Probation Officer

Probation OfficerProbation Officers play a key role in offender rehabilitation and community safety.  They provide services and support that help offenders re-integrate into the community.  Probation Officers work in a variety of offices, both rural and urban throughout the province.   

They are involved in supervision of young and adult offenders in the community to ensure compliance with Court Orders. In addition they provide risk and needs assessments of offenders and supervise offenders in areas such as:

  • Fine option
  • Community service orders
  • Probation
  • Conditional sentences
  • Temporary absences
  • Pre-trial release

Minimum recruitment standards are the same as the Community Service Worker and can be found here. 

Additional Recruitment Requirements

  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Current and clear criminal records check

Core Competencies

  • managing information and people
  • organizational skills
  • team development
  • investigation
  • problem solving
  • self-management
  • purposeful writing
  • interviewing
  • interpersonal skills

Learn more: Nine Probation Officer Competencies Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

Orientation Information

On site job orientation is provided.

 Common Questions