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NYS Division of Parole

Parole Officer and Facility Parole Officer positions exist with the New York State Division of Parole in correctional facilities and area field offices throughout New York State.

  • Parole Officers are typically assigned to the area field offices of the Division of Parole. Offices are located in many of the major cities of New York State. Parole Officers aid, assist and supervise offenders released from correctional facilities to serve a period of post-release supervision. Parole Officers are responsible for providing public safety and community protection, while working with community-based organizations to deliver needed services and supervision to releasees. Parole Officers perform both social work and law enforcement functions.
  • Facility Parole Officers work in the correctional facilities throughout New York State preparing inmates for consideration for release by the Parole Board. Facility Parole Officers work with inmates to prepare for their appearance before the Board of Parole, perform inmate release planning and coordinate with community-based parole staff in developing final discharge and supervision plans.

Appointments to these positions may only be made from among those persons who have qualified for appointment by taking a Parole Officer or Parole Officer Trainee Civil Service examination. Facility Parole Officer and Facility Parole Officer Trainee positions are filled from the Parole Officer and Parole Officer Trainee examination lists, respectively.

Examinations are held approximately every four years and are open to individuals with the minimum qualifications listed below.  Currently, there is no Parole Officer examination scheduled.

  • Parole Officer: Bachelor's Degree and three years experience as a social worker or group worker in a recognized social service, correctional, criminal justice, community or human welfare agency.

  • Parole Officer Trainee: Bachelor's Degree or higher degree in sociology, psychology, social work, counseling, criminal justice, rehabilitation counseling, American studies with concentration in Native American studies, or in Black, Asian Pacific Islander, Hispanic cultural studies, or Latin American/Caribbean studies; or a law degree.

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