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Parole Agent

Posted on: January 20, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Mitchell, SD
  • Applications have closed

Website South Dakota Department of Corrections

Job ID: 21627
Agency: Department of Corrections, Parole Services
Location: Mitchell
Salary: $22.48 per hour
Pay Grade: GI
Closing Date: 01/25/2023

This is a Full-Time 40 Hours Weekly position with the Department of Corrections, Parole Services. For more information on the Department of Corrections, Parole Services, please visit https://doc.sd.gov/.

Manages a caseload of convicted felons on community supervision, develops placements and resources, and conducts special investigations to promote the reform and redirection of persons under community supervision while ensuring the safety of society.

Successful applicant will be required to pass a polygraph examination before final appointment.

Must be 21 years of age.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Bachelor’s degree or four years of related experience is preferred.

Knowledge of:


evidence Based Practices related to corrections and community supervision;
effective case management techniques;
principles, methods and procedures to facilitate an acceptable reintegration and/or continued adjustment of persons under community supervision within their environment;
the attitude, problems, and behavior of persons under community supervision;
human behaviors and interpersonal relationships;
basic terminology and concepts of corrections and community supervision;
legal terminology and procedures
chemical agents, restraints and basic firearm safety and employment techniques;
English grammar, spelling, and punctuation;
individual counseling techniques.

Ability to:


document logically, accurately, and concisely all pertinent information and decisions;
communicate information clearly and accurately;
on an ongoing basis, the incumbent must possess the ability to effectively plan, organize, schedule, direct and evaluate a caseload of parolees;
interact with persons under community supervision and others to establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with them;
exercise the physical and mental capability to protect oneself and assigned firearm;
maintain composure under stressful conditions;
successfully complete the Department of Corrections and Parole Services firearms safety and qualification course;
maintain impartiality in dealing with persons under community supervision.

This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference per ARSD 55:10:02:08.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class B retirement under SDRS.


Must apply online: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=KWB
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”