Nebraska State GovernmentLincoln 68524
Full Time

Ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients, orally and in writing. Capable of organizing and prioritizing daily work activities.

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Assistant Parole Officer

Nebraska State Government
Full Time 24 per week 801 W Prospector Pl Bldg 1, Lincoln, NE 68524, United States Apply before 9/26/2023 11:59
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Overview

Do you enjoy working with others, and are an effective communicator? Are you interested in a career in public safety or social work? The Nebraska Board of Parole and Division of Parole Supervision is seeking an Assistant Parole Officer (APO) to provide technical support to the PREP House facility in Omaha. APO's will maintain the safety and security of the site while assisting resident clients with their programming needs. This is a 24 hour facility with shifts that provide students the opportunity to do school work. The position will involve minimal travel around the Omaha area in state vehicles.

Before we dive into what we need, let us show off what you get!

• 13 paid holidays

• Vacation and sick leave that begin accruing immediately
• Military leave
• 156% (that's not a typo!) state-matched retirement
• Tuition reimbursement
• Employee assistance program
• 79% employer paid health insurance plans
• Dental and vision insurance plans
• Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) through the Federal government
• Wide variety and availability of career advancement as the largest and most diverse employer in the State
• Opportunity to be part of meaningful work and make a difference through public service
• Training and Development based on your career aspirations
• Fun, inviting teammates
• A safe and secure environment

Training conducted at the Lincoln Regional Office 421 South 9th Street, Suite 220, Lincoln, NE;
3600 N Academy Rd, Grand Island, NE; or conducted remotely

At the State, we stand by our core values of treating others with dignity and respect, acting ethically in all situations, and creating an environment where our customer is our top priority. Apply to join our team today! 

Location: Parole PREP House, 2922 Izard St, Omaha, NE 68131

Schedule: This position is a 24 hour facility. The incumbent must be available to work varying rotating shift schedules to include nights, weekends, and holidays. Differential pay is available for nighttime shifts. Initial training will be normal business hours.


Examples of Work

Complete required training including but not limited to de-escalation, conflict resolution, ORAS, EPICS, electronic monitoring, Motivational Interviewing, webinars, breath testing, PPCT, Sex Offender Assessments (Static/Stable/Acute). Inspect and monitor DPS-operated office settings and PREP program to ensure required safety and sanitation standards are met.

Train clients in specific task and job practices of sanitation to improve and maintain their performance levels in community residential living spaces. Inspect properties for safety and security issues. Operate alarm systems. Identify emergencies and respond appropriately. Conduct safety drills. Conducting phone contacts, face to face contacts, law enforcement contacts, ombudsman contacts, health and human services contacts.

Assist with substance abuse programming, mental health programming, residence checks, employer checks, sponsor checks, employment checks. Participate in community based presentations. Conduct orientation. Transport parolees locally and regionally to facilities, programming, human services, and other locations at the direction of supervision. Assist with client, vehicle, bags, and residence searches.

Conduct drug and alcohol testing and record results. Computer usage including NCJIS, electronic monitoring, entering contact notes, respond to emails and phone calls. Answer incoming calls, triage issues, properly escalate if necessary. Carry and use restraints, body armor, chemical agents, and other safety equipment. Assist in arrests, detain clients if necessary or at the direction of supervision. Calibrate and maintain breath alcohol equipment.

Basic maintenance and cleaning of state vehicles including transporting vehicles to maintenance and monitoring status of repairs. Upkeep, maintenance, and monitoring certification of equipment including but not limited to AED, electronic monitors, fire extinguishers, security systems, video surveillance systems. Upkeep of office equipment such as computers, printers, and scanners.

Office administration tasks including but not limited to checking mail, ordering and mailing equipment, processing deliveries, printing certificates, processing drug tests to mail out, processing and mailing money orders, and mailing DNA kits. Coordinating with vendors conducting maintenance, repair, delivery of equipment, retrieving and shredding material. Responsible for monitoring inventory and ordering drug testing kits, DNA kits, electronic monitoring equipment, PPE, office equipment, and other supplies.

Monitor clients paroled to a detainer, on abscond status, and deported. Monitor caseloads of officers on leave. Conduct risk assessments, office and field visits, travel permit requests, and data entry in conjunction with supervising low risk clients at the direction of supervisors. 

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Coursework/training in administrative/office support functions, procedures, and methods including the operation of personal computers and office equipment; or areas related to the programs and functions of the employing agency.

OR

Experience in customer service or public contact; or applying criteria/regulations; and/or performing administrative/office/secretarial support work including use of personal computers and office equipment.

PREFERRED: Associates Degree or current courses in Criminal Justice, Social Sciences; demonstrated prior substance abuse or chemical testing training; previous experience working with the offender population.

OTHER: This position requires travel. As such, the incumbent must be able to present a valid driver’s license or another form of reliable transportation. Regular and reliable attendance is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients, orally and in writing. Capable of organizing and prioritizing daily work activities. Ability to follow directions.

All Assistant Parole officers undergo specific training that can be physical at times. Minimum physical requirements for PPCT are:
• Must be able to lay flat on the ground and rise to a standing position repeatedly.
• Must be able to kneel and squat for up to 5 minutes at a time.
• Must have a normal, unrestricted range of motion.

While injury prevention is always a top priority in training, PPCT is a physically taxing training for some. Participants should expect sore muscles and bruising. 

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