General Nature of Work:
Supervises offenders released into the community.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
This is the classification for full-performance and senior-level probation and parole work.
Examples of Work:
Reviews background information, interviews offenders, assesses offender risk and needs and develops supervision plans. Explains conditions of supervision to offenders; counsels offenders regarding appropriate behavior and life skills; refers offenders to appropriate services. Makes and documents required contacts with offenders; gathers and reports information about offenders. Monitors offender compliance with conditions of supervision; discusses offender violations with supervisor to determine what action should be taken. Gathers information about possible violations and prepares violation reports. Locates violators, executes arrests and takes violators into custody. Presents offenders and violation reports to hearing officers, the Board of Paroles and Pardons or courts. Processes offenders from court. Develops and maintains professional competence. Performs general law enforcement duties such as maintaining order during emergencies and participates in special operations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of probation, parole and pardon processes. Knowledge of statutes and regulations pertaining to probation, parole and pardon. Knowledge of modern law enforcement techniques and procedures. Knowledge of community resources and service agencies. Skill in the operation of law enforcement vehicles, weapons and communications equipment. Ability to correctly evaluate situations and make good decisions. Ability to interact assertively with offenders and counsel offenders effectively. Ability to effectively interview offenders to gather desired information. Ability to read and comprehend written materials. Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
C-1 Certification by the Law Enforcement Training Council in accordance with � 23-23-40 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976. Some positions require a commercial driver's license.
A bachelor's degree with at least 15 semester hours in social or behavioral science courses; an associate's degree and two (2) years of military or law enforcement experience may substituted; or a high school diploma and four (4) years of military or law enforcement experience may be substituted. Experience in probation and parole work.