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Adult Probation/Parole Officer Duties

  • Are you looking for a challenging yet rewarding career that provides the best of both law enforcement and case management?
  • Would you enjoy seeing people succeed and making a positive difference in Alaska?
  • Thinking you would like to put your education and/or experience to work in the criminal justice field?
  • Is time with your family important to you? Probation/Parole officers have steadier work hours than most all other law enforcement agencies to include holidays.
  • Want to be in a 20 year law enforcement retirement system? This is the career for you!
  • Want a job that meets your or your family's expectation for healthcare/insurance? Here it is!

If you can answer yes to the above, then you may have just found your new career and are well on your way! Keep reading...

Probation and Parole officers in Alaska are certified by the Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC) and have an exciting yet complex job serving both the people of Alaska and those they supervise to promote public safety and offender habilitation.

The primary responsibility of an Adult Probation/Parole Officer is to supervise adult felony offenders under the jurisdiction of the Superior Court for the State of Alaska Board of Parole in accordance with Alaska State Statutes, Titles 12 and 13.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Conducting visits and searches. in field, home, and office
  • Verifying current compliance with all probation/parole conditions
  • Continual evaluation of offender risk in the community of re-offending
  • Intervening to prevent, offset, or address an offender's non-compliance
  • Evaluating the severity of an offender's violations/non-compliance, reviewing appropriate Policy & Procedure, and determining required action
  • Preparing and filing probation and parole revocations
  • Writing full and updated pre-sentence reports
  • Testifying before the Court, Parole Board, and Grand Jury
  • Maintaining case files
  • Interviewing victims and individuals in the community
  • Preparing pre-sentence investigation reports and parole violation reports
  • Using crisis intervention and counseling techniques to assist and direct offenders

We are looking to hire someone with the following demonstrated strengths:

  • Excellent case management skills
  • A pattern of reliable behaviors on the job
  • Excellent team-work and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to work effectively and calmly with individuals who are often offensive, upset, hostile, and dangerous

If you possess the characteristics outlined above, we want to hear from you. The Division of Probation and Parole offers a dynamic, team-centered, and professional working environment, along with the starting benefits in the next section.

  • On the job training and the opportunity to attend a Probation Officer Academy in Palmer
  • Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward
  • medical/vision/dental
  • Optional long and short-term disability plans
  • Optional dependent and health care flexible spending accounts
  • Retirement programs with a wide variety of investment options
  • Vacation leave of 15 hours per month with an accrual rate increase based on time served
  • Bargaining-unit negotiated scheduled raises
  • Numerous opportunities for training and promotion

For more information regarding the State of Alaska's benefits package, please visit the Division of Retirement and Benefits website.

For more information about the Division of Probation and Parole, please visit our website.