Contact: Kimberly J. Evans
555 Wright Way
Carson City, Nevada 89711
Office: (775) 684-4554
Pager: (775) 861-5897
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2000
NEWS FROM: Parole & Probation 00-114
Parole and Probation Recruiting
Opportunities in State Law Enforcement
The Nevada Division of Parole and Probation is conducting an open competitive recruitment to fill positions statewide and to accept applications for possible future expansion.
Parole & Probation officers are sworn peace officers charged with supervision of offenders, court services, and law enforcement functions within an assigned unit of a Parole and Probation District Office. Duties include: casework and counseling services, investigations, pre-sentence recommendations, supervision of assigned parolees or probationers, collection of victim restitution and offender supervision fees, offender drug testing, referral services, field work and enforcement activities. The parole and probation officer is responsible for assisting the offender maintain a crime free status while remaining in the community upon release from prison or while on probation.
Salaries range from $32,000-$51,114 and Parole and Probation officers are eligible for excellent police/fire retirement benefits.
Requirements to become a Parole and Probation officer include graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social work or related field; OR a high school diploma or equivalent and two years experience conducting casework services and investigations, developing detailed reports, making program eligibility determinations, providing supervision services, conducting enforcement activities and preparing and presenting legal documents and/or reports in a court of law. Qualifying experience may be obtained in a parole and probation, law enforcement, correctional casework or comparable setting.
Applicants must also pass an initial screening and written examination. Qualified candidates will then be given a physical agility test, an extensive background investigation, physical, psychological and polygraph tests and a pre-employment screening test for controlled substances.
New officers who have not completed a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) course will be sent to an 16-week course at the DMV&PS Training Academy in Carson City.
Applications can be obtained at the DMV&PS Personnel office in Carson City: 555 Wright Way. Phone: 775-684-4696.