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The Department of Corrections is focused on public safety through the custody and supervision of those in our care. Corrections employees have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of others through careers in a variety of fields. Using cutting-edge research and evidence-based approaches, employees implement lasting change with a positive impact for the people of Wisconsin.

The Division of Community Corrections (DCC) is seeking qualified individuals interested in a career in criminal justice to join our team of Probation and Parole Agents.  Probation and Parole Offices are located throughout the state.  Please click here for a detailed listing of offices.  When requested, please only select the counties you are interested in working in. The DCC has offices in all counties except Bayfield County, Florence County, Iron County, and Menominee County.

NOTE: If you applied for this job announcement for the Probation & Parole Agent position, you do not need to apply again.

Position Summary


The Probation and Parole Agent is responsible for monitoring a caseload of individuals placed on court ordered supervision.  Probation and Parole Agents assess and prepare case plans for offenders, foster law-abiding behavior and positive participation in the community, prepare accurate and timely investigations, reports, and case records, and perform community outreach and liaison activities.

Salary Information


This position is in pay schedule and range 12-06 for Probation and Parole Agent with a starting pay rate of $22.06/hour, plus a comprehensive State of Wisconsin benefits package.  Probation and Parole Agent - Senior is in pay schedule/range 12-08 with a starting pay rate of $25.81/hour. Pay on appointment for current state employees may vary according to the applicable pay transaction provisions of the Compensations Plan, Wisconsin Administrative Code, and statutes.  A twelve-month probationary period is required.

In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, we offer a competitive benefits package featuring:

  • Substantial leave time including at least 3.5 weeks of vacation to start, nine paid holidays, and ample accrued sick time that rolls over each year.
  • Excellent and affordable health, vision, and dental benefits 
  • An exceptional pension plan with employer match and lifetime retirement payment, plus an optional tax advantaged 457 retirement savings plan
  • Well Wisconsin Wellness Program
  • A free and confidential employee assistance program that offers employees and their immediate family dependents a variety of tools, resources, and professional consultation services to support their health, goals, and overall well-being
  • DOC is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Job Details


Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, or an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOC sponsorship) at the time of application.

The Department of Corrections may conduct pre-employment drug screens.  Any applicant who is offered employment in a position which requires a pre-employment drug screen must pass the screen as a contingency of employment.

The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection.  Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting.



Minimally qualified applicants will have education, training, and/or experience related to:

  • Social work methods, such as case planning and management, assessing needs, interviewing, etc.
  • Criminal justice
  • Victim services
  • Cultural awareness
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Problem identification and resolution techniques
  • Applicants must possess a valid driver's license and meet State of Wisconsin fleet requirements

In addition to the above, minimally qualified applicants for the Senior level will have:

  • Three (3) or more years of experience in probation/parole placing correctional clients in detention including arrest, custody and transportation
  • Experience with case management and case planning
  • Applying Evidence Based Practices to persons in a correctional setting

Special Requirements:

Probation and Parole Agents are required at the time of hire to possess a valid driver license, 2 year driving history, and be eligible to drive a state vehicle. Probation and Parole Agents may not drive a state vehicle if their driving record reflects any of the following conditions: Three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents in the past two years, an Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) / Driving Under the Influence (DUI) citation within 12 months and/or suspension or revocation of driver’s license. 

How To Apply


To apply, click on “Apply for Job” to start the application process.  Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application. 

Permanent classified employees who are eligible for consideration as a transfer or voluntary demotion must complete the application process in order to be considered.

Questions can be directed to Adriana Sierra, Human Resources Specialist - Senior, at

The State of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

Deadline to Apply


Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on January 2, 2024.

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