Probation and Parole Officer 2*
State of Tennessee
Position Description / Responsibilities
Summary: Under general direction, is responsible for professional probation and parole work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: This is the working level class in the Prob/Par Officer sub-series. An employee in this class supervises a caseload of probationers and/or parolees. This class is flexibly staffed with and differs from the Prob/Par Officer 1 in that an incumbent of the latter performs entry-level work. This class differs from the Prob/Par Officer 3 in that an incumbent of the latter is responsible for leading others in probation and/or parole work.
Prepares and maintains offenders' records and reports; identifies criminal activities and background information in reports or standard forms which answer special requests by the parole board; prepares narrative reports of the investigation process; total caseload activities when preparing monthly reports.
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree and experience equivalent to one year of full-time professional level experience in one or more of the following: probation/parole, counseling, social work, investigative, or legal experience.
Substitution of Graduate Course Work for Experience: Graduate course credit received from an accredited college or university in social science, behavioral science, criminal justice, criminology, social work and/or law may be substitute for the required experience to a maximum of one year (e.g., an additional 36 graduate quarter hours in one or a combination of the above listed fields may substitute for one year of the required experience).