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Department of Correction

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Boise, ID


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Probation and Parole Officer, Senior

Department of Correction

Open for Recruitment: February 12, 2018 - February 26, 2018
Announcement # 09356032364
Salary Range: $17.75 - $19.72 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Lewiston

The mission of Idaho Department of Correction is to protect the public, our staff and those within our custody and supervision through safety, accountability, partnerships, and providing opportunities for offender change.

Probation and Parole Officer, Seniors employ a balance of principles related to counseling, case management, and law enforcement to ensure the safety of our communities and offenders who are on adult felony probation and parole. Trained in the principles of evidence based practices, Probation and Parole Officers build rapport with offenders and utilize community resources to assist offenders in moving toward long term behavioral change.

This announcement will be used to fill a current full-time vacancy at District 2 Probation and Parole Office in Lewiston. The selected candidate may serve a caseload in Lewiston, Moscow or Orofino.  This announcement may also be used to fill future permanent or temporary vacancies in surrounding areas that occur within the next 6 months. Previous announcements for this position will not be used for this recruitment.

Selected candidates must complete Idaho POST Academy and will be required to qualify and carry a firearm. Work may require daily travel within a geographic area of the state and irregular work schedules including evenings, weekends, and holidays.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life and Disability insurance benefits with premiums at competitive rates
  • PERSI Retirement
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Optional 401K and Deferred Compensation plans
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program


  • Counsel adult felony offenders in dealing with a variety of problems including drug and alcohol abuse, financial, marriage, employment, education, and legal problems.
  • Design and implement case plans for offenders and monitor progress.
  • Facilitate and co-facilitate groups in areas such as employment, drug abuse, relationships and finances.
  • Write violation, post-sentencing, pre-sentence investigation and court reports, and modification orders.
  • Investigate behaviors, law violations, transfers, employment status, and residence of offenders.
  • Arrest probationers or parolees, conduct searches of persons and property, and secure evidence.
  • Make home visits and employment and community contacts with treatment providers and members of the criminal justice system.


  • Some knowledge of the fundamentals of behavioral science
  • Some knowledge of criminal justice
  • Some knowledge of identifying social or human science resources to fit the needs of clients
  • Some knowledge of computer operations to include entering, retrieving and storing data
  • Experience writing detailed reports.
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Willingness to: work with individuals with criminal backgrounds and anti-social behaviors; review graphic materials, ability to remain objective when dealing with offenders; purchase a cell phone that can be used for work (monthly cell phone allowance will be provided).
  • Meet entrance requirements as established by POST (Peace Officers Standards and Training) for Probation and Parole Officers.
  • Associates, Bachelors or Masters degree (any field)
  • Experience dealing with individuals from varying cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds in stressful situations which dealt with personal, sensitive, or confidential information

Physical Requirements: Applicants must score at least the following minimums on each of the five events:

  • Vertical Jump: 14.0 inches
  • 1-Minute Sit-ups: 15 repetitions
  • Maximum Push-ups: 21 repetitions
  • 300-Meter Run: 77.0 seconds
  • 1.5-Mile Run/Walk: 17 min: 17 seconds.

You can view the full physical readiness test, demonstrations and training plan here.

If contacted for an interview, you will be required to submit a completed background questionnaire. Interviews will not be conducted if you fail to provide background questionnaire at the time of interview. Download the background investigation questionnaire here.

To be hired, candidates will have a history and background supportive of department’s goals and hiring will be subject to:

  • Completing a Background Investigation Questionnaire and pre-employment drug test
  • Having a federal and state criminal background check to include fingerprints
  • Having a history of law-abiding behavior
  • Felonies, misdemeanors, illegal drug usage, DUIs, adverse driving convictions and adverse employment history may make you ineligible for employment.
  • Having close friends or relatives under IDOC care & custody may also make you ineligible for employment

Non-hiring restrictions are in place for candidates who:

  • Have been convicted of Domestic Violence or similar types of violent behaviors
  • Have an other than honorable, bad conduct or dishonorable discharge from military service
  • Currently are using, dealing or are associated with illegal drugs
  • Have close friends or relatives under IDOC care & custody where the vacancy exists
  • Are currently under IDOC supervision or probation (must be released from IDOC supervision or probation for at least one year)


  • Multiple Choice Exam - Choose the options that best describe your education, training and/or experience. You must pass with a minimum score of 66 or higher to be considered for this position.
  • Subject Matter Expert Review – Your resume must support your exam answers. A subject matter expert will review your exam to determine if your training, education and experience match the information you provide in your resume. If you do not provide a customized resume, you will not meet the minimum level on the exam.
  • Notification of test results – Your test results will be available online once all of the exams have been score. Check back approximately 2 weeks after the announcement closes.
  • Hiring List – Your exam score will determine your placement on the hiring list. Individuals who score within the top 25 of all candidates are eligible to interview based on job-related competencies.


Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Information and Exam for this position. You must apply online for this position.

When updating your online application information, please add/select:

  • Department of Correction under "Agencies"
  • Full-time under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Lewiston under "Cities"

Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.

To preview the exam without starting it, click on Preview Exam below. If you wish to take the exam you click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

Thank you for your interest in employment with Idaho Department of Correction!

Temporary appointments may be made from this announcement. Those serving at least one thousand forty (1,040) hours of continuous service as a temporary employee may be hired as an entrance probationary employee into a classified position without further examination for the same classification and location as announced. This announcement will be used to fill both open competitive AND department promotional openings.


Preview Exam

At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.