Probation and Parole Careers


The Division of Probation and Parole has more than 2,000 employees in 33 districts and 22 satellites, six community supervision centers, two transitional centers, as well as 19 institutional parole offices. 


Job Classifications

Additional requirements for mid-level and senior-level positions may apply. 

  • Probation & Parole Assistant
  • Probation & Parole Officer
  • Office Support Assistant
  • Senior Office Support Assistant
  • Correctional Officer

Our Benefits Package includes:

  • Missouri State Employee Retirement System
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health Insurance (medical, vision, dental for employees and family)
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Cafeteria Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • 10 Hours Annual Leave per month
  • 10 Hours Sick Leave per month
  • Uniforms Provided when Required
  • Pre-Service and In-Service Training
  • Access to Credit Union
  • Direct Deposit of Paycheck (required)
  • Employee Health, Wellness and Safety Initiatives
  • MOST 529 College Savings Program

Hiring and Application Process 

Please apply online at MoCareers.

Click on the position that you are interested in applying for. Complete the Apply Now information to the right, then click Apply for this Position. This will direct you to the online application.

You should also submit a cover letter, current resume and any college transcripts by attaching the documents to the on-line application.

Application materials must be received by the closing date.

All male applicants ages 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service System.

The application and hiring process consists of an interview and a background check. 

Role of the Probation and Parole Assistant

Entry-level technical work with offenders under the supervision and control of the Division of Probation and Parole. Examples of work include: supervising offenders in housing units, conducting health and safety inspections, preparing reports, assisting offenders with job searches, promoting rehabilitation, encouraging constructive activities, administering substance abuse assessments, collecting DNA samples, monitoring offenders under electronic supervision, issuing warrants as necessary, and acting as a liaison with the court or monitor low-level caseloads.

Qualifications of the Probation and Parole Assistant

Must be at least 19 years of age. One or more years of work experience AND possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency AND a valid vehicle operator’s license.

(Earned credit hours from an accredited college or university may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience at a rate of 30 earned credit hours for one year)

Qualifications of Correctional Officers

Must be at least 18 years of age or older AND possess a valid vehicle operator’s license.

Role of the Probation and Parole Officer

Entry-level professional in the area of adult probation and parole. Examples of work include: conducting investigations, assessing the needs and risk level of offenders to determine supervision strategies, maintaining supervision records, assisting in program development, supervising offenders in programs, investigating violations, administering or observing breathalyzer and urinalysis testing, and collecting DNA samples.

Qualifications of the Probation and Parole Officer

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is preferred; OR four years or more of vocational or higher level experience is required in social services, probation and parole, corrections casework or custody, guidance and counseling, education, psychology, sociology, mental health, substance abuse, law enforcement, or a closely related area; AND possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license. A combination of education and the listed experience may be substituted on a year for year basis.

What We Believe

Improving Lives for Safer Communities

Excellence in Corrections for a Safer Missouri

We value safe work environments, a capable workforce and reduced risk and recidivism. 
We value integrity and respect. 
We value supportive leadership. 
We value employee participation and teamwork.


Contact a Recruiter

Call 573-526-6477 or email:

Talent Acquisition Team 
1717 Industrial Drive 
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: 573-526-6477 
Fax: 573-526-7666