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Class Code: 383F
Category: Protective Services


In a training capacity, is assigned a caseload of adult criminal offenders.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is an in-training class.  Work performed at this level is carefully screened for appropriateness of assignment and closely reviewed.  Incumbents are assigned progressively more responsible duties and larger work loads as they gain experience and complete assigned training.

Typical Work

Participates in formal and on-the-job training to learn the duties of a Community Corrections Officer; staffs cases with co-workers and supervisor; accompanies higher level officers on field visits; makes field visits alone as skills increase;  

Learns to manage a caseload of adult criminal offenders; monitors conditions/prohibitions of supervision; updates supervision plans as needed; establishes and monitors monthly payment schedules for legal financial obligations; monitors the adjustment of offenders involved with in/out patient treatment programs; counsels offenders and/or refers them to counseling or other resource/treatment programs; makes home/field visits per offender classification standards;  

Learns to investigate alleged parole, probation, and sentencing violations; conducts searches and arrests; detains serious violators after proper approval; serves parole subpoenas; transports arrested offenders to jail, hearings, etc.; records, preserves and secures evidence;  

Learns to testify before courts, boards, and/or classification and disciplinary hearings; cross examines witnesses if an Assistant Attorney General is not present at parole violation hearings;  

Learns to conduct pre-sentence investigations and prepare reports; collects victim/witness information; completes the intake process on new cases including review of all required forms; completes risk assessments/reassessments;  

Learns to record contacts with offenders on chronological records sheets; maintains files in orderly chronological sequence; opens, closes, and purges files; completes OBTS data entry forms and accesses the OBTS data base; obtains law enforcement and WACIC records;  

Serves on committees and task forces; speaks to community service clubs, schools, law enforcement agencies, and similar organizations; 

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  basic criminal justice system and community corrections; individual and group behavior.   

Ability to:  learn to manage a caseload of adult offenders; use authority constructively; gain confidence and cooperation of adult offenders; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; represent the agency positively before criminal justice agencies, community organizations, and the general public; appraise persons and situations accurately and adopt appropriate course of action; write and speak accurately; clearly, objectively, and effectively.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree. 

Note:  A valid driver's license may be required.

Class Specification History

Revised November 1, 1963
Revised June 15, 1970
Revises minimum qualifications
Revised October 16, 1975
Revises minimum qualifications
Revised February 9, 1979
Revises definition, minimum qualifications, adds distinguishing characteristics, title change (formerly Parole & Probation Officer Trainee)
Revised April 15, 1983
Revises class code (formerly 3605)
Revised May 11, 1984
Title change (formerly Parole & Probation Officer 1)
Revised March 1, 1988
Revises definition, distinguishing characteristics and minimum qualifications
Revised April 14, 1989
Revises minimum qualifications
New class code: (formerly 39700) effective July 1, 2007
(07/21/2008) Revised desirable qualifications language; deleted equivalent education/experience language.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017; 39 to 45CC.