Accounting

Board Operations

Field Services

Information Services

Legal

Personnel

Revocation Hearing Oficers

Training


           Accounting

The Accounting Division of the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles is responsible for budgeting, grant management, fund reconciliations, revenue certification, purchasing, disbursements, fixed assets, and mail distribution. This division also analyzes historical data to prepare forecasts used for planning and management decisions. Main phone number: (334) 353-8777 Fax number: (334) 353-7272

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           Board Operations

This division encompasses the Docket Unit Pardon Unit (Intake, File Room, Final Review), Victim's Unit, Institutional Parole Officers & Parole Certificates. These units are responsible for compiling information necessary to establish a file for the Board to include: determining parole eligibility consideration dates, locating and notifying victims and officials of upcoming hearings, docketing hearings, interviewing inmates, processing Voter Rights Restoration applications, processing Pardon and Remission of Fines and Forfeiture investigations, ensuring legal requirements are met, and coordinating releases once an inmate has been granted parole. Fax number: (334) 353-7701

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           Field Services

Field Services is divided into two divisions responsible for providing supervision and support to fourteen (14) districts. Each district covers a separate geographical areas of the state. There are sixty-one (61) field offices throughout the state with locations in most all Alabama Counties. To locate the field office that supports your county, go to the Field Offices screen and select your county. In addition, there is currently one transition center for men. Field Services responsibilities include making requests for staffing needs for the field offices, maintaining file materials on all active parolees supervised by the field offices, reviews various reports to include violation reports, annual reporting requests, audits and other departmental reports. Field Services is also tasked with fleet management, drug testing, and other tasks as required.

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           Information Services

The Information Services Division is responsible for the developing and maintaining the agency's information technology (IT) infrastructure and networking capabilities. The Information Services Division also operates the IT Help Desk (for employees ony).

IT Help Desk Information (For Employees Only)

Normal help desk hours are Monday thruough Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm (except for state holidays).

If you experience a problem with any computer equipment or peripheral, please send an email to the helpdesk.

If you are unable to email the Help Desk, please call one of the IT personnel listed in the Agency phone list.

Your help and co-operation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

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The Chief Legal Counsel and Staff Attorneys employed by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles provide legal advice to the Board and its staff to assist with carrying out the agency's mission. The Board's in-house legal division represents the Board’s interest in litigation that involves or affects the Board or the agency. Other legal division responsibilities include training agency employees, negotiating contractual agreements, drafting agency policies, procedures, rules, and regulations, overseeing investigations for the Board, monitoring legislation, and performing other functions as needed by the Board."

Attorneys in the legal division are prohibited by statute from providing legal advice to the general public.

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           Personnel

The Personnel Division is responsible for a variety of functions. Our primary objective is to provide support for our management team and employees to include recruitment and selection, employee orientation / processing, compensation administration, personnel policy development, and advice regarding health and wellness programs. The Personnel Division is committed to providing quality service for our employees, insuring that each employee is treated fairly and consistently, receives timely and courteous assistance, and has all pertinent information to meet their needs.

The Board of Pardons and Paroles is committed to not discriminating against any person on the ground of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, handicap, marital status, or any other non-merit factor in its policies and practices relating to employment opportunity. Copies of the Board’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) Utilization Report are available upon request.

 Employment Opportunity - Probation and Parole Officer

Due to recently passed legislation, we are seeking to improve our ranks of Probation and Parole Officers. If you are a college graduate with a 4-year degree [any major], you may wish to consider this opportunity. Please follow this link to the Alabama State Personnel Department to obtain information on this classification/opportunity: http://personnel.alabama.gov/Documents/Announcements/100208_A

In addition, if you are not currently an APOSTC “Certified” Alabama law enforcement Officer, and you are selected for employment, you will be required to attend a 13 week Law Enforcement Academy within six months of your appointment. It is a challenging endeavor. Therefore, a pre-agility / ability physical test will be performed as a part of our “initial” Interview / Selection process. This means that you MUST be able to successfully accomplish several physical activities to include completing push-ups, sit-ups, a 1 ½ mile run, scaling a 6 foot wall/fence, and dragging a 165 lb. dummy, all of which are timed events. There is NO difference in standards for males or females. Please keep this in mind before submitting an application. On average, our interview candidate pool is generally reduced by 40-60 % due to this initial physical testing. Men/women who are currently serving in the Guard/Reserve components normally have a high rate of success in completing these activities. Questions may be directed to the following: personnel.questions@paroles.alabama.gov

Application may be made by using an official application for examination form which may be obtained from the State Personnel Department.

To learn more about the mission, responsibilities, and requirements of a Probation and Parole officer, please check out the booklet 'Probation and Parole Officers - The Professionals'.

To learn more about the benefits available to a Probation and Parole Officer, please check out the booklet 'Officer Benefits - 2015'.

 Employment Opportunity - Probation and Parole Specialist

This position involves providing administrative assistance in conducting pre/post sentence investigations for state courts with probationary power and conducting pre-parole investigations for the Parole Board. In addition, Specialists are not law enforcement officers, but provide much needed support in the probation and parole process.

A Bachelor degree from an accredited four year college or university in any discipline is required. Candidates with strong reading comprehension and writing skills are preferred. Please follow this link to the Alabama State Personnel Department to obtain information on this classification/opportunity: http://personnel.alabama.gov/Documents/Announcements/101353_A

Application may be made by using an official application for examination form which may be obtained from the State Personnel Department.

To learn more about the benefits available to a Probation and Parole Specialist, please check out the booklet 'Specialist Benefits - 2014'.

 Other Employment Opportunities

For agency and other current state employment opportunities, please visit the Alabama State Personnel Department website.

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           Revocation Hearing Officers

The Revocation Hearing Officer Division is responsible for providing evidentiary hearings for parolees accused of violations of the terms and conditions of parole. The hearings are conducted, as far as possible, at or near the place the alleged violation is said to have occurred and are conducted observing due process procedures so that the Parole Board has enough valid information to use in deciding whether or not to revoke parole.

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           Training

The Training Division is responsible for overseeing the Continuing Education of the agency's officers, as well as, the coordinating staff training. This division is responsible for maintaining records of agency employees and forwarding applications for Continuing Education Units (CEU) to the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission to ensure that Officers maintain their law enforcement status. The training division notifies employees of up coming training opportunities, conducts new officer’s orientation and acts as the liaison to the Alabama Police Academies.

Annual Minimum CEUs for Probation Officers

The Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission requires that certified law enforcement officers in Alabama, complete 12 hours of continuing education annually. Board Policy requires that each Probation and Parole Officer assume the responsibility for completing and reporting continuing educations units/hours (CEUs) to the agency's division director of training, through their supervisor. The division director of training also reviews and recommends approval/disapproval to the executive director on officer requests for attendance in training sessions, oriented toward completing CEUs.

Officers route requests for CEU attendance to the division director of training through their immediate supervisor. Officers are responsible for reporting completed CEUs to the division director of training on a quarterly basis.

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