SENIOR PAROLE OFFICER, JUVENILE JUSTICE
Under direction of a supervisory official in the Juvenile Justice
Commission, conducts investigations related to parole planning
and aftercare services for juvenile offenders: assumes
responsibilities for paroled juvenile offenders by coordinating,
developing, and monitoring specific programs of various types
directed to the parolee and encouraging family involvement in
community programs, counseling, and treatment; utilizes a balanced
approach in supervision of juvenile parolees in concert with
treatment, surveillance, and enforcement practices with extensive
interaction of public and private treatment service providers and
social service and law enforcement agencies in accord with state
statutes, administrative codes, and policies of the State Parole
Board; interacts with law enforcement agencies in the
apprehension and custody of parole violators and in the
enforcement of arrest warrants; does other administrative and
related duties as required.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes
only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties
listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on
the job may not be listed.
NOTE: Appointments may be made to positions requiring bilingual skills.
40806C - Bilingual in Spanish and English
Applicants must be able to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate
in Spanish and English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Exercises all powers and rights of enforcement to function as a
law enforcement officer for the detection, apprehension, arrest,
and prosecution of offenders against the law.
Conducts initial interviews with juvenile offenders pending
parole hearings for the purpose of determining needs assessment
and the development of services for each assigned corresponding
Plans, directs, and oversees programs for social, emotional, and
economic adjustment of juvenile offenders in an effort to provide
general, communal, and specialized treatment needs.
Conducts ongoing case management evaluations and monitoring
activities of assigned cases throughout custodial and community
supervision portions of the sentence.
Functions as a primary participant on various classification and
selection committees including performing related investigative
Gathers information, and reviews and monitors case management
needs designed to address supervision programmatic
objectives and service records.
Closely monitors case custodial histories and violations of each
assigned case to prepare detailed corrective action reports and
reviews recommendations within the records to determine prior
assessment reviews and classification analyses activities.
Conducts investigations to determine existing and potential
employment, and educational and vocational opportunities
available for juvenile offenders on parole or to be paroled.
Prepares reports to be utilized in the preparation of case
Submits monthly reports reflecting activities performed in the
custody and aftercare programs including classification
determinations, number of interviews performed, selection
decisions, releases, available opportunities for treatment and
enrichment programs, and so forth.
Interviews juveniles, employers, educators, tutors, and relatives
to clarify parole restrictions and supervision requirements
depicting goals, objectives, community resources, treatment,
concerns, and other procedures of the parole program.
Identifies violations and enforces sanctions.
Apprehends parole violators and conducts investigations to
determine and evaluate viable alternatives or seeks further
Maintains established relationships with various community groups
and agencies and also with various law enforcement agencies,
courts, probation and welfare agencies, schools and county
outreach education programs, and medical and treatment facilities
for the purpose of rehabilitation and enrichment objectives for
juveniles on parole to include short term risk management and
longer term behavior reform.
Instructs juvenile offenders pending parole and parolees of
specific conditions and stipulations of their parole and the
rules and regulations of the parole release program.
Conducts random urine monitoring and enforces violations for
position results determined on the urine samples tested using a
range of sanctions.
Serves as liaison with the youth service commission and participates
on multidisciplinary teams providing technical assistance in
areas of service delivery objectives and ensuring services are
delivered in an efficient, cost effective manner within the
needs expediency of each case.
Maintains stringent surveillance and monitoring activities for
quality assurance of service delivery.
Identifies advocates for the delivery of various services in
cooperation with the youth service commission approved service
Serves warrants on parole violators and arrests identified parole
Contacts local law enforcement authorities to provide information
and/or requests assistance in serving arrest warrants.
Recognizes and evaluates potentially dangerous situations
involving parole violators apprehension.
Exercise caution and independent judgment in handling these
circumstances to avoid personal injury or to prevent endangerment
to the general public and/or serious personal or commercial
Serves as a resource person to juvenile offenders on parole
Renders assistance in presenting orientation objectives on
inservice training activities, specifics of on-the-job training,
and education programs available.
Provides guidance on possible career considerations and
educational opportunities for juveniles in custodial confinement,
alternative aftercare programs, and recorded on parole status.
Develops and implements graduated sanctions and incentives.
Reviews procedures and specific recognition standards to monitor
and revise each service plan, needs assessments, and surveillance
activities of each assigned case.
Investigates parolee violations and new criminal activities and
completes incident reports for expedient review by all
appropriate parties and initiates appropriate notices on incident
detection in accord with agency incident reporting procedure
Processes parolees for release of both the parent institution and
Provides instruction and guidance to Parole Officer Recruits,
Juvenile Justice in the performance of their assigned duties.
Provides directions, instructions, and guidance to Youth Workers
and other paraprofessional employees assigned to assist in
monitoring activities of parolees.
Coordinates activities associated with furlough, study release,
and work release programs.
Monitors and assists in the resolution of problems between the
institution phase and the community phase.
Oversees and maintains records of financial aid accounts for
Receives requests for emergency assistance, provides
disbursements, and requests reimbursements as required by
Conducts special investigations and furnishes evaluations of
Executive Clemency and Extradition Requests by the Governor's
Office and/or State Parole Board.
Discusses offenders' court imposed revenue obligations, sets
payment schedules, and makes collections as set forth by the
Coordinates collections efforts with other government and/or
private agencies in the event of default.
Performs and maintains recordkeeping activities.
Reviews and evaluates New Jersey parole cases residing out of
Prepares recommendations regarding parole status and
Provides immediate and long term assistance with juvenile parolee
issues and problems.
Develops new sources and updates community resources directory
for client assistance and instructs effected personnel regarding
available organizations and agencies to enhance program
effectiveness to understand supervision need of the parolees.
Serves as a hearing officer in the preliminary phase of probable
cause hearings and makes recommendations and/or decisions
regarding parolee status.
Prepares various reports and correspondence concerning parolees
and their activities progress.
Establishes and maintains essential and confidential records and
Assists in developing procedures in the process of communications
between parolees and their relatives who are not knowledgeable of
the English language.
Acts as a witness and testifies before formal hearings, Grand
Juries, Courts of Law, administrative hearings, or other judicial
Prepares and finalizes investigative reports in compliance with
applicable policies and procedures.
Performs investigative, surveillance, and covert activities in
conjunction with federal and state agency directives.
Inputs and maintains case management system for parolee
activities and investigative matters for up-to-date status and/or
query of specific cases under investigation or prior closed case.
Utilizes and instructs others in the usage of various types of
video, audio, electronic communications, photographic and
computer information systems and other various types of recording
equipment, devices, and manual recordings used by the agency,
institutions, facilities. or related components.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and information systems used
by the agency, office, or related units.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Psychology,
or related field of study.
One (1) year of experience in a correctional facility
involving the supervision and counseling of juvenile offenders,
inmates, or parolees or related probationary casework involving
Appointees must possess a driver's license
valid in New Jersey.
NOTE: The responsibility for ensuring that employees
possess the required motor vehicle license, commensurate
with the class and type of vehicles they operate, rests with the
Appointees accepting employment are required to adhere to
the employment restrictions that they not pursue outside gainful
employment during their course of employment unless approved by
the Executive Director of the Juvenile Justice Commission or
Appointees must have successfully completed the New Jersey
Police Training Commission and Agency Training course standards
in arrest, apprehension, investigations, parole supervision, and
other related law enforcement requirements, and shall have
qualified in the usage of firearms and the ability to requalify
on a semiannual basis.
Appointees will be required to have successfully completed
all aspects of the one-year training program and have met all
stated requirements of the Parole Officer Recruit, Juvenile
Justice to be an eligible candidate for appointment to the Senior
Parole Officer, Juvenile Justice title.
Selected eligible candidates shall meet the qualifications
for juvenile corrections officers and shall be employed as
juvenile corrections officers pursuant to section 6 of P.L. 1995,
c. 284 (NJSA 52:17B-174).
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of care, usage, security, and integrity of firearms and
other restraints and defense equipment.
Knowledge of techniques utilized to conduct interviews and
investigations of juvenile parolees, their families, and related
parole matters and issues.
Knowledge of varied community resources to be utilized for
enrichment purposes in social, economic, and emotional
rehabilitation of paroled juvenile offenders and reactions to be
expected of such persons subject to specified requirements.
Knowledge of issues and situations that occur to affect the
judgment of paroled juveniles economically and socially and the
emotional advancement and habilitation of juvenile offenders.
Knowledge of available methods to collect payments in default of
court issued orders and agreements.
Knowledge of methods and procedures for conducting investigations
of varying types.
Knowledge of surveillance methods and procedures.
Knowledge of law enforcement and administrative procedures for
reporting parole violators.
Knowledge of electronic communication equipment and database
software utilized during the course of an investigation.
Ability to exercise all powers and rights of a law enforcement
officer in criminal matters and to function as an officer for the
detection, apprehension, arrest, and prosecution of offenders
against the law.
Ability to respond to emergency situations expediently and remain
accessible at all times including days-off and off-duty hours.
Ability to evaluate the reliability and creditability of employers,
parolees, relatives, and witnesses' oral and written statements
during the course of an investigation.
Ability to apply applicable laws and the interpretations related
to the care, treatment, rehabilitation, training, and education
programs of juvenile probationers, parolees, and inmates of
correctional institutions and facilitates as dictated by court
orders and directives in New Jersey.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with juvenile parolees, local officials, and other
interested parties concerned in the rehabilitation of juvenile
and young adult parolees.
Ability to recognize and evaluate potentially dangerous
situations involving parolees by exercising caution and
independent judgment in the handling of these circumstances.
Ability to develop and enhance procedures of communications
between parolees and family members to relay information on the
laws, rules, and regulations relevant to parole requirements and
supervision restrictions to persons of varying ethnic and
language backgrounds, education, and economic levels.
Ability to gain the confidence and respect of parolees to provide
them with assistance, advice, career opportunities, and personal
development and respect of themselves and of others while
continuing to exert a positive influence toward their
Ability to review and evaluate parole cases and determine
appropriate levels of supervision to be applied case-by-case.
Ability to assess parolee financial status and set payment
schedules to collect court imposed revenue obligation
commitments with the capability to pay and coordinate the efforts
necessary to collect payments in default and maintain records
Ability to provide instruction and guidance to Parole Officer
Recruits, Juvenile Justice.
Ability to provide supervision, instructions, and guidance to
Youth Workers and other assigned paraprofessional employees.
Ability to perform confidential investigative reporting
activities and gather information and evidence and prepare
detailed reports thereof.
Ability to compile and prepare detailed case histories.
Ability to prepare detailed correspondence, reports, and
memoranda on parole matters and issues.
Ability to interpret relative information in the context of the
theories of modern social casework administration, sociology,
penology, criminology, and psychology practices and principles as
they apply to juvenile delinquency problems and issues.
Ability to coordinate and participate in monitoring of varied
programs for rehabilitation, education, and personal development
of juvenile parolees and young adults.
Ability to prepare detailed correspondence, reports, and
memoranda on parole matters and issues.
Ability to gather, collect, maintain, collate, interpret, and
disseminate statistical information.
Ability to participate in joint investigative initiatives and
Ability to utilize and instruct others in the usage of various
types of video, photographic, audio, electronic communications,
computer information systems, and other various types of
recording equipment, devices, and manual recordings used by the
agency, institutions, facilities, or related components.
Ability to make decisions and determine when circumstances should
be referred to superiors for appropriate action.
Ability to qualify with firearms on a semiannual basis.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in
English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as
acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as
long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If
the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the
employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code(s) which
are different work week or work month and/or variants of the job class title:
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This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.