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Occupational Report for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists (21-1092) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.

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Employment Outlook for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was somewhat larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a much slower rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists There are 6 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 6 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Probation Officer III 10/16/14 Klamath Falls $22.84/hr to $24.70/hr DOE
Probation and Parole Officer l or ll 10/14/14 Hillsboro $25.27/hr to $30.71/hr DOE
Deputy Probation Officer I / II /III 10/6/14 Crescent City $32,810/yr to $37,982/yr DOE
Probation Officer II 9/25/14 Klamath Falls $19.74/hr to $24.97/hr DOE
Parole and Probation Officer 1 or 2 9/22/14 Eugene $20.03/hr to $31.13/hr
Juvenile Services Specialist 1 5/13/14 Roseburg $11.55/hr
Job Openings from the Web for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 4 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 4 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICER I or II 10/10/14 Hillsboro Washington County
6286-Community Justice Officer (Community Justice) 10/8/14 Medford JACKSON COUNTY
Parole and Probation Officer 1 or 2 9/20/14 Eugene Lane County
Deputy Sheriff Parole and Probation 9/2/14 Salem
State of Oregon License Information for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
License License Authority Web Site
Parole and Probation Officer DPSST - Standards & Certifications
Wages for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $17.62 $21.59 $25.72 $31.18 $34.55 $26.11 $54,304
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 16.83 18.03 21.43 24.44 28.11 21.94 45,654
Multnomah / Washington 22.47 26.21 30.61 33.82 36.03 29.51 61,374
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 17.61 19.56 24.43 27.31 32.97 24.09 50,105
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 17.61 19.24 24.44 30.73 33.72 25.08 52,165
Coos / Curry 16.58 19.80 25.50 28.65 32.97 24.50 50,966
Jackson / Josephine 17.22 19.77 24.43 28.44 33.75 24.55 51,063
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 16.21 17.83 24.49 27.51 28.63 22.81 47,446
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 16.74 21.55 25.93 29.46 34.56 25.89 53,853
Klamath / Lake 22.62 25.09 28.00 30.02 33.79 27.73 57,672
Morrow / Umatilla 20.45 22.12 25.46 29.03 33.19 25.76 53,569
Baker / Union / Wallowa 16.83 18.45 22.22 24.44 29.37 22.59 46,984
Grant / Harney / Malheur 17.61 18.88 24.43 27.40 34.55 24.46 50,891
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 1,779 1,907 128 7.2% 13 46 59
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 405 420 15 3.7% 2 11 13
Multnomah / Washington 242 266 24 9.9% 2 6 8
Jackson / Josephine 198 213 15 7.6% 2 5 7
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 134 143 9 6.7% 1 4 5
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 104 110 6 5.8% 1 3 4
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 99 108 9 9.1% 1 3 4
Clackamas 79 86 7 8.9% 1 2 3
Grant / Harney / Malheur 70 73 3 4.3% 0 2 2
Lane 62 67 5 8.1% 0 2 2
Morrow / Umatilla 60 65 5 8.3% 0 2 2
Baker / Union / Wallowa 48 50 2 4.2% 0 1 1
Douglas 45 48 3 6.7% 0 1 1
Coos / Curry 24 25 1 4.2% 0 1 1
Klamath / Lake 16 15 -1 -6.2% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 14 15 1 7.1% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 1,779
Total All Industries State 726
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals State 726
Total All Industries Local 1,046
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 1,046
Educational Requirements for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists The typical entry level education for this occupation is a Bachelor's degree. In addition, short-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
  • Access Social Service Resource Providers
  • Apply Active Listening Techniques
  • Apply Arrest, Search And Seizure Law
  • Apply Counseling Techniques
  • Apply Cultural And Religious Awareness
  • Apply Current Social Research
  • Apply Institutional Care Procedures
  • Apply Intervention Techniques
  • Apply Mediation Techniques
  • Apply Psychological Assessment Tools
  • Apply Psychology Theory
  • Apply Pursuit Tactics
  • Apply Sociology Theory
  • Chart Clients' Personal Data
  • Collect Client Data
  • Communicate Details Concisely And Consistently
  • Communicate With Children And Adults
  • Compile Data Related To Social Work Or Entitlement Programs
  • Conduct Investigations And Research
  • Conduct Prisoner Pre-Release Activities
  • Counsel Inmates
  • Determine Program Eligibility
  • Determine Program Status
  • Enforce Laws, Ordinances And Regulations
  • Follow Safety Procedures
  • Manage Detailed Case Records In A Social Work Setting
  • Obtain And Process Urine Samples For Drug Testing
  • Obtain Information From Clients, Customers, Patients Or Others
  • Operate Two-Way Radio
  • Prepare Reports In Timely Manner
  • Provide Emotional Support To Social Services Clients
  • Reach Conclusions Quickly In Law Enforcement Situations
  • Recognize Physical And Emotional Abuse
  • Recognize Public Safety Hazards
  • Refer Clients And Patients To Community Services
  • Relate To Clients' Socioeconomic Conditions
  • Resolve Conflicts
  • Schedule Appointments
  • Supervise Adult Care Residents
  • Use Appropriate Physical Response In Law Enforcement Situations
  • Use Behavior Modification Techniques
  • Use Computers To Enter, Access And Retrieve Data
  • Use Correct Grammar, Punctuation And Spelling
  • Use Interviewing Techniques
  • Use Principles Of Group Dynamics
  • Work As A Team Member
Schools and Training Providers for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-5000
Programs of Training:
Concordia University-Portland
2811 NE Holman Street
Portland, OR 97211-6099
Phone: (503) 288-9371
Programs of Training:
Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527-9291
Phone: (541) 956-7501
Programs of Training:
Warner Pacific College
2219 SE 68th Ave
Portland, OR 97215-4026
Phone: (503) 517-1000
Programs of Training:
George Fox University
414 N Meridian St
Newberg, OR 97132
Phone: (503) 538-8383
Programs of Training:
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420-2193
Phone: (541) 888-2525
Programs of Training:
Portland State University
724 SW Harrison
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 725-4433
Programs of Training:
Pacific University
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Phone: (877) 722-8648
Programs of Training:
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 881-8822
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
University of Portland
5000 N Willamette Blvd
Portland, OR 97203-5798
Phone: (503) 943-7911
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Blue Mountain Community College
Central Oregon Community College
Chemeketa Community College
Klamath Community College
Lane Community College
Portland Community College
Rogue Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
Umpqua Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Counselors, All Other 62%
Mental Health Counselors 60%
Social Workers, All Other 58%
Community And Social Service Specialists, All Other 52%
Marriage And Family Therapists 49%
Mental Health And Substance Abuse Social Workers 48%
Substance Abuse And Behavioral Disorder Counselors 48%
Healthcare Social Workers 47%
Child, Family, And School Social Workers 45%
Social And Human Service Assistants 41%