taking action....changing the lives of youth as a juvenile probation/parole specialist 1 or 2

The Department of Juvenile Justice offers probation and parole careers at six Youth Development Campuses and twenty Regional Youth Detention Centers statewide....


Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist 1 (JPPS 1):  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 2 (JPPS 2): Under general supervision, the (JPPS 2) performs a variety of duties relating to the juvenile offender such as intake and probation services, intensive supervision, counseling, case management, detention planning, and aftercare services.

am i qualified?

Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist 1:   Completion of a Bachelor’s degree OR Two years of experience in researching criminal history records, examining court records for criminal proceedings and in preparing report of findings OR Two years of experience as a certified peace officer.   

Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist 2:  Completion of 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.  Exam should be taken prior to submitting applications.   Proof of current test scores must be submitted with 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.

How do I apply for a position?


Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist 1   

To apply applicants must complete a State of Georgia Application For Employment.  Applications can be obtained at any DJJ facility, DJJ Regional Recruiter’s offices, Georgia Labor offices, 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.  You can apply at more than one location.  All applicants are not contacted for an interview.  The hiring manager makes the determinations regarding who to interview after review of the application packages.

Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist 2  

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



The Criminal Justice test has been suspended until further notice. Please continue to monitor this website for updated information on when and where the testing will resume.

As of May 1, 2012 the State Personnel Administration (SPA) will no longer administer the Criminal Justice Examination. The Department of Juvenile Justice is currently working on an alternative for testing and will provide more information at a later date.

Please plan ahead if you are called for an interview. Start today on your way to a great career with DJJ.