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Department of Corrections
Probation and Parole Agent 
Job Announcement Code(s): 19-01013

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    Probation and Parole Agent Senior

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Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Starting salary for the entry level position is $19.98/hr., starting salary for the senior level position $23.37/hr. Bilingual speaking employees assigned to a bilingual position will receive $1.00 per hour add-on pay. The entry level position is in Schedule and Range 12-06, senior level 12-08. A twelve-month probationary period will be required.
Special Qualifications:
Bilingual in English/Spanish Bilingual in English/Hmong are encouraged to apply and will receive $1.00 per hour salary add-on. An assessment with the ability communicate, read and write in Spanish or Hmong will be conducted prior to hire.
Paul Schiefelbein, HR Asst, at 608-240-5329
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The Wisconsin Department of Corrections is seeking individuals who are interested in a career in criminal justice to join our team. Probation and Parole Agents are responsible for protecting the public and providing rehabilitative services to offenders. The Probation and Parole offices are located throughout the state and are separated into 8 different Regions. Please view the detailed listings of our probation and parole offices. The Regions are comprised of the following counties:

Region 1: Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette and Rock; Region 2: Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth; Region 3: Milwaukee; Region 4: Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Outagamie, and Winnebago; Region 5: Barron, Burnett, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, St. Croix, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, Washburn, and Trempealeau; Region 6: Ashland, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marinette, Oconto, Oneida, Price, Sawyer, Shawano, Taylor, and Vilas; Region 7: Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington, and Waukesha; Region 8: Adams, Columbia, Crawford, Green Lake, Juneau, La Crosse, Marquette, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Sauk, Vernon, Wood, Waupaca, and Waushara.

Only select the Counties you are truly interested in working in.

Applicants who previously applied and were found eligible, do not need to reapply; these candidates will continue to be considered for future vacancies. The register created will be used to fill vacancies as they occur throughout the regions for the next 6 months.

Position Summary:   

Probation and Parole Agents are responsible for enforcing departmental rules, Wisconsin Statutes and conditions of probation and parole to protect the public and to provide services to rehabilitate offenders. Conduct investigations; develop, implement, and monitor offender case plans; conduct home visits; issue apprehension requests; locate, detain, and transport offenders who have violated conditions of supervision; conduct searches and seize contraband; collect urine samples for drug assessment; provide counseling; prepare written reports and maintain records. Provide surveillance of offenders through frequent contacts and electronic monitoring; respond to violations appropriately.

NOTE: As public safety employees, telecommuting is not an option for these positions.  The Department of Corrections is still dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of our staff and persons in our care. In our effort to mitigate the impact and potential spread of COVID-19, we have implemented several preventative measures to maintain a safe environment for those working in our state’s probation and parole offices.  For more details, see:

Special Notes:   Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOC sponsorship) at the time of application. The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled. Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting. The Department of Corrections may conduct pre-employment drug screens. Any applicant who is offered employment in a position which requires a pre-employment drug screen must pass the screen as a contingency to employment. Applicants who fail or refuse the drug screen will not be given further consideration for employment.

Applicants must possess a current Driver's License and meet State of Wisconsin fleet requirements: 2 years of driving experience with a valid driver's license; did not receive a conviction of operating a vehicle while under the influence within the last 12 months; did not have three or more moving traffic citations* in the last 2 years. Please note, if your license is from a state other than Wisconsin or if you have held a driver's license from a state other than Wisconsin in the last two years, it may be beneficial to obtain a copy of your driver's license abstract. *or at-fault accidents.

Qualifications:   Minimally qualified applicants for either level Probation and Parole Agent will have education, training and/or experience related to evidence-based practices, social work methods, case management techniques, assessing needs, interviewing, counseling and treatment techniques, victims' issues; criminal justice system; case planning; cultural awareness; family dynamics; effective oral and written communication skills; and problem identification and resolution techniques

In addition, minimally qualified applicants for the senior level position will have: Three or more years of experience in probation/parole placing correctional clients in detention including arrest, custody and transportation, case management and case planning, and applying Evidence Based Practices with persons on a caseload.

How To Apply:   

Apply on-line apply in Wisc.Jobs, , by either clicking on "Log In" to access your existing Wisc.Jobs account and completing a Job Search for keyword 1901014 and clicking on "Apply Now" OR applicants new to WiscJobs will need to click on "Log In" and then "Create a new account" to complete the initial application process, and then apply on-line.

Applicants will be required to complete the attached assessment. WISCJOBS will time out after 20 minutes if your answer has not been saved  the answer will need to be re-entered.  When you are finished with each page of the assessment, click the ‘Save and Continue’ button (bottom of the screen) to save your answers. When you are finished with the assessment, click the ‘Save and Finalize’ button and at the  summary window click the ‘Finalize’ button. If you return later to update your assessment you must Finalize again or your assessment may not be considered. You will also be required to upload a resume.

Using the e-mail address you provided when you created your WISCJOBS account, you will be sent an email by the system confirming that the exam process has been completed. This information will also appear in your WISCJOBS job cart.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the application process in order to be considered.

Please check your job cart for updates on your eligibility/score.  This should be updated every 2 to 3 weeks.  If you receive a passing score (70 or above) you will be placed on a register and do not need to re-apply.   

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