Use this Parole Officer job description to advertise your vacancies and find qualified candidates. Feel free to modify responsibilities and requirements based on your needs.
Parole Officer responsibilities include:
- Collecting documentation related to a convict’s incarceration and providing them to the parole board
- Interviewing the offender to obtain insights on whether they should be recommended for parole
- Presenting recommendations to the parole board during or outside of the inmate’s hearing
We are looking for a Parole Officer to join our team and work with individual parolees to help them re-enter society by providing a support system to them and informing them about available resources.
Parole Officer responsibilities include contacting parolees on a regular basis, monitoring the location of parolees, and assessing the risk that they pose to the general public.
Ultimately, you will work directly with parolees to ensure they re-enter society in a safe and productive manner.
- Schedule eligible offenders for their parole hearing
- Manage information regarding offenders in parole data systems
- Monitor the location and activities of parolees in the community
- Assess the risks and needs of parolees prior to and following release
- Utilize electronic monitoring devices to track parolees
- Prepare and submit reports about parolees to the parole board and department of corrections
- Notify police or parole board about technical, administrative, or criminal parole violations
Requirements and skills
- Proven work experience as a Parole Officer or similar role
- Knowledge of the legal system to help parolees after they are released from prison
- Experience providing resources and education to individuals
- Relevant training and/or certifications as a Parole Officer
Frequently asked questions
What does a Parole Officer do?
A Parole Officer helps individuals build and maintain a parole plan once they are released from prison.
What are the duties and responsibilities of a Parole Officer?
A Parole Officer has many responsibilities, such as helping the parolee find employment, identifying the need for ongoing mental health assistance, and helping the parolee build a support network to help them as they re-enter society.
What makes a good Parole Officer?
A good Parole Officer must have strong communication skills, as they need to work with several parolees throughout the day to ensure they re-enter society in a safe and efficient manner.
Who does a Parole Officer work with?
A Parole Officer will work with many professionals like Police Officers to ensure parolees maintain their parole plan once they are released from prison.