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Probation & Parole Officer 2 (Experienced)

Probation & Parole Officer 2 (Experienced)

Job ID: 106749

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Full Time



Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:

• Service
• Professionalism
• Integrity
• Respect
• Individual accountability
• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.

Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring.
We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.


This position is for applicants that possess Basic Certification for Probation and Parole Officer from Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). Those that are not Oregon DPSST certified will be inactivated.


This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on November 29, 2022.


Annual Pay Range: $66,805.95 - $84,717.04

Hourly Pay Range: $32.118245 - $40.729348

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees) and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym membership discounts, annual wellness fairs and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.

In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.

Generous paid time off package, including:

• 8.7 hours of vacation accrued per month

• 8 hours of sick accrued per month

• 10 paid holidays and 2 personal days per year

Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

• Employer paid 4% Deferred Compensation

• Employer paid 6% PERS retirement contribution

• OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65

• Other Retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.

Other Benefits:

• A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision and prescription drug coverage

• A Choice of Dental Plans

• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes

• A variety of optional benefits (see Benefits link below)

• Longevity pay beginning after 5 years of service

This is a full time County position represented by FOPPO.


The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Parole & Probation Division is seeking experienced, qualified and motivated individuals for Probation & Parole Officer 2.

The Probation & Parole Officer 2 position is fully experienced and includes the use of limited peace officer powers. The position requires day-to-day interaction with offenders using basic corrections knowledge and interpersonal communication skills and holds a current Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) certificate for Probation and Parole Officers. In order to be considered for Probation & Parole Officer 2, you must upload a copy of your DPSST certificate to the attachments section of the online application at time of application. If your DPSST certificate is not received, you may not be considered for this position.

Probation and Parole Officers will be required to carry firearms issued by the Division in the performance of their duties.

The most competitive candidates will have knowledge of basic concepts and principles of social and corrections case and group work; criminal laws and criminal justice system; and demonstrated skills to effectively work with adult offenders placed on probation and parole.


This is a SWORN position that requires a complete Statement of Personal History (SPH). Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for the position will receive instructions from the Department of Human Resources or the Sheriff's Office on when to complete the SPH.

Required Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Corrections, Criminal Justice, Social Services, or Psychology - OR - any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.
• Work experience that includes effectively supervising difficult people with different backgrounds.
• Knowledge of human behavior and adjustment problems in adult offenders.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Understanding of basic concepts and principles of social and correctional care and group work.
• Must possess an active Basic Certification for Probation and Parole Officer from Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

• Must be 21 years of age by the date of employment.
• Must be a United States citizen or be one within eighteen (18) months of hire.
• Must possess a high school diploma, GED certificate of high school equivalency, or a bachelor degree from an accredited institution.
• Must be free from convictions of a serious nature, such as domestic violence, drug-trafficking and manufacturing, and any felony.
• Must be willing to be fingerprinted and have fingerprints filed with the State.
• Visual and Hearing Acuity: Must meet the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training requirements as detailed in Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) 259­-008­0000,

• Must meet the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office tattoo policy. See our FAQ's for details
• Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test
• Must pass an extensive background investigation, including national fingerprint records check
• Must pass an extensive post-offer pre-employment physical assessment and psychological evaluation; accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation
• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Corrections, Criminal Justice, Social Services, or Psychology.
• Three (3) or more years of experience in the field of Probation and Parole.
• Background in social work or counseling.
• Experience and ability to effectively supervise difficult people with different backgrounds and provide counseling and motivation to support change.

Other Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Must be CPR and First Aid certified within three (3) moths of employment.

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


Duties may include but are not limited to:

• Conducts interviews with clients to determine personal needs; formulates appropriate programs for each case to aid in client rehabilitation and maintains chronological case histories.
• Conducts probation and parole pre-sentence investigations, intake interviews, and supervises diversion and community service cases.
• Conducts follow-up interviews and investigates home conditions, personal adjustments, environment and other factors involved in making court reports for clients on probation and parole.
• Under immediate supervision, makes arrests, searches and seizures, transports prisoners, and does necessary follow-up and coordination of such activities with law enforcement agencies.
• Interacts with collateral sources such as spouse, family, employers, and others familiar with facts relating to individual cases for assistance with investigation and implementation of appropriate probation/parole treatment plans in the case of each adult offender.
• Interacts regularly with parole boards, as well as municipal, district, and circuit courts in both oral and written manner when testifying at hearings and when presenting facts and evaluations regarding client progress.
• Confers with supervisor, other agencies, schools, churches, public health agencies, law enforcement agencies, businesses, and others relative to individual cases in both referral and development capacities to outline and implement treatment and care programs.
• Prepares and dictates written reports, and is responsible for compilation and interpretation of a wide range of statistical and evaluative information regarding caseload.


Working Knowledge of: Concepts and principles of human behavior and adjustment problems in adult offenders; basic concepts and principles of social and correctional case and group work; motivational interviewing and principles of behavioral change; criminal laws and criminal justice system; availability of community and contract resources; departmental policies and procedures; case load management; parole board procedures; legal aspects of probation and parole; liability involved with exercise of limited peace officer powers; search and seizure; control of contraband; arrest procedures; self-defense; techniques of surveillance.

Skill to: Effectively investigate background of offenders, communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to offenders and the courts; make recommendations regarding disposition of misdemeanant and felony cases; supervise adults placed on probation and parole and provide counseling and guidance while enforcing conditions mandated by the court and approved rehabilitation programs; motivate offenders to participate in and successfully complete programming; individually assess problems and take appropriate courses of action to prevent potential delinquencies; keep accurate and timely records; correctly determine appropriate time and procedures for exercise of law enforcement powers; establish and maintain effective working relationships.


Requires limited standing or walking in locations throughout the community (e.g. offenders' residence, place of employment, jail, work release facility, treatment programs/facilities, etc.); occasional interaction with clients involves physical contact and exposure to hostile attitudes.


This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Friday. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.

This position is designated as on-site/in-person. It is expected that the selected candidate will perform duties at the specified on-site work location.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 reidents.


“A Tradition of Service Since 1845.” The CCSO mission is to provide public safety services to the people in Clackamas County so they can experience a safe and secure community. CCSO will fulfill the mission of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office through teamwork and partnerships, as reflected in our core values.


The CCSO serves over 400,000 residents of the County with over 400 employees. As the County's largest law enforcement agency the Sheriff's Office patrols the unincorporated areas of the county as well as several cities that have contracted with CCSO to provide law enforcement for them. The CCSO has many specialized units such as canine, motorcycle patrol, the dive team, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), search and rescue, narcotics investigation (SIU), detectives and Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT). The Sheriff's Office is also required by law to provide correctional facilities for the county and to offer support services to other agencies in the County, such as: the jail, special units and occasionally personnel resources.

The CCSO is committed to enhancing a diverse workforce through principles of active recruitment in the community, equal employment opportunity and positive human resource management. The Administration and staff of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office adopts a philosophy and practice that we recognize the full potential of all employees, treating all persons with respect, fairness and impartiality.


Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:

If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).



Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.


Lindsay White, Recruiter

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