Fifth Judicial District - Department of Correctional Services

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TITLE: Probation And Parole Officer Minimum Requirements

POLICY

The District utilizes the Iowa Department of Corrections Personnel Department’s Job Description and Classification for all positions available in the District including the Probation/Parole Officer I, Probation/Parole Officer II, and Probation/Parole Officer III positions.

PROCEDURES

Persons hired for the position of Probation /Parole Officer I, II, or III, will possess the requirements as listed in the Job Description and Classification for the corresponding position. The following excerpts show the required experience and training for all three (PPO) Probation/Parole Officer classes. The Job Description and Classification for (PPO I) Probation/Parole Officer I, states under “REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Graduation from a four year accredited college or university; or Two years of college at an accredited college or university and two years of human service/criminal justice experience; or An equivalent combination of education and experience to equal four years; or Thirty-six months of satisfactory employment as a Residential Officer in a district or a similar position in another jurisdiction or agency”. The Job Description and Classification for (PPO II) Probation/Parole Officer II, states under “REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Graduation from a four year accredited college or university; or Two years of college and two years of human services/criminal justice experience; or Satisfactory completion of 18 months as a Probation/Parole Officer I in a district or a similar position in another jurisdiction or agency”. The Job Description and Classification for (PPO III) Probation/Parole Officer III, states under “REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Graduation from a four year accredited college or university; or Graduation from an accredited two-year or a minimum of 60 credit hours at an accredited college or university and three years human services/criminal justice experience; or Two years satisfactory experience as a Probation/Parole Officer II in a district or a similar position in another jurisdiction or agency”.

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