The Department of Juvenile Justice Offers Probation and Parole Careers at Youth Development Campuses and Regional Youth Detention Centers Statewide.


Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist I (JPPS I):  Under general supervision with guidance from higher-level juvenile case managers, the JPPS 1 provides supervision, supportive counseling, case management and general treatment services to juvenile offenders in a field services setting. 


Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist II (JPPS II): Under general supervision, the JPPS II performs various duties relating to the juvenile offender, such as intake and probation services, intensive supervision, counseling, case management, detention planning and aftercare services.


Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist I:  Requirements include completion of a Bachelor’s degree OR two years of experience in researching criminal history records, examining court records for criminal proceedings and preparing the report of findings OR two years of experience as a certified peace officer.   

Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist II: Completing an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university OR three years experience as a Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist I; AND a passing score on the Criminal Justice Exam.  NOTE:  Positions require eligibility for POST certification for the related agency. 

Must pass the Criminal Justice Test with a score of 70 or higher.  The exam should be taken before submitting applications.   Proof of current test scores must be submitted with the application to be eligible for consideration.

Applicants selected for hire will be subject to a criminal history/motor vehicle background check and must take and pass a drug test.

The Department of Juvenile Justice offers competitive salaries, career opportunities and an excellent benefits package.

Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist I   

To apply, applicants must complete a State of Georgia Application For Employment.  Applications can be obtained at any DJJ facility, DJJ Regional Recruiter’s office, Georgia Labor office, DJJ website, and/or the State Personnel Administration. If you meet the job minimum qualifications, then complete the application and you may either mail or drop it off at any location of your choice. All applicants are not contacted for an interview.  The hiring manager makes the determinations regarding who to interview after a review of the application packages.

Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist II  

To apply, applicants must complete a State of Georgia Application For Employment and take the Criminal Justice Exam.