Adult Probation Officer 1/2b (PCN 20-6821/20-6867)

Adult Probation Officer 1/2b (PCN 20-6821/20-6867)


$27.94 - $34.57 Hourly


Juneau, AK

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number





Pretrial, Probation and Parole

Opening Date


Closing Date

10/2/2023 5:00 PM Alaska


Pretrial, Probation, & Parole

Position Open To

All Applicants

Bargaining Unit

General Government




Job Description



The Department of Corrections, Division of Institutions

is recruiting for an Adult Probation Officer 1/2B located in Juneau, Alaska.


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What you will be doing:
The Adult Probation Officer position provides supervision and case management for adult male and female offenders who are required to report to the Department of Corrections. Job duties include working directly with felony offenders by conducting office meetings, interviews, completing risk/need assessments, urinalysis tests, providing referrals for treatment needs, conducting field contacts, as well as violation arrests and offender transport. The position requires acquiring and documenting historical and current information for the individuals under the supervision of the office. Officers ensure offender compliance with court or parole board issued conditions and report any violations to those entities.


Our organization, mission, and culture:

The vision of the Department of Corrections, Division of Pretrial, Probation and Parole is to serve Alaska’s diverse population through objective, legal and evidence-based community supervision, while respecting the rights of victims, defendants, probationers, and parolees. We are committed to promoting a healthier, stronger, safer Alaska. The Adult Probation Officer is an essential position for helping the Department fulfill this vision. They work closely with those under supervision as well as victims and community partners to help ensure each office is held to the highest standard.
Our mission is to help provide positive change in every town, village and neighborhood in Alaska by enhancing public safety, assisting the court with the fair administration of justice for victims and defendants, and by providing quality supervision that holds defendants accountable, while connecting them to community partners and resources that can provide an individual the tools for long-term change and success.

The benefits of joining our team:

Interested in law enforcement but don’t know where to start? This is an opportunity to join a fast paced office with abundant opportunity for advancment within the department. By joining the Juneau Probation Office you will be an integral team member in making our communities safer. The Department of Corrections offers paid training, paid time off and many opportunities for career advancement. This is an opportunity to join a fast paced office with abundant opportunity for advancment within the department.

The working environment you can expect:

The Juneau District Office covers all of the Juneau area, Admiralty Island, and the Lynn Canal and northwest to Yakutat. Juneau is one of the largest cities in Alaska with a mix of urban and rural settings. The diverse landscape of southeast Alaska makes for a very rewarding career in law enforcement. The Juneau Pretrial, Probation, Parole Office is staffed with two supervisors, eight Adult Probation Officers, and various support staff.

Who we are looking for:

To be successful in the position a candidate will need the following core competencies:
• Positive attitude and ability to be flexible despite a high-speed environment with rapidly changing priorities and interruption.
• Effective Communication: Demonstrates open, honest, and respectful written and verbal communication with people of all cultural backgrounds, ages and levels of education.
• Self-Starter who is well organized with a strong work ethic.
•Excellent case management skills and a desire to help individuals make appropriate choices regarding behavior, employment, education, finances, accommodations, and/or personal relationships.


Minimum Qualifications

PJ04A1 –Adult Probation Officer 1 
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in any field.
Or substitution:
Four years of paraprofessional experience in probation, parole, pretrial, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, corrections, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement.
Or substitution:
Four years in any combination of postsecondary education from an accredited college and paraprofessional experience in probation, parole, pretrial, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, corrections, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement (2.67 semester hours or 4 quarter hours of post-secondary education are equal to one month of experience).  
All Adult Probation Officer 1 positions are flexibly staffed. Advancement to the Adult Probation Officer 2 level occurs only when the incumbent successfully completes all training, including the specified terms of the APSC training and certification requirements, and is certified by the supervisor as prepared to perform at the next level. Advancement to the Adult Probation Officer 2B level is contingent upon completion of the Department’s Probation Officer Academy and the Probation Officer Field Training Manual.
PJ04A2/PJ04A3–Adult Probation Officer 2 (A or B) 
Successful completion of training under a formally established Adult Probation Officer 1-2 (A or B) flexible staffing training plan with the State of Alaska;
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in any field.  
One year of professional experience in probation, parole, pretrial, criminal justice, juvenile justice, social services, criminal investigation, public safety or law enforcement, or as a social services case manager or counselor.  
Or substitution:
Five years in any combination of postsecondary education from an accredited college and paraprofessional experience in probation, parole, pretrial, criminal justice, juvenile justice, public safety, law enforcement or corrections. (2.67 semester hours or 4 quarter hours of postsecondary education are equal to one month of experience).

Special Note (All Levels):
At the time of employment, a qualified applicant must: be 21 years of age and a United States citizen or a United States National; have a high school or home school diploma recognized or certified by a state or a local school district within a state as having met that state's graduation requirement; or have a General Educational Development certificate.
Possess a valid driver's license issued within the United States at time of appointment.
Some positions in this job class series may be required to carry a firearm and maintain a firearms proficiency qualification. If this requirement is present, it will be stated in the position description and vacancy announcement.
Employees may be required to work shift assignments and on-call availability may be required.    Individuals not continuously employed since February 9, 1991, by the State of Alaska Department of Corrections in a "correctional officer," "probation officer," or "parole officer" position, as defined by 13 AAC 85.900, are subject to requirements established by Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC). As a condition of continued employment, these individuals must obtain a basic correctional officer certificate issued by the APSC within 14 months of hire.
Any employment action that resulted in discharge, resignation in lieu of discharge, or discipline, must be disclosed at the time of application to vacancies within this classification. Applicants who fail to provide this information will be deemed to be ineligible for interview or further consideration. Applicants with an employment action that makes them ineligible for certification under APSC regulations will be ineligible to receive an interview or further consideration.
For purposes of the minimum qualifications for this job class, "misdemeanor" means:  1) A crime classified as a misdemeanor in Alaska at the time the crime was committed.  2)  A crime committed in another jurisdiction for which there was a conviction in that jurisdiction by a civilian or military court is a "misdemeanor" conviction if the crime has elements similar to those of a misdemeanor under Alaska law at the time the offense was committed.  3) An offense punishable as a misdemeanor in Alaska or under the law of another jurisdiction, that results in a completed suspended imposition of sentence, expungement of record, or a pardon, is considered a "misdemeanor" conviction unless the offense was committed by the person before the age of 21.
A qualified applicant may not:  
Have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court. 
Have been convicted during the past ten (10) years by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, another state or territory, or by a military court of a crime of dishonesty or moral turpitude, of a crime that resulted in serious physical injury to another person, or of two or more driving under the influence offenses.
Have illegally manufactured, transported, or sold a controlled substance during the past 10 years, provided you were under 21 years of age at the time.
Have illegally used a Schedule IA, IIA, IIIA, IVA, or VA controlled substance during the past 5 years, provided you were at least 21 years of age at the time.
Have used marijuana during the last year, provided you were at least 21 years of age at the time.
Have been denied certification by the Alaska Police Standards Council or the responsible certifying agency in any other issuing jurisdiction unless the denial, revocation, or surrender has been rescinded by the council under 13 AAC 85.270 or by the responsible certifying agency of the issuing jurisdiction.
Have ever used a controlled substance while employed as a certifiable municipal, state, federal peace officer, correctional officer, adult probation officer, or military law enforcement officer.

 Have ever used a controlled substance while employed as a certifiable municipal, state, federal peace officer, correctional officer, adult probation officer, or military law enforcement officer.

Additional Required Information

Applicants are required to provide at time of interview the following:
   •HS diploma, GED or transcripts (must show date of graduation)
   •Cover Letter
   •Last three performance evaluations if applicable
 Cover Letter Instructions:
• The cover letter must describe how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Please describe your education and/or work experience as it relates to the minimum qualifications listed on this posting;
• The cover letter must describe your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they pertain to the bulleted points in this section "the ideal candidate will possess the following strengths, skills, and abilities" in the job description above. Give specific examples to demonstrate your experience and/or education; and
• The cover letter must be in standard business format.
Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.  



A full criminal history check is required for all applicants.




The F-3 Personal History Statement Form and Background Packet can be downloaded at:

Once completed and notarized return to:

As part of the personal history, applicants will be required to submit copies of the following documents:

  • Certified Highschool/GED transcripts (must be received directly from certifying institution and show date of graduation)
  • Birth certificate or valid passport
  • HS Foreign Equivalency Evaluation, if applicable
  • Naturalization certificate, if applicable
  • DD-214 form, if applicable (must show date and type of discharge and reason for separation narrative for all periods of service in each branch of the military, such as the DD-214 Long Form and NGB-22 Form)
  • Military Evaluations, if applicable

Upon successfully passing screening criteria, qualified candidates will receive a job offer that is conditional. The conditional job offer is contingent upon the applicant completing and passing: a background investigation, drug screening, medical examination, and psychological evaluation. The medical examination requirement will be coordinated and paid for by the Department. All job offers are conditional pending successful completion of these requirements. 

 The Department also recognizes that recruiting efforts by Correctional Officers is an effective tool for new recruits. Under the provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement, current officers may be credited with Recruitment Incentive Leave for proactively participating in recruiting efforts for Correctional Officer I/II positions. Correctional Officers who recruit a new officer, who successfully completes probation and the academy, are eligible to be awarded an additional 60 hours of personal leave to be credited to their leave account.

Correctional Facilities are located in various Alaska communities and during the application process, applicants will be allowed to select their preference for consideration and may select more than one location; however, successful applicants will be offered positions based upon total number of vacancies and the needs of the department.

This position is flexibly staffed.  This vacancy may be filled at either the 1 or 2B level, depending on the applicant's training and/or experience.  The salary range is identified at the top of this notice and depends on the experience of the selected candidate(s).  Starting salary will be determined by the level at which the position is hired. If filled at level 1, promotion to the level 2B will occur upon successful completion of the probationary period and required training, as well as the applicant meeting the minimum qualifications of the higher job class.

The Department of Corrections follows and maintains federal and state requirements standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which apply to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including:

  • Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution.
  • Convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or
  • Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview, at the discretion of the hiring manager.

Education completed in foreign colleges, universities, or high schools may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution or high school.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

If using work experience in your Applicant Profile, you must also provide the employer's name, your job title, dates of employment and whether full or part-time. Applicant Profiles will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported, and Minimum Qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

This position requires the use or possession of a firearm or ammunition. In accordance with the federal Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 (PL 104-208), if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, you may not hold this position.

A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is an offense that is (1) a misdemeanor under Federal or state law; and (2) has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.

If you have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, do NOT apply for this position.

Please be aware – this position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN)/Alaska Corrections Offender Management System (ACOMS).  A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN/ACOMS.  DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice.  Additionally, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance.

All Department of Corrections employees are required to be fingerprinted. The successful candidate must pass a criminal history check.

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.


You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via hard-copy application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as AlaskaJobs or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hard-copy application to successfully apply. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska "How to Apply" webpage, found here:

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the ‘’ domains. For information on allowing emails from the ‘’ domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at 

Requests for information may also be emailed to


Contact Information

For additional information regarding this position, please contact:

Bobby Montez
Phone: (907) 419-3181
Fax: (907)465-5225


State of Alaska


PO Box 110201

Juneau, Alaska, 99811


(800) 587-0430 (Statewide toll-free number)
(907) 465-4095 (Juneau and out-of-state callers)


Juneau, AK

8 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2023-10-02