Parole Officer and Parole Officer Trainee


Duties:  Parole Officers  and  Parole Officers Trainees with New York State are peace officers.  Their duties involve providing supervision and guidance to individuals released from state and local correctional facilities. They perform both social work and law enforcement functions. This includes the arrest and custody (including transportation) of offenders. They also perform field visits to the residences, programs, and places of employment of offenders.

Starting Salary : Parole Officers Trainees – $40,507
Parole Officers – $62,242

Deadline to apply:  April 26, 2017


To be appointed, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. You must be at least 21 years of age.
  2. On or before June 10, 2017, you must have a bachelor’s degree. If you expect to receive your degree by August 31, 2017, you can be admitted to the written test.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  4. New York State residency is not required to take the written test, but New York State residency is required to accept and continue employment.
  5. New York State unrestricted Drivers Licence.
  6. Additional requirements have to met before you are hired.

Applications can be  ELECTRONICALLY filed.

Work Location:

Vacancies exist throughout the state. 

More Info.

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Test Guide

A Guide to the Written Test for the Entry Level Parole Officer and Parole Officer Trainees Series is available on the Department website at



2 thoughts on “Parole Officer and Parole Officer Trainee

    1. Exams are usually every 4 years, unless they need to hire officers but the list is exhausted. Then they will schedule an exam earlier. If if get any information on the next exam, I will post it.

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