San Joaquin County Probation Department

Stockton , CA
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Juvenile Detention Officer Assistant

San Joaquin County Probation Department
Stockton, CA Full-time
Posted on September 27, 2018

San Joaquin County Probation Dept. in French Camp, CA


Salary range: $3706-$4505/monthly
Final filing deadline 10/5/18 

Full-time and part-time positions.

This examination is being given to fill several full-time and part-time vacancies in the Probation Department and to establish an eligible list to fill future vacancies. The Juvenile Detention Facility is a 24-hour, 7 days a week operation.  These positions require working rotating shifts which will include weekends and holidays, as well as working overtime. 

The shifts are:  6:00 am - 2:00 pm; 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm; and 10:00 pm - 6:00 am.  Candidates must participate in a mandatory orientation and successfully pass a background investigation and a pre-employment physical prior to employment.  Candidates who pass the written exam will need to complete the Personal History Statement (PHS), which they will receive at the mandatory orientation.  To review the PHS, click on the link to the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) forms page - San Joaquin County uses form 2-251: PHS - Peace Officer  

  Supporting a Safer, Stronger Community

The San Joaquin County Probation Department is committed to increasing public safety, supporting victims, and reducing recidivism through client accountability and support; thereby making our community safer and stronger. We are dedicated to inspiring positive change by delivering proven evidence-based practices, which assist clients in identifying a path to productive life choices.

San Joaquin County Probation has a shared set of values.  We value excellence, importance of the individual, team concept, ethical conduct, professionalism, importance of community and a safe and healthy environment.


Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.



  • Maintains security and discipline over assigned unit or program; enforces rules and regulations of the facility and program.
  • Supervises and guides juvenile behavior; advises juveniles in proper standards of personal conduct.
  • May counsel or assist in counseling juveniles individually or in groups.
  • Documents and relates information to appropriate persons.
  • Conducts programs related to recreation and work activities; participates in behavior modification programs such as anger management, victim awareness and the like; assists in planning activities and programs.
  • Prepares and maintains conduct records and reports regarding juveniles for use in placement or court proceedings, including incident reports.
  • May be required to perform basic housekeeping tasks; may be required to transport juveniles.
  • Conducts room checks and searches; scans incoming and outgoing mail; searches juveniles for contraband.
  • Learns to subdue and restrain violent or attacking juveniles when appropriate for the safety and protection of themselves and others.
  • Uses computers and juvenile detention specific programs for detention management and communications.


Note:  Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.

Licenses and Certificates:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license.




Education:  Completion of thirty semester units at an accredited college or university, including at least six semester units in the social or behavioral sciences.



Experience:  One year of experience in the supervision, observation and assessment of juveniles in a detention facility. 


NOTE: A valid California Class B (Class II) driver’s license and good driving record may be required by the nature of the assignment.


Special Requirements:  The Juvenile Detention Officer Assistant must successfully complete one hundred and fifty-six hours (156) of Juvenile Institution training during the first year of appointment.  Employees in this classification are peace officers as defined by section 830.5 of the Penal Code and must satisfy the State of California criteria for peace officer status.  Appointees will be required to meet State-mandated CORE training requirements as defined by Standards for Training in Corrections (STC).   Employees must also conform to all other requirements necessary to hold and maintain peace officer status pursuant to the California Government Code.



The California juvenile justice system; the general principles of human behavior, normal and abnormal; basic group and individual counseling techniques; basic psychological theories, terminology and treatment methods; the general principles of report writing and composition; basic computer literacy; personal computer systems and computer software.


Establish rapport with juveniles; recognize emotional and behavioral problems; assess physical and emotional needs of individual juveniles; demonstrate clear written and oral skills; follow written and oral instructions/procedures; enforce rules and regulations with firmness; organize and direct the activities of juveniles; utilize a variety of office equipment, including computer operation; operate communications and safety equipment; work different shifts, weekends, holidays and extended schedules; work with other staff to effect job duties; relate to a wide variety of socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds; physically restrain or subdue juveniles for the safety of themselves and others; drive in a safe manner.


Mobility-Constant standing, walking, running, stooping, bending, climbing stairs and lifting of individuals which require strength, coordination, endurance and agility, driving, operation of a computer; Visual-Constant overall vision; constant color perception, constant eye-hand coordination; constant depth perception; frequent reading/close-up work; constant field of vision/peripheral; Dexterity-Frequent repetitive motion and reaching; Hearing/Talking-Constant requirement to hear normal speech; constant hearing on telephone and radio; ability to hear faint sounds; constant talking on telephone/radio; Emotional/Psychological-Constant contact with hostile individuals; frequent exposure to emergency situations; frequent exposure to trauma, grief and death; frequent public contact; frequent decision-making; frequent concentration; Special Requirements-Some assignments may require working weekend, nights, and/or occasional overtime; Environmental-Occasional exposure to varied weather conditions.


Employees hired into this classification are members of a bargaining unit which is represented by SEIU Local 1021. 

Health Insurance:  San Joaquin County provides employees with a choice of three health plans:  a Kaiser Plan, a Select Plan, and a Premier Plan.  Employees pay a portion of the cost of the premium. Dependent coverage is also available. 

Dental Insurance:  The County provides employees with a choice of two dental plans:  Delta Dental and United Health Care-Select Managed Care Direct Compensation Plan.  There is no cost for employee only coverage in either plan; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.

Vision Insurance:  The County provides vision coverage through Vision Service Plan (VSP).  There is no cost for employee only coverage; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.

For more detailed information on the County’s benefits program, visit our website at under Human Resources/Employee Benefits. 

Life Insurance:  The County provides eligible employees with life insurance coverage as follows: 

 1 but less than 3 years of continuous service:                   $1,000
 3 but less than 5 years of continuous service:                   $3,000
 5 but less than 10 years of continuous service:                 $5,000
10 years of continuous service or more:                           $10,000 


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