PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICER 1/2/3 – JUVENILE job vacancy in State of Louisiana – Jobs in Louisiana

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Job Details
Company Name : State of Louisiana
Company Location : Lake Charles, LA
Job Category : Jobs in Louisiana

Job Description :

Supplemental Information

This vacancy is located at the Lake Charles Regional Office in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

The Probation and Parole Officer 1 Juvenile has a SER of $1,590.40 Biweekly.
The Probation and Parole Officer 2 Juvenile has a SER of $1,701.60 Biweekly.
The Probation and Parole Officer 3 Juvenile has a SER of $2,084.80 Biweekly.

As part of a Career Progression Group, these vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Probation and Parole Officer 1, 2 or 3 (Juvenile), depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Probation and Parole Officer 3 – Juvenile is $80,538 annually. Please refer to the “Job Specifications” tab located at the top of the LA Careers “Current Job Opportunities” page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

The Office of Juvenile Justice will receive a list of eligible applicants ONLY from the people who respond to this posting.

Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8100-Professional Level Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.

Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test here.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Samantha Johnson
DPS/ Human Resources
[email protected]

In the supplemental questions section, applicants must authorize the HR Office of DPS/DYS-Office of Juvenile Justice to contact prior employers to check references under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) to be considered for employment.

The Office of Juvenile Justice is a State as a Model Employer (SAME) agency that supports improved employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. For more information on employment-related resources available for those with disabilities, refer to the Louisiana Employment Resource Guide (Download PDF reader).

If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you will need special accommodations.

NOTE: Prior to an appointment, the selected applicant must take and pass a drug screening test, possess a valid Louisiana Driver’s License and clear a background check.

This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.



A baccalaureate degree.


Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:

A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.


An applicant who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a felony, or who is under indictment of a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.

Possession of a valid Louisiana driver’s license at time of appointment.

Willingness and ability to handle and carry firearms.

Willingness and ability to complete Corrections Juvenile Services-Agent Curriculum.


Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.

Job Concepts

To work directly with law enforcement, district attorneys, courts of juvenile jurisdiction, other state agencies, juveniles, their families, and various community-based resources to identify and address problems, to assess risk and need factors, and to develop and implement treatment plans related to status offenses and juvenile delinquency.


Close from a Probation and Parole Supervisor-Juvenile. May receive supervision from higher-level personnel.


Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Office of Juvenile Justice. Other locations may be approved by SCS.

Differs from Probation and Parole Officer 2-Juvenile by the presence of close supervision and guidance.

Examples of Work


Prepares pre-dispositional investigations and similar reports, discharge plans, etc. for courts with juvenile jurisdiction.

Provides offenders and their families with an understanding of court expectations.

Works closely with judges, law enforcement agencies, and various community-based resources in providing services and supervision to juveniles.

Keeps the court advised on progress of juveniles under supervision as well as those committed to correctional institutions.

Maintains case records and data files including narrative entries, reports, forms, and court documents as well as updating case activities and status for the automated data system.

Determines risks and needs of juveniles under agency custody or supervision and develops and implements service plans to meet those needs.

Schedules and conducts intake screening interviews and prepares recommendations to the district attorney.

Testifies in court hearings accompanying or representing youth and agency.

Develops and monitors informal adjustment agreements for juveniles prior to adjudication as authorized by a district attorney or the court.

Serves as secondary case manager for juveniles assigned to secure facilities.

Provides support to agency personnel in the event of an emergency or escape.

Transports youth to and from residential and correctional facilities when needed.

Provides support to staff in the Secure Care Facilities.

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