Parole and Probation Officer

Parole and Probation


WE'RE HIRING! The Benton County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) is recruiting for a full-time Parole and Probation Officer.

TO APPLY: Benton County Career Page

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59pm, February 24th, 2020

What's it like being a BCSO Parole and Probation Officer?

The purpose of this position is to supervise adult offenders (felony and misdemeanor) in the community to maintain a high standard of public safety. Parole and Probation Officers provide opportunities and means for offender rehabilitation in order to prevent future recidivism.

As a BCSO Parole and Probation Officer, you'll be a guardian of the public safety who...

  • Prepares automated chronological case histories, warrant requests, structured sanction reports, violation reports, special reports, and other records necessary for effective supervision;
  • Provide supervisory and investigative services to adult offenders placed under supervision by the Courts or Parole Board to reduce the risk of criminal conduct through community supervision, sanctions, counseling, rehabilitation and other services in order to protect the community and manage offender behavior and elicit positive response;
  • Perform professional corrections casework investigating and supervising misdemeanor and felony offenders, and conditional release offenders under the jurisdiction of the County Community Corrections Program;
  • Assesses offender risk utilizing static and dynamic criminogenic risk and need assessments;
  • Develop a supervision plan specifically to the unique needs of each offender and monitor progress through follow-up interviews and investigations; assess, counsel and refer to appropriate resources;
  • Conduct personal interviews with clients; collect and evaluate data to determine offender risk;
  • Supervise and implement sanctions and programs to assist in offender accountability and behavior change;
  • Utilizes various information systems such as LEDS, OJIN, ISIS, Microsoft Office, and the Internet;

Refer to the job description on the Benton County Career Page for more details about this job.

Am I qualified?

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  • High School or GED. 
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Valid Oregon Driver's License 
  • Ability to obtain D.P.S.S.T. Basic Certification in Parole and Probation within one year of hire. 
  • Must successfully obtain certification in First Aid and CPR.
  • Must successfully pass Firearms and Defensive Tactics training/testing.
  • Must successfully obtain LEDS certification.
  • Bachelors Degree Preferred.
  • No experience necessary...We will train! **

Non-offensive tattoos and neatly trimmed facial hair are permitted.

We are looking for individuals of character who embrace the Sheriff's Office values of Duty, Honor, and Courage.

How much does it pay?

Compensation for the Parole and Probation Officer position includes both your base pay plus a generous benefits package.

The annual base pay for a BCSO Parole and Probation Officer ranges from $53,542.92 - $68,336.07.  New recruits are usually brought in at the beginning pay step.

Adding to this base pay is a benefits package that includes:

  • Choose between a traditional PPO (low deductible) medical plan in which you pay a portion of the monthly premium or an employer-paid (high deductible) medical plan with additional options for an HSA or HRA account.
  • The County funds up to $1300 for the HSA or HRA account.
  • Choose between two dental group plans – MODA or Willamette.
  • The Vision plan is embedded in the medical plans.
  • Employer paid Life and AD&D insurance coverage, plus optional supplemental available for employee/spouse.
  • Employer paid Long Term Disability coverage.
  • Employer paid retirement contribution towards Oregon PERS.
  • Deferred Compensation 457b Plan with employer contribution and optional employee contribution.
  • Plus paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; and a great work-life balance!

What’s involved in the selection process?

Once your application is received and reviewed you’ll be contacted about the rest of the selection process. You must pass the following steps:

  • Initial Criminal History and DMV Screening
  • Written Exam (NCJOSI Test)
  • Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT)
  • Personal History Questionnaire
  • Oral Board (interviews)
  • Background Investigation
  • Medical Examination
  • Psychological Evaluation

I’m interested…how do I apply?

The first step to your new career is to complete and submit a Benton County Application. The application form and more information about this opening is available through Benton County Human Resources. They maintain the online Benton County Career Page.

To apply for this position, go to the Benton County Career Page, scroll down until you come to “Parole and Probation.” Clicking on this will take you to the position description where you can learn more about the job. To apply, click on the “APPLY” box in the upper right-hand corner of your screen and follow the prompts.

More information?

Please feel free to contact us at 541-766-6858 if you have additional questions about this opening. Ask for the Training & Recruiting Sergeant.