Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
46053 11 ST G3 N 999-99 11/01/1999
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10/01/1996 46053


DEFINITION: This is professional managerial work directing the adult pre-parole and parole supervision activities in a region of the Commonwealth.

An employee in this class directs through subordinate managers the planning, implementation and coordination of Board of Probation and Parole program in a region of the Commonwealth. The development and implementation of policy relevant to probation and parole service delivery in a region of the Commonwealth is an important element of this class as is the role of a coequal with the Directors of the Bureau of Probation Services and the Bureau of Parole Services in the development of overall Board policy. Work involves developing regional program plans and resolving conflicts with central office program managers. Work includes developing and directing regional public relations activities and directing responses to critical incident situations. Work includes making appearances before the news media and providing statements, positions, and information in sensitive and high profile situations where offenders under Board supervision may have committed heinous criminal acts. Work includes close working relationships with legislators from within the region in the promotion of legislation favorable to Board operations and in facilitating their constituents' dealings with the agency. Work includes representing the Board; Chairman; or Director, Office of Probation and Parole Services, in conferences, public hearings and at other meetings. Work involves meeting with legislators, government officials, special interest groups and others to explain and promote agency programs and activities. The employee participates in the agency budget development and implementation processes. Work is assigned in terms of broad objectives and goals and the employee exercises considerable independent judgment in setting specific goals, objectives, and priorities. Work is reviewed by the Director, Office of Probation and Parole Services, through reports and conferences for attainment of program goals and objectives, completeness, and program quality.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Directs through subordinate managers the planning, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of inmate parole counseling and planning services, pre-parole investigation, probation and parole supervision, parole violation investigation and prosecution, and other related activities within a region.

Develops or supervises the development of policies affecting the delivery of probation and parole services that are unique to the region.

Participates with other Bureau and Regional Directors in the Office of Probation and Parole Services in the development of policies that affect overall Board operations.

Appears before newspaper, radio, television and other news media to answer questions, make statements, and provide information in relation to heinous criminal actions which may have been committed by offenders while they were on probation or parole under Board supervision.

Establishes and maintains contacts with legislators from within the region to provide information on Board operations and activities, to explain the Board's position on various criminal justice topics, to promote Board legislative proposals, and to seek support for Board budget proposals.

Provides service to legislators seeking information, action, problem resolution and cooperation on behalf of their constituents in their dealings with the Board of Probation and Parole.

Conducts periodic evaluations of responsibilities delegated to subordinate managers to ensure rules, regulations, policies and procedures are being followed and to determine program effectiveness; prepares reports outlining program status; and initiates actions to correct deficiencies.

Develops, implements, coordinates, and evaluates regional program plans and resolves program conflicts with Central Office Program Managers.

Develops, implements, coordinates regional program goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.

Coordinates activities between institutional parole and parole supervision program offices and units within the region; resolves conflicts among the operations; and ensures program activities and actions are consistent.

Develops and recommends changes to agency rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; and ensures that agency rules, regulations, policies, and procedures are consistently applied.

Directs responses to critical incidents involving agency personnel within the region.

Reviews complex, controversial, and sensitive cases and issues determinations on actions to be taken.

Represents the Board; Chairman; or Director, Office of Probation and Parole Services at or on conferences, public hearings, committees, or task forces.

Directs the development, implementation, and coordination of regional public relations activities.

Meets with legislators, local officials, law enforcement and corrections officials, community organizations, special interest groups, and the general public to explain and seek cooperation for agency actions and programs.

Directs the development of budget recommendations and proposals for the region and oversees budget implementation of the approved budget within the region.

Plans and organizes work, assigns work, determines work flow, and reviews work performance.

Evaluates work performance, prepares and signs Employee Performance Review reports, and reviews and signs Employee Perform Review reports as the reviewing officer.

Employees in this class may participate in the performance of their subordinates work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the laws, regulations, principles, practices, and relationships governing the provision of parole supervision and adult probation services.

Knowledge of the principles and methods of public administration and employee supervision.

Knowledge of the principles of modern criminology and penology.

Knowledge of the functions and methods of related agencies and institutions such as courts, law enforcement agencies, and penal institutions.

Knowledge of individual and group behavior, with special emphasis on behavior deviations of persons who have been involved in delinquent or criminal activities.

Knowledge of the Commonwealth's and Agency rules, regulations, policies and procedures governing travel, lodging, expense vouchers, and reporting procedures.

Knowledge of the collective bargaining unit agreements applicable to work performed by the assigned duties.

Skill in the supervision of employees.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals, groups, agencies, and other institutions.

Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the work of a large professional and clerical office and field staff.

Ability to make clear and pertinent statements orally and in writing, to speak effectively in public, and to prepare comprehensive reports.

Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of assigned programs.

Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and assign work to subordinates.

Ability to evaluate employee performance and prepare Employee Performance Review reports.

Ability to read and interpret Commonwealth and Agency rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Ability to read and interpret collective bargaining unit agreements applicable to the work performed by the units.

Ability to coordinate the work activities of the assigned programs and to resolve conflicts between the programs.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Two years as a Probation and Parole District Director 1;


One year as a Probation and Parole District Director 2;


Six (6) years of experience in probation, parole, or other social work including two (2) years in a managerial capacity and a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or any of the behavioral sciences.