Deputy Probation Officer I & II

County of Mendocino, CA
Published
November 20, 2022
Location
Ukiah, CA
Job Type
 

Description

The Position

Deputy Probation Officer I hourly salary range - $24.48 to $29.75

Deputy Probation Officer II hourly salary range - $26.99 to $32.81

Recruitments posted as "Continuous" are subject to close at any time (sometimes without warning) after an initial two-week posting period. Upon closing, the applications received will be screened (generally within 48 hours) and notices will be sent to the applicants regarding the status of their application. Once a continuous recruitment closes it will often be posted again immediately. You will not be notified by HR regarding the status of your application until the recruitment you applied under closes.

The list developed from this recruitment will be used for a limited period to fill open and promotional, regular full-time, and part-time positions.

Deputy Probation Officer I: Under direct supervision, primary responsibilities are to investigate assigned cases, prepare written reports, and make recommendations to the referring court. Work consists of varied and moderately complex professional duties.

Deputy Probation Officer II: Under general supervision, primary responsibilities are to investigate assigned cases, prepare written reports and make recommendations to the referring court. Work consists of varied and moderately complex professional duties.

Bilingual English/Spanish encouraged to apply. Se buscan personas bilingües en inglés y español. Para recibir una solicitud en español, llame a Recursos Humanos al 234-6600.

Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Deputy Probation Officer I & II

  • Arrange and monitor placement of individuals on probation in rehabilitation, treatment, and/or other programs.
  • Compile, investigate, verify, and present reports on personal, social, educational, financial, health, and/or prior criminal involvement of probationers; present sentencing recommendations in court.
  • Communicate with a wide variety of agencies, probation departments, law enforcement agencies, schools, or other organizations to arrange and maintain needed services for probationers.
  • Intervene in crises; counsel with probationers and/or family members; communicate with involved community and/or private agencies; make referrals.
  • Maintain records; prepare and process various reports and court documents as needed.
  • Perform drug tests following established policies and procedures, including: collecting urine specimens; sending specimens to appropriate laboratory; and monitoring and recording test results.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Deputy Probation Officer I:

  • Manage caseload of assigned probationary cases; monitor adherence of probationers with terms of probation; search probationer and residence.
  • Perform intake for juvenile cases; assess, investigate, evaluate, and determine disposition for each case.
  • Communicate with other law enforcement and/or social service agencies on crime investigation and prevention.
  • Make arrest of and transport probation violators to appropriate location, which may involve physically restraining and/or detaining individuals.
  • Appear and/or testifies in court for detention, jurisdictional, disposition, and/or violation of probation hearings; attend special and/or annual review and sealing of records per assigned casework in both adult and juvenile cases.
  • Perform clerical duties such as filing, completing various forms, logging all contacts, and ordering supplies.
  • Attend meetings and training seminars as scheduled.

Deputy Probation Officer II:

  • Manage caseload of assigned misdemeanor and/or felony probationary cases; monitor adherence of probationers with terms of probation; search probationer and residence.
  • Assess, investigate, evaluate, and recommend disposition for each case.
  • Communicate with Sheriff's Office, Police Department, District Attorney's Office, Probation Department, and/or social service agencies on crime investigation and prevention.
  • Arrest and transport probation violators to appropriate location, which may involve physically restraining and/or detaining individuals.
  • Monitor payments of fines, fees, and restitution.
  • Conduct presentations to community groups, organizations, or others as assigned.
  • May be appointed by the presiding Juvenile Court Judge to perform the duties of Juvenile Traffic Hearing Officer.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Education and Experience:

Deputy Probation Officer I:

Associate degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, behavioral science, or a related field, and six (6) months of related experience.

Substitution: A combination of related education, training, and experience performing duties such as custodial care, treatment counseling, probation, parole, corrections, criminal investigation, or other related law enforcement or counseling work may be substituted for the education at a rate of two (2) years of experience for each year of education requirement.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Penal Code 832 (within first year of job assignment)
  • State Corrections Authority STC Probation Officer Core Course (within first year of job assignment)
  • Valid Driver's License

Deputy Probation Officer II:

Associate degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, behavioral science, or a related field, and one (1) year of experience that is the equivalent to that of Deputy Probation Officer I with Mendocino County.

Substitution: A combination of related education, training, and experience performing duties such as custodial care, treatment counseling, probation, parole, corrections, criminal investigation, or other related law enforcement or counseling work may be substituted for the education at a rate of two (2) years of experience for each year of education requirement.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Penal Code 832
  • State Corrections Authority STC Probation Officer Core Course
  • Valid Driver's License

Deputy Probation Officer I & II Special Requirements:

Candidates certified for appointment must satisfactorily complete a medical examination including drug screening, a background investigation and a psychological evaluation as part of the selection process.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Principles of human behavior and applied psychology.
  • Principles and techniques of interviewing and casework.
  • Applicable state, federal, and local ordinances, laws, rules, and regulations.
  • All computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job.
  • Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods, and records management techniques.

Skill in:

  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
  • Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks.
  • Understanding, interpreting and communicating complicated policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Mental and Physical Abilities:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • Write reports and correspondence.
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Speak effectively before groups and respond to questions.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and government regulations.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, run, and sit; reach with hands and arms; use manual dexterity to operate machinery/tools; handle, seize, hold, or otherwise work with hands; climb, jump, and/or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; speak and hear; use shape, sound, odor, and color perception and discrimination.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move over 50 pounds, and arrest, detain, and/or physically restrain clients.

Selection Procedure & Other Important Information

Important Application Information:

  • It is your responsibility to demonstrate through your application materials how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position/s for which you apply.
  • You must complete all sections of the application. A résumé or other information you feel will help us evaluate your qualifications may be attached to your completed application, but will not be accepted in lieu of completing any part of the application. Blank applications that contain only a résumé or those that reference "see résumé" will be rejected as incomplete.
  • Check your application before submitting to ensure it is complete and correct; no new or additional information will be accepted after the closing date.
  • Inquiry will be made of your former and current employers; please provide the names and telephone numbers of supervisors on your application.
  • You must provide the names and contact information of at least three (3) references (not relatives) that have knowledge of your job skills, experience, ability and/or character.
  • Application materials are the property of Mendocino County and will not be returned.
  • It is your responsibility to keep your NEOGOV profile updated, including any changes to your telephone number or address. Failure to do so may result in missed notification of exams or interviews.
  • The exam process listed on this flyer is tentative. Mendocino County reserves the right to make necessary modifications to the examination plan. Such revisions will be in accordance with approved personnel standards. Should a change be made, applicants will be notified.
  • The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

Examination Process:

Deputy Probation Officer I : All complete applications will be reviewed; incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants meeting the job requirements and qualifications will be invited to participate in a written exam (pass/fail). Those who pass the written exam will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Based on the number of candidates passing the written exam, a qualifications appraisal (oral examination) (weight 100) may be administered. The examination process will test the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. A passing mark of 70 must be attained for placement on the employment list.

Deputy Probation Officer I I : All complete applications will be reviewed; incomplete applications will not be considered. Based on the number of qualified candidates, applicants meeting the job requirements and qualifications will be invited to participate in an oral examination (weight 100) or an unassembled exam, consisting of an evaluation of education and experience as stated on the application form. The examination process will test the knowledge and abilities described above. A minimum score of 70 must be attained for placement on the employment list.

Special Testing: If you require special testing arrangements to accommodate a disability or religious conviction you must contact Human Resources at 707.234.6600 prior to the test date to make your requirements known. You must provide enough advance notice to allow Human Resources to properly review and evaluate your request .

Special Requirements: Employment in some County departments or positions may require the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background, which may include fingerprinting, and/or a medical examination, which may include drug screening.

Employment in some County departments or positions may require proof of Covid-19 vaccination/booster per the applicable California Public Health Officer's Order .

The option for telework may be available. Eligibility for telework is based on the position, employee, and telework environment; not every position, or every employee will be compatible to telework. Please see Policy #57 Telework Policy and Program Guidelines for details.

This announcement is a synopsis of duties and requirements of this job. To review the complete classification specification and benefits, please see the HR website. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by the final filing date.

The County of Mendocino is an Equal Opportunity Employer

This information is a summary of general benefits. Benefits listed in Mendocino County Resolutions or Memorandums of Understanding prevail over this listing. This information is not legally binding, nor does it constitute a Contract.

SALARY
Compensation is based on a five-step salary range, with annual merit-based increases within the salary range.

RETIREMENT
Covered under Social Security and the 1937 act; both employees and the County pay into the retirement fund. For the most current information regarding County Retirement please go to:
https://www.mendocinocounty.org/retirement

HOLIDAYS AND PERSONAL LEAVE
Mendocino County observes 11 paid holidays per year. Employees are granted 24 - 48 hours of personal leave annually, depending upon Bargaining Unit.

VACATION
Accrues at the rate of two weeks per year for three years. Three weeks per year after three years, four weeks after eight years and five weeks after 15 years.

SICK LEAVE
Paid sick leave accrues at the rate of 1.25 days per month, or 15 days per year. Accruals are pro-rated for part-time employees working at least 20 hours per week. Part-time employees working less than 20 hours per week, and extra-help employees receive up to 24 hours (or 3 days) of paid sick leave annually.

MEDICAL, DENTAL, VISION,AND LIFE INSURANCE
The County and the employee share the cost of an employee selected health care plan; enrollment in the plan includes $20,000 Life Insurance.

HEALTH INSURANCE
For the most current information regarding Health Insurance please go to:
http://www.mendocinocounty.org/hr/ehb

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
For the most current information regarding Employee Assistance please go to:
http://www.mendocinocounty.org/hr/eap

EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM
For the most current information regardingEmployee Wellness please go to:
http://www.mendocinocounty.org/hr/mcwow

LABOR CONTRACTS
For the complete list of most current labor agreements please go to:
http://www.mendocinocounty.org/hr/labor

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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