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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
PAROLE & PROBATION SPECIALIST 3
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $53,390.16 to  $78,884.64  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.
JOB INFORMATION
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
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 44700
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 10/18/2023
Close Date: 11/09/2023
Recruiter:
   JOSE VILLA
   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.
Parole & Probation Specialist III's prepare pre-sentencing reports and recommendations at the fully trained level in the Court Services Unit, or serve as leadworker to other specialists in the Interstate Compact or Pre-Release Unit. Incumbents research and prepare Pre-Sentence Investigation Reports for the judicial system. Duties include interviewing of offenders on site or in the detention center; researching criminal histories; identifying mitigating factors; and summarizing the current offense. Strong written communications skills and grammar are critical to success in this position. Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task are required.
Parole and Probation Specialist III who work in the Court Services Unit assist offenders in completing the pre-sentence interview questionnaire, check offender's criminal and personal history including the facts surrounding the current offense, complete a risk assessment to determine criminogenic risks and needs, write comprehensive pre-sentence investigation reports to the court and provide aggravating and mitigating factors regarding the offender for the Court's consideration. Parole and Probation Specialist III may represent the agency in court, provide testimony regarding statutory authority related to sentencing. The 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. *** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER (75) OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE***

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 one year of paraprofessional and/or technical experience researching and verifying information, maintaining case records, interviewing clients, and writing correspondence or reports in a law enforcement, social or behavioral services environment; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and three years of experience as described above; OR one year of experience as a Parole & Probation Specialist II 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
    A Nevada/FBI Background check will be required of the selected candidate.
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.
INFORMATIONAL LINKS
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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Email
Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
515 East Musser Street,
First Floor
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
7251 Amigo St,
Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89119

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868


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