February 17, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Montgomery, AL – The recent passage of Act 2015-185 provided for a number of investments in
community supervision of Alabama’s felony offenders to curb recidivism and enhance public safety, including the expansion of Pardons and Paroles’ work force. Accordingly, the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles is currently hiring 100 probation and parole officers (60901) and 23 probation and parole specialists (60932) as a part of the State’s recent prison reform effort.
The agency is statutorily charged with supervising Alabama’s adult felony offenders on both probation and parole among other duties. On an annual basis the agency supervises over 64,000 probationers and parolees living in Alabama’s communities, operating 61 field offices throughout the state, a Central Office in Montgomery, and a residential LIFE Tech transition facility in Thomasville, Alabama. Recently the agency launched a Day Reporting Center in Birmingham, Alabama. The agency is currently developing a plan to provide similar services through additional Day Reporting Centers in strategic sites throughout the state to be announced in the near future.
Since funding was allocated to Pardons and Paroles in October of 2015 to implement the recent reforms, the agency has strategically assessed current offender caseloads to determine where to place new hires. Positions are being filled statewide in field offices, as well as these other sites.
Starting salary for officers begins at $33,902.40, with up to an additional $3,000.00 annually in law enforcement subsistence pay, and for specialists $27,806.40. Both state merit system positions also receive a comprehensive benefits package. The following links to the job announcements for these positions are located on the State of Alabama Personnel Department’s website and detail the application process: