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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
PAROLE & PROBATION SPECIALIST 3 - Re-Entry Program Specialist
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $44,474.40 to  $65,751.12  PAY GRADE: 33
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Public Safety
Division: Parole and Probation
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 12.616
Announcement Number: 31809
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 07/05/2017
Close Date: 08/04/2017
   Phone: (702)486-3046
   Email: jvilla@dps.state.nv.us
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Parole & Probation Specialists perform technical duties in administrative functions and units, which do not require peace officer status. Duties include casework services, investigations, tracking and monitoring assigned parolees and probationers, pre-sentence investigations, determination of restitution and supervision fees, and referral services for the assigned unit. Positions in this series obtain and verify information; prepare and process case files and recommend appropriate action; and monitor offender activities. Incumbents are not Peace Officer's Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified and do not perform law enforcement functions such as conducting field inspections of offenders' worksite or residence, conducting surveillance, searches and arrests, or transporting prisoners to court or detention facilities.
These positions will be assigned at either Southern Desert Correctional Center, High Desert State Prison or Casa Grande Transitional Housing and will be responsible for performing duties related to inmates' re-entry and pre-release. The duties include daily interactions with inmates at the prison. The incumbent will meet with inmates in person and telephonically to formulate release plans, communicate with inmates' families, sponsors, residential program providers to establish viable plans, gather residential information, coordinate and initiate pre-parole investigations. Additional duties include working with correctional staff to schedule pre-release meetings with inmates, providing assistance and/or referring inmates to appropriate community programs, counselors, potential funding and other resources. The incumbent will be required to appropriately represent the Division of Parole and Probation with correctional staff, the general public and residential program representatives. THE AVAILABLE POSITIONS ARE LOCATED WITHIN THE HIGH DESERT STATE PRISON, SOUTHERN DESERT CORRECTIONAL CENTER, AND CASA GRANDE TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FACILITY. THE SELECTED CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSIGNED TO WORK WITH INMATES WITHIN THESE FACILITIES, AND MUST BE WILLING TO ACCEPT THEIR ASSIGNED WORK LOCATION AND INHERENT REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY INTO A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY AS A CONDITION OF CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT. UPON APPROVAL BY THE PERSONNEL COMMISSION, THE SELECTED CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO UNDERGO PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREENING FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, social or behavioral sciences, human or social services, public or business administration, liberal arts, or related field and one year of experience making eligibility determinations, researching and verifying information, maintaining case records, performing casework services in a law enforcement, social or behavioral services environment; OR graduation from high school and five years of progressively responsible administrative or technical program support experience, three years of which included making eligibility determinations, researching and verifying information, maintaining case records, performing casework services in a law enforcement, social or behavioral services environment; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience; OR one year of experience as a Parole & Probation Specialist II in Nevada State service.
Special Notes
    Education above the high school level in criminal justice, law enforcement, social or human services, social or behavioral sciences, public administration or business administration, liberal arts, or related field may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis.
Special Requirements
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
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Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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