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State of Nevada Announces
A Departmental Promotional Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $60,635.52 to  $90,180.72  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: 42621
Open to current classified employees in the specified Department, with at least 6 months of continuous, full-time equivalent service.
Posted 07/06/2023
Close Date: 07/13/2023
   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 staff of Parole & Probation Specialists in Las Vegas. Incumbent will manage the specialists' assigning cases, reviewing and approving work, and providing guidance to employees in the preparation of pre-sentence investigation reports; will prepare work performance standards, conduct timely employee performance appraisals, and issue discipline according to State guidelines as needed:
Assist higher-level management staff with the preparation of reports and statistical analyses and participate in the development of the work unit's budget. Implement federal, State and ahe State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

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 and two years of professional experience performing pre-sentence investigations, interviewing offenders in order to write comprehensive reports to the court regarding the offenders' crime, preparing pre-release and re-entry case plans, supervising caseloads, and preparing and presenting reports for a court of law; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and four years of professional experience as described above; OR one year of experience as a Parole & Probation Specialist IV in Nevada State service; OR two years of experience as a Parole & Probation Specialist III in Nevada State service; OR three years of experience as a Parole & Probation Specialist II in either the Pre-Release, Interstate Compact or Warrants and Extradition Unit 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.
Additional Position Criteria
    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.
    Describe your experience and coursework related to determining the training needs of staff and providing training and guidance for staff development.
    Describe your experience assisting higher-level management preparing reports and statistical analyses and participating in the development of the budget for a work unit.
    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.
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
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
515 East Musser Street,
First Floor
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
7251 Amigo St,
Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89119

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