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State of Nevada Announces
A Departmental Promotional Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $50,508.72 to  $75,147.12  PAY GRADE: 36
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: 12.619
Announcement Number: 34155
Open to current classified employees in the specified Department, with at least 6 months of continuous, full-time equivalent service.
Posted 05/03/2018
Close Date: 05/21/2018
   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.
Under general direction, incumbents plan, organize, coordinate and supervise the day-to-day activities of a large staff of Parole & Probation Specialist 2-4(s). Incumbents may be required to write pre-sentence investigation reports, but the primary focus at this level is to review the work of lower level Parole & Probation Specialists.
This position assigns, reviews and approves works; prepares work performance standards and conducts timely employee performance appraisals; issues discipline, if needed, in accordance with State guidelines; and is responsible for training new hires, scheduling staff, and monitoring and approving timesheets, leave, and training requests. The positions provides guidance to employees in the Interstate Compact therefore a thorough understanding of the Interstate Compact Commission for Adult Offender Supervision(ICAOS) rules is needed.

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, public or business administration, or related field and two years of advanced level or lead professional experience performing casework services and pre-sentence investigations, interviewing offenders in order to write comprehensive reports to the court regarding the offenders' crime, making recommendations in court, and preparing and presenting reports for a court of law; OR graduation from high school or equivalent and four years of professional experience as described above; OR two years of experience as a Parole & Probation Specialist IV in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Requirements
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
The Examination
PAROLE AND PROBATION SUPERVISOR (12.619) Training and Experience Exam
The exam will consist of a rating of training and experience weighted 100%. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. Your score will be based on the information provided in your application and your responses to the questions asked below. If there are several parts to a question, answer each part separately. Along with each answer, identify the position(s) and/or training (as described in your application) where you gained the background asked for in the question. Absence of experience/training asked for in a question is not necessarily disqualifying. Failure to answer the questions will result in a score based solely on the application.

Qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.
1) Describe your experience and coursework, which involved planning, organizing, coordinating, and supervising the day-to-day activities of parole and probation specialists where supervision included reviewing pre-sentencing reports, monitoring suspense dates, establishing priorities, establishing work performance standards, evaluating performance and initiating disciplinary action as required.
2) Describe your experience and coursework related to determining the training needs of staff, and providing training and guidance for staff development.
3) Describe your experience assisting higher-level management preparing reports and statistical analyses and participating in the development of the budget for a work unit.
4) Describe your experience implementing federal, state, and agency regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines related to program operations and recommending changes to established policies, procedures and guidelines while providing assigned staff with explanations, clarifications and interpretations of policies and procedures.
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

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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