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EAI Special Agent, Kansas Department of Corrections - Olathe Parole Office, Johnson County

03/17/2023 2:00 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

This position will be located at our Olathe Parole Office, in Johnson County.

Classified/Unclassified Service: Classified Service

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Work Schedule: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday

Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes

Compensation: $50,918.40 to $68,182.40/Annual ($24.48 to $32.78/Hr.)*

* Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications. This is equivalent to Pay Grade 29, Steps 8-20.

Position Summary & Responsibilities

Position Summary:  This position provides support to the mission of the Department by providing enforcement activity that protects the citizens of the state.  

This position investigates, arrests and incarcerates parole absconders, violators in Kansas.  The officer conducts criminal and administrative investigations, surveillance, and high risk home visits.  This activity supports the parole staff and provides them with information to proactively supervise paroled offenders.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:  

  • ARRESTS:  Effects the arrest of absconders, compact probation and parole violators, escapees and others for violation of the law.  
    • Serves arrest warrants on wanted individuals.  
    • Works closely with other law enforcement agencies to provide assistance in the arrest of offenders and other when assistance is appropriate.  
    • Participates in raids to seize evidence and/or apprehend suspects.  
    • Prepares detailed and accurate reports within established time frames.  
    • Keeps the Unit Supervisor informed of activities and reportable incidents.  
    • Informs parole staff of arrests and circumstances of arrests.
  • SURVEILLANCE:  Conducts surveillance which includes but is not limited to:  
    • verification of compliance with special parole conditions, curfew enforcement, monitoring of associates, gang activities and other activities related to compliance with conditions of supervision.  
    • May conduct surveillance in conjunction with criminal or administrative investigations of departmental employees, contract staff and volunteers.
  • HIGH RISK FIELD CONTACTS:  Upon request works closely with parole staff to coordinate home visits and other field contacts in areas of high crime or high risk.
    • Keeps detailed and accurate written records of observations and shares information with appropriate staff.  
    • Conducts home and or field contacts with recently released high risk offenders.
  • INVESTIGATIONS:  Conducts investigations of parole violations, parolee activity, criminal and administrative investigations.  
    • Establishes and maintains an on-going professional relationship with criminal justice agencies and act as a liaison with these agencies for the purpose of sharing information regarding offender activities.  
    • Assist when requested by parole staff in the investigation of high-risk parolees.  
    • Conducts criminal record checks on parolees.  
    • Conducts interviews with victims, witnesses and suspects to obtain relevant case information in accordance with rules of evidence and applicable warnings of rights.  
    • Collects and preserves documents and related evidence relevant to investigative cases maintaining an established chain of custody.  
    • Prepares appropriate administrative and investigative reports and forms required by the Kansas Department of Corrections and any other reports necessary for prosecution.
  • WORK COORDINATION:  Coordinates with other special agents, parole staff and law enforcement agencies (local, county, state and federal) along with other community agencies in locating and apprehending parole absconders,  violators, escapees and other wanted individuals.  
    • Works with or serves on various federal and state crime task forces.  
    • Provides assistance to criminal justice agencies when requested as time and circumstances permit.  
    • Maintains familiarity with information regarding offenders and inmates and shares the information as appropriate with other criminal justice agencies.  
    • Confers with prosecutors for preparation and presentation of evidence in courts of law and other legal proceedings; presents evidence in order to obtain subpoenas, search and arrest warrants.  
    • Appears and testifies in administrative and legal proceedings.  
    • Communicates and shares intelligence and other information in a comprehensive manner with other Special Agents in both facility and field operations, Central Office staff, facility staff, parole staff and other law enforcement agencies.  
    • Establishes and maintains an on-going professional relationship with other criminal justice agencies.  
  • OTHER DUTIES:  Conducts other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:  A Bachelor’s Degree with major coursework in criminal justice, social sciences, or behavioral sciences; and one year of experience working with offenders in corrections, parole, or law enforcement.  Additional experience may be substituted for the required education as determined relevant by the agency.

Substitution: Completion of 60 semester hours of coursework from an accredited college or university, including 12 hours in corrections, criminal justice, the social sciences, or the behavioral sciences, and two years experience in the field of corrections. (This substitution is for the education piece of the required minimum qualification; the individual, additionally, would still have to meet the requirement for the other one year of experienced mentioned above).

Preferred Qualifications:  Previous law enforcement and/or investigation training and experience.

Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements:  

Applicant must possess a valid Kansas Driver's License and have a satisfactory driving record. Applicant must be capable of receiving certification from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center for a full-time law enforcement officer in the State of Kansas, or certification by reciprocity, within one year of appointment. Ability to maintain a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education annually is required.

All applicants must be a U.S. citizen, 21 years or older, at the time of appointment and have the ability to pass a medical/physical examination, a psychological examination, drug screen and a background investigation. Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony, must not have been dishonorably discharged from any branch of the U.S. armed forces.

Must be eligible for NCIC certification: 
1) Citizen of the United States of America; 2) Reached 21st birthday by time of appointment; and 3) Free of any felony or serious misdemeanor convictions.    

Within one (1) year of employment in the position, the incumbent must successfully complete a training program approved by the Secretary of Corrections.  
Must be able to successfully pass a background investigation and meet the minimum requirements of a law enforcement officer in the state of Kansas.

Apply Here: https://jobs.sok.ks.gov/psc/sokhrprdcg/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=208101&PostingSeq=1&PortalActualURL=https%3a%2f%2fjobs.sok.ks.gov%2fpsc%2fsokhrprdcg%2fAPPLICANT%2fHRMS%2fc%2fHRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL%3fPage%3dHRS_APP_JBPST_FL%26Action%3dU%26FOCUS%3dApplicant%26SiteId%3d1%26JobOpeningId%3d208101%26PostingSeq%3d1&PortalRegistryName=APPLICANT&PortalServletURI=https%3a%2f%2fjobs.sok.ks.gov%2fpsp%2fsokhrprdcg%2f&PortalURI=https%3a%2f%2fjobs.sok.ks.gov%2fpsc%2fsokhrprdcg%2f&PortalHostNode=HRMS&NoCrumbs=yes&PortalKeyStruct=yes

Job Posting closes:  Tuesday, March 28th, 2023

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