If you enjoy working with others to motivate them toward self-improvement, are an effective communicator, and enjoy helping your community, then this is the job for you! Join our team as a Parole Officer and make a direct impact on the citizens of Nebraska by supporting the Nebraska Board of Parole and Division of Parole Supervision's mission to serve and protect the public.
The Board will strive to make informed and appropriate parole decisions by giving due consideration to and utilizing the resources of the Division of Parole Supervision, including innovative case management, for the successful re-entry of clients back into the community to become productive and responsible citizens.
As a Parole Officer, you will provide supervision of clients on parole. You will work at the PREP House facility in close proximity to resident clients and manage their daily programming and assist their successful transition to living in the community.
Daily travel around the Omaha, Lincoln, and surrounding communities will be required as caseload dictates. Initial training may be held at the Lincoln Regional Office 421 South 9th Street, Suite 220, Lincoln, NE or the Law enforcement Training Center 3600 N Academy Rd, Grand Island, NE 68801.
Before we dive into what we need, let us show off what you get!
• Workplace flexibility
• 13 paid holidays
• Vacation and sick leave that begin accruing immediately
• Military leave
• 156% (that's not a typo!) state-matched retirement
• Tuition reimbursement
• Employee assistance program
• 79% employer paid health insurance plans
• Dental and vision insurance plans
• Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PLSF) through the Federal government
• Wide variety and availability of career advancement as the largest and most diverse employer in the State
• Opportunity to be part of meaningful work and make a difference through public service
• Training and Development based on your career aspirations
• Fun, inviting teammates
• A safe and secure environment
At the State, we stand by our core values of treating others with dignity and respect, acting ethically in all situations, and creating an environment where our customer is our top priority. Apply to join our team today!
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM, one late night during work week 12:00PM - 8:00PM and one weekend day a month, on call, and some overnights and other shifts will be required.
Examples of Work
Provide supervision to a caseload of parolees, furlough participants, and adult sex offenders on lifetime supervision. Research case files to assist in determination of status and conditions of supervision. Conduct validated risk assessments, placement investigations, and home visits. Counsel and assist offenders in adjusting to the community.
Develop offender case plans based on criminogenic needs and conduct cognitive classes for parolees. Utilize various electronic monitoring modes. Collaborate with employers, institutional staff, area law enforcement, mental health boards, county attorneys, and treatment providers regarding behavior and treatment of offenders. Conduct violation investigations, searches, drug testing, and arrests.
Testify in court and at the Parole Board hearings. Prepare reports and maintain case files. Cover an assigned territory. Duties could include preparing inmates for reentry, processing/coordinating release paperwork, and transporting clients. Facilitate cognitive behavioral groups. And coordinate supervision outside of office hours. Travel will be required. Other duties as assigned within the scope of the classification.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in corrections, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, social work, counseling, public administration or a related field.
PREFERRED: Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences.
OTHER: Regular and reliable attendance is required. This position requires travel. As such, the incumbent must be able to present a valid driver's license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively with offenders, criminal justice agencies, and community resource agencies. Must be self-motivated and organized and be able to work independently. Experience with Word, Excel, and the internet.
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