State of AlaskaDouglas 99824
Full Time

Requires frequent travel within the State (normally one trip of up to 3 days length occurring monthly.

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Adult Probation Officer 3

State of Alaska
Full Time 2.67 semester per week Alaska Department of Corrections, 802 3rd St, Douglas, AK 99824, United States Apply before 10/5/2023 5:00


The Department of Corrections, Division of Institutions, is recruiting for an Adult Probation Officer 3 located in Kenai, Alaska.

What you will be doing: 
Under the direction of the Correctional Superintendent 2, this position is responsible for the hiring, training, and supervision of multiple Adult Probation Officers, Criminal Justice Technicians, and educational/vocational instructors. This individual oversees the Electronic Monitoring Program (EM), the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RST) program and Sex Offender Management Program (SOMP).
Our organization, mission, and culture:
The Alaska Department of Corrections provides secure confinement, reformative programs, and a process of supervised community reintegration to enhance the safety of our communities.
We are trained professionals committed to a safe, open and respectful organization. We are dedicated to public safety and will always respect the rights and dignity of victims of crime. Offenders in our charge will be treated in a safe and humane manner and will be expected to enhance their ability to reform every day.
WCC thrives on achieving our mission in a positive, supportive and encouraging environment. We work closely with other agencies/departments within the state to provide a seamless transition into the community.
The benefits of joining our team:
You will be joining an elite group of dedicated individuals who work together to meet the goals for the benefit of the facility and the department. Some of the benefits of joining our team include:

•           On-the-job training.
•           Health benefits, which includes employer contribution toward medical/vision/dental, employer paid Basic Life insurance, with additional coverage available.
•           Paid sick leave, vacation, and holidays.
•           Retirement, with Annuity and Deferred Compensation Plans.
•           Optional long and short-term disability plans.
•           Optional dependent and health care flexible spending accounts.
The working environment you can expect:
You will be working at Wildwood Correctional Complex which is approximately three miles north of Kenai and houses approximately 470 prisoners. Correctional Facilities are operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Your normal hours will be from Monday to Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Working in the division provides opportunities to learn in-depth knowledge of the Department's programs and services to Alaskans. If you can see yourself in this role, we would love to hear from you!
Who we are looking for:
  • We are seeking a leader who has a strong work ethic, problem solving and multi-tasking skills and the ability to exercise independent judgment while also ensuring contribution to a team. looking for a candidate that has the following competencies to be successful in the position:
    •           Working knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel)
    •           Excellent organizational skills, particularly of information stored in electronic and paper formats
    •           Excellent communication, demonstrating open, honest, and respectful written and verbal communication with people of all cultural backgrounds, ages, and levels of education,
    •           Flexible to adapt to sudden changes in staffing and responsibilities.
    •           A strong work ethic.
    •           A positive outlook and demeanor, and
    •           Ability to remain calm in a multitude of situation.
Minimum Qualifications

PJ04A4 –Adult Probation Officer 3
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in any field.  
Two years 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:
Six 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

•           A list of three professional references; including name, job title, employer, and current phone number.
•           A copy of your last three performance evaluations. Supervisory letters of reference may be substituted if evaluations are not available.
•           A copy of transcripts if post-secondary education is to be applied for meeting the minimum qualifications.

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 position.

Requires use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN), which includes passing a background investigation including fingerprinting will be conducted.
Requires daily contact with Wildwood Correctional Complex employees and inmates. Requires an ability to remain aware of surroundings in a prison environment at all times.

Department Employee Recruitment: Applicants must currently work in the recruiting department and hold permanent employment status. Permanent employment status is defined as holding permanent status in ANY job class in the current period of employment with no break in service (separation from State of Alaska employment) since the permanent status was earned.    


  • Requires frequent travel within the State (normally one trip of up to 3 days length occurring monthly.
  • Requires use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN), which includes passing a background investigation including fingerprinting will be conducted.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - Background Investigation Requirements and DeadlineA full criminal history check will be required for all applicants. As part of this process you will need to complete the F-3 Personal History, located at:  and submit to:  You will not be moved forward in the process without this completed. 
The most qualified applicants will receive a job offer that is conditional upon successful completion of a background investigation, medical examination, drug screening and psychological evaluation. All job offers are conditional pending successful completion of these requirements. 

The medical examination requirement will be coordinated and paid for by the Department.

Candidates will be required to submit copies of the following documents:  
  • Certified HS/GED transcripts
  • 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
The background investigation requires candidates to complete a background packet, which includes attaching the above required documents in order for our office to verify you meet the minimum qualifications and requirements set forth by the Alaska Police Standards Council. Upon hire, applicants will also be subject to fingerprinting.
It is crucial that you are honest and provide accurate information in your application, during your interview, and during the background investigation process. All information requested is required. It is important that you keep copies of all documents that you submit. Any copies of documents submitted to our office will not be returned and requested copies will be denied.

Note: Applicants who are not forthright, honest, or who intentionally or unintentionally omit information during the recruitment and selection process may be disqualified from further consideration of employment.

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 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.

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.


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Contact Information

Lynnie Einerson
Superintendent 2
Phone: (907) 260-7207