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Probation Parole Officer I Jobs in Los Lunas, NM at State of New Mexico

Title: Probation Parole Officer I

Company: State of New Mexico

Location: Los Lunas, NM


$21.13 – $33.81 Hourly
$43,954 – $70,326 Annually
This position is a Pay Band 65

Why does the job exist?

Interviews are anticipated to be conducted within two weeks of closing date. This position will supervise individuals on Probation, Parole or both to facilitate rehabilitation, reintegration into society and facilitate public safety.

How does it get done?

Conduct assessments and provide necessary counseling, housing, employment or educational referrals to facilitate success.
Supervise individuals based on the appropriate supervision level including but not limited to:
Conducting regular face to face or telephonic meetings,
Field calls to their residence or place of employment/education,
Random drug testing of offenders,
Ensuring Court or Parole Board imposed obligations are being met and addressing violations as deemed appropriately which may including arresting individuals who may be under the influence of drugs/alcohol and working with individuals whom may become hostile at a moment’s notice.

Who are the customers?

Parole Board
Individual on supervision

Ideal Candidate

Have experience with the following:

Case Management
Reading legal or court documents
Interacting with treatment providers
Working in the criminal justice system
Writing reports

Minimum Qualification

Associate Degree from an accredited college or university in Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice or related field as it pertains to the essential duties and responsibilities of the classification. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university and experience in behavioral case management, commissioned or non-commissioned law enforcement, military law enforcement or as a Probation Officer of the Courts, Disciplinary Hearing Officer, Administrative Law Judge or Adult or Juvenile Correctional Officer totaling two (2) years may substitute for the required education.

Substitution Table

These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:






High School Diploma or Equivalent


2 years of experience


High School Diploma or Equivalent


2 years of experience


Associate’s degree or higher (Bachelor’s, Master’s) in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification


0 years of experience

Associate’s degree or higher in any field


2 years of experience

Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of “semester hours” in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

Employment Requirements

This position is designated as safety sensitive. Employment is subject to pre-employment and random testing, in accordance with all terms and conditions of federal and state law, rules and regulations in relation to alcohol and/or drug testing. Successful completion of a series of Defensive Tactics and Restraint Courses to include exposure to Mace/OC Spray within one (1) year from date of hire as a condition of continued employment. Successful completion of First Aid and CPR Courses within the one (1) year of date from hire as a condition of continued employment is required. Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver’s License. May be required to carry a firearm, work odd hours and visit offenders’ home. Employment is subject to a pre-employment background investigation and is conditional pending results. Employment is conditional pending results of pre-employment drug test.

Statutory Requirements:
Assignment as a Probation Parole Officer at NMCD must adhere to the following:

At the time of their appointment, be citizens of the United States.
At the time of their appointment, have reached the age of majority.
Be of good moral character and not have been convicted of a felony or any crime of moral turpitude in the courts of this or any other state or in the federal courts.
Subject to a drug test as a condition of employment and on-going random drug testing as a condition of assignment to a safety sensitive position.
Successful completion of the New Mexico Department Of Corrections Basic Probation and Parole Officers Certification Training within twelve months of hire and annual re-certification.
Maintenance of skills in self-defense, handcuffing, baton, and chemical agents and annual re-certification.

Working Conditions

Executive Order 2021-066 requires all employees with the State of New Mexico to provide either proof of COVID-19 vaccination (including proof of a booster dose of vaccine by January 17, 2022, or within four weeks of becoming eligible for a booster dose) or proof of a COVID-19 viral test every week. The Public Health Order (on Vaccination) dated December 2, 2021, requires Congregate Care Facility Workers and Hospital Workers to have received a primary series of vaccination by October 6, 2021, and a booster dose of vaccine by January 17, 2022, or within four weeks of becoming eligible for a booster. Links to the referenced Executive Order and Public Health Order can be found on the State Personnel Office website homepage: Work is performed in an adult prison environment, which includes daily contact with and supervision of inmates. May be required to work odd hours, overtime, holidays, and weekends.

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Agency Contact Information: Haven Scogin (505)934-2188, or email: [email protected] Email
For information on Statutory Requirements for this position, click the Classification Description link on the job advertisement.

Bargaining Unit Position

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.

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