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Include These Parole Officer Skills
- Knowledge of parole procedures
- Supervisory skills
- Being able to interact with all sorts of people
- Effective communication
- Time management
- Attention to details and observational skills
- Integrity and work ethics
- Computer literacy
Below is provided a cover letter example for Parole Officer highlighting comparable skills and qualifications.
Dear Ms. Swarey:
When I learned of your posting for a new Parole Officer, I quickly decided to submit my resume for your review. My experience holding full responsibility for parolees—as well as my degree in criminal justice—give me confidence in my ability to substantially benefit your department in this capacity.
My background spans 12 years of excellent experience overseeing criminal offenders who have been released from prison, coordinating regular meetings and facilitating transitions back into society. From locating suitable living arrangements and writing reports to monitoring movements and supervising probationer activities, my experience has prepared me to excel in this position. Furthermore, my ability to connect with individuals and establish trusting relationships—along with my strong communication and interpersonal capabilities—position me to thrive in this role.
Consider the following highlights of my qualifications:
Managing a caseload of more than 200 offenders on conditional release from the San Francisco State Penitentiary via in-person visits, telephone reporting, and general correspondence.
Supporting clients in fulfilling requirements for parole such as employment, social interventions, and education and training efforts.
Interviewing and evaluating clients on a scheduled basis per Court and Parole guidelines.
Communicating with federal agencies, local organizations, legal representatives, and family members to locate and maximize resources and ensure optimal parolee experiences.
Utilizing superior interpersonal abilities to provide solutions and support in difficult and stressful situations.
Earning my Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and completing the California State Parole Officer Training Program.
With my solid experience in parolee oversight, complemented by my proven ability to enforce required parole conditions, I believe I could swiftly surpass your expectations for this role. The opportunity to discuss the position in further detail would be appreciated. Thank you for your consideration.
Maria R. Sweeney