Title 42, Chapter 8, Section 26
(a) In order for a person to hold the office of probation
supervisor, he must be at least 21 years of age at the time of
appointment and must have completed a standard two-year college
course, provided that any person who is employed as a probation
supervisor on or before July 1, 1972, shall not be required to meet
the educational requirements specified in this Code section, nor
shall he be prejudiced in any way for not possessing the
requirements. The qualifications provided in this Code section are
the minimum qualifications and the department is authorized to
prescribe such additional and higher educational qualifications from
time to time as it deems desirable, but not to exceed a four-year
standard college course.
(b) The compensation of the probation supervisors shall be set by
the State Personnel Board and the State Merit System of Personnel
Administration. Probation supervisors shall also be allowed travel
and other expenses as are other state employees.
(c)(1) No supervisor shall engage in any other employment,
business, or activities which interfere or conflict with his or
her duties and responsibilities as probation supervisor.
(2) No supervisor shall own, operate, have any financial interest
in, be an instructor at, or be employed by any private entity
which provides drug or alcohol education services or offers a DUI
Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Program certified by the
Department of Human Resources.
(3) No supervisor shall specify, directly or indirectly, a
particular DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Program which a
probationer may or shall attend. This paragraph shall not
prohibit any supervisor from furnishing any probationer, upon
request, the names of certified DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk
Reduction Programs. Any supervisor violating this paragraph shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(d) Each probation supervisor shall give bond in such amount as may
be fixed by the department payable to the department for the use of
the person or persons damaged by his misfeasance or malfeasance and
conditioned on the faithful performance of his duties. The cost of
the bond shall be paid by the department; provided, however, that
the bond may be procured, either by the department or by the
Department of Administrative Services, under a master policy or on a
group blanket coverage basis, where only the number of positions in
each judicial circuit and the amount of coverage for each position
are listed in a schedule attached to the bond; and in such case each
individual shall be fully bonded and bound as principal, together
with the surety, by virtue of his holding the position or performing
the duties of probation supervisor in the circuit or circuits, and
his individual signature shall not be necessary for such bond to be
valid in accordance with all the laws of this state. The bond or
bonds shall be made payable to the department.