenders in the community; be aware of and look for signs of danger and respond appropriately; and ability to operate a personal and/or state vehicle.
Performance Standards: This position provides direction and counsel to an assigned caseload of adult offenders released on parole to assist in their understanding and meeting of the requirements of parole.Work includes assisting offenders with personal, social, financial, family, employment or psychological problems as they reintegrate into the community.  This position works to establish, coordinate and participate in community projects designed to enhance the rehabilitation and reintegration processes by working with various community service agencies and law enforcement authorities.
HOW TO APPLY: The application process has 4 STEPS.
STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form (use this link - )
Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number or KS employee ID number.
STEP 2:  Complete the State of Kansas Application Form (use this link - Online Application and
STEP 3:  Submit to the Kansas Department of Corrections-Central Office
STEP 4:  Email these additional required documents to ( Please include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.
• Resume
• Letter of Interest
• College Transcripts
• Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws.  A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days.  All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.
Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE):  Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager.  See for additional Veterans' Preference Information.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.
Contact Information:
Name: Ann Duffy                                              Phone: 785-296-3412
Email:                                Fax: 785-296-7013
How You Will Be Evaluated:  Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation.  Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements.  Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred selection criteria and competencies for the position.
What To Expect Next:  After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after
View Job Class Spec Class/Uncl: C    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 026    Hiring Rate: $19.16    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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