Posted: Mar 18, 2020

Probation & Parole District Manager

Salary: $32.86 - $36.01 Hourly
Application Deadline: N/A
The Mission of the Idaho Department of Correction is to protect the public, our staff, and those within our custody and supervision through safety, accountability, partnership and providing opportunities for offender change.

This is a new exam with revised qualifications & criteria. Please read all exam instructions carefully.

District Managers supervise the day to day operations of a robust Probation & Parole office in an evolving organization. They lead, coach and mentor staff, implement the Justice Reinvestment Initiative and Focused Supervision, ensure that evidence-based practices and effective reentry processes are utilized, foster cooperation and teamwork, and build relationships with community partners.

The Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) has a current opening for a Probation & Parole District Manager at the District 1 Office in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. If you have previously applied for other District Manager positions and are interested in this opening, you must re-apply on this announcement. Previous scores will not be used. Hiring lists from this announcement may be open competitive, department promotional or statewide promotional. This recruitment may be used to fill current or future vacancies for District Manager in Coeur d'Alene or surrounding areas in the next 6 months.



Example of Duties



  • Plan, organize and direct an integrated program of probation, parole, specialized caseloads, pre-sentence investigation, and oversight of clinical and substance abuse treatment services that provide maximum services and benefits to criminal offenders
  • Develop policies and work standards on a statewide level
  • Participate in task force projects and grant monitoring
  • Set priorities to meet the needs of court, department, and clients
  • Evaluate reports for quality of service and benefit to clients as well as audit to determine extent of compliance with established procedures and department goals
  • Develop and control district program budget
  • Select employees, assign work, set standards, and evaluate performance
  • Provide or arrange for staff training
  • Develop and coordinate community resources including criminal justice system, mental health, religious, and drug and alcohol abuse counseling to benefit adult criminal offenders and avoid service overlaps
  • Participate as a technical advisor on citizens and advisory boards


Minimum Qualifications


  • Considerable knowledge of management practices.
  • Experience supervising staff.


Supplemental Information



  • Considerable knowledge of security principles and practices in a correctional profession
  • Good knowledge of the criminal justice system
  • Good knowledge off offender management and risk reduction procedures.


  • Eligible for a promotional opportunity at Idaho Department of Correction
  • Experience establishing and maintaining working relationships with internal and external staff, other agencies, organizations, and/or community groups
  • Experience developing and presenting public/business presentations and providing public relations activities for business or public organizations
  • POST Certification in Adult Probation and Parole, Certified, graduated from an IDOC Pre-Service academy prior to July 1, 2005 and grandfathered per IDAPA or willing and eligible to become POST Certified within one (1) year of hire date. (See POST Minimum Standards for Employment online at (Download PDF reader))

To be hired, candidates will have a history and background supportive of department mission goals and will be subject to:

  • Completing a Background Investigation Questionnaire and pre-employment drug testing 
  • Having a federal and state criminal background check to include fingerprints 
  • Having a history of law-abiding behavior 
  • Felonies, misdemeanors, illegal drug usage, DUI's, adverse driving convictions and employment history may make you ineligible for employment

Non-hiring restrictions are in place for candidates who: 

  • Have been convicted of Domestic Violence or similar types of violent behaviors 
  • Have a dishonorable discharge from military service 
  • Currently are using, dealing or are associated with illegal drugs 
  • Have close friends or relatives under IDOC care & custody where the vacancy exists 
  • Are currently under IDOC supervision or probation (must be released from IDOC supervision or probation for at least one year)


Thank you for your interest in employment with Idaho Department of Correction!